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.
“Everything is alright, isn’t it? With you two? Of course, it is.”
From Pond Life Part 5. Watch all five parts here before Saturday’s premiere of Doctor Who Series 7 on BBC America, BBC One, SPACE, and ABCTV iview
Here it is, the fifth and final installment of Pond Life ahead of this weekend’s series premiere of Doctor Who!
Watch Asylum of the Daleks, the new Doctor Who adventure this weekend on the following channels:
BBC One on Saturday 01 September at 7.20pm
BBC America on Saturday 01 September at 9pm ET
Space (Canada) on Saturday 01 September at 9pm ET
ABC iView (Australia) on 02 September at 5.10am AEST
ABC1 (Australia) on Saturday 08 September at 7.30pm AEST
Prime (New Zealand) on Thursday 13th September at 8pm NZST
Explore more Pond Life on the Pond Life tag page.
Helmic regulator again….
From the Doctor Who Blog:
Pond Life is the new mini-adventure featuring the Doctor, Amy, Rory and some surprise familiar faces! It picks up the story of the Ponds and follows their lives in the way that only Doctor Who can, culminating in a cliff-hanger that leads us into Asylum of the Daleks.
Directed by Saul Metzstein (Dinosaurs on Spaceship/A Town Called Mercy), the first part of Pond Life will premiere on the BBC Doctor Who site at noon (UK time) on Monday (27 August). Part 2 – 5 will be released daily at noon throughout the rest of the week and the omnibus edition will be available online and on the BBC’s Red Button on Saturday, 1 September – the day that the new series returns with Asylum of the Daleks!
Pond Life’s writer, Chris Chibnall (42, The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood) commented, ‘It opens with the Ponds at home and gives us an insight in to just what happens when the Doctor drops in and out of their lives,’ and Caroline Skinner, Executive Producer, described it as ‘beautiful, heartfelt and wickedly funny… a truly heart-warming piece about our best-loved companions and their madcap relationship with their raggedy Doctor.’
In the video above, Executive Producers Steven Moffat and Caro Skinner discuss Pond Life and you can watch Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill introducing the mini-adventure now!
'Pond Life' debuts online Monday, August 27th.
I want this theme song.
From the site:
We are delighted to confirm that the Doctor returns to BBC One on Saturday, 1st September with the incredible, Asylum of the Daleks. But you won’t have to wait until then for new Doctor Who as Pond Life premieres online on Monday, 27th August.
Matt Smith returns as the Doctor and called Asylum of the Daleks ‘a cracker’, adding, ‘Steven [Moffat] has written an absolute belter and we have made the Daleks scary again’. But before that, we have Pond Life to look forward to!
Featuring the Doctor, Amy and Rory, this five-part mini-adventure premieres on this site at noon on Monday with parts 2-5 stripped daily across the week. Written by Chris Chibnall and directed by Saul Metzstein, the omnibus version of Pond Life will be shown on the BBC’s Red Button on Saturday, 1st September.
Chris Chibnall commented, ‘Pond Life provides us with a lovely opportunity to catch-up with Amy and Rory since we saw them at the end of the last series. It opens with the Ponds at home and gives us an insight in to just what happens when the Doctor drops in and out of their lives. Traveling with the Doctor is one of the greatest things you can do, but it’s fun to spend a few moments looking at the chaos he can also bring.’
If you’re looking for the US and Canadian announcements (also premiering September 1st), click here.
This is the official Prequel to Episode 13: The Wedding of River Song. As we know you know, the final episode in Series 6 airs next Saturday, October 1, 9/8p c.
"All questions will be answered. Because this is the day the Doctor dies."
Shall we all wear our Stetsons in solidarity?
Return to the TARDIS and watch an exclusive prequel to the new Doctor Who mid-season premiere, “Let’s Kill Hitler,” written by Executive Producer & Lead Writer Steven Moffat. And don’t miss the return of all new episodes *** premiering Saturday August 27 at 9/8c *** on BBC America.