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|story name = Prequel (The Wedding of River Song)
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|image = [[File:SilentTank.JPG|250px]]
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|image = Prequel The Wedding of River Song.jpg
|series = [[Doctor Who]] - [[The Prequels|Prequels]]
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|series = [[Prequel]]s
|number = [[Series 6 (Doctor Who)|Series 6]]
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|season number = Series 6 (Doctor Who)
 
|story number = 5
 
|story number = 5
|doctor = [[Eleventh Doctor]] (not featured)
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|main character = [[River Song]]
|companions = [[River Song]]
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|enemy = [[Silent|The Silents]]
|enemy = [[The Silence (species)|The Silence]]
 
 
|setting = [[Area 52]]
 
|setting = [[Area 52]]
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|broadcast date = [[24th September]] [[2011]]
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|broadcast date = [[24 September (releases)|24 September]] [[2011 (releases)|2011]]
 
|format = Internet broadcast
 
|format = Internet broadcast
 
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|previous story = [[Prequel (Let's Kill Hitler)]]
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|prev = Prequel (Let's Kill Hitler)
|next story =
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|next = Prequel (The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe)
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|fullvid = Doctor Who ep 13 PREQUEL Wedding of River Song
 
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The '''Prequel to ''The Wedding of River Song''''' was the fifth prequel produced by the [[BBC]] for the [[Series 6 (Doctor Who)|sixth series]] of ''[[Doctor Who]]''.
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The '''prequel to ''[[The Wedding of River Song (TV story)|The Wedding of River Song]]''''' was the fifth prequel produced by the [[BBC]] for the [[Series 6 (Doctor Who)|sixth series]] of ''[[Doctor Who]]''.
   
==Summary==
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== Summary ==
A digital clock on a computer screen flickers between 05:02:57 PM and 05:02:58 PM. A series of black and white video feeds from security cameras reveal the place to be Area 52. The last shot is that of an apparently empty specimen tank.
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A digital clock on a computer screen flickers between 05:02:57 PM and 05:02:58 PM. A series of black and white video feeds from security cameras reveal the place to be Area 52. The last shot is of an apparently empty specimen tank.
   
Two soldiers, both wearing eyepatches, make their way down a corridor, stopping next to a pair of empty specimen tanks nestled into alcoves along the wall. The soldiers check the tanks, reporting them as secured, then move on. After the soldiers leave, a Silent appears in each tank, alive and awake. Footage from security cameras throughout the base reveal there are at least one hundred and twelve identical tanks, with the implication that all of them contain Silents.
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Two soldiers, each wearing an eyepatch, make their way down a corridor, stopping next to a pair of empty tanks nestled into alcoves along the wall. The soldiers check the tanks, report them as secured, then move on. After the soldiers leave, a Silent appears in each tank, alive and awake. Footage from security cameras throughout the base reveal there are at least one hundred and twelve identical tanks, with the implication that all of them contain Silents.
   
Behind a barricaded wooden door in another room containing of an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus, a woman in a black suit stands with her back turned to the camera. As the camera zooms in, she turns around, revealing herself to be [[River Song]] with an eyepatch over her right eye. She smiles.
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Behind a barricaded wooden door in another room containing an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus, a woman in a black suit stands with her back turned to the camera. As the camera zooms in, she turns. It is [[River Song]], with an eyepatch over her right eye. She smiles.
   
Through out this, a child is heard singing:<br />
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Throughout this, a child is heard singing:
''Tick tock, goes the clock,''<br />
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:''Tick tock, goes the clock,''
''Tick tock, goes the clock,''<br />
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:''Tick tock, goes the clock,''
''Tick tock, goes the clock...''<br />
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:''Tick tock, goes the clock...''
''Doctor, brave and good.''<br />
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:''Doctor, brave and good.''
''He turned away from violence.''<br />
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:''He turned away from violence.''
''When he understood''<br />
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:''When he understood''
''The falling of the Silence.''
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:''The falling of the Silence.''
   
==Cast==
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== Cast ==
*[[River Song]] - [[Alex Kingston]]
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* [[River Song]] - [[Alex Kingston]]
   
==References==
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== References ==
*The soldiers are seen wearing an eyepatch similar to Madame [[Kovarian]]'s.
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* The soldiers are seen wearing an eyepatch similar to Madame [[Kovarian]]'s. These were later revealed to be [[Eye Drive|eye drives]], which were standard issue among the organisation.
   
==Story notes==
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== Story notes ==
*This is a prelude to [[DW]]: ''[[The Wedding of River Song]]''.
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* This is a prelude to [[TV]]: ''[[The Wedding of River Song]]''.
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* It was released on the official website directly following the conclusion of ''[[Closing Time (TV story)|Closing Time]]''.
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* It's unclear whether the brief appearance by Alex Kingston was shot exclusively for the prequel, or is taken from ''[[The Wedding of River Song]]''.
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* This is the first prequel to physically feature a companion to the Doctor. The previous prequel starred [[Karen Gillan]] as [[Amy Pond]], but she was only heard by voice.
   
==Continuity==
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== External links ==
*[[The Silence (species)|The Silence]] previously appeared in ''[[The Impossible Astronaut]]''/''[[Day of the Moon]]'' and at the end of ''[[Closing Time (TV story)|Closing Time]]''.
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* ''[http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/dw/videos/p00kn2y6 Video on official website] ''
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*''[http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/dw/videos/p00kn2y6 Video on official website] ''
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The prequel to The Wedding of River Song was the fifth prequel produced by the BBC for the sixth series of Doctor Who.

Summary Edit

A digital clock on a computer screen flickers between 05:02:57 PM and 05:02:58 PM. A series of black and white video feeds from security cameras reveal the place to be Area 52. The last shot is of an apparently empty specimen tank.

Two soldiers, each wearing an eyepatch, make their way down a corridor, stopping next to a pair of empty tanks nestled into alcoves along the wall. The soldiers check the tanks, report them as secured, then move on. After the soldiers leave, a Silent appears in each tank, alive and awake. Footage from security cameras throughout the base reveal there are at least one hundred and twelve identical tanks, with the implication that all of them contain Silents.

Behind a barricaded wooden door in another room containing an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus, a woman in a black suit stands with her back turned to the camera. As the camera zooms in, she turns. It is River Song, with an eyepatch over her right eye. She smiles.

Throughout this, a child is heard singing:

Tick tock, goes the clock,
Tick tock, goes the clock,
Tick tock, goes the clock...
Doctor, brave and good.
He turned away from violence.
When he understood
The falling of the Silence.

Cast Edit

References Edit

  • The soldiers are seen wearing an eyepatch similar to Madame Kovarian's. These were later revealed to be eye drives, which were standard issue among the organisation.

Story notes Edit

  • This is a prelude to TV: The Wedding of River Song.
  • It was released on the official website directly following the conclusion of Closing Time.
  • It's unclear whether the brief appearance by Alex Kingston was shot exclusively for the prequel, or is taken from The Wedding of River Song.
  • This is the first prequel to physically feature a companion to the Doctor. The previous prequel starred Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, but she was only heard by voice.

External links Edit

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