As has become tradition for the BBC and Doctor Who fans, last night saw the premiere of the 2011 Doctor Who Christmas Special, this year “The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe” has been called by some, the mother of all Doctor Who episodes, and the best episode of Doctor who ever! EVER!

Did you see it?  What did you think?  Use the comment section to share your thoughts, spoilers, and reactions to the episode.

Aaaaaaannnnnnnd…. go.


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  1. max
    December 26, 2011 at 9:20 am — Reply

    it was alright. couldn’t really expect it to be as good as the chistmas carol one though. THAT was amazing.

  2. Rob
    December 26, 2011 at 12:46 pm — Reply

    A solid episode with strong performances from the whole cast even the inevetable comedy camios.
    For those playing Moffat bingo, the power of love, stunt casting, everybody lives.

  3. Jason
    December 26, 2011 at 1:34 pm — Reply

    I was disappointed by it actually. In my opinion it was kind of weak. I didn’t much like the characters and the comic relief was all too brief, while the resolution was clumsily foreshadowed and wasn’t much of one. (What happened to the rest of the crew of the bomber?)

    I did like the start and the reference to the 5th doctor storyline (Caves of Androzani) was nice, and the epilogue with Amy Pond was heartfelt and welcome. Would have liked to have seen more of that. I agree it didn’t stand up to the Christmas carol from the previous year.

  4. Arbor Day
    December 26, 2011 at 4:51 pm — Reply

    Saw most of it coming, but the one thing that got me was the end where The Doctor almost shed a tear of happyness.

  5. Baron Munchausen
    January 24, 2012 at 5:48 am — Reply

    This episodes swung to both ends of the spectrum for me. There were some very touching parts full of sentiment that moved me, and some ham handed attempts at Christmas miracles happiness. Why had the Doctor never seen evidence of clear cutting on his previous visits? Which trees survived from the last harvest to develop a plan? Why was the plan to become light, store themselves in someone’s head (best to be a mother’s as it hurt a “weak” Doctor, but never harmed or seemed to strain the son to wear the empty crown) and then leave as light? Can’t light escape most planet’s gravity? What is it about the Time Lords being wiped from existence ( but heard of in rumors by most advanced species) that opens up the time vortex to every vertebrate or seedling with delusions of grandure? What function did the male tree person play? I thought that the family was trying to visit an uncle at that big house, what happened to the resident(s) of the house? Why was the Doctor so Hell bent on making Christmas fantastic if he did not know there was trouble? Did the mother open the time vortex, allow the plane into the vortex, lead it along ( while being followed by a 1940’s airplane piloting unprotected IN THE TIME VORTEX!) and then drag it to Christmas morning?
    Okay, there were emotional parts I liked, making this better than last year’s Christmas special ( which I can only compliment by saying that they did not rip off, but rather paid homage to, Charles Dickens), but I was disappointed at the end of the episode.

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