Sunday, January 8, 2017

Doctor Who: Let It Snow...

Hi there! I'm Dave-El and here at the Fortress of Ineptitude, winter has made itself very known by dropping about a half foot or more of snow around us. I'm writing this on a Saturday and the joy of so much snow is still with me. By the time it posts on Sunday, eh, not so much. 

Speaking of Sunday, that's usually Doctor Who day here at the old blog thing. And as the subject of snow is front and center in my corner of the world, let's a take a moment to look at the Doctor and his relationship to snow. 

The first time we see snow in the modern era is in the 3rd episode of Series 1 with the 9th Doctor and Rose visiting Victorian England. 

The next encounter with snow was at the end of The Christmas Invasion and the debut of the 10th Doctor. 

However that snow was the result of a spaceship full of aliens being blown up in the upper atmosphere. So if you stuck your tongue out to catch some snow... ewww. 

It became a bit of a running gag in Doctor Who that whatever snow the Doctor encountered in the Christmas specials was artificially induced. It wasn't until The Next Doctor that the Doctor gets to see real snow again... and he had to go back to Victorian England for it. 

Of course there's the option of finding snow on other worlds.

Like on the Ood's world.

Or the planet of the living trees the 11th Doctor visited.

Or the world where the 12th Doctor met River Song again in the 2015 Christmas special. Whatever the occasion, the Doctor does seem to love snow a lot. Perhaps because of his childhood spent in the hot desert plains outside the Time Lord capital on Gallifrey, he prefers the brisk invigorating chill of a snowy day.  

Of course in the Doctor's world, sometimes snow can become something not so benevolent. 


But for the most part, snow in Doctor Who is a good thing, enjoyed by the 9th, 10th and 11th Doctors....

...and the 12th as well. 


...who's gonna dig out the TARDIS? 

Thanks for reading. I'll be with another post tomorrow. Until then, remember to be good to one another.   

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