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We can't resist sharing: the trailer for DOCTOR WHO – THE SNOWMEN will send a chill down your spine!

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So, as you know, this site is called The Movies but now and then we make a slight exception for one series, and one series only: Doctor Who. We would like to think that the loophole is the fact that every episode is almost cinematic in scope, with writing that puts most Hollywood blockbusters to shame. 

Factor in that the trailer I am about to show you is for a standalone Christmas special, and I think we are quite safe…you know, except from giant snowmen with teeth.

The Snowmen, the first Doctor Who feature since the Kleenex-destroying departure of the Ponds, will be the first episode to feature Jenna-Louise Coleman as the Doctor’s new companion, and she seems a feisty one! Well, it is actually her second appearance in the season…or is it the first? Damn you Doctor, damn you and your wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey stuff!

The episode also sees the return of a few of the Doctor’s old friends, including Madame Vastra and her consort, Jenny. Richard E. Grant stars as the villianous Simeon, who seems to unleash a horde of evil Snowmen on a snow-clad city. Knowing Doctor Who, it will be substantially more high-concept than that, so I can’t wait!

I can be honest with all of you – this trailer has me more excited than any other trailers I have seen thus far, but once you have a taste for Doctor Who, nothing else will ever quite be enough.

Take a look:


Last Updated: November 19, 2012


  1. Tracy Benson

    November 19, 2012 at 12:03

    I haven’t watched any of season 7 yet, is the trailer for the Christmas Special spoiler-y?


    • Darryn_Bonthuys

      November 19, 2012 at 12:05

      Yes, yes it is. Because Matt Smith has a blabber-mouth in the beginning promo bit.


      • Rincethis

        November 19, 2012 at 12:41

        Getting impression you are not a Smith fan?! Or have you not managed to get Tennant out of your system (I think he was the best Dr actually).


        • Darryn_Bonthuys

          November 19, 2012 at 12:43

          I think Smith is magnificent in the role actually, but as for my favourite Doctor? That honour goes to Eccleston as the Ninth. Loved his interpretation.


          • Rincethis

            November 19, 2012 at 12:46

            I thought Eccleston was awesome too. Would have been nice to have seen him in a few more seasons, alas.

  2. Darryn_Bonthuys

    November 19, 2012 at 12:06

    I HATED last years Christmas Special. It just went far too overboard with the whole Yuletide theme. Hopefully this year can produce something more akin to the 2010 special, which was magnificent.


  3. Rincethis

    November 19, 2012 at 12:21

    What ep did season 7 finish on? I keep getting the feeling that I have missed some (damn you piratebaylikesite…)


    • Darryn_Bonthuys

      November 19, 2012 at 12:36

      Mid Season break right now. The current last episode is The Angels Take Manhattan, with the Xmas special leading into the rest of season 7 next year.


      • Rincethis

        November 19, 2012 at 12:40

        Ah, I see. Cool, haven’t missed anything yet. Thought Angels take Manhattan was rather damn good.


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