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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:31 am

Was wondering because I'm completely indifferent about it. Which, in some ways, concerns me.

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Re: Are you excited about this year's Christmas Special?

Post by lucy_who on Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:40 am

Actually, I sort of am. I didn't particularly enjoy this last season, far too relentlessly bleak for my tastes despite liking the team very much indeed, but the Christmas special is reliably cheerful and upbeat. Plus, riffing on The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe sounds fun.

Anyway, by 7pm on Christmas Day I shall be thoroughly off my tits on sherry and won't really care about the finer plot details, so as long as it looks pretty I'll be happy drunken
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Re: Are you excited about this year's Christmas Special?

Post by Hacky on Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:15 am

Over the years, I've been conditioned me to have very low expectations for the Christmas specials, so I'm not excited about the special per se.

However, we may be hosting a little post-Christmas viewing party here where it airs at 9PM so that could make it fun. It's gotten so that we now know several people we know in the real world who are Doctor Who fans.
The girlfriend of our neighbor down the street is a fan (though he is not) as are the new next-door neighbors that moved in over the summer and we had converted our best friend a few years ago.

We've also recently started getting the BBC America channel in HD, so I'm finally at the point where it's less trouble to just sit through adverts than fart around with internet pixies.

What do we know about this special anyway? I haven't been paying attention.
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Post by Zoltar on Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:57 am

Excited? Not really, but I'm not indifferent to it either. I'm sure when I sit down to watch it, whenever that will be, I'll be plenty happy to take in some more Who. The ads for it on BBCA look pretty interesting.

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Re: Are you excited about this year's Christmas Special?

Post by Patrick on Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:07 am

"Excited" is a relative term. I'd describe myself as interested to see how the Moff adapts the premise of Lion, Witch & Wardrobe into a Who setting. Beyond that, I tend not to build up a lot of expectations.

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Re: Are you excited about this year's Christmas Special?

Post by The Co=Ordinator on Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:31 am

lucy_who wrote:Anyway, by 7pm on Christmas Day I shall be thoroughly off my tits on sherry

I would expect nothing less! Razz

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Re: Are you excited about this year's Christmas Special?

Post by barnaby morbius on Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:28 pm

i'm quite looking forward to "great expectations"
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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:34 pm

Perhaps the next companion will be called Pip.

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Re: Are you excited about this year's Christmas Special?

Post by Patrick on Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:35 pm

What the dickens are we talking about here?

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Re: Are you excited about this year's Christmas Special?

Post by The Browncoat Cat on Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:37 pm

I actually enjoyed last year's Christmas Special a good deal more than I enjoyed some the regular episodes in Series 32. This year's Christmas Special looks fab and groovy too. I just hope that all the episodes in the upcoming Series 33 will be as good as The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe.
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Re: Are you excited about this year's Christmas Special?

Post by Starfighter Pilot on Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:25 am

I'm quite looking forward to it as I am all of the Christmas/New Year break. Just got to somehow survive one more week at work first!
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Re: Are you excited about this year's Christmas Special?

Post by Rich Flair on Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:13 am

I used to count the days to the excellent Xmas specials, until last year put me off. I'll watch it this year, of course, but I have low expectations and haven't even bothered to watch the trailer.
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Re: Are you excited about this year's Christmas Special?

Post by The Co=Ordinator on Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:17 am

Rich Flair wrote:haven't even bothered to watch the trailer.

Likewise.

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Re: Are you excited about this year's Christmas Special?

Post by Hacky on Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:56 am

I've watched the prequel and trailers but still don't have a good feel for whether it will be any good.
The Christmas Carol one was less bad than the Kylie on the space Titanic one. That was my least-favorite of the bunch.
They try too hard to be Christmassy. I'd settle for a good old formulaic base-under-siege that happens to be set at Christmas. Maybe with Ice Warriors at the North Pole. And no pop singers.
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Re: Are you excited about this year's Christmas Special?

Post by lucy_who on Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:06 am

I never watch the trailers cos I'm a spoilerphobe, but caught a little bit by accident. There's lots of snow...
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Re: Are you excited about this year's Christmas Special?

Post by Patrick on Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:25 am

I wrote an article for Celestial Toyroom recently about the Christmas specials, and it comes down the formula used by the two Exec Producers at the time.

With RTD, what you had was a deconstruction of Christmas traditions, so as to find something that could be turned nasty: Christmas trees that turn into buzz saws, floating ornament bombs, Santa bands that turn out to be hired assassins, a traditional Victorian Christmas with a well known Who monster shoved into it. Even Mr. Copper's fractured Christmas history ("they eat the people from Turkey," or "Just be careful, any day now, they start boxing.")

The Moff, on the other hand, takes a theme found in a traditional Christmas story, and adapts it to his own version of the Whoniverse. He borrowed Dicken's theme of the redemptive value of Christmas for his story last year, with heavily borrowed elements from his own short story, "Continuity Errors." This year, he's adapting C.S. Lewis's first tales of Narnia novel, and I think should prove interesting to see how well he succeeds.

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Re: Are you excited about this year's Christmas Special?

Post by stanmore on Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:31 pm

I love the Christmas specials! Last year's was a magical, dreamlike story - an example of what The Moff can do whilst freed from the shackles of his overarching grand scheme.
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Re: Are you excited about this year's Christmas Special?

Post by lucy_who on Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:40 pm

I quite enjoyed last year's. Actually I've quite enjoyed them all, but last year I was completely sober too.

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Re: Are you excited about this year's Christmas Special?

Post by The Co=Ordinator on Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:30 am

Hard to believe............

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Re: Are you excited about this year's Christmas Special?

Post by lucy_who on Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:39 am

The Co=Ordinator wrote:Hard to believe............
:p

I saw it on repeat (Boxing Day?) cos I was in hospital over Christmas last year - I'd just been released and was on a pharmocopia of antibiotics. Not the best Christmas evah, that one... Rolling Eyes

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Re: Are you excited about this year's Christmas Special?

Post by The Co=Ordinator on Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:47 am

I sincerely hope this one is a quinitillion times better for you Supreme One.

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Re: Are you excited about this year's Christmas Special?

Post by lucy_who on Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:50 am

The Co=Ordinator wrote:I sincerely hope this one is a quinitillion times better for you Supreme One.

Short of being deported to North Korea or getting poo in my stocking, I can't see how it could be worse Very Happy

My sister did accuse me of going to extreme lengths to avoid going to our parents for Christmas though... Laughing
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Re: Are you excited about this year's Christmas Special?

Post by Hacky on Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:22 am

A good fertilizer manure in the stocking wouldn't be so bad, would it?
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Re: Are you excited about this year's Christmas Special?

Post by lucy_who on Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:50 am

Yes. Yes it would.
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Re: Are you excited about this year's Christmas Special?

Post by stanmore on Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:12 am

It's a little sad that there isn't the same level of giddy excitement for a new episode that there has been for the rediscovery of old episodes, especially when the old episodes in question are known to be of... questionable... quality.
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