Rate & Discuss: The Snowmen

December 25th, 2012
Warning! This article and its comments may contain spoilers...

It is Christmas Eve 1892 and there is a chilling menace threatening Earth. An unorthodox young governess, Clara, calls upon the Doctor for help, but the Doctor is in mourning. Will he abandon humankind, or save Christmas?

A brand new companion, a brand new TARDIS and brand new titles. It’s brand new Who!

Yep, it is that time of year again – the halls are decked with boughs of holly, Santa has been to deliver the goods, the crackers have been pulled and, of course, the Doctor is in. This year there was more than the usual chill in the air as we returned to the TARDIS (albeit a somewhat different one) to meet the Doctor on his latest seasonal escapade…

We rejoined our favourite Time Lord in Victorian England where he was still struggling to deal with the heartbreaking events of The Angels Take Manhattan. The Doctor might have been taking time out from battling aliens, but unfortunately the aliens had different ideas, as aliens often do, as mankind relied on a Christmas miracle to change his ways.

That Christmas miracle came in the form of Clara Oswald, the Doctor’s new plucky and “mysterious” companion who accompanied him on a festive mission to bring down the terrifying Doctor Simeon and his army of killer snowmen, with a little help from Vastra & Co of course! But was Clara’s debut (well, we say ‘debut’!) adventure worth the waiting?

There was no time like the present (Get it? ‘Present’!) for the Doctor as he hopped from the clouds to save Christmas, finding himself entwined in a brand new mystery along the way. How do you rate The Snowmen? Were you sat in awe as the new TARDIS interior was revealed on screen for the first time? And what about the new titles, too? Is Clara shaping up to be a top notch companion? There’s lots to discuss, and one place to do it…

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(39 Votes, Average: 4.36/5)
43 comments on this article
  1. Spaceman
    January 19th, 2013 at 8.59pm | #1

    Ye-es, thank you Patrick, I hadn’t thought of that one
    @ Soph
    Oh how I hate these fixed points in time };-{)>

  2. Calli Arcale
    January 21st, 2013 at 3.57pm | #2

    I liked it too, Mia; they got an awesome cast for this one! But “A Christmas Carol” is awfully hard to top in my mind. That’s still my fave.

  3. finlay
    February 15th, 2013 at 12.52pm | #3

    @Calli Arcale
    I agree a christmas carol is probably the best out of all matt smith christmas specials

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