Doctor Who vs The Yeti - Merry Christmas!

Written By: Ken Hulsey
Sources: Bleeding Cool / Hero Press

It seems that the Doctor's nemesis in this years Christmas special will be none other than the Yeti according to the UK fan site The site was lucky enough to score an image of the new design for cyborg creature from non other than BBC production designer Peter Mckinstry who has done work for not only "Doctor Who", but "Torchwood" and the "Sarah Jane Adventures" as well.

Despite only appearing in only three episodes of the long running UK sci fi series, the Yeti have remained a fan favorite and their return to the series has been rumored since it's rebirth in 2005.

To catch everyone up, the Yeti were first encountered by the Doctor's second incarnation, played by Patrick Troughton in the episode, "The Abominable Snowmen", and then again later in "The Web of Fear".

It was revealed that these creatures were not actually living cryptids at all, but robots controlled by Great Intelligence, a race of omnipotent beings with aspirations to conquer and rule the Earth.

At first, the Yeti were just meant to keep trespassers away from the aliens secret base in the Himalayas, but in future episodes they became actual foot soldiers brandishing weapons.

There has been some debate in Doctor Who circles on whether the robot Yeti were designed to merely resemble the legendary wild-men of Tibetan folklore or if their appearance actually was responsible for the numerous sightings of the creatures throughout history.

Thankfully sci fi television series like "Doctor Who" and "The Six Million Dollar Man" have given us the real scoop on both Bigfoot, and the Yeti, they are just giant robots controlled by aliens. That makes far more sense than a bunch of undiscovered primates running around now doesn't it?

Hopefully the appearance of these classic monsters can inject some life into the series, which since the departure of actor David Tennant (The Doctor is now played by Matt Smith), and writer/producer Russell T Davies, has been rather stale.

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  1. New season is stale? Really!? It won me over first episode and I was complaining a lot before hand.
    I thought last (mini)season was pretty weak though.

  2. Stale ..... alas, yes, very I'm afraid.

    When I wrote back in 2005 that Doctor Who was the best sci fi show on television, it really was. Now it isn't even the best sci fi show in the UK.

    Torchwood and Being Human are far superior at this point. Better written and better acted shows.

    I've been a Doctor Who fan since the late 1970s when the show first started airing here in the Us on PBS. Since then I have gone back into the BBC video catalog to discover the old episodes and they are all excellent.

    That being said, I can say that the 11th Docotor played by Matt smith is by far the most uniteresting of the bunch.

    It's hard sometimes to figure out if he is just a bad actor ..... or the writing is so bad that he has nothing to work with.

    I also have to say that the recent episode "Amy's Choice" was by far the most predictable episode of "Doctor Who" that I have ever seen.

    I almost didn't care if they all froze to death at the end.

    The one thing that kinda sazes the show is the companion Amy Pond played by Karen Gillan. She is cute, perky, and actually gets a good line every once and a while.

    That being said, it is obvious that here character is supposed to be a younger version of Donna Noble, but ultimately the character falls way short.

    What I really think hurts the show here in America is that BBC America keeps showing the older, and a million times better, episodes with Eccleston and David Tennant.

    When you see how good those are, the new episodes really fall flat.

    There once was a time not too long ago that I couldn't wait for new episodes of Doctor Who. Now, if I miss one, it's no big deal.