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Matt McGloin

Doctor Who Christmas Special (2011): "The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe" Teaser Spoilers


We are just eight days shy of the 2011 Doctor Who Christmas Special, "The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe," how about some teasers?!

Possible spoilers below:

The pre-titles sequence may just be the most audacious cliffhanger in Doctor Who history.
If I knew what the laws of physics were I could confidently say that it leaves them broken, sobbing and crying for Mummy Physics.
Listen out for references to no less than two Peter Davison era stories: one a direct wink to the fans, one possibly unintentional.
There’s also a call-out to Christopher Eccleston tale “The End Of The World”.
What is it with this incarnation of the Doctor and taps?
If the Doctor ever gives you a present, it will probably take the form of a blue box. Well, naturally. Do not open it before Christmas.
Time Lord wisdom #1: Panthers are terrifying.
Time Lord wisdom #2: There’s no such thing as foretelling.
Time Lord wisdom #3: Doors are irresistible.
It’s considerably more linear than last year’s Christmas special.
It’s directed with style, filled with a fine sense of period atmosphere (think People’s Friend covers) and studded with memorable visuals: some moments feel folkloric, others trade in the kind of juicy juxtaposition that Doctor Who’s always been so brilliant at, colliding two realities together.
Cake mix: Enid Blyton, with a pinch of Douglas Adams, a sprig of Star Wars and perhaps a buried sixpence in the form of Jason And The Argonauts.
It lines up alongside The Green Death as one of Doctor Who’s more ecologically-minded stories.
You may even feel a pang of conscience as you look at your Christmas tree. Now that’s subversive, Mr Moffat.
Matt Smith delivers a smile that will smash your heart to pieces.
Doctor Who “The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe” will be shown on BBC One at 7pm on Christmas Day, ( And on BBC America at 9pm/ SPACE 8pm ) Australia airs on ABC TV on Boxing Day . . .
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