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Questions tagged [river-song]

For questions about River Song, a fictional character in the British science fiction series Doctor Who. Always use in conjunction with the [doctor-who] tag.

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How did River Song know about the meta-crisis Doctor?

In an answer to another question, I wrote the following: [During "The Husbands of River Song," River] indirectly displays knowledge of the Meta-crisis Tenth Doctor by acknowledging that Eleven ran ...
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When has River met with the 8th Doctor, in her timeline?

In Silence of the Library, River says to the 10th Doctor that he's younger than she has ever seen him, but we know that she met him in the Audio Adventures. RIVER: Thanks. DOCTOR: For what? ...
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Why is River Song surprised when the Doctor doesn't recognize her?

In 'The Husbands of River Song', River learns that this night on Darillium is the Doctor and her's last night together. In that case, why was she surprised when the Doctor didn't recognize her in '...
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Are Time Lords vulnerable or invulnerable during regeneration?

I know that in the episode "The Impossible Astronaut" it's explicitly said that Time Lords are vulnerable during their regeneration, even Melody/River Song saying "Whatever that was, it killed him in ...
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In “Angels Take Manhattan”, why couldn't The Doctor just shatter/laser-cut the angel's stone arm and release River?

I mean, come on. With technologies beyond all of humanity's, he couldn't find a way to wriggle out of this one and "rewrite" time? *scoffs* definitely a plot hole; the writers wanted it to seem ...
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Why didn't the Judas tree poison kill River too?

In Let's Kill Hitler, If she had the same poison on her lips, and after the blow kiss on her hands too, why didn't it affect her as well? Was it because she was still regenerating, or is there ...
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How did River Song’s neural relay stay online that long?

After the 9th season Christmas special, we now know how River got the screwdriver. But how did River’s neural relay end up in there, and how did it stay online for all that time, waiting to be ...
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How does the Silence train / raise this person?

The silence kidnaps But they dont exactly train them for anything do they? Nor do they make them hate the Doctor by any brainwashing sci fi technique to convince them to kill the Doctor. The one ...
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Why does this person not try to kill the Doctor at the field?

In the Doctor Who episode "Lets kill Hitler", If why don't they kill the Doctor the first time they met him in the field ? Even after crashing into Hitler's office, they only try to kill him after ...
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What events was River referring to?

In Forest of the Dead right before she died, she explains what happened the last time she met him: RIVER: Funny thing is, this means you've always known how I was going to die. All the time we've ...
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Why is River Song surprised the ship is heading for Darillium?

In the 2015 Christmas special The Husbands of River Song, River Song says she dug up the ship to find out when it crashed: SCRATCH: What meteor strike? COMPUTER: Alert. Meteor storm imminent. ...
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Why was River Song so slow?

In this year's Christmas special The Husbands of River Song, why did River For most of the episode, I assumed But this doesn't appear to be the case, as So how come this didn't happen earlier? The ...
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Who came up with the name Melody Pond?

On season 9 episode 4 (Before the Flood) of Doctor Who, The Doctor talks about the bootstrap paradox: So there's this man. He has a time machine. Up and down history he goes, zip zip zip zip zip, ...
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Is River Song based on Mara Jade?

[Warning: Star Wars and Doctor Who spoilers!] A post on Barnes and Noble's sci-fi-fantasy blog had an interesting observation about Mara Jade: Introduced as the would-be-assiasin of Luke Skywalker,...
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Why not just download River Song?

In the Doctor Who episode Forest of the Dead, River Song "dies" and is "saved" by CAL in The Library. From this point on, this is treated as the last we'll see of River but my question is: why? In ...
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Did the Doctors 13th (plus) regeneration impact River Song

Note: I edited this to improve the quality of the question. Background River Song put her life energy, expended "all of her regenerations" into the 12th Doctor in "Let's kill Hitler", and it was ...
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Does River Song ever get jealous of the Doctor’s female companions?

River is well... psychotic. She was trained to kill the Doctor, frequently breaks out of prison and married the Doctor. Now the Doctor occasionally develops romantic feelings for his human companions ...
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Could River Song have a Timelord child?

River Song is a highly mutated human who has Timelord-like traits. She, like us all, is in love with The Doctor. Though she could regenerate a few times, she is still primarily human. So, could the ...
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Why did the Doctor tell River his name? [duplicate]

In The Forest of the Dead, the Doctor says "River, you know my name. You whispered my name in my ear. There's only one reason I would ever tell anyone my name. There's only one time I could." In a ...
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How does River Song know The Doctor's name?

In series 6, The Doctor lies that he told River his name (which River falsifies in the end of the episode). Yet in The Name of The Doctor she knows The Doctor's real name and even opens The Doctor's ...
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If Tasha Lem is an incarnation of River Song, why would she ask if Eleventh has a “new body”?

River Song only really knew two Doctors, as far as we know, and was clearly most familiar with Eleventh. Why would Tasha Lem think he has a new body if she's an incarnation of River? Why would ...
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Won't River Song and the Doctor still have to have some sort of relationship in the next series? [closed]

I know that they got married in an alternative universe and it didn't count. But what about his name? In 'Silence in the Library' the Doctor says there's only one time he could tell her his name and ...
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Why didn't the 11th Doctor recognize River Song?

I am new to this Doctor Who world so bear with me here, please. If the tenth Doctor had already met River Song, why didn't the eleventh Doctor recognize her when he first met her?
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How do Amy and Rory know who River is in The Wedding of River Song?

So in the Doctor Who episode The Wedding of River Song, the entire episode is an alternate version of the season opener, which means the Amy and Rory in the alternate universe haven't been through the ...
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When did the original Melody Pond regenerate into her Mels identity and what caused the regeneration?

In the episode A Good Man Goes To War the Silence take Melody Pond as a baby, and in Let's Kill Hitler she is tan and in the form of Mels before she regenerates into her current form. What caused her ...
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Are there continuity problems with River Song and her PhD?

If I remember correctly River had just graduated the day she was put in the astronaut suit and forced to kill the Doctor. So...she was a Professor. In Flesh and Stone, the Doctor and River talk on ...
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Why does River Song say how young the tenth doctor is?

River Song reached However, she often refers to how young the doctor is but assuming that Alex Kingston is in fact human, she will only be able to convincingly play the part of River Song for ...
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Did River's Past not happen?

Warning contents of post may travel forwards and ƨbɿɒwʞɔɒd at the same time, due to River/The Doctor's timeline. Post Lake silencio, where does River stand? She should never have been in Prison, ...
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What order do events occur in Doctor Who, from River Song's perspective?

We've been told that River Song and the Doctor are living their lives in opposite directions (the first time the Doctor meets River is the last time River sees the Doctor, for instance). While this ...