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You’ll Never Believe Who’s Voicing The Snowmen In The Doctor Who Christmas Special


We’re still a few weeks off from seeing this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special but that doesn’t mean other people haven’t gotten a glimpse. We know there’s going to be creepy snowmen involved but we didn’t know they’d have actual personalities. We now know they do thanks to one, very special person. Who is it? We’ll leave this huge spoiler until after the jump but I will say this – it’s someone we adore here at The Mary Sue. 

This is actually one of those times I regret writing about things I love for a living (believe me, they are few and far between). While I try to avoid spoilers for the most part, a lot of times, it’s just not possible. I don’t even consider casting announcements spoilers but seeing as how this one was kept completely under wraps until now, I’m bummed I’m ruined for it.

Ok, that’s your last warning.

The information comes from a preview of the episode by Radio Times (beware if you click over, it’s right in the title). Among a brief breakdown of “The Snowmen,” they drop a bomb. Sir Ian McKellen is voicing the snowmen! All of them, from what I can gather. Guess we can add Snowmen to his “Get Over It” geek list.

I can imagine it took a lot of schedule juggling to get him on the long-running sci-fi show. He’s of course been very busy with everything having to do with The Hobbit lately. But wow, this is huge. I couldn’t wait to see the episode before but now I’m really excited. I just hope I’m not scared of McKellen afterward. Now can we please work on getting Sir Patrick Stewart on the show?

There’s a few other big spoilers for the episode at the Radio Times link (I even had to blur my vision while scanning it) but it’s there if you want to know more details about “The Snowmen.” What do you think, is this cool or is this cool?

(via Blastr)

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  • Travis Fischer

    Gandalf the White… Christmas.

  • http://twitter.com/lysana Brenda/Lysana/either

    No, but Moffat and Doctor Who in general seem determined to make the most innocuous things horrifying. First angel statues, now snowmen. What next, teddy bears? Hedgehogs?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Sager/1098594899 Matthew Sager

    You just made my holiday season.

  • http://twitter.com/i_Read Emily S.

    Definitely hedgehogs ;p

  • Anonymous

    So is it now official: every British actor who ever lived has been on Doctor Who?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=658295430 Calum Syers

    Between Harry Potter and Doctor Who, I believe so.

  • ALittleBitNerdy

    Hey, if they’re doing a hedgehog episode, we can get Martin Freeman to guest star!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ashe.samuels Ashe P. Samuels

    Ian McKellen makes everything better. It’s a proven fact.

  • http://twitter.com/TechnoMistress Lisa Liscoumb

    If they made it hamsters, they could get Richard Hammond from Top Gear… just saying…

  • Lorna Pelayo

    I can hear the geeky carolers (ok, caroler. But I’m singing this):

    I’m dreaming of a White Gandalf
    the one who saves the fellowship
    He has died but that’s okay
    that’s alriiiiiiiight!
    because he will come back to life!

    (off-key of course)

  • http://www.facebook.com/haaris.m.qureshi Haaris Mahmood Qureshi

    Sir Patrick Stewart? He hasn’t yet.

  • Anonymous

    Have you seen this video? I was doing some searching for spoilers for the Doctor Who Christmas Special 2012 and I stumbled upon this on YouTube. Someone has recorded the BBC filming the episode in Bristol, UK and uploaded the whole scene to YouTube. It’s really well done as well! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7q1P5–ZWw

  • Anonymous

    Have you seen this video? I was doing some searching for spoilers for the Doctor Who Christmas Special 2012 and I stumbled upon this on YouTube. Someone has recorded the BBC filming the episode in Bristol, UK and uploaded the whole scene to YouTube. It’s really well done as well! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7q1P5–ZWw