The Great Detective (Special Prequel)

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Matt and Jenna introduce the Doctor Who Christmas Prequel, The Great Detective, in which Vastra, Jenny and Strax try to persuade the grumpy Doctor to engage again.

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Last updated: November 16th, 2012 | 30 comments

30 Responses to :
The Great Detective (Special Prequel)

  1. Posted by: McGann is the Doctor Reply

    November 19th, 2012 - 10:12am

    I thought it was interesting/funny and Matt Smith was good (not to mention he LOOKED good, the best he has looked in a while) but I cannot believe the Doctor would give up and “retire”, even after losing Amy and Rory.

    I know it was a sad episode, but really, the Doctor has had far worse than that. The Timewar anyone ? The Trial of a Timelord ? The Trial of a Timelord when he thought Peri was dead ?

    He never gives up. :!:

    • Posted by: Whovian

      November 25th, 2012 - 5:09pm

      He might just be sick of losing everyone he knows. If he is I feel sorry for him.

  2. Posted by: Whovian Reply

    November 18th, 2012 - 7:59pm

    Okay; there’s a potato man and a giant reptile and no victorians are freaking out?!

  3. Posted by: Hector Sandler Reply

    November 18th, 2012 - 8:31am

    The new assistant look goddess.

  4. Posted by: Tuku Reply

    November 17th, 2012 - 11:04pm

    Tophat….that is one of the only tophats that i have ever seen that I liked….All bent and slightly crushed….I like tophats now….tophats are cool.

  5. Posted by: The 14th Doctor Reply

    November 17th, 2012 - 9:33am

    lol it looks like it will be funny

  6. Posted by: doctorwhoone Reply

    November 17th, 2012 - 8:09am

    Vastra surely must screw up Doctor Who’s continuity when it comes to the Silurians, cos she’s from the Victorian era, and her kind and type of Silurian don’t end up being woken up until 2020 as seen back in series 5’s ‘The Hungry Earth / Cold Blood’, so why is she not with the rest of them in hibernation ?. There shouldn’t be any Silurians on the surface of earth during the Victorian era, not until the 1970’s when the original version of the Silurians are woken up and encountered by the 3rd Doctor.

    Same with Strax as well, he should surely be with his own kind, getting ready for another fight with some enemy like the Rutans.

    • Posted by: matt smithy

      November 17th, 2012 - 9:29am

      actually, in victorian london while digging the metropolitan underground the workers stumbles across a silirian city. They kept on drilling and dug through the city, killing all the silirians exept vastra. See began to seek revenge killing “apes” but the doctor stopped dher and made her good. Thats why she lives there. Also strax was a nurse (the greatest punishment in the hole sontaran empire) so he probably desided to stay with vastra, as he was already so ashamed, and left the empire. Hope this helped! :)

    • Posted by: The TARDIS

      November 17th, 2012 - 9:42am

      But what is Strax doing in the Victorian era when he was from the future and died in A Good Man Goes To War?

    • Posted by: doctorwhoone

      November 17th, 2012 - 9:46am

      Matt Smithy – Thanks mate ;)

      The Tardis – True, unless it’s another Sontaran called Strax or a clone of the original Strax, despite the fact Sontarans are a clone race.

    • Posted by: The Renegade Steve

      November 30th, 2012 - 3:02pm

      Have you no idea of how a Tardis works? It’s a device that can travel in time & space, therefore Strax lives in Edwardian London for a reason…..

  7. Posted by: RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND Reply

    November 16th, 2012 - 11:15pm


  8. Posted by: TheMadManWithABox1 Reply

    November 16th, 2012 - 9:48pm

    Damn moon! XD oh strax!

  9. Posted by: Tardis’nt Reply

    November 16th, 2012 - 8:51pm

    great “minisode” :D

  10. Posted by: T4RD1S Reply

    November 16th, 2012 - 8:44pm

    It was wicked and snowmen were scary

  11. Posted by: doctorpond393 Reply

    November 16th, 2012 - 8:33pm

    It’s called “the snowmen”

  12. Posted by: Anonymous Reply

    November 16th, 2012 - 8:31pm

    Trailer is now !!!!!!!

    • Posted by: Anonymous

      November 16th, 2012 - 8:33pm

      Snow men aliens :)

  13. Posted by: Sebatron Reply

    November 16th, 2012 - 8:29pm


  14. Posted by: dr who 1999 Reply

    November 16th, 2012 - 8:04pm

    cant wait for the trailer, should be within the next hour. by the way, what are some suggestions on the title of the episode?

    • Posted by: Anonymous

      November 16th, 2012 - 8:36pm


  15. Posted by: Mr Evil Fez Reply

    November 16th, 2012 - 7:56pm

    Wow! Just what I wanted! This Doctor is so dark, can’t believe the Doctor has retired! Why is Strax still alive though? When’s the trailer?

    • Posted by: Mr Evil Fez

      November 16th, 2012 - 8:29pm

      Where are you Trailer!?

  16. Posted by: Anonymous Reply

    November 16th, 2012 - 7:49pm

    I thought strax died ?

    • Posted by: Anonymous

      November 16th, 2012 - 7:52pm

      Same…….. Maybe he survived?

    • Posted by: Adam

      November 16th, 2012 - 7:53pm

      so did i

    • Posted by: dr who 1999

      November 16th, 2012 - 8:03pm

      this might be set in strax’s and the others past?

    • Posted by: Anonymous

      November 16th, 2012 - 8:05pm

      But it would mess the time line up wouldn’t it. ??

    • Posted by: dr who 1999

      November 16th, 2012 - 8:07pm

      i don’t know, its probably one of those Wibbily Wobbly Timmy Wimmy things

    • Posted by: Doctor Stu

      November 16th, 2012 - 8:26pm

      The first time Vastra and strax met was on demons run and they came from completely different places so this means strax must have survived and Vastra and Jenny took him back to Victorian times. We may see what happened after the doctor, Amy and river and Rory left demons run

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