Doctor Who Christmas Special Recap: Everything Old Is New Again

Back when it was announced that Steven Moffat was taking over for Russell T. Davies, he made a comment in an early interview about how his take on Doctor Who would be like a series of "dark fairy tales." Likely realizing that phrase wasn’t the most conducive to garnering sci-fi fan support, he recanted the statement not long after, saying he’d misspoke, or whatever kind of jive doublespeak a showrunner uses when he has to cover his ass. In any case, while Moffat’s version of the series proper doesn’t warrant the label, his Christmas specials are most certainly dark fairy tales, and "The Snowmen" continues the tradition, although it centers around a Doctor in a decidedly less-than-festive mood. Read More...


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