December 25 grows closer and closer, and while to some that means all the usual Christmas riff-raff, or even the release of 'Django Unchained,' 'Doctor Who' fans know it as the release of the yearly Christmas Special! This year's "The Snowmen" will feature 'The Hobbit' star Ian McKellen voicing the titular creatures, while the Doctor gains a new companion, buy why wait when we've got an all-new prequel mini-sode right here? Who's ready to watch as "Vastra Investigates?"
Earlier today we were talking about new 'Doctor Who' teases from showrunner Steven Moffat himself, laying out what's to come when the series returns in 2013 moving toward the mysterious 50th anniversary special. But why focus on 2013, when the 2012 'Doctor Who' Christmas special "The Snowmen" is mere days away? Check out a brand-new trailer for the upcoming episode, featuring our first taste of 'The Hobbit' star Ian McKellen as "The Snowmen!
For weeks now we've been eagerly anticipating 'Doctor Who's' 2012 Christmas special "The Snowmen," what with the recent photos, trailer, and espeically the revelation that 'The Hobbit' star Ian McKellen would lend his voice to the proceedings. Yet come Christmas day, the special will end and we'll be left wanting until the latter half of series 7 returns in 2013! So what teases does series creator Steven Moffat have to offer of the coming episodes, and what about the 'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary special?
'Doctor Who' has never had any trouble attracting the UK's top actors for guest spots, recent years featuring the likes of Michael Gambon, Kylie Minogue and Timothy Dalton, but its greyest star might have outshone them all. We've been following news of the 2012 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special "The Snowmen" for some time, but no news has been so huge as that of Gandalf himself, Sir Ian McKellen guesting in the episode! Find out who Ian McKellen will bring to life in the 'Doctor Who' universe inside!
For the almost-50 years that the UK's iconic 'Doctor Who' has existed in the realm of the public consciousness, perhaps no token has proved as recognizable, or enduring as The Doctor's legendary method of travel, his blue police box the TARDIS. The good Doctor could certainly not have achieved such notoriety without his legions of dedicated fans, one of whom in Australia has taken it on himself to perfectly re-create the interior of the Doctor's famous box in his home! Are you ready to step inside the real TARDIS?
While the 2012 'Doctor Who' Christmas special "The Snowmen" won't officially debut until - you guessed it - Christmas, The BBC has been kind and generous enough not to make our wait too arduous. In addition to the earlier clips, trailer and photos we've scouted, the network has released an official poster and synopsis of the episode, which will introduce Jenna-Louise Coleman as the Doctor's new companion Clara and pit the two against some seriously wicked snowmen. Ready for a look, then? Geronimo!
Along with drunken relatives, regret, and intolerable cheeriness, one thing about the holidays never fails to entertain: The 'Doctor Who' Christmas special! This years' holiday outing for everyone's favorite Time Lord will introduce our new companion Clara ('Captain America's Jenna-Louise Coleman) as well as bring back a host of Whovian favorites. We've already seen the pulse-pounding trailer for 'The Snowmen" and even a mini-sode preview, but how would you like to see the first photos of the Christmas special?
Sure, the end of the year brings plenty of wonderful things, like Christmas, family, hot chocolate and cuddly-wuddlies (yeah, we said it), but 'Doctor Who' fans know it by something else; a new Christmas special! The Doctor's back, and he's better than ever in the 2012 holiday episode, now that we've all gotten over our grieving from the Ponds' departure. The 2012 Christmas Special will also mark the first official turn of Jenna-Louise Coleman as the Doctor's new companion, so take a look in the trailer and bonus minisode!
Easy fanboys, it's not what you think. We've been hearing a lot of cross-franchise pollination over the past week, particularly since Disney shelled out $4.05 billion for the rights to 'Star Wars,' effectively placing Pixar, Marvel and a galaxy far, far away under the same roof. That collection may grow in the future, but for now, Doctor Who (David Tennant)'s upcoming appearance on 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' is strictly voiceover. Find out who the former Doctor plays inside!
Doctor Who fans, be nervous! Or excited! It all depends on how you feel about the Doctor's current companions Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill). This Saturday in the episode “The Angels Take Manhattan,” the two are set to leave the Doctor (Matt Smith) at 9pm EST, 6pm PST. But before that happens, there's an hour long documentary called "Doctor Who in the U.S." Take a look at a clip from it.