Friday, January 7, 2011
DOCTOR WHO's River Song Reveals Spoilers to Craig Ferguson
Craig Ferguson, host of CBS' The Late, Late Show, reached out again last night to what has to be a growing amount of viewers that are also Doctor Who fans by finally airing his now-legendary musical rendition of the Doctor Who theme that he was unable to show last November. The cold open was to be featured as part of "Doctor Who Night," which featured an appearance by current Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith, but was unable to be shown because rights to use the theme music had not been properly cleared with the BBC. Thankfully, though, the cold open not-so-mysteriously leaked onto the Internets a couple of weeks later and received quite a bit of love from Whovians worldwide.
And as if that wasn't enough to make a Whovian's aunt giddy, there was also an appearance by none other than Alex Kingston, the actress who plays the enigmatic River Song...
Kingston was introduced with a great clip from the Doctor Who episode "The Big Bang," where River chides the Eleventh Doctor about wearing a fez and then, with the help of companion Amy Pond, proceeds to blast the fez out of existence with a energy pistol. From there, Kingston and Ferguson bantered about such topics as Kingston's curly hair and a rather cheeky and flirtatious digression on Rampant Rabbits.
Eventually, the interview returned to Doctor Who, where Kingston mentioned that the production team have normally been able to work in secret away from prying Whovians, but ended up being found during the show's recent filming in Utah. When asked about which Doctor she grew up, Kingston smiled and said she "loved Jon Pertwee," who portrayed the Third Doctor from 1970 to 1974. She also managed to work in her "Spoilers" catchphrase into the conversation and confirmed that the upcoming Series Six will examine who River Song really is.