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Doctor Who Christmas Trailer! A touch of Female Gothic in this Victorian Christmas.

November 17th, 2012 at 8:09

Tansythoughts under the cut.

General squeefulness from me, especially at the nod to Jenna Louise Coleman’s previous appearance in the introduction. They SO know something they are not telling. I am also really enjoying the ongoing relationship that “New Who” is developing between the Victorian era and particularly its Christmassy icons and the show. Plus, two of my favourite supporting aliens are back, FINALLY!

But mostly I love the little detail that “Clara” (if that IS her name, I trust nothing Mr Moffat) is a governess. Talk about embracing the traditions of Victorian literature. After all, the female Gothic can be summed up as ‘girl meets (tall, dark, handsome) house, which is possibly already inhabited by crazy/attractive strange man’ and what is that if not the current definition of Doctor Who?

NEW ERA! I’m excited.

EDIT:

Okay, the first time around I missed that there is a whole prequel Minisode AS WELL, packed with Madam Vastra, Jenny, and Strax. Hooray!

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5 Responses to “Doctor Who Christmas Trailer! A touch of Female Gothic in this Victorian Christmas.”

  1. Paul Weimer (@PrinceJvstin) Says:

    Nice! Looking forward to this. A holiday tradition for me now!

  2. Katharine Says:

    Bring on Christmas! I’m glad her name is still going to be Clara and I can’t WAIT to see how they explain it all!

    And yay, angsty Doctor. Usually so much more chance of throwback lines to other Doctors when he’s like this.

  3. Kezzie Says:

    Thanks for sharing this! I’m really looking forward to seeing this. My only bug-bear with the recent Doctors is we are ALWAYS on Earth. (Understandable for Christmas) I’d have thought with all the amazing possibilities, that the BBC would make more of alien landscapes instead of it always being on Earth or hovered in a spaceship above Earth! It’s getting a bit boring! I really hope she is still the same character from the dalek adventure- she was fab!

  4. Kezzie Says:

    ….ok, maybe not ALL the time, but more often than not!

  5. Sean the Blogonaut Says:

    Okay am interested. Did think the last episode was one of the best despite Pond not being my favourite.

    Ok I’ll admit it I bawled.

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