Mark Watches ‘Doctor Who’ Liveblog – The Wedding of River Song

Well, it seems that the time has come for series six of Doctor Who to end, and we can only hope that the massive plot holes left open over the course of all of this are finally closed. Also LOOK AT THAT GODDAMN TITLE. Let’s all liveblog the fuck out of Doctor Who and then flail about for months.

I have managed to avoid every single spoiler for this episode, so please, let us all be the most awesome community of television watchers on the planet and have respect for a spoiler-free viewing of “The Wedding of River Song,” okay? LET’S DO THIS.

Because we are all on the exact same ground this time around, our spoiler policy for these blogs will be completely different. Anything that has aired in the past is fair game for discussionAnything that has not publicly aired WILL BE CONSIDERED A SPOILER.

This liveblog will work in relative to when the episode airs for you. So, you may begin your livebloggy commenting down below when the episode starts. To avoid spoilers, I stick to the first page and comment away, and then go back afterwards to add any more

DO. NOT. POST. SPOILERS. This community is not the place for that. You have the rest of the fucking Internet. Go there.

oh my god this is so sad i never want Doctor Who to take breaks.

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702 Responses to Mark Watches ‘Doctor Who’ Liveblog – The Wedding of River Song

    • xpanasonicyouthx says:

      Like.

      You don't understand how much I love that this is the first comment.

      Everyone has to see it.

      westeros you are amazing

  1. bookworm67 says:

    OMG OMG OMG. SO EXCITE except I can't watch until Sunday night D:
    But I shall be excited on behalf of everyone else who can watch it live!

    Also, I was doodling the cybermats in Biology the other day, then went home and got bored, so I drew it up a little better. I'm unreasonably proud of this xD

    (let's see if I can embed this right)
    EDIT: Uh, a bit big. Sorry.
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  2. 7.05pm Season Finale of Doctor Who
    7.50pm 1st episode of new Merlin
    8.35pm LAST EVER DW:Confidential

    Oh my.

    I may or may not be a bit of an emotional wreck by 9.30pm

  3. Meenakshi says:

    I read that a couple of days ago the BBC had already received over 1,000 complaints about the cancellation of DW Confidential — by now imagine the number is much higher. Maybe the BBC will get their act together and CHANGE THEIR MINDS.

    • And to be honest, we don't need a 45 minute Confidential. I'd be happy with a shorter Confidential, if it mean we could keep it.

      • nanceoir says:

        I love behind-the-scenes stuff, sometimes more than the original (case in point, Peter Jackson's King Kong; the movie was fine, but the extras — including the production diaries — were awesome), so I selfishly love the 45-minute Confidential. Then again, shorter Confidential >>>>>>>>>>>> no Confidential.

    • Hanah_banana says:

      I sent them two XD The first one a general complaint and then the second one to complain about their crappy generic response to my first complaint.

      Still waiting on a response to the second one…

    • avadakedavra says:

      Maybe the BBC will get their act together and CHANGE THEIR MINDS.

      maybe its fixed point in time.

  4. Gillyweed says:

    I can't wait! But I honestly have no idea how they can explain everything in one single episode. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. In the mean time, one gif spam coming up 🙂

    <img src="http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ljul9nsyTy1qfuf46.gif"&gt;

  5. psycicflower says:

    I am equal parts

    and


    I may need to be held by the end of the night.

  6. karate0kat says:

    <img src="http://i49.tinypic.com/28hgaas.jpg"/ width=400>

    <img src="http://i53.tinypic.com/e15esw.jpg"/&gt;

    Woo! I AM EXCITE!

    And listen, guys, if you need a distraction after the episode is over, in order to stave off the soul crushing depression when it sinks in that we'll have no new DW until Christmas, and then only one episode, and then it's months and months away….I strongly encourage you to watch the Merlin premier which is following DW.

    <img src="http://www.promopichost.com/pics/product_pics/large/25316.jpg"&gt;

    I'm just sayin'…

    • psycicflower says:

      <img src="http://i54.tinypic.com/28asxsn.gif&quot; border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic">
      Hello knights.
      Clearly I need to start watching Merlin properly again

    • @lula34 says:

      OMG, a Being Human gif. You win.

      p.s. In the US we're getting the premiere of Bedlam immediately following the Doctor Who finale. But this Merlin business looks like Very Good Programming, is all I'm saying.

    • Hell yes. I think Merlin fandom on tumblr exploded with glee when the photos, video and interview from this magazine started circling

    • NB2000 says:

      Oh smart BBC, you clearly knew there fans like me who were thinking of watching Confidential instead of Merlin so you've pushed Confidential back. SNEAKY!

      Hot knights are pretty much the main reason I'm still watching Merlin at this point if I'm honest.

      • I stuck with all 3 season of Robin Hood and splashed out on the DVDs. I will pretty much watch anything. Well. To a point.

        Merlin? Well, Merlin's not had blue spandex wearing ninjas yet has it?

        • NB2000 says:

          You did better than I did with Robin Hood. I forced myself to watch the first episode of series 3 and couldn't go any further. I adored the first series, had mixed feelings about the second but the finale of that was too much even for me.

          Oh god I'd nearly forgotten the spandex ninjas. That was a low point.

          • psycicflower says:

            So if I ever decide to watch Robin Hood, avoid series 3. Good to know.

          • I was basically watching "The Continuing Story of Guy of Gisborne" pretty much – series 3 was great for him, especially since Richard Armitage (and pretty much everyone else in the cast probably) could not understand why the series 2 finale went the way it did.. I hated Robin from the first episode. Which wasn't a good sign initially. But then I realised that every other character was great and figured I might as well keep watching.

            What about the whole casino thing?

            • NB2000 says:

              Trying to be vague but aside from…That Part of the series 2 finale there was also the part where another of my ships got sunk (that's mostly just me being bitter). The two things together made me very unhappy with the show and the beginning of series 3 didn't make me want to keep going.

              I was always of the meh about Gisbourne if I'm honest. I didn't hate him but I didn't love him the way a lot of his fans do. (I do have a lot of respect for Richard Armitage though, especially for how vocal he got about his displeasure with That).

              I…can't really remember much of the casino episode, I haven't rewatched most of that series since it aired to be honest. this is another occasion where I'm probably being overly negative. It had its good points but a lot that I didn't like.

    • klmnumbers says:

      omg merlin premiered tonight. I TOTALLY FORGOT. THANK YOU FOR REMINDING ME.

    • notemily says:

      unf unf

      not enough colin morgan and bradley james on that cover tho

  7. knut_knut says:

    NYOOOOOOOOOOOO I'M GOING TO MISS IT!!!!! 🙁 🙁 🙁 I always miss the season finales for some reason

  8. psycicflower says:

    <img src="http://i56.tinypic.com/x364wy.png&quot; border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic">
    <img src="http://i55.tinypic.com/2z6a0ra.png&quot; border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic">
    You need to stop.

  9. Elexus Calcearius says:

    So guys, the most amazing thing happened! I was on the train, going to a con, and there I saw David Tennant, Daniel Radcliffe and John Barrowman. It was amazing!

    …and then I woke up this morning, and I realised it was a dream. Damn.

    But then I remembered it was Doctor Who day, and I brightened up considerably.

  10. psycicflower says:

    ONE HOUR

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  11. kartikeya200 says:

    MY EXCITE, I CANNOT CONTAIN. IT CAN ONLY BE EXPRESSED THROUGH (shamelessly stolen) GIFSPAM.

    <img src="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/kartikeya/GIFs/rorytakethewheel.png"&gt;
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  12. NB2000 says:

    HALF AN HOUR!!!

    NOTREADYNOTREADYNOTREADY!

  13. Openattheclose says:

    Okay, I'm ready!
    <img src=http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad311/Chritter710/Disney/tumblr_lgjyptgOxR1qd936g.gif>

  14. ffyona says:

    Alright guys, half an hour. I can't believe it. I'm so excited that I'm almost dreading it, you know? AGMGTW was kind of a letdown when I first watched it (somewhat drunk and hormonal as I indeed was) so I'm trying hard not to get too hyped for today to avoid a repeat performance.

    But it's difficult. The excite is hard to control.

    I don't comment here much and I don't liveblog (can't multitask) but I wanted to say how much I enjoy this blog. Mark, your reviews are always fantastic and the commenting here is possibly the finest the internet has to offer. I hurry over here to read everything before I even check other reviews (and I'm a total review hound, believe me). I count this site as being part of watching Doctor Who – I don't feel like I've really finished with an episode until I've seen y'all analyse and GIF the hell out of it.

    In short, it's been a pleasure. You all rock the very hardest.

    Now. Tick tock, goes the clock…

  15. Elexus Calcearius says:

    Right. I've got myself two live streams up, my ear phones on, and a clock set to London time. I'm ready.

  16. psycicflower says:

    Tick tock goes the clock … Ten minutes to go.

  17. jackiep says:

    Thought I was late to the show when I saw a monster in red stomping over everything, but realised it was Edwina on Strictly!

  18. ZZOMG 2 minutes. MY KETTLE ISN'T BOILING QUICKLY ENOUGH

  19. NB2000 says:

    OMG NEXT! *flails*

  20. Elexus Calcearius says:

    Merlin trailer. We're getting close.

  21. NB2000 says:

    AAAAH IT'S STARTING!!!

  22. psycicflower says:

    I can't stop grinning I'm so excited. *flails*

  23. NB2000 says:

    WTF IS GOING ON?!

  24. Elexus Calcearius says:

    Can I live in a London like that?

  25. Openattheclose says:

    Mfanwe?

  26. Vikinhaw says:

    What in the fuck? This is awesome.

  27. NB2000 says:

    CHARLES DICKENS!

  28. psycicflower says:

    Pterodactyl's just make me think of Myfawnwy.

  29. DICKENS. BBC BREAKFAST. CHURCHILL

  30. psycicflower says:

    WTF is wrong with time.

  31. chichichimaera says:

    WTF IS GOING ON?????

  32. NB2000 says:

    CHURCHILL IS SUSPISH ABOUT TIME!

  33. Vikinhaw says:

    The holy roman emperor, Winston Churchhill, on his personal mammoth.

  34. Wait. Is this the space behind the Doctor's sofa?

  35. OH DOCTOR. BEARDY DOCTOR

  36. chichichimaera says:

    I greatly approve of all this Roman stuff though.

  37. psycicflower says:

    'Somthing's happened to time' No shit Churchill.

  38. chichichimaera says:

    I am so fucking intrigued,

  39. NB2000 says:

    HAIRY DOCTOR!

    …oh dear

  40. chichichimaera says:

    Beardy Doctor again!

  41. Elexus Calcearius says:

    If you're not thoroughly confused by the end of the cold open, its not Moffat.

    Also, looks whose in the credits!

  42. NB2000 says:

    HAT! Sorry what was he talking about?

  43. chichichimaera says:

    'A woman' D:< I C UR SEXISM THAR MOFFAT

    • Mark says:

      This is a genuine enquiry, and I’m genuinely interested to know: in what way is this sexist? What else was the Doctor supposed to say? “River Song” would mean nothing to Churchill. It just baffles me how anyone could equate the Doctor explaining that a woman messed up time to sexism. Is it because he said that she’s a woman? It’s not like he said “A woman… but then, they’re always messing things up, eh? etc etc.” He was stating a fact. If that’s sexist, then where does it end?

      There’s a thread on a DW forum addressing the sexism of this line, only the OP was joking when they said that they found it offensive or derogatory. I agree that the joke in LKH was out of line, but I think that has had the knock-on effect of conditioning people to spot sexism in Moffat’s writing where there isn’t any.

    • Elexus Calcearius says:

      I did not see that sexist. Why? He didn't say "women". He didn't say "of course a woman would be the end of all things." It was more like; what caused this? A person who happened to be female.

      If River had been a guy and he'd said "a man" there would have been nothing wrong. I really don't think this had anything bad hidden in it.

      • chichichimaera says:

        I don't know, there was just something about the way he said it/it was set up that rubbed me the wrong way. I think I would have minded it less if Moffat didn't have a reputation for saying sexist things in interviews.

  44. psycicflower says:

    'Hello Dalek' Doctor you are such a BAMF

  45. I quite like the stetson

  46. chichichimaera says:

    Dalek: I'VE FALLEN AND I CAN'T GET UP.

  47. NB2000 says:

    Ooop a Dalek!

    The hat is really subtle for sneaking about Doctor

  48. chichichimaera says:

    Well, that's a statement of intent….

  49. NB2000 says:

    EYEPATCH!

  50. psycicflower says:

    Eyepatch! (should've made that a drinking game)

    • Elexus Calcearius says:

      You want to go into a finale doing a drinking game? Do you want to understand this at all?

    • Xander Bazaar says:

      Series 6 marathon drinking game:
      Every time someone is a duplicate or copy, one shot.
      Every eyepatch, one shot.
      Every time a reference is made to Amy's pregnancy/the Doctor's death/we see a screen on the TARDIS console referencing either… please don't do anything, we don't want lawsuits.
      Each instance of sexism: drink as much as necessary to assuage the pain.

  51. NB2000 says:

    OH HEY THEY'RE BACK!

  52. chichichimaera says:

    TESSALECTA DOCTOR????????

  53. NB2000 says:

    …OHHHH is the Tessalecta going to pretend to be him?

    rofl Live Chess?

  54. chichichimaera says:

    HAHAHAHA CHESS STADIUM TOURNAMENT AWESOME.

  55. …isn't the eyepatch a bit of a giveaway

  56. EmmylovesWho says:

    I love that there are dinosaurs in the park but Bill and Sian are still accurately on BBC Breakfast 😀

  57. NB2000 says:

    FIRST RULE OF CHESS CLUB! DON'T TALK ABOUT CHESS CLUB!

  58. Vikinhaw says:

    Live battle Chess!

  59. NB2000 says:

    Eurgh skulls, skulls that move FUCK YOU MOFF!

  60. Vikinhaw says:

    The skulls eat them

  61. The skulls are amaaazing

  62. psycicflower says:

    Cause crypts aren't creepy enough without moving skulls.

  63. NB2000 says:

    Ohhh…no no no, head in a box omg

  64. Elexus Calcearius says:

    Dorium's back? sweet

  65. NB2000 says:

    Ack death by skulls!

  66. psycicflower says:

    ARGH DO NOT WANT DO NOT WANT

  67. EmmylovesWho says:

    oh no D:

  68. Vikinhaw says:

    Jesus!Doctor

  69. NB2000 says:

    hee talking heads

  70. Elexus Calcearius says:

    Wi-fi chip! Awesome!

  71. Vikinhaw says:

    Disembodied Heads get wifi in a creepy tomb. Love it!

  72. The fall of the 11th? 🙁

  73. chichichimaera says:

    Why? or Who?

  74. NB2000 says:

    THIS IS SO CONFUSING AND I LOVE IT!

    WE WON'T GET THE QUESTION NOW! TOO EASY!

  75. chichichimaera says:

    CREEPY SKULLS! CREEPY SKULLS!!

  76. psycicflower says:

    TELL US ALREADY

  77. Head in a box road trip!

  78. NB2000 says:

    lol carrying the box around. Look it amuses me.

  79. NB2000 says:

    Yeah I don't think I like Dorium as much anymore.

  80. Openattheclose says:

    DOCTOR WHO?????

  81. psycicflower says:

    Silence as in a person's silence. Nice.

  82. chichichimaera says:

    Loosing time?

  83. NB2000 says:

    ….wait what the shit is happening?

    Is…he…is…WHAT?!

  84. Elexus Calcearius says:

    OH FUCK, THE SILENCE.

  85. EmmylovesWho says:

    This is really good so far. ty Moff.

  86. psycicflower says:

    Oooo, still points in time exist.

  87. doesntsparkle says:

    BBCA's Doctor Who Marathon is turning me into Comic Book Guy.

  88. Jack's stag parties!

    OMG BRIGADIER.

  89. NB2000 says:

    Awww mentions of Jack and Rose.

    OH SHIT I HEARD ABOUT THIS. BRIG *cries*

  90. Openattheclose says:

    JACK'S STAG PARTIES IN ONE NIGHT!?

    And now sad 🙁

  91. chichichimaera says:

    OH FFFFFFFFUUUUU ALLL MY CRAYSSSS BRIGADIER

  92. Elexus Calcearius says:

    All of Jack's stag parties? Impossible?

    The Brigidier is dead?!?! NOOOOO.

  93. jackiep says:

    Aw The Brig! The Brig! 🙁

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