It was only a couple of days ago that Doctor Who wrapped up its ninth season with a bittersweet send-of for the Doctor’s latest companion Clara Oswald, but with just a few weeks to go before Christmas it’s no time for wallowing in the past. As per usual on Christmas Day, an annual event with almost as much traction as turkey and a tree at this point, we will have the latest Doctor Who Christmas special, and since the Doctor is, at this point, companion-less, he’ll be reuinted with the only woman in the universe crazy enough to marry him, River Song. There will however be complications, as the BBC‘s promotional department tells us.

The episode is called “The Husbands Of River Song,” and yes, that is a plural meaning more than one husband. Fitting in with a timely Christmas theme of family, this Who is all about bigamy. And robots. Alex Kingston returns as River for her first adventure with Peter Capaldi‘s Doctor, and here’s the synopsis provided by the BBC.

It’s Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor is hiding from Christmas Carols and Comedy Antlers. But when a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor for help, he finds himself recruited into River Song’s squad and hurled into a fast and frantic chase across the galaxy. King Hydroflax (Greg Davies) is furious, and his giant Robot bodyguard is out-of-control and coming for them all! Will Nardole (Matt Lucas) survive? And when will River Song work out who the Doctor is?

Interesting, so either River Song has got amnesia (or something), or she’s never had a run-in with Twelve at this point in her timeline (or perhaps even ever). Perhaps this will lend some insight, the official trailer for “The Husbands of River Song.” Sure, there was the “Next time on Doctor Who” tease at the end of last week’s finale, but there may be some stronger hints about plot in this one.

Finally, a gallery of official images, and you’ve never seen anyone offer a Christmas gift as intensely as Peter Capaldi below.

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The Doctor Who Christmas Special will air on December 25 on BBC One, BBC America and Space.

Source: Geek Tyrant

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