I am not the resident Doctor Who-head in the Crisis On Infinite Midlives Home Office – those duties fall to Amanda and Lance Manion, who as children both thrilled to the adventures of the Fourth Doctor on PBS during the early 80s while I was instead busy flipping around the channels saying, “Dad? Why is that freak in the scarf arguing with a crappy Artoo-Deetoo knockoff on an obviously cardboard spaceship? Could we get a VCR so I can watch the actual Star Wars and not be subjected to bankrupt English people playacting?”
Amanda and Lance have since changed my mind about the Doctor- if everyone has “their” Doctor, mine’s Christopher Eccleston – so I have a certain level of excitement about the Doctor Who Christmas Special coming up on, well, Christmas. The concept of a Christmas Special is apparently a particularly British tradition in television – do a six episode “series,” take a little nap, drink a little tea, do a quick Christmas special, and then binge drink on lager while arguing whether Tom Baker could kick Matt Smith’s ass, or vice versa, all while pretending that they don’t know full well that Han Solo cold kill them both before they hit the ground. But I digress.
This special looks to properly introduce new Companion, Jenna-Louise Coleman, with the Doctor battling evil, supernatural snowmen. And based on the latest teaser, these Snowmen look to be a threat as creepy and dangerous as the Weeping Angels… provided the Weeping Angels could be destroyed by fire, or perhaps a warmish late-winter day.
Don’t believe me? Well, you can check that trailer out after the jump.