Tuesday, 11 October 2011
It's at times like this, as we write the shownotes, that we think of things we forgot to discuss. And this is a biggun. We somehow got through the whole thing without mentioning The Wedding of River Song's tribute to both the character of Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and the actor who portrayed him, the late Nicholas Courtney. We would have discussed how Matt Smith's long hair from the tribute to Elisabeth Sladen that was broadcast before The Impossible Astronaut proved that they were filming this episode at the time, which is why they didn't include a tribute to the man any earlier than this. But then we'd have gone on endlessly about whether it was a wig. It certainly seemed to be in the "wedding" scene, but that may have been a pick-up. And just from reading this, you can guess how exciting such talk would have been.