Doctor Who, Christmas Special: The Husbands of River Song (2015)

Doctor Who, Christmas Special: The Husbands of River Song (2015)

Doctor Who

  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Release Date: 2015-12-25
  • Advisory Rating: TV-PG
  • Episodes: 5
  • iTunes Price: USD 3.99
  • iTunes HD Price: USD 4.99
6.9/10
6.9
From 1,309 Ratings

Description

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? All will be revealed on a starliner full of galactic super-villains and a destination the Doctor has been avoiding for a very long time.

Episodes

Title Time Price
1 The Husbands of River Song 56:27 Season Only Buy on iTunes
2 Who Is River Song? A Recap 03:19 Free Buy on iTunes
3 Trailer 00:32 Free Buy on iTunes
4 The Adventures of River Song 09:54 Season Only Buy on iTunes
5 Behind the Scenes of The Husbands of Riv 19:41 Season Only Buy on iTunes

Trailer

Reviews

  • Smiles

    5
    By Got-a-Go Dive
    I miss River. Nice to see them doing something with that character again.
  • Amazing

    5
    By 8ultraman8
    This was one of the best, if not the best Christmas Special I've ever seen!
  • Great Episode

    5
    By Rikuza
    This was a good episode that fleshed out more of River Song, and let the Doctor see her from the view of an outsider. You want River Song? This is THE River Song episode.
  • I don’t understand the pricing

    3
    By LadyVendettaAngel
    Okay, I see 1.99 and 2.99 for the video but the other two files are free. Why is there a season pass for 3.99 and 4.99?
  • Season Only!?

    1
    By Emcee Cloud
    I bought the full collection of the 2015 Christmas Special videos, but only two of the five are able to be downloaded. Unless I'm quite mistaken, it is now well after December 25, 2015, the original air date of the episode. WHY CAN'T I DOWNLOAD THE EPISODE!?
  • Can't download or watch it after I purchased the season

    1
    By hawkgirl05
    Says "season only" and the it's already purchased!
  • Best

    5
    By mohacsUS
    This is best part of Capaldi since he became The Doctor.
  • Hello Sweetie!

    5
    By LainOS96
    Spoilers This is likely the last River Song ep unless Moffat, or any other show runner, invokes Timey Whimey to have the brilliant Alex Kingston back on the show in some way. And I have to say…it is a fantastic send off to a wonderful character & a romance that I wasn’t sure about at first but which won me over over the seasons (& with different Doctors). I don’t want to spoil this too much as half the fun is the surprises this ep gives us. But there is a lot of payoff over things we knew about River and her relationship with The Doctor. And Capaldi & Kingston…their relationship in this ep is off the charts. Kudos on Capaldi for playing/channeling the history The Doctor has with River. And kudos on Kingston for the amazing chemistry she’s had with Peter Capaldi, Matt Smith, & David Tennant. (And Paul McGann if you listen to the Big Finish audio adventures.) As well as the depth & charisma she’s given River, who in the hands of a lesser actress would have the character…well we wouldn’t care half as much if Kingston wasn’t in the roll. The ending is bittersweet but as Amy Pond said in Series Five “(it’s) kind of a good hurt”. So you’ll cry but be ridiculously happy seeing that final scene. Wanting more but being so happy with what came before. It’s a perfect send off for River and far less depressing than what “The Name Of The Doctor” gave us. Some may criticize that the ep isn’t Christmas-y enough for a Holiday Special or hate that we have River back again. But I for one have not loved a Doctor Who Christmas Special like this in a long time. If you love River Song, The Doctor’s relationship with her, and some (mainly) lighthearted adventure with robots… Then this is most definitely the episode you need to have! Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas! And may you have a wonderful new year!
  • Perfect from start to finish!!

    5
    By bweckis
    Perfect characters! Perfect story!
  • Great end for River but $4.99 season pass?

    3
    By jonrob5000
    The episode itself is $2.99 HD. What does the other $2 get you that is not free already? I see Sherlock has a similarly odd set set-up. Anyway, and oddly goofy episode for this Doctor but puts a lovely bow on the River Song saga

Reviews

  • Love the episode...

    3
    By Iurbanmuneca
    Hate the fact I have buy the season pass to get it. I don't want all the extra crap just th episode.
  • Super irritated

    1
    By Stephanie Phelps
    I really wish i could watch the christmas special, i finally caved and bought the special for a shocking 4.99 after already purchasing the season 9… shouldn’t this be included… but thats not why i am so irritated this premiered back in December and it is now February and i am still not able to watch it… when will it be available iTunes… It should still be listed as a preorder….so i have no reviews on the episode just a warning for future buyers…
  • Season Only!?

    1
    By Emcee Cloud
    I bought the full collection of the 2015 Christmas Special videos, but only two of the five are able to be downloaded. Unless I'm quite mistaken, it is now well after December 25, 2015, the original air date of the episode. WHY CAN'T I DOWNLOAD THE EPISODE!?
  • Can't download or watch it after I purchased the season

    1
    By hawkgirl05
    Says "season only" and the it's already purchased!
  • Fun, of course

    5
    By Roland Deschai
    The season was the best in years, the special really shows how Capaldi has embraced the role at last. It was touch and go for a while but. He is the Doctor. No new Who until 2017 so pace yourself. The Steven Moffet leaves as show runner and the show might drift back to be more familiar to long time fans. Moffet has told the same stories two or three times now -- eagle eyed viewers will spot the recycling. Clara's dead but doing fine with her own TARDIS. Maize Williams really is more substantial than her stills reflect. Spin of snow 'class' comimg,soon to Beeb America. And will no doubt fail to satisfy your who hunger. Set at the Cole Hill school and intended for young adults as Dr Whomonce was. A Capaldi drop in to establish tie in, then rubbish
  • Love this one!

    5
    By Lcempj
    24 years... I wonder if the next companion will be the Doctor and River kids. That is enough time for them to have a few kids together.
  • Just great!

    5
    By Rubidium
    The perfect end to a nearly perfect season of Dr. Who! Full of laughs, surprises, and not a few “feels”, this episode goes down as probably the best Xmas special in the history of the show. Not to be missed.
  • Best

    5
    By Muffin55555Lynn
    Best Doctor Who Christmas special yet! The writers continue to outdo themselves.
  • Great season ender

    5
    By mpy6348
    Not quite as good as "Last Christmas" but still a winner!
  • Should have included it as part of the Season 9

    1
    By Joe-A
    What a rip off that they sell this separately from the rest of the season.

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