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Doctor Who: The Snowmen

Well, I really enjoyed that.

The Old Who fans like me will have been delighted by an origin story for, of all Old Who baddies, the Great Intelligence, in such a way that it All Makes Sense (apart from Downtime, of course).

And Moffat is on form, killing off poor Jenna-Louise Coleman again, and then giving the Doctor the quest of finding out who she really is - a neat contrast to the question "Doctor Who?" which of course we know we will never get fully answered.

Though I don't think it is nice to mock anyone for their appearance, even Sontarans.

Must get on with cooking boar and sprouts and rosemary apples followed by Christmas pudding, but am very satisfied.


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Dec. 25th, 2012 09:09 pm (UTC)
I don't think of it as an origin story, so much as an earlier appearance of.
Dec. 25th, 2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
I hope that the Doctor will stop mocking people for their appearance. His jokes about Amy's colouring always made me wince.
Dec. 26th, 2012 09:48 am (UTC)
I liked it a lot, but after my daughter cheerfully explained to 8 year old nephew and 4 year old niece that 'the Christmas episode is always a bit silly and not very scary cos they know lots of little kids are watching', I have to say that the snowmen were *plenty* scary and actually those poor kids have now seen two governesses killed in horrible ways and no amount of 'we do know she's not actually dead' you know takes that away for *them*. And that poor repressed widower Dad. 'You have a gentleman friend?'

The Doctor's rudeness to the Sontaran did seem a tiny bit misplaced and out of turn, really. Though I just adored the first scene with the worm.
Dec. 26th, 2012 03:09 pm (UTC)
Since Strax is being punished, maybe the insults are part of the sentence.
Dec. 26th, 2012 10:05 am (UTC)
The quest to find out about the companion is one that Moffat seems very fond of, as that's what he did with Amy. Apparently the Doctor keeps asking why even if he only ever knows who.

I also did not like the way the Doctor mocked Strax, which didn't come across as the banter of comrades-in-arms, but I wondered if it was harking back to some of the earlier Doctors who could also be quite cruel to their companions.
Dec. 26th, 2012 11:23 am (UTC)
My, those snowmen were scary, and I really liked the worm joke! The new Companion looks quite promising.

By the way, have you seen Royal Mail's designs for their stamp set for the Doctor's 50th anniversary? I may have to regenerate my stamp collection.
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