Doctor Who Christmas Special – New Trailer & Madame Vastra Prequel

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The time grows near for that special day we’ve all been waiting for.  It’s the day we’re visited by the jolly man who brings us all joy and wonder, makes us believe in things we never thought possible, and wears a special wardrobe recognized the world over.  Santa Claus you say?  Nah, I’m referring to the Doctor and the tradition of having a Doctor Who Christmas Special.  This is something I and my family have come to look forward to perhaps more than Christmas itself.

As the time grows nearer, we’re all salivating for what’s ahead and scratching at our computer screens for more tidbits, more pictures, and more video.  Well scratch no more my friends because there are a couple of new videos out to help soothe your aching for Gallifreyan antics in a Christmas setting.

The first video is a short, exclusive trailer from BBC America and while it’s only 30 seconds long I’m more than happy to have any snippet of Whovian delicacies.  As with all the previous Who trailers on BBC America the voice-over is done by the ubiquitous Mark Sheppard.

The second video comes from the big Beeb herself (BBC) and is another prequel video featuring Madame Vastra and her friends.  They’re continuing their investigative duties in Victorian England whilst simultaneously confounding the humans they encounter.  Usually the confusion is over what exactly Vastra and Strax are, but in this little vignette we see Vastra and Jenny reveal something that leaves a gentleman quite flustered, much to their delight.

Read on after watching the videos because there’s something new coming to Doctor Who and the word is directly from the BBC’s own website so it’s no rumor.

 

New BBC America Exclusive Trailer:

 

Doctor Who: The Snowmen Prequel – Vastra Investigates:

 

I promised you “something new” was coming to Doctor Who beginning with the Christmas Special and what follows was taken directly from the BBC’s own Doctor Who site.

Revamped Theme Tune and Opening Title Sequence

Something cold, something new…Not only will we be treated to a ‘new’ TARDIS during The Snowmen (Christmas Day at 5.15pm), but the episode will premiere a revamped theme tune and opening title sequence.

We can’t give too much away about the new-look titles except to say they are wonderfully dramatic and striking, with a couple of unexpected touches. In short, they’re a perfect way to welcome back the Doctor!

And fans of the famous Doctor Who theme tune needn’t worry… This new arrangement remains true to the original, written by Ron Grainer back in 1963, but on Christmas Day you’ll hear it as it’s never sounded before. This latest version is more thrilling and powerful but retains that slightly scary quality that remains stirring no matter how many times you catch it.

To enjoy the revamped theme tune and opening title sequence, make sure you’re watching The Snowmen on BBC One, Christmas Day at 5.15pm.

 

There’s not much news about it yet, but it seems the TARDIS interior is getting a makeover as well.  More reason to tune in Christmas Day, as if we really needed more reason!

 

 

 

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Tom Gardiner