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The Doctor Who Season 7 Finale Gets A Name And A River

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What’s in a name? 

Yesterday we showed you three new posters (as well as 10 & 11 in costume together) for upcoming episodes of Doctor Who. We’ve got a fourth today, which just also happens to be the Season 7 finale. As you can see, the episode is titled “The Name of the Doctor.”

“There’s going to be a revelation. I’m not teasing. I’m not wrong-footing you – you’re about to learn something about the Doctor that you never knew before. And I think you’re in for a shock,” wrote Steven Moffat for Radio Times.

Whether it will actually be the Doctor’s Gallifreyan name remains to be seen but it seems we’ll at least find out something new about our old time traveling friend.

The poster also reveals actress Alex Kingston’s return as River Song. Could we be coming to the end of her story arc? We know from a story  told in “Forest of the Dead,” the Doctor revealed his name to her in what wound up being the last time he would see her in his timeline. Thoughts?

(via Radio Times)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."