Christmas Specials

50 years celebrating the Rescuer

Now that the dust has settled on the excitement of the Day of the Doctor anniversary celebration, it’s time to ponder how this new epic plot twist affects the parable we have noted so far…..if indeed at all. In the anniversary special the three Doctors managed not only to save the humans from shape shifting […]

Wilfred at the heart of coincidence: The end of time!

I had a grandad called Willfred. He was lots of silly fun. He let you mess up his hair, and punch him in the stomach, and laugh at his silly sayings and doings. But he would also give you lots of attention. There were endless games and unhurried walks on the beach. He would give […]

The reluctant saviour

Madame Vastra: The Doctor is not kind. Clara: No? Madame Vastra: No. The Doctor doesn’t help people, not anyone, not ever. He stands above this world and doesn’t interfere in the affairs of its inhabitants. He is not your salvation nor your protector. Do you understand what I am saying to you? Clara: Words. Vastra: […]

The Champion of Christmas

Sycorax Leader: You stand as this world’s champion!? The Doctor: Thank you. I’ve no idea who I am but that you’ve just summed me up. Merriam-Webster dictionary tells me that a “champion” is a warrior or fighter, an advocate or defender, one that does battle for another’s rights or honour OR a winner of first […]

Awaiting the 2012 Christmas Special?

Well it’s only 14 days until Christmas, approximately. This means Whovians everywhere are also anticipating the 2012 DOCTOR WHO Christmas special “The Snowmen” and the (proper) arrival of the new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman, or “Clara”. I gather you are such a person, since you are here reading this, so I suppose I should include not […]

The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe

This 2011 Christmas Special sees the Doctor using another ‘alias’ when he introduces himself to Madge Arwell and her two children, Lily and Cyril as ‘The Caretaker’, but not just of their Uncle Digby’s house in Dorset where they plan to spend Christmas away from the ‘Blitz’ in WWII London; apparently he intends to ‘take […]

A Christmas Carol

‘On every world, wherever people are, in the deepest part of the winter, at the exact midpoint, everybody stops, and turns, and hugs, as if to say “Well done. Well done, everyone! We’re halfway out of the dark.” Back on Earth, we called this Christmas, or the Winter Solstice. On this world, the first settlers […]

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