I just had to have a Time Vortex post on Doctor Who’s 49th birthday! It’s always exciting when there’s new Doctor Who material to devour and the BBC’s annual Children in Need telethon is now a sure fire source for new stuff. This year the main feature was the prequel to this year’s Christmas Special. It’s entitled “The Great Detective”.
Well that was good fun! It’s nice to see the return of Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax from A Good Man Goes to War and this in itself is an exciting prospect for the Christmas special. Matt Smith once again demonstrates how great he is at playing a darker Doctor in this minisode and it will be great to see how Jenna-Louise Coleman’s character will turn him back to his old self. It’s also great to see that the late great Douglas Adams’ idea of the Doctor retiring has finally been picked up.
We also got the first trailer for the Christmas special and discovered it will simply be called “The Snowmen”.
Wow, at this point it looks pretty awesome. It looks like Richard E. Grant might live up to his villainous potential but we all know what the biggest talking point of that trailer is. Those snowmen are terrifying!
Already these are my fave monsters in a long time. Looking further ahead, news came out about Neil Gaiman’s series 7 episode (which will air in the springtime). It’s been confirmed that it will indeed be a cybermen episode and the guest cast was revealed to include Warwick Davis, Tamzin Outhwaite and Jason Watkins. This is great news and already I’m thinking this could become a new fan-favourite.
That’s all for today’s Time Vortex but expect a few posts in the run up to Christmas!