One Of The Twists In The Xmas Special Revealed (SPOILERS, Obviously)

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  1. StCoop

    StCoop Commodore Commodore

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    Like they say (and if they don't they should) if you want to keep these things a secret don't go showing the episodes in advance.

    The real villain of the Xmas Special is...

    The Great Intelligence. Which makes the casting of Ian McKellen as the "voice of the Snowmen" much more understandable.

    Oh yes, and now look at this photo again without paying attention to Vastra's "human" hands. I'm sure you noticed the tin but what's that on the windows...

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  2. Lonemagpie

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    Re: One Of The Twists In The Xmas Special Revealed (SPOILERS, Obviousl

    And the London Underground tin, I should think... I'm guessing Vastra's human hands are because it's a between-takes posed publicity shot and neve simply has the gloves off, but that we wont see those pink hands in the show...
     
  3. StCoop

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    Re: One Of The Twists In The Xmas Special Revealed (SPOILERS, Obviousl

    She's indeed wearing them in one of the other photos from the same set.
     
  4. Allyn Gibson

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    Re: One Of The Twists In The Xmas Special Revealed (SPOILERS, Obviousl

    And Moffat's man-crush on the Troughton era continues unabated. :)

    Lest you think I'm mocking, I'm genuinely not. It's a pretty cool thing.

    Though I will say that between this revelation (which Tom Spilsbury confirmed on Twitter in a series of now-deleted Tweets) and Moffat's paeon to "Evil of the Daleks" on the Advent Calendar, I'm starting to get suspicious that there may be a missing episode announcement in the near future.
     
  5. ROBE

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    Re: One Of The Twists In The Xmas Special Revealed (SPOILERS, Obviousl

    The Web of Fear great first episode, shame the rest are destroyed.
     
  6. John Clark

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    I have to agree. There are some episodes that I really want to see again and The Web of Fear series was one of them:(
     
  7. Lonemagpie

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    Re: One Of The Twists In The Xmas Special Revealed (SPOILERS, Obviousl

    I'd say it has more to do with the Radio Times's launching of a new search campaign for lost episodes.

    http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2012-12-08/the-hunt-for-the-lost-classics-of-doctor-who1

    With a list here:

    http://www.radiotimes.com/blog/2012-12-08/rts-checklist-of-missing-doctor-who-episodes
     
  8. Candlelight

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    Re: One Of The Twists In The Xmas Special Revealed (SPOILERS, Obviousl

    They should really add the following to that list if we want a perfect list:

    The Daleks 7 (only existing copy is an inferior Suppressed Field copy)
    The Edge of Destruction (only existing copy is an inferior Suppressed Field copy)
    The Reign of Terror 1 & 2 (existing copies are an inferior Suppressed Field copy)
    The Crusade 1 (only existing copy is an inferior Suppressed Field copy)
    The Time Meddler 4 (footage missing, edited by censors, then again all 4 episodes aren't in a very good condition)
    Galaxy 4 ep 3 (last 27 seconds missing, though this has been recreated)
    The War Machines 3 & 4 (footage missing, edited by censors)
    The Faceless Ones 3 (20 seconds missing through being a damaged print, though this has been recreated)
     

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