Neil Gaiman Does Doctor Who

Spoilers! The Doctor’s Wife
Literally! Hello Sweeties!* A special episode written by AWEsome young adult novelist & comic genius author Neil Gaiman that will air NEXT Saturday - May 14th on BBC America! Set your DVR's! I've trolled the interwebs for the latest scoops, spoilers, & a plot synopsis for much anticipated (I've waited now 14 months!) Gaiman episode....all for you darlings! Shamelessly cribbed & curated we go!

“The Doctor’s Wife” will deal with the Time Lords, The Doctor’s alien race. At this point in the long history of Doctor Who, The Doctor is the only surviving Time Lord known. As he, Amy and Rory travel to the summons of some old friends, another possible survivor is revealed. Idris, presumably the blushing bride, will be played by Coronation Street‘s Suranne Jones."

According to Gaiman only one important (and long awaited!) scene was cut because of my time-traveling favourite redhead! "If I wanted to tell you that we only cut the scene in the TARDIS swimming pool because Karen Gillan cannot swim (“But that’s impossible!” I told them. “Her legs are as long as two fully grown men! Tell her she just has to wiggle them! She’ll whoosh through the water like a speedboat!”) nobody could stop me."
GAH! The SPOILER PLOT is described as follows:
The TARDIS, drawn off course by the most unlikely distress signal, materialises outside of time and space itself. In this bubble universe, the Doctor meets Idris (Suranne Jones) and her aunt and uncle, who live together in a scrapyard of impossible things. Idris, it seems, is mad. And when the Doctor finds out why she is the way she is, things start to get a bit complicated. And unmentionable.

"The Doctor is played by Matt Smith, Amy by Karen Gillan, Rory by Arthur Darvill and Idris by Suranne Jones. (River Song does not appear in this episode) Gaiman expressed joy at the opportunity to write for the long-running series. The author was quoted in a colorful interview with The BBC: “I don’t know what it’s like to be God… Until that very first moment when you get to sit down and type the words in your script: INTERIOR. TARDIS.
This episode will feature:
  • This story will change the way we see a key part of series’ mythology.
  • We see an infinite TARDIS corridor.
  • Originally there was a “TARDIS hall of mirrors” that instead got replaced with an “Ood being really scary in the dark”.
  • There was going to be a TARDIS swimming pool scene, but it was too expensive to film.
  • The episode was originally going to have Rory trapped in the Zero Room.

There’s also some recent good news for fans of Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood: the fourth series, Miracle Day, will premiere in the US on July 8th." - Live for Films If only they would bring back my beloved Ianto Jones - I was part of the Save the Coffee Boy campaign that I blogged about in 09. Alas, to no avail! [audible sniff]

Sneak Preview featuring Amy, Rory, & Neil!

And Interview with Neil Gaiman himself about his episode!

There Be Pirates!

As a former privateer wench, you know that a Dr. Who Piratical episode would give me the geeky I give you... the Curse of the Black Spot!

Are you a Whoo Noob?

Neil Gaiman has the perfect introduction to the series. He’ll tell you everything you need to know:

"There’s a big blue box. It’s bigger on the inside than the outside. It can go anywhere in space and time, sometimes where it is supposed to go. Something will go wrong, and there’s some bloke called The Doctor who’ll make it all right because he’s awesome. Now sit down, shut up and watch Blink." - Bleeding Cool

Want to learn more? Thanks to the AWEsome blogger, Charles Skaggs - Check out the

This wiki contains spoilers. Read at your own risk.

So Who is YOUR favourite Doctor? What do you think of Matt Smith? What's your favourite episode?

Resources & Credits:
All things Dr. Who
News on Dr. Who
Digital Spy
Life, Doctor Who, Combom

*Hello Sweetie! A favourite line by River Song - love it!


  1. One other important tidbit about "The Doctor's Wife" is that it features something not seen since episode nine of the classic Patrick Troughton story "The War Games"...

  2. Do you mean SIDRATs & War Chiefs? What do you think of The Doctor in America so far? I liked last night's episode but it felt sorta like a filler to me...Cheers!

  3. Gwyneth, I also thought "The Curse of the Black Spot" was a bit filler. I didn't expect another big episode right after the opening two-parter, but the script was pretty lifeless and entire tone seemed off.

    Oh, and I was referring to a familiar white cube that can be seen early in the trailer for "The Doctor's Wife"...


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