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Old 12-25-2012, 05:57 PM   #1
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Doctor Who: The Snowmen 12/25/12

Loved it . Not many detailed thoughts, clearly the story was not about the Snowmen. "Greater Intelligence" is a baddie from the early days of Doctor Who. Strax was entertaining Got a nice shiver when the one word was "Pond"

Interesting trivia, Clara Oswin Oswald, born Nov 23rd. Doctor Who 50th anniversary 23rd Nov 2013
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:08 PM   #2
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Interesting trivia, Clara Oswin Oswald, born Nov 23rd. Doctor Who 50th anniversary 23rd Nov 2013
Other interesting trivia, it was supposed to debut on the 22nd, but it got bumped for some political story.

(Even more trivial, that was the day I turned three. So I guess if it weren't for Lee Harvey Oswald, Clara and I would have the same birthday.)

I've been wondering how they were going to reconcile Clara and Oswin. Guess I'll have to wonder some more!
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:09 PM   #3
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Moffat is officially back.

This was the best episode of Doctor Who I've seen in a long while, certainly one of the best Christmas specials, and for the first time probably since Matt Smith took over, I'm really excited to see what happens. And my word, Jenna-Louise and Matt absolutely ooze chemistry.

I just hope I'm not let down, because this show has a way of doing that to me.
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:26 PM   #4
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I just started watching, but isn't this the first time since the re-launch in 2005 that they've shown the Doctor's face in the intro? I just about fell off my seat! Now all we need is no cold open.

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Old 12-25-2012, 08:42 PM   #5
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Easily shocked?
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:34 PM   #6
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...but isn't this the first time since the re-launch in 2005 that they've shown the Doctor's face in the intro? ...

Greg
Yes. Good to see the disembodied face back in the intro. In fact, with the intro overall - I kind of sensed they were paying an homage to the various opening styles and "art" we've seen over the near fifty year history of the show.

I didn't quite get how Strax was brought back. Who was the Doctor's friend that did so? Almost sort of "Bad Wolfish" - but I don't think that's realistic. I was only thinking that since I had seen the name of the pub be shown as "The Rose and Crown".

What was the comment the Doctor made when Clara said "...just getting to know me..."? His reply of "Those were the days..." didn't quite make sense to me.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:48 PM   #7
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also...

...smaller on the outside.
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Other interesting trivia, it was supposed to debut on the 22nd, but it got bumped for some political story.
Not true, Doctor Who was always set to debut on the 23rd. The debut on the 23rd was delayed a short time that day by news coverage.

http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Kennedy_assassination

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History..._Who#The_1960s
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:35 PM   #9
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My wild guess is Clara turns out to be a "hidden" Time Lord, like The Master. Maybe she's Romana, or even The Rani.
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:05 AM   #10
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That was a blast.

Wow, I likes me some Clara/Oswin.

Ok, crappy memory time. What episode were this particular Silurian woman and her wife from? Seems like everybody's getting on the gay marriage bandwagon. Also, what episode was Strax and his grenades from?
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:52 AM   #11
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Not true, Doctor Who was always set to debut on the 23rd. The debut on the 23rd was delayed a short time that day by news coverage.

http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Kennedy_assassination

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History..._Who#The_1960s
That's interesting...I remember back in the days of the old show, that story was always presented as simple fact.

I guess it's true what we historians say...the past isn't what it used to be!
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:25 AM   #12
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Is this a stand alone episode? I still haven't watched the last five episodes from last fall - wondering if I need to catch up before watching the Christmas episode...
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Is this a stand alone episode? I still haven't watched the last five episodes from last fall - wondering if I need to catch up before watching the Christmas episode...
Absolutely wait. The central mystery of this episode means nothing if you haven't seen the season premiere.

Plus, the Doctor's state of mind has been rather...altered by recent events.
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Ok, crappy memory time. What episode were this particular Silurian woman and her wife from? Seems like everybody's getting on the gay marriage bandwagon. Also, what episode was Strax and his grenades from?
All three are from "A Good Man Goes to War". Season 6 (2011) Episode 7.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:19 AM   #15
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That's interesting...I remember back in the days of the old show, that story was always presented as simple fact.

I guess it's true what we historians say...the past isn't what it used to be!
I had always thought that it was delayed a day myself for a number of years. In fact, I had to double check myself again before I made my post.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:48 AM   #16
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Not true, Doctor Who was always set to debut on the 23rd. The debut on the 23rd was delayed a short time that day by news coverage.

http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Kennedy_assassination

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History..._Who#The_1960s
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:01 AM   #17
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She had me at souffle.

Great eposide. Worth the wait.

BTW, when does next season begin?
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:34 AM   #18
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That's interesting...I remember back in the days of the old show, that story was always presented as simple fact.

I guess it's true what we historians say...the past isn't what it used to be!
Well that was some history.
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Loved it!
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Is the Doctor currently married? The tention was a little strong with no protests if he is married. I know they were going backwards in time thru their relationship. Did we already see the time were they they never meet again?
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I was thinking that Riversong has a rival.
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"Winter is coming" Where have I heard that before? And here in Ohio it really is.
I haven't spotted any walking snowmen or zombies yet.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:43 PM   #23
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"Winter is coming"
I forgot about that line even though it made a big impression on me as soon as I heard it.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:51 PM   #24
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Imagine the snowmen melted? Oh, really?

After hearing the phrase "Winter is Coming" there can be only one response to walking snowmen and ice women.

(Spoiler for those who haven't read George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books or seen Game of Thrones on HBO.)

Spoiler:
Fire. For cryin' out loud, BURN something.

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I love the mystery behind Clara. It far exceeds my expectations. It looks to be deep, dark and full of twisty turny wibbly wobbly timey wimey potential.

Nor did I think I would warm up to the next companion as quickly or emphatically as I have. plus the banter is ratcheted up a notch now that the companion is giving as good as she gets. The Doctor now has to deal with a companion who is as clever or more so than he.
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After hearing the phrase "Winter is Coming" there can be only one response to walking snowmen and ice women.
"You know nothing, Jon Snow"?
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"You know nothing, Jon Snow"?
And that wolf thing, you know -- Davies already did it.
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I am blown away at how good I think this episode was. The actual plot, the snowmen thing, was merely OK, but that wasn't the point at all. That was the B-plot actually. The Doctor and Clara especially, plus Madame Vastra, Jenny, and Strax were the real selling point to this episode.

I've actually rewatched this episode a couple of times now, the first episode rewatch since well before Matt Smith took over.
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They didn't explain how Vastra and Strax happened to be in the 19th century on Earth, did they?

And I'm glad Clara turned out to be a mystery, because she was acting way out of character for a 19th-century woman, even be who is supposed to be feisty and modern and whatnot.
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They didn't explain how Vastra and Strax happened to be in the 19th century on Earth, did they?
That was Vastra's current 'home', when the Doctor picked her up from in "A Good Man Goes to War". And where River returned her too after the episode's end. Out of show (but presumably canonacal) stories say Strax went with them, though it's not clear when he ceased to be dead.
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