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Doctor Who: Dinosaurs On A Spaceship (S7E2).
2012 - BBC Television.
Director - Saul Metzstein.
Rupert Graves - John Riddell.
|Review / Synopsis.|
Doctor Who:Dinosaurs On A Spaceship.
An unmanned spaceship hurtles towards certain destruction - unless the Doctor can save it, and its impossible cargo... of dinosaurs!
By his side a ragtag gang of adventurers; a big game hunter, an Egyptian Queen and a surprised member of the Pond family. But little does the Doctor know there is someone else onboard who will stop at nothing to keep hold of his precious, prehistoric cargo.....
Starring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill with guest stars Rupert Graves, Mark Williams, Riann Steele, David Bradley and Rudi Dharmaingom.
Rupert's Character John Riddell:
Also known as "The Walking Innuendo".
We can’t be certain when John Riddell first met the Doctor. Certainly, he had known the Time Lord prior to their adventure on the Silurian ark, expressing his fireside chagrin that the Doctor had disappeared seven months earlier on the flimsy pretext of ‘popping out for some liquorish’!
Riddell was charismatic, fearless and capable of adapting quickly to new environments. Far from being unnerved by landing on a vast interstellar craft packed with dinosaurs, he relished the expedition, delighted by the opportunity to pit himself against some pre-historic predators. His stance on females was less heroic, however, and he viewed women through chauvinistic eyes – understandable as he grew up in the Victorian era.
Amy once made a sarcastic comment about Riddell and lessons in gender politics, but perhaps inevitably, his time spent with her and Queen Nefertiti appeared to serve as such a lesson. He came to respect Amy and his feelings towards the Egyptian ruler were evident in his anger when Solomon moved to take her as his bounty. Our last sighting of Riddell was on the African plains, beneath the stars with Nefertiti by his side.
Eagle eyed fans can spot Rupert Graves as John Riddell for a nano second in the mini series prequel to series 7, "Pond Life" (Part 2).
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