For fear that it would lessen her appeal...
Alex Winehouse

10:16 31st August 2011

Matt Smith has said that River Song should never become a full-time Doctor Who companion.

Song, played by Alex Kingston, only appears when the Doctor needs her most, something that Smith feels adds to the character's appeal.

He told Bang! Showbiz: "I think River's too independent to ever be a full-time companion; I think that's what makes River great as a character. The companions and The Doctor are doing their thing, then whoosh - in comes the hair.

"It just messes The Doctor up and makes him go, 'Oh Christ, River's here', and it frightens him. And weirdly he's going, 'Why the hell am I attracted to her? What's that?' That's the woman who makes him go whoa."

Smith also expressed his desire to see the fiftieth anniversary show of Doctor Who shot in 3-D.

Legendary sci-fi shows...

  • The Twilight Zone (1959)

  • Doctor Who (1963)

  • The Outer Limits (1963)

  • Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space 9 (1966)

  • The Prisoner (1967)

  • Blake's 7 (1978)

  • V (1983)

  • Red Dwarf (1988)

  • The X-Files (1993)

  • Babylon 5 (1994)

  • Farscape (1999)

  • Futurama (1999)

  • Battlestar Galactica (2003)

  • Firefly (2003)

  • Stargate SG-1 (2007)

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