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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

View Poll Results: How do you rate The Snowmen?
God bless us, every one! (Fantastic) 63 45.32%
Full of Christmas cheer (Very Good) 45 32.37%
Not a classic, but jolly good fun (Good) 24 17.27%
Not enough Robot Santas (Fair) 4 2.88%
Bah humbug! (Terrible) 3 2.16%
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Old December 25 2012, 08:00 PM   #16
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I've just clicked who did the voice over in the first prequel.
I enjoyed this years special a lot more than last years. Just hope the mystery surrounding Clara does not becoming too complicated.
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Old December 25 2012, 08:02 PM   #17
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Pretty good, but certainly no classic. Really liked the new Tardis interior.
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Old December 25 2012, 08:09 PM   #18
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^Do we see any more of the TARDIS interior than just the control room?
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Old December 25 2012, 08:11 PM   #19
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Well, that was a hundred times better than last year's effort!

Theme tune slightly improved, title sequence very improved. The story was fun, plenty of twists, good callback to the classic show, nice performances and effects... Clara is vgood - JLC is very beautiful, I must say - but I do kind of wish we could keep Strax as a companion, actually. Actually, when they had the umbrella, the Doctor & Clara almost had a Steed & Peel chemistry going. I hope they can keep that up in the spring season.

Memory worm's a bit iffy though - why didn't he have one for Donna, then? Turning things around from his bit of sulking worked well, and - especially with a new TARDIS set and new titles etc - it worked great as a jumping-on point for new or returning viewers.

Good trailer too - was that creature just before the Cyberman-throttling-Clara clip an Ice Warrior without it's helmet? The face looked just like a random skull-like creature, but it had clamps at the end of the arm we could see...

Only after the show had finished did we realise the irony that we'd been eating a souffle (made by Lesley) in the middle of it...
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Old December 25 2012, 08:11 PM   #20
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^Do we see any more of the TARDIS interior than just the control room?
no, we didn't
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Old December 25 2012, 08:14 PM   #21
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Shades of the orignal era TARDIS control room in the new set.
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Old December 25 2012, 08:35 PM   #22
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Oh, and FFS dial back the having people say "Doctor who?" half a dozen fucking times in every episode. Yes, we know it's the anniversary story arc, but, please, show some subtlety - that horse is not just dead, it's been boiled down to glue and you're now whipping a pot of Pritt-stick
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Old December 25 2012, 08:42 PM   #23
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^Do we see any more of the TARDIS interior than just the control room?
They're saving that for the episode "Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS" I'd imagine.
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Old December 25 2012, 08:55 PM   #24
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thought it was brilliant.
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Old December 25 2012, 08:58 PM   #25
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Clara's DOB: November 23rd.

Don't think we'll be seeing much of her past the Anniversary story...
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Old December 25 2012, 09:13 PM   #26
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Don't think we'll be seeing much of her past the Anniversary story...
Why not ?
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Old December 25 2012, 09:16 PM   #27
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Clara's DOB: November 23rd.

Don't think we'll be seeing much of her past the Anniversary story...
Ooh, nice pickup.

Loved it. Got shivers when she mentioned Souffles.
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Old December 25 2012, 09:22 PM   #28
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I will be watching this tomorrow when it is released in itunes.
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Old December 25 2012, 09:53 PM   #29
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Enjoyed it more than last year's though not as much as A Christmas Carol. All those hating on the new TARDIS interior are eating their words hopefully (ironic that the majority of that crowd are the 'wait until you see it on screen' crowd whenever someone says something negative about nu-Trek).

I'm not sure about all this mystery surrounding Clara. I really enjoy the down-to-the-basics stand alone episodes (the River Song / Melody arc nearly had me tuning out) so I hope it doesn't over shadow everything.
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Old December 25 2012, 10:01 PM   #30
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On a note related to tonight's Dr Who, lovely surprise to hear Matt Smith doing the continuity announcing before the news!
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