‘Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars - and amongst them, the Doctor.
Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.’
Judging by the image released, we can certainly look forward to the return of the Cybermen and the Silence in the Christmas Special – it looks like being a truly festive cracker of a special.
Doctor Who Christmas Specials: Scenes and Scenery
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.
Doctor Who Christmas Special: Voyage of the Damned
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:
Jenna Coleman talks about working on Doctor Who and her plans for Christmas!
From the 2012 Doctor Who Christmas Special: The Snowmen
With the Christmas Special drawing nigh, insanity levels are rising in the Doctor Who fandom. Expect curiosity about the new companion, frustrated cries of “Moffat!” and a probable resurgence of Pond feels. It is suggested that you give any Whovian friends a cookie and then hunker down until the storm passes.
For those of you looking to create new edits, manips, Tumblr backgrounds, phone lock screens and the like — here are the untagged versions of yesterday’s poster art for The Snowmen. You can download the horizontal one here and the vertical one here. If you make something special with these, LET US KNOW! We love seeing how creative you get with our art.
Speaking of creative… anyone else catch this?