Animal Instinct was the second story of the audio anthology, The Diary of River Song: Series Five. It was written by Roy Gill and featured Alex Kingston as River Song and Geoffrey Beevers as the Master.
Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]
And if they are going to escape this place alive, they all must work together.
Plot[edit | edit source]
to be added
Cast[edit | edit source]
- River Song - Alex Kingston
- The Master - Geoffrey Beevers
- Luke Sullieman - Timothy Blore
- Dav Christos / Therian Leader - Delroy Atkinson
- Adella Franz / Therian - Emily Woodward
References[edit | edit source]
- River uses a sonic pen torch.
- The Master entered his tomb on Cheska Minor, but woke up on Cheska Major.
- The Master possesses an Obsidian Mirror.
- River compares the Master's style to Moriarty.
- The Master asks, "Who was it said 'Humans should never invite their ancestors round for dinner?'" This both a reference to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and its author, the late Douglas Adams who both wrote and script-edited episodes of the classic series. This is also asked by the Seventh Doctor in the Season 26 story Ghost Light.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- The scene where Luke Sullieman and River Song discover the Master was illustrated by Jamie Lenman for The DWM Review in DWM 535.
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- River reveals to the Master that she married the Doctor. (TV: The Wedding of River Song)
- The Master suggests that he should look into River's background. He will eventually do so by the time of his "War" incarnation. (AUDIO: Concealed Weapon)
- The Master will later be stranded on another planet inhabited by human-feline hybrids, the Cheetah World. (TV: Survival)
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