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Old 12-29-14, 05:02 PM
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Re: Doctor Who 2014 Christmas Special -- “Last Christmas” -- 12/25/14

I really enjoyed this episode. Best Christmas episode since A Christmas Carol (for me). The whole meeting Santa thing felt like an old Doctor Who comic strip from the 60s. Just more complex (and without John & Gillian). I loved it!

Happy to see Clara will still be around next series.
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Re: Doctor Who 2014 Christmas Special -- “Last Christmas” -- 12/25/14

A wonderful heartfelt episode for the holidays. Perfect storyline to include Santa.

I've never cared much for Clara, but she was perfect in this ep and I'm actually looking forward to the next season. Hopefully, they're past the "breaking in" of the new Doctor and they can have some fun (and horrifying!) adventures next year.
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Re: Doctor Who 2014 Christmas Special -- “Last Christmas” -- 12/25/14

Best Christmas special yet, by far.

Loved that line about Santa's bag. I always wanted that scene to play out in DW but could never figure out a way.
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Re: Doctor Who 2014 Christmas Special -- “Last Christmas” -- 12/25/14

Originally Posted by Shazam View Post
Best Christmas special yet, by far.
Agreed. Although I wish they had written a ending better than the "Santa Ex Machina" one in the episode.
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Old 12-31-14, 07:35 PM
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Re: Doctor Who 2014 Christmas Special -- “Last Christmas” -- 12/25/14

They had to change the ending since Jenna decided to stay.
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Re: Doctor Who 2014 Christmas Special -- “Last Christmas” -- 12/25/14

From what I've heard, the original ending had old Clara dying in The Doctor's arms. There's quite a bit of foreshadowing throughout the episode, from the title "The Last Christmas" to the Doctor's comment that they weren't all necessarily from the same 'time' during the sleigh ride, that this was the case. Also seemed like they were setting Shona up to be the next companion.

But then Jenna decided not to leave and they re-worked the ending so that the Doctor visiting old Clara was just another dream.

Also wonder if they weren't going a little meta by casting Dan Starkey as Ian the Elf. Since he was part of the dream, the Doctor (or Clara) worked Strax in there.
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Re: Doctor Who 2014 Christmas Special -- “Last Christmas” -- 12/25/14

I really wasn't paying attention to the names of the arctic dream team... was Shona the one dancing through the sleepers?
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Re: Doctor Who 2014 Christmas Special -- “Last Christmas” -- 12/25/14

I enjoyed it and I'm glad Clara is sticking around.

In my mind the face huggers didn't physically exist in the real world at all, but were physical representations in the dream world of what were actually purely psychic parasites. It doesn't match what was shown on screen, but it makes more sense to me.
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Re: Doctor Who 2014 Christmas Special -- “Last Christmas” -- 12/25/14

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I really wasn't paying attention to the names of the arctic dream team... was Shona the one dancing through the sleepers?
yes.

there was speculation that she called the doctor "the magician" and the first episode of 2015 is called Magician's Apprentice = she is the new companion.
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Re: Doctor Who (S8E10) -- "In the Forest of the Night" -- 10/25/14

I'm way behind on finishing this past season, but just watched this last night. Wow, in my opinion this was the worst episode of Doctor Who since it's return. It was completely unengaging, didn't make sense, everyone doing things out of character, and was a total throwaway episode.
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