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Professor Rivers

Last updated 17 April 2015

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Professor Celeste Rivers was a senior scientist working at the Pharos Institute.

In 2008, she showed Sarah Jane Smith around the institute, much to the dismay of Korst Gogg Thek Lutiven-Day Slitheen, then masquerading as the human child prodigy Nathan Goss.

In 2009, she thanked Sarah Jane for not telling anyone about the incident with Goss, which could have destroyed the institute. Later, unofficially, she permitted Sarah Jane to take away a fragment of the Weserbergland meteorite kept at the institute.

Later in the year, she conducted a paranormal investigation at Ashen Hill Manor, aided by Sarah Jane, Clyde Langer, Rani Chandra, and her assistant, Toby Silverman. During this time, she was displaced by Erasmus Darkening's machine. She was returned when Sarah shut off the machine, with no memory of her time away.

In 2011, she helped Sarah Jane and Rani find out more about the alien who wanted to capture Sky. When they succeeded, Sarah Jane and Rani left Rivers and pursued Sky and her mother/creator.

Biography from the TARDIS Data Core article, licensed under CC-BY-SA