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