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Neil Gaiman wrote a ‘Doctor Who’ lockdown minisode starring Rory Williams

It's for the show's new series of live lockdown watch-alongs.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Posted on Apr 13, 2020

Doctor Who fandom is going strong during lockdown, with writer Emily Cook organizing live watch-alongs and new content from the show’s creators. Following on from new material written by former showrunners Russell T. Davies and Steven Moffat, author Neil Gaiman just contributed a YouTube minisode starring Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill).

Posted to the Doctor Who: Lockdown channel, the new scene takes place after Rory and Amy got stuck in the 1940s, recorded as a vlog message from Rory to their newborn baby. “I’m mostly impressed by people,” he says, talking about witnessing World War II firsthand. “They can get through so much by being brave and optimistic and resilient.”

Gaiman wrote the scene as an intro to “The Doctor’s Wife,” which was this week’s watch-along episode. He also livetweeted the episode, if you’re looking for some behind-the-scenes details on that fan-favorite story.

The next watch-along is on Tuesday, with the season 9 episode “Heaven Sent” starring Peter Capaldi. Director Rachel Talalay will livetweet alongside Steven Moffat, who has temporarily reactivated his Twitter account for Doctor Who: Lockdown purposes.

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*First Published: Apr 13, 2020, 7:19 am CDT