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New Doctor Who! It’s an Eleven/River minisode! By Neil Gaiman! [VIDEO]

Ugh, this just reminds us of how desperately we're going to miss Matt Smith.

Ever wonder what one of the Doctor’s dates with River might have looked like? You know, when they left the parents behind for the night (sorry, Amy and Rory!) In this new minisode, penned by the one-and-only Neil Gaiman, we get to see Eleven and River’s night out run slightly off-track (surprise!), thanks to the locals.

Here’s what Gaiman had to say about the minisode, “Rain Gods,” via his Tumblr:

For the puzzled and curious. The lost Planet of the Rain Gods sequence from THE DOCTOR’S WIFE, which was drawn by Mark Buckingham as a comic featuring the Doctor and Amy and Rory in the 2012 Doctor Who Brilliant Book, was then rewritten by me as a Doctor/River minisode for the DVD, and then that script was filmed more or less given some limitations of time and budget, does now sort of exist.

(It’s credited to Steven Moffat as writer, but then, they’ve credited me on the box as writer of The Name of the Doctor which he wrote and I didn’t, so there you go.)

You can catch “Rain Gods” and tons of other bonus features in the Doctor Who Series 7 boxset, which was just released on September 24th.

(via io9 and YouTube, image via YouTube)

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Sam Maggs is a writer and televisioner, currently hailing from the Kingdom of the North (Toronto). Her first book, THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY will be out soon from Quirk Books. Sam’s parents saw Star Wars: A New Hope 24 times when it first came out, so none of this is really her fault.