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Doctor Who Prequel to The Snowmen: Vastra Investigates
Madame Vastra, the fabled Lizard Woman of Paternoster Row, knew death in many shapes and forms. But perhaps one of the most bizarre of these was death by snow…
On a cold day in December, two young boys, tired of sweeping snow from the workhouse yard, decide to build a snowman – and are confronted with a strange and grisly mystery. In horrified fascination, they watch as their snowman begins to bleed…
The search for answers to this impossible event will plunge Harry into the most hazardous – and exhilarating – adventure of his life. He will encounter a hideous troll. He will dine with a mysterious parlour maid. And he will help The Great Detective, Madame Vastra, save the world from the terrifying Devil in the Smoke.
Also: here’s the Tumblr of the artist who illustrated the cover:
A few weeks ago I designed the cover for the new Doctor Who BBC e-book, ‘Devil in the Smoke’ (a prequel to the Christmas Special). It is published on 18 December.
Watch the first prequel here: The Great Detective
Doctor Who: The Snowmen premieres Christmas Day!
UK - 5:15pm on BBC One
Canada - 9E/6P on Space (Canada)
Australia - Boxing Day, Wednesday 26 December 2012 at 7.30pm on ABC1
New Zealand - Boxing Day, Wednesday 26 December 2012 at 8.30pm on Prime
Germany - Wednesday 26 December 2012 (Time TBA) on Fox Germany
Program your alarms accordingly.
There’s a great deal to look forward to in the Christmas Special. The Doctor is back, Jenna-Louise Coleman returns, there are scary snowmen in Victorian London and the sinister Doctor Simeon, played by Richard E Grant, is up against the Time Lord. And apart from all of this, we say hello again to Madame Vastra, Jenny Flint and Strax, last seen in The Great Detective. These three remarkable friends debuted in A Good Man Goes to War and now form three-quarters of the Paternoster Gang, with the Doctor himself the fourth member of the team. We can’t wait to see them back and to celebrate their return we’ve created their own sections of the site where you can learn more about them and check out their clips and galleries.
Direct links to the pages:
Click through for full and alternate sized versions.
Also: we are now declaring this the official Doctor Who Tumblr holiday greeting this year: Sontar-ho-ho-ho!
From the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special: The Snowmen
'Madame Vastra n Jenny' by SirLemoncurd
Jenny and Madame Vastra by Mudron
Inspired by Utagawa Toyokuni’s Tale of the Genji and Kuniyoshi’s “47 Ronin” print series.
Here it is! Matt and a friend host the prequel to the 2012 Doctor Who Christmas Special: The Snowmen.
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We’ll be posting the trailer and
four FIVE new images later today!