Alex Kingston, who played River Song between 2008 and 2015, has revealed that she’d love to see a story or spin-off with herself and John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness.
And who doesn’t?!?! But the real question would be, “Is the universe ready for so much sass all in one place?”
It’a hard to believe, looking back at the now extensive back history of modern Who, and the large part that Jack and River have played in that history, that the two have never met on screen. It is a crime against televisual entertainment that this meeting of insatiable miscreants never happened!
Alex Kingston seems to agree with me, as she recently stated at Edmonton Expo in Canada, that she thought it would be great if River Song met with Captain Jack Harkness. She went on:
“It’s funny because John and I, we talk about, we imagine, fantasise about all the possibilities.”
Yes, Alex. So do we!
“Not necessarily a spin-off show, but it kind of would be great if even the Doctor happened upon a bar in the universe where River and Captain Jack happened to be sitting, having a drink or something. I think it’d be cool!”
One snag, though… Steven Moffat has been the sole voice of River Song since day one. He has written all the stories she appeared in to date so it would take a gracious leave taking of custodianship for a spin off to happen. Would he do it? We can hope! Actually, we can do more than hope as Alex implored fans to tweet about it. So, let the world know how awesome this would be, folks!
Would you like to see River and Jack team up? Or are their eras over now?