Is it just me, or does this shirt design kind of remind you of certain evil snowmen we’ve seen before?
Of course, we’re into February now so all snow kind of looks evil.
Wish I’d seen this before Halloween:
According to CultBox, Don Starkey (Strax) would be open to the idea of a spinoff for his character:
Dan Starkey has revealed that he is “certainly” interested in a Doctor Who spin-off featuring Commander Strax, Madame Vastra and Jenny.
Starkey has now appeared as Strax in four episodes: ‘A Good Man Goes to War’, ‘The Snowmen’, ‘The Crimson Horror’ and ‘The Name of the Doctor’.
Speaking to Doctor Who TV about the possibility of a spin-off, the actor commented: “Certainly, I’d love to do a Paternoster gang spin-off show. That said, I’m sure that in the odd episode Strax could develop a perception filter so perhaps Neve and I didn’t have to spend so quite much time in make-up…
Discussing Strax’s future, Starkey added: “Strax has a glorious future of domestic servitude and violence ahead of him!”
Personally, I love Strax. He makes me giggle. I don’t know if a show with just those three would take off, but it would definitely be interesting to see.
Just don’t let the Stars network get ahold of it like Torchwood…
Don’t read any farther if you haven’t watched the episode yet!
Okay, now that THAT’s out of the way, here we go 🙂
A new episode with a new companion, a new opening sequence and a new TARDIS interior! Oh My! Well what did you think?
First thing’s first. I don’t know what to think of the new TARDIS interior. Of course I want to like it, as I like everything whovian. However, it seems very spacy. I mean, this is a contraption that’s old and barely working. It’s been sitting in the “clouds” so long now that the paint is starting to peel off, but we’re supposed to believe that the Doctor has been tinkering away at the inside to make it look all new? But he left the outside to rot? Maybe it’s because he spent most of his time inside, but the glimpse we saw made it appear that he just sits inside brooding. Call me picky, but this bit bugged me a little.
I do like the nod back to the Ponds. What else would motivate him to snap out of his funk to help someone?
I also really liked the way they re-introduced Jenna-Louise Coleman. There was no trying to hide that she’d been on the show previously. Instead, they wrote it in as a plot twist and gave her a separate story line. A nice little nod that the viewers aren’t stupid and would pick up on seeing her before.
Overall I liked the episode as I almost always do. It’s always fun to see returning characters and meet new ones. Plus, the Doctor is always better with a companion. The show would get pretty boring without one.
On a side note, I received all kinds of whovian gifts for my birthday and Christmas this year. When I get a chance I’ll pop up a few photos for your enjoyment. As usual, I’m short on time so it could take me a while to get around to it.
In the meantime, what were your thoughts on this year’s Christmas special?