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December 25th, 2012 90 comments

What did you think of The Snowmen?

What did you think of The Snowmen?

Now that this years Christmas special has aired what did you think? Was if the best special yet of just average.

And now we have seen the new console room in full did you like it?…

And finally we have now seen and heard the new titles and theme tune in full so what did you think?…


  • outnumbered

    December 26th, 2012 - 5:14pm

    i hate the new cybermen

    • Sebatron

      December 26th, 2012 - 10:37pm


    • CG

      December 26th, 2012 - 11:15pm

      I hate their new look, they look like the metalkind form the Sarah Jane Adventures, Yuck!

    • Trenzalore 64

      December 27th, 2012 - 1:11pm

      They look a bit like iron man to me, but i still like them.

  • Trenzalore 64

    December 26th, 2012 - 4:13pm

    This episode was quite entertaining, it had a very good and whole storyline. It felt like alot of time had been taken in the production of this episode, i think this episode has redeemed my views on the way the show was going. The title sequence was ok….but it felt unfinished, but i like the doctors face, a very classic twist and homage to the original series. The music was slightly a little bland, but very nice. All in all my cinfience has been restored, and i am eager to see what the new series has in store. I tip my hat to you Moffat, a very well structured episode.

  • techmki

    December 26th, 2012 - 2:22pm

    New title sequence – seriously what was that? Some still images of blobs spinning around at the beginning looking like some basic flash animation and then the vortex thing (the vortex thing was OK though). Also a bit of a throwback to the classic series – the Doctors actual picture integrated into the sequence – not sure if that’s a good or bad thing. Maybe a bit corny with the TARDIS doors opening at the end of the sequence – ew corny. Maybe the costume for the Doctor will include a jumper with a ? on it soon? The actual episode itself was OK but by no means brilliant. Why is it that the Christmas Special is presented to us like some sort of children’s fairytale (same as the last 2 Christmas Specials). I remember when Doctor Who was really awesome with the Christmas Special being exactly that ‘special’. The new re-design of the TARDIS, definitely better than the last one. The last one was far too cluttered. Rather worryingly its so small – kinda smacks of the 1980’s when Who had almost no money injected into it. With the decrease in number of episodes per year (never mind series x part one and series x part 2) what happened to actual 13 episodes and then the Christmas Special? Unfortunately I think Doctor Who history is repeating itself. Superficial things like the title sequence are changed but the actual stories are suffering and definitely have been for quite some time. Whatever happened to dramatic tension? Seriously there wasn’t any. Ew i so cringed at the very wobbly spiral staircase – soon we will return to spaceships made out of squeezable bottles. What a shame poor Doctor Who – the things that killed it in the 80’s seem to be returning. I only hope the 50th Anniversary is treated with some understanding – just the way the original relaunch was. Please not another non-sense children’s fairytale!!

    • The reasonably big intelligence

      December 26th, 2012 - 3:44pm

      I quite liked it. It was far better than last years for sure.

    • The Eternal Dalek

      December 26th, 2012 - 5:15pm

      Be quiet.

    • CG

      December 26th, 2012 - 11:16pm

      I didn’t mind the title sequence but I LOVED the new music, it really took in lots of the 8th doctors music and combined it with the 2010-2012 music.

    • cyber contoller

      December 29th, 2012 - 7:33am

      i loved the music to

  • Doctordredd67

    December 26th, 2012 - 12:44pm

    ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE new title sequence, very dissapointed in it…It looked messy, very mashed up.
    On the up side though,the story was very entertaining, a bit slow in the middle , but VERY interesting at the end. You keep teasing us with these underlying secret plotlines…so Who or WHAT is Clara/Oswin??????
    Will be watching it a few more times on I-Player.


    December 26th, 2012 - 12:03pm

    some clever moments, it may be the best SM’s done, becuase it had a threat to earth in it. the plot i thought was quite erratic and complicated to follow i think that whole clara thing could’ve been explained a bit better at the end the whole ‘snowmen taking over the world’ wasnt actually true to slightly dissapointing but ok. i do like clara and i think she could be a female time lord.

  • Nigel M

    December 26th, 2012 - 10:42am

    Just had a thought about Clara, could she be the Key to Time ? In the classic series the key was broken into six parts and scattered throughout time and space, the final part was a humanoid so we know they can assume human form. At the end of the story the Doctor scattered the pieces again. There have been various audio and written stories that continue the story further but never to my knowledge anything in the TV series.

  • Kroton

    December 26th, 2012 - 10:27am

    I think we should play the one word game:
    Try to describe the emotion, excitement and mystery of the episode as well as your opinion in just one word.

    I’m going to say ‘Oswald’

    • CG

      December 26th, 2012 - 11:17pm


    • droney

      December 27th, 2012 - 9:33am


    • cyberman2

      December 28th, 2012 - 10:33am


    • The reasonably big intelligence

      December 30th, 2012 - 10:34pm


  • doctorwhoone

    December 26th, 2012 - 8:29am

    Well I feel I should apologize to anyone here on the site for me telling that that the 2 women played by Jenna are not the same woman when it turns out they are, but be fair, how was I too know ?, I just assumed they where female relations of some sort, like a great great great grandmother and great great great granddaughter.

    So then Clara Oswin Oswald – WHO ARE YOU ?.

    Boy she is gonna be a mystery for us to solve during the 50th Anniversary, and I look forward to it !! 😀

    • whorya

      December 28th, 2012 - 1:01am

      Great episode.
      It’s obvious…..she will be the new doctor…..look for the clues?

  • Mr Evil Fez

    December 26th, 2012 - 7:19am

    The best Christmas special ever. A clever twist at the end that wasn’t confusing. 10/10.
    Favourite quote:
    Clara: “Does it have a kitchen? I like making souffles.”

  • Brother of the Daleks

    December 26th, 2012 - 6:00am

    New theme: Awesome!! New outfit: Not as good as the tweed, but still pretty good! New TARDIS interior: Fantastic! New Cybermen: Excellent, but I’m getting a little ahead in time. Great special, best of the Moffat Era so far! Also, it does a good job of making new viewers want to go back and look at the season so far, and stay tuned for the second half! Bravo, sir!

  • Eamon UltimateCliffhanger

    December 26th, 2012 - 3:20am

    Little things: Not being mean or anything – BEST SPECIAL EVER! But when Clara asked:

    ‘Can you control the Cloud?’
    The Doctor Replied
    ‘No-one can Control clouds, that’d be silly’
    but yet in A Christmas Carol Kazran Sardick controlled the clouds and the Doctor knew about it

    also, why did the Doctor give Clara the umbrella,it was never eally explained, any-way 11/10

    • Anonymous

      December 26th, 2012 - 3:41am

      It was a test, to see if she figured out what his plan was. she couldn’t reach the bottom of the ladder, he could.

    • Kroton

      December 26th, 2012 - 10:22am

      It was also because he wanted her to join him, so it shows to her that he want her by getting the umbrella so she could reach!
      That was my favourite scene, where Clara worked it all out then was lifted up by the ladder!!!
      What was your favourite scene booboo?

    • CG

      December 26th, 2012 - 11:18pm

      I think the doctor meant no-one could control the clouds meaning he couldn’t.

    • BadWolf117

      January 24th, 2013 - 4:17am

      Rule #1…

  • Nigel M

    December 26th, 2012 - 12:14am

    Did anyone notice Clara’s date of birth on her gravestone was November 23rd ? Now what was the date on which the very first episode of Doctor Who aired ? Correct – that’s no coincidence !

    • droney

      December 27th, 2012 - 9:41am

      Dun Dun Daa

    • Scott the Raptor

      December 29th, 2012 - 11:18am

      Well it had to happen someday so it might be a coincidence

  • doctor 197

    December 25th, 2012 - 11:58pm

    if this the way next year is going to be, bring it on,it was fantastic, best new series/matt smith episode ever. 50th year -can’t wait.

  • Liliana Of Gallifrey

    December 25th, 2012 - 11:17pm

    I’m sorry to say I haven’t been too impressed with Doctor Who since Matt Smith arrived. I just think the episodes have lost quality in terms of storylines, characters and even graphics; but I’m sure some people will appreciate them. The best Christmas special, in my opinion, was Voyage Of The Damned. 🙂

    • Andrew Hall

      December 26th, 2012 - 9:18am

      I agree, im in the minority, but it didnt do anything for me. I loved all the RTD Xmas specials, with Voyage of the Damned and The Next Doctor my favourites. This one started well but its becoming too fairy tale….staircase up to a cloud??? Whats the matter with parking the TARDIS in a dark corner of a London street? The snowmen were wasted, didnt see them do much at all. Easily defeated too. And can we not have a normal companion? No complex back story….just pick up a new friend and off they go…instead we will have to endure more timey wimey claptrap nonsense nxt season before we find out who she is!!!

  • 47

    December 25th, 2012 - 10:52pm

    Yes, that was very good. The last two Christmas episodes were a complete embarressment to watch,especially ‘Christmas Carol’- awful. This was the best use in the Moffat era of multiple companions. After a hit and miss opening to the 7th series and frankly an abysml 6th, I hope this is a sign of things to come. Thoroughly enjoyed it, from the cast, use of characters, design and story, I will be buying the DVD !! Excellent stuff.

    • Esterath

      December 25th, 2012 - 10:56pm

      I think ‘A Christmas Carol’ is the best Christmas special.

    • Scott the Raptor

      December 29th, 2012 - 11:19am

      I think it’s the worst.

    • Anonymous

      January 6th, 2013 - 7:24pm

      I think nothing will be as bad as The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe

  • The Cyber Squirrel

    December 25th, 2012 - 10:15pm

    did not expect it to have the great intelligence!

    • Anonymous

      December 26th, 2012 - 9:24am

      I did I know spoilers

  • Don’t diss the sonic!!!

    December 25th, 2012 - 9:51pm


  • Claudia Holmes

    December 25th, 2012 - 9:16pm

    Baahhhh not in America for an hour!!!

  • daleksean

    December 25th, 2012 - 8:23pm

    this is the second best christmas special my first is A christmas carol special.

    • Odojoe

      December 26th, 2012 - 3:44pm

      Yes, I must agree, A Christmas Carol will be very difficult to top.

    • CG

      December 26th, 2012 - 11:20pm

      I hope people are not forgetting some of the fantastic Tennant Christmas specials!!!

  • That Snowman over there

    December 25th, 2012 - 7:15pm

    I thought it was great. Better than last year’s but not as good as A Christmas Carol. It was still good though and I’m looking forward to Part 2 in April! 😀

  • Anonymous

    December 25th, 2012 - 6:49pm

    best xmas specil ever. love the titles and the tune!

  • rob downing

    December 25th, 2012 - 6:36pm

    Surpassed all expectation

    The best ever mix of humour, darkness, ‘in rferences’, characters and promise.
    Everyone was brilliant.

  • the astronaut of death

    December 25th, 2012 - 6:34pm

    well Moffatt you sometimes disso point and you sometimes bring us some brilliant classic episodes

    and you gave us the best episode ever

  • Harold Saxon

    December 25th, 2012 - 6:32pm

    New title sequence was good i like them better and the them tune too.

  • Harold Saxon

    December 25th, 2012 - 6:32pm

    i loved it,was a much darker tale,it was very good,clara was marvellous and love the new tardis.

  • Anonymous

    December 25th, 2012 - 6:28pm

    Best Christmas special ,I love the trailer,but disappointed there were none of the silence in it

    • The Eternal Dalek

      December 26th, 2012 - 5:17pm

      They won’t be returning until at least the 50th Anniversary.

    • cyberman2

      December 28th, 2012 - 10:39am

      in doctor who adventures it said when do you think silence will fall and gave 3 options, in the christmas special, in series 7 part 2 or 50th anniversary special. my guess is 50th anniversary special

  • Rikki Krystal

    December 25th, 2012 - 6:24pm

    That was brilliant,best story in years.
    loved the new tardis,bit of old,bit of new,awesome.Looking forward now to the rest of the series.

    • billy bigelow

      December 26th, 2012 - 3:47pm

      quite agree old pal best ever

  • Stan Stanmanson

    December 25th, 2012 - 6:21pm

    I didn’t like it too much. The conclusion was non-existent, and the bad guys sorta sucked. The trailer was definatley the most interesting part.


      December 30th, 2012 - 11:54am

      yeah, dr simeon wasnt that great

  • CYBERMEN97000

    December 25th, 2012 - 6:19pm

    The theme was rather fitting and brought the classic and modern era as one, as did the new console we can expect a brilliant series ahead I cannot wait!

  • CYBERMEN97000

    December 25th, 2012 - 6:17pm



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