This Story: Series 7, Story 6. Production Code 7.8
Overall: Story 231, Episode 796
Airdate: 25 Dec 2012
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Saul Metzstein.
- There were three prequels for this story. The first was “The Great Detective“, the second was “Vastra Investigates“, and the third was “The Battle Of Demons Run — Two Days Later“.
- The Doctor’s face appears in the opening titles for the first time since Survival Episode 3 on 6 Dec 1989, albeit in a far less “in your face” (no pun intended) version.
- Marks the first time an actor in Doctor Who has died on screen more than once, but with different characters in different stories.
- I believe officially this is not considered part of “Series 7”, but a special wedged in between the two halves of Series 7. However, I’m counting in the run, as it was produced in-between episodes made for the second half of the series. Not 100% sure on that, though. But it doesn’t affect the Episode or story count as it would get one either way.
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#DoctorWhoMarathon Ep 796 - The Snowmen (Story 231, Serial 7.8) - 25 Dec 2012 #DoctorWho 1/2— jᎾᎬ sᎥᎬᎶᏞᎬᏒ (@JoeSiegler) September 3, 2023
Xmas special in the middle of Season 7, which got split into two years. Few fun things - has a revamp of the titles, but includes the Doctor's face in there for the first time since… pic.twitter.com/iXTp3MfdTY
#DoctorWhoMarathon Ep 796 - The Snowmen (Story 231, Serial 7.8) - 25 Dec 2012 #DoctorWho 2/2— jᎾᎬ sᎥᎬᎶᏞᎬᏒ (@JoeSiegler) September 3, 2023
Some nice interactions between Clara & Vastra when Clara is looking for the Doctor. Clara gets the Doctor out of his funk by using the word "Pond", which I thought was a nice use of the… pic.twitter.com/x5mhPNJjne