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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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  • 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…..

  • Whovian

    November 25th, 2012 - 5:09pm

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

  • McGann is the Doctor

    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. ❗

  • Whovian

    November 18th, 2012 - 7:59pm

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

  • Hector Sandler

    November 18th, 2012 - 8:31am

    The new assistant look goddess.

  • Tuku

    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.

  • doctorwhoone

    November 17th, 2012 - 9:46am

    Matt Smithy – Thanks mate πŸ˜‰

    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.

  • 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?

  • The 14th Doctor

    November 17th, 2012 - 9:33am

    lol it looks like it will be funny

  • 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! πŸ™‚

  • doctorwhoone

    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.


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  • TheMadManWithABox1

    November 16th, 2012 - 9:48pm

    Damn moon! XD oh strax!

  • Tardis’nt

    November 16th, 2012 - 8:51pm

    great “minisode” πŸ˜€

  • T4RD1S

    November 16th, 2012 - 8:44pm

    It was wicked and snowmen were scary

  • Anonymous

    November 16th, 2012 - 8:36pm


  • doctorpond393

    November 16th, 2012 - 8:33pm

    It’s called “the snowmen”

  • Anonymous

    November 16th, 2012 - 8:33pm

    Snow men aliens πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous

    November 16th, 2012 - 8:31pm

    Trailer is now !!!!!!!

  • Mr Evil Fez

    November 16th, 2012 - 8:29pm

    Where are you Trailer!?

  • Sebatron

    November 16th, 2012 - 8:29pm


  • 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

  • dr who 1999

    November 16th, 2012 - 8:07pm

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

  • Anonymous

    November 16th, 2012 - 8:05pm

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

  • dr who 1999

    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?

  • dr who 1999

    November 16th, 2012 - 8:03pm

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

  • Mr Evil Fez

    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?

  • Adam

    November 16th, 2012 - 7:53pm

    so did i

  • Anonymous

    November 16th, 2012 - 7:52pm

    Same…….. Maybe he survived?

  • Anonymous

    November 16th, 2012 - 7:49pm

    I thought strax died ?

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