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DOCTOR WHO Xmas special - the Snowmen!

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How many days until who-mas? Very excited!

The snowmen look creepy, Clara looks clever and kind of like someone we've already met (yeah, write your way out of that one Moffat!) Madame vastra! Jenny! A doctor who is so tired of losing his friends... And something in the snow.

The kissing tends to be a bit of a device for MS to be awkward and a tiny bit asexual. It's kind of cool, because it identifies with the kids going 'eww! Gross!' But I really wanted him to go 'get off me, I'm married!' Also want RS to post on MN, 'my OH travels a lot for work and told me that an attractive young woman kissed him. Then he gave her a job. Should I be worried?' 'Update... it's ok. She died'

Yogagirl17 Wed 26-Dec-12 09:07:35

Ha ha - love the RS MN post Snape!!! grin

DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Wed 26-Dec-12 09:52:09

We loved it in the Dragon House. Children may not play in the snow ever again mind you... Snowflakes with teeth?! grin. I do think they could have gone further with it though, it was very easily defeated.

I guessed that Pond was the right one word answer though.

3b1g Wed 26-Dec-12 09:53:10

Oh I do hope someone does that, especially if they can 'do' RS well enough to carry it off. It would make my day.

Bossybritches22 Wed 26-Dec-12 10:37:03

We loved it- I haven't laughed so much at a DW epsiode for ages. grin

JakeBullet Wed 26-Dec-12 11:13:05

"Oh my God, they killed Clara, the bastards"grin

Hope the Moffat is not gonna go all South Park on us.grin

FrankelcenseAndMyhrr Wed 26-Dec-12 14:36:07

They've launched a set of Doctor Who stamps for the 50th anniversary year - that sorts out a few birthday pressies!

MurielTheActor Wed 26-Dec-12 15:38:46

"I am a lizard woman from the dawn of time and this is my wife" is going to be how I greet people from now one grin

MurielTheActor Wed 26-Dec-12 15:39:10

Now ON (obvs)

FrankelcenseAndMyhrr Wed 26-Dec-12 16:21:55

I don't know why some people are kicking up about the "lizard woman and her crime fighting wife" now (not on here, on other sites). They appeared in A Good Man Goes to War with a veiled lesbian sex reference about Madame Vastra's tongue wink

ll31 Wed 26-Dec-12 17:35:46

thought it was great episode'v funny!

Yogagirl17 Wed 26-Dec-12 17:57:23

Frankincense - are people really that bothered about the lesbian thing? How sad.

I agree that it was very funny! Laughed a lot.

When is the next season on?

ZenNudist Wed 26-Dec-12 21:57:22

Is a face in the credits a throw back to eighties DW?

OodKingWenceslas Wed 26-Dec-12 22:11:14

Yes, I thought the console was too

Bossybritches22 Wed 26-Dec-12 22:11:51

The whole point of the throwaway reference to the lizard woman & her wife is that it was just that, this is a character, she's gay, nothing to see move on.

Great way of bringing in strong gay characters without making a big deal of it, into mainstream programs. (as with Captain Jack previously)

Pixel Wed 26-Dec-12 23:20:59

Being lesbians is the least of their worries. They are different species. hmm

Bossybritches22 Wed 26-Dec-12 23:23:59

Pssst Pixel don't overthink it....therin lies madness with DW I've found!!

PoppyWearer Wed 26-Dec-12 23:24:48

LOVED the new credits! Overall the episode was a typical Christmas one, but not complete stand-alone, looking forward to seeing what happens with Clara/Oswin.

WildWorld2004 Wed 26-Dec-12 23:29:41

Haha Pixel. All my dd did was shout 'shut the door' and 'it was her own fault because she should have closed the door'.

It wasnt the best episode i have seen.

HaleAndHeartyYuletideAges Wed 26-Dec-12 23:58:40

So when's the next series?

FrankelcenseAndMyhrr Thu 27-Dec-12 10:11:30

The second-half of series 7 starts in April. I don't know why they've gone for such a large break.

Pixel Thu 27-Dec-12 18:25:49

Bossy I know, but a lizard?? The mind boggles grin.

OodKingWenceslas Thu 27-Dec-12 18:32:51

Silurian not lizard pedantic

specialsubject Thu 27-Dec-12 20:07:22

the long break is probably to stop them running out of episodes for the 50th anniversary, which is next November.

bit hacked off that we have characters that appear out of nowhere (Lizard/Sontaran/cockney girl) and unless you read an ebook or watch prequels (in the middle of Children in Need which I would not watch if you paid me) you don't know where they come from. Also we had Clara cockney and Lizard wife cockney, and I wasn't always sure who was who, looked very alike.

I've been watching Who for forty years so I will carry on, but it is starting to disappear up its own fundament even for a fangirl like me. Yes, I know about the Great Intelligence and it is always a bit vague how it gets defeated, but this one reached new heights of 'what happened there?'

EggNogRules Thu 27-Dec-12 20:38:28

Loved it [[ Clara condundrum, she is from Earth "apparently"

The characters were part of Battle of Demon’s Run.

I having been watching Matt Smith's doctor from the beginning. River and the Doctor(s) have a non linear timeline and we don't know about incarnations pre-Melody. I didn't think that DT/ MS were River's Doctor?

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