|Written by||Neil Gaiman|
|Directed by||not credited|
|Produced by||not credited|
The Doctor and River Song find themselves at the mercy of the natives of the planet of the Rain Gods, who mean to sacrifice them to their deities.
Until the Doctor calls upon the gods themselves to help them out of the fix.
- Rain Gods was a Doctor Who mini-episode made exclusively for the Series 7 DVD and Blu-ray box sets. It was written by Neil Gaiman and featured Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor and Alex Kingston as River Song.
It was adapted from the unused opening sequence of The Doctor’s Wife, which was previously also made into a comic strip for The Brilliant Book 2012. Unlike the comic, the mini-episode does not replace the aired opening of The Doctor’s Wife, but is a standalone story. The original story featured Amy Pond and Rory Williams, whereas the new version features River Song, who does not appear in Doctor’s Wife. As such, this is the first on-screen story to feature River Song that was not written by Steven Moffat (who is erroneously credited as its writer; the story was actually written by Gaiman).
- River wears the grey dress she often wears in Stormcage. (A Good Man Goes To War, Let’s Kill Hitler, First Night)
- This is the first time the Doctor is seen wearing his purple post-Victorian outfit in River’s presence prior to her death