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'''''Rain Gods''''' was a ''[[Doctor Who]]'' mini-episode made exclusively for the [[series 7 (Doctor Who)|series 7]] [[DVD]] and [[Blu-ray]] box sets. It was adapted from the unused opening sequence of ''[[The Doctor's Wife (TV story)|The Doctor's Wife]]'', which was previously also made into [[Planet of the Rain Gods (comic story)|a comic strip]] for ''[[The Brilliant Book 2012]]''. Unlike the comic, the mini-episode does not replace the aired opening of ''The Doctor's Wife'', but is a standalone story. The original story featured [[Amy Pond]] and [[Rory Williams]], whereas the new version features [[River Song]], who does not appear in ''Doctor's Wife''. As such, this is the first on-screen story to feature River Song that was not written by [[Steven Moffat]] (who is erroneously credited as its writer; the story was actually written by [[Neil Gaiman]]).
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'''''Rain Gods''''' was a ''[[Doctor Who]]'' mini-episode made exclusively for the [[Series 7 (Doctor Who)|Series 7]] [[DVD]] and [[Blu-ray]] box sets. It was written by [[Neil Gaiman]] and featured [[Matt Smith]] as the [[Eleventh Doctor]] and [[Alex Kingston]] as [[River Song]].
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It was adapted from the unused opening sequence of ''[[The Doctor's Wife (TV story)|The Doctor's Wife]]'', which was previously also made into [[Planet of the Rain Gods (comic story)|a comic strip]] for ''[[The Brilliant Book 2012]]''. Unlike the comic, the mini-episode does not replace the aired opening of ''The Doctor's Wife'', but is a standalone story. The original story featured [[Amy Pond]] and [[Rory Williams]], whereas the new version features River Song, who does not appear in ''Doctor's Wife''. As such, this is the first on-screen story to feature River Song that was not written by [[Steven Moffat]] (who is erroneously credited as its writer; the story was actually written by Gaiman).
   
 
== Plot ==
 
== Plot ==
[[Eleventh Doctor|The Doctor]] and [[River Song]] find themselves at the mercy of the natives of the planet of the Rain Gods, who mean to sacrifice them to their deities, until the Doctor calls upon the gods themselves to help them out of the fix.
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[[Eleventh Doctor|The Doctor]] and [[River Song]] find themselves at the mercy of the natives of the [[planet]] of the Rain Gods, who mean to sacrifice them to their deities, until the Doctor calls upon the [[god]]s themselves to help them out of the fix.
   
 
== Cast ==
 
== Cast ==
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== Continuity ==
 
== Continuity ==
* River wears the grey dress she often wears in [[Stormcage]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[A Good Man Goes to War (TV story)|A Good Man Goes to War]]'', ''[[Let's Kill Hitler (TV story)|Let's Kill Hitler]]'', [[HOMEVID]]: ''[[First Night (TV story)|First Night]]'')
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* River wears the grey dress she often wears in [[Stormcage]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[A Good Man Goes to War (TV story)|A Good Man Goes to War]]'', ''[[Let's Kill Hitler (TV story)|Let's Kill Hitler]]'', [[HOMEVID]]: ''[[First Night (home video)|First Night]]'')
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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== Story notes ==
 
== Story notes ==
* While [[Steven Moffat]] is credited as the writer on-screen, the story was actually written by [[Neil Gaiman]]. The North American release of the box set in turn erroneously credits Gaiman as the writer of ''[[The Name of the Doctor (TV story)|The Name of the Doctor]]''<ref name="Gaiman">[http://neil-gaiman.tumblr.com/post/62253594628/rain-gods Neil Gaiman's tumblr]</ref>.
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* While [[Steven Moffat]] is credited as the writer on-screen, the story was actually written by [[Neil Gaiman]]. The North American release of the box set in turn erroneously credits Gaiman as the writer of ''[[The Name of the Doctor (TV story)|The Name of the Doctor]]'', though only on the box. <ref name="Gaiman">[http://neil-gaiman.tumblr.com/post/62253594628/rain-gods Neil Gaiman's tumblr]</ref>.
 
* Including opening credits, the mini-sode's running time is approximately 100 seconds, making it one of the shortest ''Doctor Who'' storylines ever.
 
* Including opening credits, the mini-sode's running time is approximately 100 seconds, making it one of the shortest ''Doctor Who'' storylines ever.
 
* This is the first time the Doctor is seen wearing his purple post-[[Victorian]] outfit in River's presence prior to her death.
 
* This is the first time the Doctor is seen wearing his purple post-[[Victorian]] outfit in River's presence prior to her death.
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== Footnotes ==
 
== Footnotes ==
 
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Rain Gods was a Doctor Who mini-episode made exclusively for the Series 7 DVD and Blu-ray box sets. It was written by Neil Gaiman and featured Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor and Alex Kingston as River Song.

It was adapted from the unused opening sequence of The Doctor's Wife, which was previously also made into a comic strip for The Brilliant Book 2012. Unlike the comic, the mini-episode does not replace the aired opening of The Doctor's Wife, but is a standalone story. The original story featured Amy Pond and Rory Williams, whereas the new version features River Song, who does not appear in Doctor's Wife. As such, this is the first on-screen story to feature River Song that was not written by Steven Moffat (who is erroneously credited as its writer; the story was actually written by Gaiman).

Plot

The Doctor and River Song find themselves at the mercy of the natives of the planet of the Rain Gods, who mean to sacrifice them to their deities, until the Doctor calls upon the gods themselves to help them out of the fix.

Cast

Continuity

References

Story notes

  • While Steven Moffat is credited as the writer on-screen, the story was actually written by Neil Gaiman. The North American release of the box set in turn erroneously credits Gaiman as the writer of The Name of the Doctor, though only on the box. [1].
  • Including opening credits, the mini-sode's running time is approximately 100 seconds, making it one of the shortest Doctor Who storylines ever.
  • This is the first time the Doctor is seen wearing his purple post-Victorian outfit in River's presence prior to her death.

Home video releases

Doctor Who Complete Seventh Series UK DVD Cover

Complete Seventh Series DVD Cover

This mini-episode was released as part of The Complete Seventh Series on DVD and Blu Ray on September 24, 2013.

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Neil Gaiman's tumblr
  2. Erroneously credited to Steven Moffat
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