A certain Oscar-nominated actor made a cameo in the upcoming Christmas special.
My eyes glazed over a couple times during the generic action/sonic screwdriver scenes, but the mysterious set-up and conclusion of this story were phenomenal, showing that Moffat isn't done with the narrative hijinks yet.
Coleman is a stunner; the quick, witty repartee started a bit too soon, perhaps, but it was still fun to watch. I predict this season is going to be very enjoyable with her in the sidekick position, and I'm sure many Karen Gillan crushes will have no problem transitioning to this new actress.
Also, am I crazy or was this one of the best scores I've ever heard on this show? Again, not the rote actiony cues, but the more dramatic ones. When the Doctor is looking up at Clara behind her bedroom window? Beautiful stuff.
Can't wait to see what Grand Moff Tardis has in store for us next year.
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I was afraid I missed this because, well you know it's Christmas, but BBC America is rerunning it at midnight so I'll catch it then.
I love the show do these specials, which really bridge the seasons inbetween and keep us satisfied inbetween. I think even more remarkable is that this tradition only began under RTD yet it feels a whole lot older for whatever reason.
I went to the Doctor Who Symphonic on Friday - to hear some of the scores of Series 5 and 6 live was unbelievable - especially when they did Angels Take Manhattan.
Looking forward to watching the CS ep when it airs tonight here.
"It's better to over analyse than not analyse at all." NM. 2000.
Good but that was longer than it had any real reason to be really. I pretty much agree with Laz's one sentence review.
I like the new opening credits. Was I the only one who geeked at seeing the Doctor's mug gracing the credits against like Old Who?
I also enjoyed that Anyway I'm intrigued by the final teaser question. And yes she will be a terrific companion.
Sir Ian McKellen has played mutants, wizards, and now killer snowmen. Bravo mother fucker.
I thought the Christmas special was pretty delightful. Still had some weird, convoluted Moffat-esque twists to give it some flavor (and they weren't annoying this time!), but it also captured the more simple adventure-centered spirit of Davies' Who.
And I think I'm going to like Clara a lot better than Amy. She's a bit more fiery, and seems like she might join Donna in having that just-ever-so-slightly adversarial/buddy-ish type relationship with the Doctor, which gave Donna's character (and Tate's performance as her) a little more room to breathe. And Coleman, in her just two appearances, has definitely demonstrated that she's got charisma to spare. I'm excited for the remainder of this series.
David Bradley has been cast to play William Hartnell in the upcoming BBC movie about the creation of DW.
Yeah, I'm already crushing hard on Clara! Can't wait to see more of her.
You know I don't believe the rumors about the 50th anniversary special featuring all the Doctors, with all the surviving actors signed up for the special. I'm sorry, but its too good to be true.
Anyway, BBC announced that it will be filmed in 3-D and screened in 3-D, a first for the program. (Theatrical 3-D screenings of the special were also announced, if I remember correctly.)
The Sun is almost always a dubious source, but it must be reported regardless: They claim Matt Smith is leaving the show after this year's Christmas special.
Terrific season opener, inspired gangbusters pitch from the get-go.
Yeah, that was fun. I don't really have a feel for Clara yet. The mystery of her is certainly interesting.
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This one was decent. But surprisingly, I thought the Christmas episode blew it out of the water. Motorcycle up the side of the building was unnecessary. And since when does the Doctor "not like taking the TARDIS into battle"? He does it almost every episode?
Come on, Moffat.
Also, the self-homage to Blink in the pre-credits scene was pathetic.
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BBC confirms that the Zygons will appear in the 50th anniversary special.