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Doctor Who - The Snowmen // Doctor Who Christmas Special, 2012

Published by Christine Blachford

I try not to add too much to these blurbs over what the BBC tell us, because it's so easy to accidentally spoil things. Here goes: "Christmas Eve, 1892, and the falling snow is the stuff of fairytales. When the fairytale becomes a nightmare and a chilling menace threatens Earth, an unorthodox young governess, Clara, calls on the Doctor for help. But the Doctor is in mourning, reclusive and determined not to engage in the problems of the universe. As old friends return, will the Doctor really abandon humankind, or will he fight to save the world and Christmas from the icy clutches of this mysterious menace?"




  • Hello!

    Are we ready for Dr Who?

  • YUS!

  • woohoo!!

  • Yay!

  • Lots of new stuff tonight too apparently. Won't say what for spoilers sake.

  • Also contemplating doing my Dr Who post tonight but I'm so tired, I'm not sure it'd be worth the quick turnaround!

  • Evening both. Mobile commenting for me :D

  • I'm trying not to get too excited because the Christmas specials aren't always that great. But it's hard not to get excited about the Doctor.

  • *all

  • Hello....

  • I'm trying not to get too excited because the Christmas specials aren't always that great. But it's hard not to get excited about the Doctor.

    Yeah the Christmas ones aren't ever as good. At least it's an original Christmas story now and not a twist on a christmas story

  • Lots of new stuff tonight too apparently. Won't say what for spoilers sake.

    I've heard lots of stuff :)

  • Muse on an advert :D

  • They shiuld always show that BBC Cymru Wales advert. All the time.

  • here we go!

  • this would be more scary if it was actually snowing outside

  • Mmm, more top hats.

  • That snowman sounds like Ian McKellen

  • The snowman didn't even have a mouth yet.

  • Is it the Crystal Dome?

  • Is it the Crystal Dome?

    :D

  • Rich e grant

  • Wasn;t he the Doctor at one point for a charity sketch?

  • Ooooo her again

  • YAY

  • Yay Clara/Oswin!

  • Dr

  • Top hats are cool

  • The Doctor wears round glasses now.

  • Assuming she is the companion here (which is assuming a lot), it's fun for her not to be modern.

  • I think it is fair to say that she might be...

  • She's got the running thing going already :)

  • woah!

  • heeh. she;s already better than billie.

  • (PS - iPad commenting is cool)

  • LOVE the new theme tune!!

  • (PS - iPad commenting is cool)

    (yay)

  • That bass-synth is straight out for Tom baker as the dr :D

  • That bass-synth is straight out for Tom baker as the dr :D

    Very retro!

    And if the other rumours are anything to go by... but I shall sush!

  • pond reference?

  • (yay)

    I hardly ever use mine to get on spec

  • Did you also see the pub was the rose and crown... Old assistant references

  • I hardly ever use mine to get on spec

    it's the future :)

  • Did you also see the pub was the rose and crown... Old assistant references

    ooooh!

  • Did you also see the pub was the rose and crown... Old assistant references

    My sisters old pub was called that. I should ask her about her visitors.

  • it's the future :)

    defos. Mrs^ is using it most often, and a LT means I can steam in parallel n the same screen :D

  • Hehehe, I love the potato dudes.

  • See! Potato dwarf!

  • Potato dwarf is mean!

  • I thnk the Doctor is fed up with everything

  • SILENCE GIRL! ...sorry lad.

  • It's the doctors version of the Men in Black thing.

  • :) memory worm teehee

  • This dude is amazing.

  • Hehehe.

  • I prefer the Men in Black thingy, eww.

  • That's a big worm!

  • She is tricksy!

  • So after the demise of Rory and Amy, the Doctor decided to go and live in 1842?

    As you do...

  • hehe short jenna

  • Shoukd've got the lift.

  • Why would you know and not want to go in?

  • Why would you know and not want to go in?

    *knock

  • So close but yet so far

  • Hmm, cute man from Silent Witness got a big ol' beard.

  • Digby!

  • digby?!?!

  • Silly Clara :)

  • Best. introduction. ever.

  • Do ot attempt to escape or you will be obliterated... May I take your coat?

  • One word at a time is tough!

  • One word at a time is tough!

    great game!

  • great game!

    We must be able to podcast that somehow :)

  • We must be able to podcast that somehow :)

    *makes notes for next panel*

  • great game!

    fail

  • madame vestra is cool :)

  • fail

    bah!

  • bah!

    as in already used 2 words ;)

  • as in already used 2 words ;)

    indeed

  • fail

    :D

  • Sherlock?!!!`

  • Hehehe!

  • did NOT expect that

  • Dr Holmes

  • Oh Moffat, you!

  • HEEEEEH!

    *dies*

  • This is a good Christmas episode

  • I'm the clever one, you're the potato one.

  • seee, you just HAVE to wave back.

    #honest

  • seee, you just HAVE to wave back.

    #bff

  • The sontaron train of thought is fabulous

  • Blimmin' hell!

  • I LOVE this episode.

  • This is all quite 'gosh!'

  • I LOVE this episode.

    such an improvement on previous christmas episodes!

  • Punch and doctor

  • Ewwww, punch and/or judy.

  • such an improvement on previous christmas episodes!

    best. Christmas. Special. Ever.

  • best. Christmas. Special. Ever.

    shows reworking a christmas story isn't the best idea, but rather something original and exciting :)

  • bow ties are cool!

  • bow ties are cool!

    bow ties ARE cool

  • "Good evening, I'm a lizard woman from the dawn of time and this is my wife."

  • Nice to see you off your cloud.

  • I love the potato man.

  • Heeeeeehehe.

    Can we let the sontaron be the next companion too?

  • Sir, please do ot noogie during combat prep!

  • Shut up!

  • I love Tom Ward in this :)

  • I do the hand grabbiing, that's my job, it's always me!

  • Hehehe she's feisty!

  • No one can control clouds.

    That would be silly.

  • New TARDIS... Ooooo shiny

  • Sexy new tardis!

  • "you really know how to sulk don't ya?"

  • Again, RETRO

  • It looks like a submarine.

  • t's very similar to william hartnell's tardis.

  • t's very similar to william hartnell's tardis.

    exactly :)

  • ♥ ♥ ♥

  • Souffle girl!!

  • Hearts. Smaller on the outside

  • Oooh, souffles.

  • Eggggs..

  • Blimey, that's quick.

  • she's got the key, and the secret :)

  • she's got the key, and the secret :)

    ...well, for a bit.

  • ...well, damn

  • Uhh?!

  • This companion seems to die more times than Rory.

  • This companion seems to die more times than Rory.

    she;s been in two episodes and died in both so far!

  • I want her clothes...

  • t's very similar to william hartnell's tardis.

    Gloriously so!

  • And there is your mention of Christmas

  • You know stuff is about to go down when I am the Doctor kicks in

  • loving the new moving tardis!

  • loving the new moving tardis!

    Spinney as opposed to up and down motion :)

  • Ewww.

  • "STOP THE FANS!"

  • "STOP THE FANS!"

    It so is!

  • Zombie richard e grant?

  • Hang on and fight, boy!

  • victorian parents are awesome.

  • soufffle girl!

  • The great intelligence = something to remember

  • How many copies are there?

  • Whaaattt

  • The voice was Ian Mckellen! amazing!

  • loved that

  • Weeeird. But cool.

  • Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!

  • Brilliant episode!! Poss better than some mid series eps

  • Wowzers

  • Can't wait for Neil Gaiman's Cyberman episode.

    That was great too, much better than the usual Christmas standard.

  • Thanks for the comments chaps, chapesses :)

  • That was great too, much better than the usual Christmas standard.

    first dr who i ever saw was xmas special.

  • There's a behind the scenes on the website too

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01322wz

    I miss confidential.

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25 December 2012