The biggest event in the history of Doctor Who is about to take place in less than two weeks' time, in the season-six finale titled ''The Wedding of River Song.'' And we found a load of strange and intriguing promo pics to share with you [*spoilers ahead*].
Written by the series' showrunner, Steven Moffat—as befits every Doctor Who finale—''The Wedding of River Song'' looks like it's gonna be one heck of a freakishly weird mind-bender of an episode, and this time we have death (along with the Silence) knocking at the Doctor's (Matt Smith) TARDIS door.
How will our beloved Time Lord get out of what's a fixed point in time, and therefore MUST ALWAYS HAPPEN? Rest assured Moffat will find a timey-wimey, wibbly-wobbly solution to that pesky problem.
Below is the episode synopsis:
The city of London, 22 April 2011 - soaring buildings, glittering and mighty under a perfect blue sky, and life tumbling onto pavements below. And horse-drawn Roman chariots driving through the streets. And a Victorian steam train on a monorail... hang on, like in a sci-fi city, but with Romans and steam trains? And hot air balloons? And pterodactyls? And Charles Dickens appearing on BBC One's Breakfast! Something isn't quite right...
In Buckingham Senate, at 5.02pm, Holy Roman Emperor Winston Churchill calls for his Soothsayer to be fetched from the Tower. Greying, unkempt, older, tireder, but unmistakably - it's the Doctor. "Tick tock goes the clock," Winston tells him, "but they don't, do they? The clocks never tick." It's always 5.02pm these days. All of history is happening at once. "What happened to time?" asks Winston. The answer, it seems, is a woman...
A few random thoughts about the pictures you'll see below:
♦ With all those Romans there, we're asking—where's Rory the Roman? Will he show up? They made a big point of him throughout this season.
♦ We're getting more "The Doctor as Christ the Savior" imagery again.
♦ Why is everyone wearing Madam Kovarian's eyepatch?
♦ The Silence (Silents) are truly, really creepy-looking.
♦ The Doctor has, at some point, the same beard and shaggy hair he sported back in ''Day of the Moon.'' Mmmm ...
♦ Did you guess who's playing Gantok the Viking guy?
♦ Why in the world is the Doctor reading a magazine called "Knitting for Girls"?? Really, Doctor?
Doctor Who's ''The Wedding of River Song'' will air on BBC One, BBC America and Space on Oct. 1, 2011.