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(Telegraph)   With the Red Menace over, The Doctor is sad because he has to star in his own show again. Will Intergalactic Lesbians, a redesigned TARDIS, and his new companion's lovely Dalek Bumps be enough to cheer him up in Doctor Who: "The Snowmen"?   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 26
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2012-12-25 02:38:05 PM
3 votes:
I caught it early and it's AWESOME. Also, I'm really interested in Oswin and what happens with her. My theory is she's a time-splintered Rani who fractured across the timeline to avoid the Time War, but I thought River was the Rani too, so I'm probably wrong. Also, Shrax!

Also, that was the greatest Doctor Who Christmas episode in ages. I've always found them bland or pointless, but this was interesting and really leads into the next season.

Also, Victorian detective lizard gay marriage.
2012-12-25 09:58:29 PM
2 votes:
Anyone else getting a Mary Poppins vibe from this?
2012-12-25 09:38:31 PM
2 votes:
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2012-12-25 04:40:09 PM
2 votes:

whizbangthedirtfarmer: People are already biatching about the new title sequence.

/Moffat's overwhelmed as a showrunner
//Snowmen with fans=ridiculous
///not as ridiculous as his timey wimey explanations over the past few episodes


I absolutely love the new sequence. Nice old-school touch with the portrait of the Doctor appearing.
2012-12-25 01:06:47 PM
2 votes:
As adorkable Clara/Oswin is, I'll miss Amy Pond's legs. Hope Jenna Louise Coleman continues the tradition.
2012-12-27 03:05:40 AM
1 votes:
I feel like I should point out that the works of Douglas Noel Adams basically act as a parallel gloss to Doctor Who, as he covers a lot of its faults in his books.

If DNA had been the show-runner for the last 40 years, everything would have been perfect.

On the other hand, he would have only been able to produce about four serials in that time.
2012-12-26 11:47:54 PM
1 votes:
Just once I'd like to hear The Doctor tell a story about a companion prior to Rose. Like, for instance, I'd like to hear him explain how he still feels responsible for Adric's death, or how he regrets the way he treated Peri, or how he wishes he had finished what he was trying to do with Ace, or how Donna kind of reminded him of Mel.

"And there was this time when I regenerated, and nobody was looking at me because Peri was leaning over me."
2012-12-26 10:11:29 AM
1 votes:
Seems like a good place to put this.
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2012-12-26 07:17:39 AM
1 votes:

RevMercutio: I demand more Vastra, Jenny, and Strax.


They really need a spin-off. Like a Victorian Sherlock Holmes/Torchwood with lizard lesbians and potato dwarves.
2012-12-26 01:44:34 AM
1 votes:
Poor Clara. She's the test page for the galactic printer. Every time something goes wrong and they have to reboot there's another Clara.

It makes you wonder if she's related to Rory somehow.
2012-12-26 01:30:01 AM
1 votes:

Mad_Radhu: Pawn takes the King: Amazingly awesome episode. Seriously thought the Intelligence's voice was Professor X, not Magneto.

You're thinking of the wrong wizard. Saruman, not Gandalf.


Never mind, I'm an idiot. In my defense,the voice sounded very Christopher Lee.
2012-12-26 01:16:24 AM
1 votes:

47 is the new 42: dramatools: Rwa2play: The opening credits (including an image of Matt): Cool actually; the music's still meh though.
That's another revived element of the original series. Matt Smith is the first Doctor to appear in the main titles since McCoy. It was a signature element, except during the Colin Baker era when Six looked entirely too smarmy.

I'm not going to go into the Clara/Oswin thing, except that Moffat is going to have a lot of fun with us over Season 7's back nine. Ok, maybe one part. It is unusual that the Doctor is now chasing the girl.

That's a first for the new Doctor Who, but so was "It's smaller on the outside." Now how the hell did nobody ever have somebody say that before?


Because we're used to thinking of it as a telephone box with a big inside, instead of a spaceship with a small outside.
2012-12-25 11:37:36 PM
1 votes:
Amazingly awesome episode. Seriously thought the Intelligence's voice was Professor X, not Magneto.
2012-12-25 11:01:57 PM
1 votes:

Mad_Radhu: We all thought that Clara was going to be replacing Amy, but it looks like she's really the new Rory.


I'm okay with this.
2012-12-25 10:51:22 PM
1 votes:
We all thought that Clara was going to be replacing Amy, but it looks like she's really the new Rory.
2012-12-25 10:20:49 PM
1 votes:
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.....

So this half-season is "Who is really Clara Owsin Oswald?"

Hmmmmmm....this is good. I think I'm gonna enjoy this mystery.
2012-12-25 09:57:46 PM
1 votes:
This is the most times I've been secondhand quoted in the history of my life. It totally makes up for Christmas being the worst day of the year. I truly hope every single person here enjoys the special.
2012-12-25 07:32:49 PM
1 votes:

Mad_Radhu: Nope, it won't be enough to do that. Nor will it be enough to pull out of the ratings dive.

Not sure about where the BBC ratings are (and you have to consider timeshifting via iPlayer in those total numbers), but BBCA ratings are at a record high, and the show is consistently at the top of the iTunes and Amazon charts. If the show is in decline, it must be in Pete's World or something. It certainly isn't in trouble in our universe,


Balchinian is a troll. A truly sad troll who enjoys trolling Doctor Who threads. Ignore him, which is all he deserves.

/Entertainment tab trolls are sad sad people.
2012-12-25 06:16:25 PM
1 votes:

dramatools: Seriously. Unless some of the BritFarkers want to drop some spoilers, we still don't know if Oswin and Clara have any sort of relationship (and spare me the inevitable suggestion of Jenna-Louise Coleman making out with herself since Oswin was bi-curious). For all we know, there may be something. Conversely, Moffat could just be f--king with us, and dropped the lovely Ms. Coleman in "Asylum of the Daleks" as a red herring.  Meanwhile, here she is doing her best impression of Myleene Klass:


I'll spoiler the fark out of it as an Amerifarker who torrents and watched it a few hours ago. Whatever you think, it's not what you think. Or what I thought prior to the episode airing. You'll be intrigued. And it could be awesome.
2012-12-25 04:22:14 PM
1 votes:

Anderson's Pooper: Last year's, The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe was far from bland. It was a real tear jerker. But this year's was fantastic. Can't wait to see how this unfolds. Interesting Rani concept, we'll see.


Two years ago gets points for introducing the phrase "Halfway through the dark."
2012-12-25 01:52:39 PM
1 votes:
I'd like to see the Doctor take on the most horrifying abomination of all: the K-9 spinoff show on SyFy.
2012-12-25 01:33:37 PM
1 votes:

rmatthewware: nacker: Time Traveling Bunnies: I'll miss the Ponds but am definitely looking forward to some more Oswin.

I'll let someone else nit-pick this one.

Same actress, different character. Karen Gillan was in the Pompeii episode before becoming Amy Pond.


Oh that's what he's nitpicking? Since everyone's gone out of their way to explain how this situation is different because Moffat intentionally placed Coleman in Asylum after she had been cast as Clara, I think either name is appropriate since the two roles will be connected.
2012-12-25 01:28:47 PM
1 votes:

nacker: Time Traveling Bunnies: I'll miss the Ponds but am definitely looking forward to some more Oswin.

I'll let someone else nit-pick this one.


Same actress, different character. Karen Gillan was in the Pompeii episode before becoming Amy Pond.
2012-12-25 01:00:00 PM
1 votes:

Time Traveling Bunnies: I'll miss the Ponds but am definitely looking forward to some more Oswin.


I'll let someone else nit-pick this one.
2012-12-25 12:59:01 PM
1 votes:
I'll miss the Ponds but am definitely looking forward to some more Oswin.
2012-12-25 12:53:25 PM
1 votes:

nacker: xanadian: Uh.

They re-designed the TARDIS!??

:/

Just the inside. It happens. I doubt they'd ever update the outside.


Well, technically, the outside has been updated quite a few times. Notably, the sign on the left door has went from white to blue back to white, and the St. John's Ambulance sticker has faded, disappeared, and reappeared.  And the Matt Smith era brought about a TARDIS regeneration, so it looks all shiny and new now.

But, yeah, the same basic police box shape will probably never go away.
 
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