Doctor Who Christmas 2012

Things I loved about the Doctor Who Christmas special The Snowmen.

Things I loved about The Snowmen:

That part of it was shot in Bristol.

It’s cool to see the Doctor walking around where I used to work.

The continued use of the line “Winter is coming”

I don’t know if it was deliberate – I find it hard to believe that they couldn’t know that they were quoting one of the biggest new series in the last few years. Still, it made me smile.

Richard E. Grant and Ian McKellen

Just generally.

Holmes and Watson are an inter-species married lesbian couple. 

Doctor Who’s tradition of promoting gay rights is brought to a fantastic point when two married women are on BBC 1 on Christmas Day. Also, “Good morning, I’m a lizard woman from the dawn of time, and this is my wife” is a brilliant line.

“I’m the clever one, you’re the potato one!” 

The Doctor’s insults toward Strax were hilariously cruel. He can’t help having tiny little legs.

“Remain calm, human scum!”

Strax himself was comedy gold.

Scary Snowmen feeding on fear. 

Stephen Moffat is a legend when it comes to the scary episodes of Doctor Who. Although the episode had to deal with big plot points coming up, it still managed to make something simple into something terrifying – as it did with Silence in the Library and Blink.

Clara explanabrags. 

I loved her in her previous appearance and was thrilled to see her again. The episode really set me up for the next season with her as companion – it’s getting thoroughly interesting. I love a companion who can keep up with the Doctor; she’s quick-witted, incredibly clever and has a huge imagination. Their relationship is an amazing one. Also, I hope she comes up with more fantastic stories, like that she invented fish because she dislikes swimming alone. Genius, absolute genius.

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