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December 25th, 2011 153 comments

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The Christmas Special – What Did You Think?

What Did You Think Of The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe?

Now that 2011 Doctor Who Christmas special, The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe is over what did you think of it? Was it the best of worst yet.



  • James

    January 19th, 2012 - 12:09am

    If smiths third series doesn’t seriously pick up in quality, I fear the end of dr who again, I hope this is not the case but the pessimist in me can’t help but see it that way

  • Chris

    January 14th, 2012 - 12:21pm

    Total PANTS!!! I love doctor who but with this and all but a few episodes in the last 2 series I think they may end up destroying it again.

  • JohnnyVoltaire

    January 13th, 2012 - 4:17pm

    Worst Xmas special and the nadir of a pretty awful series.

    No science, no logic, no peril. Just sickening sentimentality.

    It’s more like “Glee” than sci-fi

    As with most of the episodes in series 6 I fell asleep in the middle of it.

    This Doctor is just wrong, the companions don’t work, the story arc is striving to be too epic. It’s all just too smug.
    Clearly Moffat is using all his talent on the excellent Sherlock.

    Bah humbug !

  • James

    January 12th, 2012 - 11:56pm

    How come Steven moffat can write Sherlock which is fantastic, but Matt smiths doctor who has been so horribly dissapointing, wierd storylines and strange plot devices, been really unimpressed with recent dr who and this Christmas special just hammered the final nail in the metaphorical coffin

  • Boodleoo

    January 10th, 2012 - 6:50pm

    The best bits were when the Doctor shows them the rooms although they kind of dragged it on, and the end where the doctor meets Amy which I thought was a very good ending but the story was quite boring.


    January 7th, 2012 - 9:27pm

    i really did not like it

  • Andrew

    January 6th, 2012 - 8:40pm

    Since series 5 doctor who hasent been the same. I am sick of the weird storylines like the two episodes with the flesh things and the one with the hotel etc. Actually I loved the 1st part of series 6 (except the flesh ones) but the second part was odd and awful. And now for the xmas special trees as villans or something, come on moffat!

  • The Moffat Paradox

    January 4th, 2012 - 7:10pm

    Wonder if our friends who have creative control at the BBC and their bosses ever visit sites like this?

    Just because the luvies at awards (Though to date since Steven Moffat’s takeover Doctor Who has NOT won the NTA award for “Best drama”;if thats not been made a breach of the Trade Descriptions Act) fete you and TV suits look only superfically at numbers for viewing figures dosen’t mean everything in the creative development of Doctor Who is necessarily in rude health.

  • Zak

    January 2nd, 2012 - 4:59pm

    This was not the worst episode, but was not the best. Ever since series 5 doctor who has not been up to much except for a few episodes. I don’t mind the 11th doctor but I think it would be much better with a new writer…

  • radagast

    January 2nd, 2012 - 2:21pm

    A very poor episode reflecting the general quality of that last two series. The story lines are increasingly sentimental, they rely on cliched character development, there are numerous loose ends and the stories regularly rely on deus ex machina. The best episode I have seen since Doctor Who came back to the screen was ‘blink’ – it was simple, elegant, clever, atmospheric (the use of weather and lighting were excellent), thoughtful and original. Something reflected in the recent ‘Lost Christmas’ starring Eddie Izzard. The mystery and depth of Doctor Who has been lost, instead it feels very shallow. I think the problem is simply that they are trying to please far too many interest groups instead of showing some integrity to their vision.

  • Darkfool

    January 2nd, 2012 - 11:53am

    Definitely not the best Xmas Special ever. I found it way too lite and fluffy.

    The best was “The Next Doctor” with David Tennant where The Doctor arrives in London on Christmas Eve in 1851 against the Cybermen..

  • Fox Mulder

    January 2nd, 2012 - 8:25am

    Mofaaaaaaaat (shakes Fist). Lol I’m just joking btw.

  • Fox Mulder

    January 2nd, 2012 - 8:24am

    It was OK, but none of it made sense, what is it with Moffats cony balcony science, I know RTD made stuff up aswell but like star trek he made it sound plausible. Can’t wait for season 7 though.

  • DoctorWhoFanSince1974

    January 1st, 2012 - 12:39am

    Sorry to say, yet another very poor Episode. A shame to see another “Christmas Special” wasted. Thats two Poor/Dull Specials in two years. How long will it be before the BBC pull the plug on this show (again). I’m sure the ratings will be high, because there wasn’t much competition on the other networks. If the “Next Doctor” was a 9/10, this Rubbish has to be a…..4/10

  • Doctor Who??

    December 31st, 2011 - 9:35pm

    The worst episodes of Doctor Who aren’t this nor did I love this episodes

    I hate Doctor lite episodes

    Love and Monsters – Absloutly DREADFUL

    Blink – Exception of Weeping Angels

    Turn Left – RTD murdering the character of Donna

    The Girl Who Waited – Locked the Doctor in the TARDIS for 40 minutes with the minium of 5 minutes being chocked by that diesase thing

    There however this special 5/10

  • tardisfan101 (dwfan101) (torchwoodfan101)

    December 31st, 2011 - 7:37pm

    Best Xmas special ever.

    • Admiral Icktheus

      December 31st, 2011 - 8:52pm

      I prefered last years to be honest but this years wasn’t too bad. It grows on me each time I watch it though!

    • Bob the Dalek

      December 31st, 2011 - 10:09pm

      i enjoyed it but the music was to loud it spoild some momments.

    • Admiral Icktheus

      December 31st, 2011 - 11:47pm

      I agree about the music. Murray Gold did another amazing job scoring the music for the episode but the music was too loud. Whoever put the music in obviously turned the volume to full blast and then fell asleep!

  • charlie bowden

    December 31st, 2011 - 5:08pm

    My favourite characters from the special are:

    Amy Pond

    Wooden King

    Wooden Queen

    • Tomo

      January 1st, 2012 - 7:21pm

      Are you saying the episode is bad?


    December 31st, 2011 - 11:44am

    so dissapointing. no aliens. i dont care about trees and acid rain, there was no story or anything. how did madge suddenly fly the robot? how did regs plane survive the time vortex? Why was it so dull? such a dissapointment, even worst than last years. even thogh i thought some of his stories werent great, bring back russel t, because i think steven moffat for the past 2 years has copied stories from other people.


      December 31st, 2011 - 11:46am

      and, madge wasnt really the christmas companion, lily was! 5/10, i give it that becasuse i have to say, the actors and the casting were good. i think it needed amy and rory in it, because they werent in there that much lat year.

    • Dalek Sec

      January 10th, 2012 - 7:40am

      Well i would say that Madge’s husband was a RAF pilot, and she could have learnt from him. And the Trees Time Capsule could have protected him in flight. Sometimes i feel like such a nerd when i’m cleaning up Moffats illogical mess on Doctor Who.


      January 13th, 2012 - 5:43pm


  • youforgotyourtoothbrush

    December 30th, 2011 - 6:05pm

    that was a bad episode on its own but as a christmas special there are certain things you can overlook.
    reg being able to surivie flying through the vortex.
    madge being able to survive acid.

    but then there is this
    hrvest rangers driving somthing that will be destroyed by the acid aswell
    bad cgi for the flying golfb… i mean ship.