The Snowmen Grading and Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by Emh, Dec 25, 2012.

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How do you rate The Snowmen?

  1. God bless us, every one! (Fantastic)

    45.3%
  2. Full of Christmas cheer (Very Good)

    32.4%
  3. Not a classic, but jolly good fun (Good)

    17.3%
  4. Not enough Robot Santas (Fair)

    2.9%
  5. Bah humbug! (Terrible)

    2.2%
  1. DalekJim

    DalekJim Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Oops! On all the other forums I go on there's no "=" in the spoiler tag code so I sometimes forget to use it here.
     
  2. propita

    propita Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Don't tell that to Lou Grant. He told Mary Richards, "You have spunk. I hate spunk."







    (Reference is The Mary Tyler Moore Show)
     
  3. propita

    propita Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Close, but a funnier line is yet to come:

    Captain Latimer: Who the devil are you? What are you doing in my house?
    Doctor: It's okay. I...am your governess' gentleman friend and we've just been upstairs...kissing.
    Maid: Captain Latimer.... In the garden...the snowmen! They're just growing! Out of nowhere! All by themselves! Look!

    Door rings

    Madame Vastra: Good evening. I'm a lizard woman from the dawn of time, and this is my wife.
    Maid: **shriek**
    Strax: This dwelling is under attack. Remain clam, human scum.
    Maid: **shrieks** (and faints)
    Doctor: So...any questions?
    Latimer: You have a gentleman friend?

    THAT is what he got out of all this?! Not the lizard woman, with a wife, or the potato-headed male, or that they're under attack by snowmen...but that the governess he was crushing on has a gentleman friend!

    Great!
     
  4. OmahaStar

    OmahaStar Disrespectful of his betters Admiral

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    Look about seven posts above yours ... ;)
     
  5. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    Seems perfectly British (at least how it's potrayed in the media)
     
  6. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

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    Still think the noogie line was funniest.

    Speaking of spunk. Yes different countries have different uses for words, see US and UK use of 'fanny' In Australia, if a young girl or guy was thought to be sassy and have sex appeal, she/he was referred to as 'spunky'

    Take from that what you may.
     
  7. propita

    propita Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    D'oh! Now that's what happens when you don't read all prior posts.
     
  8. Chess Piece Face

    Chess Piece Face Commodore Commodore

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    Hmmm, seems like I'm the only person who thought Voyage of the Damned was great! This years...without the new elements and without Strax, Vastra, Jenny...meh. Last years, for me, is the worst. Loved Christmas Carol, loved the intro of Tennant one...was mixed on The Next Doctor...is that all of them?
     
  9. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    Runaway Bride also.
     
  10. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    THe Christmas Specials are :-


    The Christmas Invasion
    The Runaway Bride
    Voyage of the Damned
    The Next Doctor
    The End of Time, Part I
    A Christmas Carol
    The Doctor, the Widow and The Wardrobe
    The Snowmen
     
  11. Orac Zen

    Orac Zen Mischief Manager Super Moderator

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    I didn't mind The Runaway Bride (Donna's presence is always welcome), and I vaguely remember thinking A Christmas Carol was okay. The rest made little or no (positive) impression.

    Eh, that doesn't matter. River apparently doesn't exist when she isn't in an episode, so the Doctor can pretty much do what he likes the rest of the time.

    (That's annoyed me for ages. This episode merely provided yet another instance.)
     
  12. Venardhi

    Venardhi Vice Admiral Admiral

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    They have an "arrangement" I'm sure. What with the potential years, decades, centuries, whathaveyou, between meetings.
     
  13. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The villains were rather weak but everything else was really well done. Jenna-Louise Coleman is all kinds of awesome. She's gorgeous and I like how she moves like she's having such a good time and has nice facial expressions. Very good acting there. She and Matt Smith have nice chemistry together. i can't wait to find out what the deal with clara is.
     
  14. Jim Steele

    Jim Steele Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I was being facetious, guys. I was really quite obviously being facetious.

    On topic, I thought this was a wonderful episode, and I was geared up for the usual forgettably dull affair. Best christmas special since Runaway Bride.
     
  15. Mr Light

    Mr Light Admiral Admiral

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    Why isn't River his permanent companion at this point? They're married.
     
  16. Pindar

    Pindar Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I rewatched the Ruaway Bride on Christmas Eve, it's still one of the best Christmas Specials. I liked that this episode had nothing to do with Christmas.
     
  17. The Mirrorball Man

    The Mirrorball Man Vice Admiral Admiral

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    You're not married, are you? ;)
     
  18. Australis

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  19. Allyn Gibson

    Allyn Gibson Vice Admiral Admiral

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    She also said the TARDIS is big enough for only one psychopath in "The Angels Take Manhattan" when the Doctor asked her to stay. :)
     
  20. Gov Kodos

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    River may have gone off to the Library, thus adding to the Doctor's desire to hide out.
     

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