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Madame Vastra, Jenny, & Strax Have A Hilarious Chat In This Doctor Who Webisode

The last mini-episode featuring the unlikely trio of Madame Vastra, Jenny, and Strax was pretty great. This new Doctor Who webisode takes place between “A Good Man Goes to War” and the last Christmas Special, “The Snowmen,” and answers a few questions we were curious about.

(via Blastr)

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  • Jamie Jeans

    That was both incredibly hilarious and also very touching.

  • Angela Fortin

    I want this spinoff so badly OMG.

  • Rachel Campbell

    SO! Dresses then!

  • Christopher LaHaise

    Am I the male one, then?

  • Sarah Granville

    I’m going to need a show with Madame Vastra, Jenny, and Strax solving crimes. Please and thank you!

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    Aw, he’s their special potato friend.

  • Anonymous

    If all of the attention these three characters have been getting *isn’t* a way of assessing their potential for a spinoff series, BBC Wales is dropping the ball. :P

  • Lauren Renee Clayton

    I love this so much! I’m so glad they’ve shown us the back story, and I second Sarah’s demand for a spin-off show with these three! They’re comedy gold!

  • Anonymous

    He’s the last of the Sontaran?

  • Anonymous

    I will continue to say this until my dying day.

    If I don’t get a crossover between Vastra, Jenny and Strax with Jago and Litefoot, there is no God.

  • Anonymous

    He’s the last (only?) one to fight for a noble cause. The rest are pretty much just fighting the Rutan Host.

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    If they’re assessing, they’re doing a lousy job of it. Everytime they show up, there’s three jokes: 1.) Vastra & Jenny are a couple 2.) Strax will kill us on the field of battle 3.) They don’t have skin conditions, they’re aliens.

    If they’re assessing, I hope they’ll come up with with more jokes to pad out a SINGLE episode.

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    Yeah, I don’t remember that either…unless he’s from the future?

  • Anonymous

    Even reused/running gags can be useful. I mean, Nobby Nobbs is basically one long sustained instance of the *same joke* throughout the Discworld books, after all. But those jokes are generally garnishes, rather than the entree. You’re not entirely wrong that they do kind of need to stretch with the material to move forward.

    Unfortunately, this touches on my problem with Moffat as a writer in general. When there’s a co-showrunner or someone he answers to who can nudge him out of established patterns and discourage excesses, he’s a fairly good writer. Absent that, he seems to sometimes fall into a rut of “This worked last time, let’s do it again! Only BIGGER!”

    (But, c’mon, there’s a lot to play with there. A lizard-woman, her wife and a sentient space potato playing Sherlock Holmes? You can have some fun with that.)

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    Moffat’s approach is kind of what I was thinking of. :P He seems like more of a sitcom writer and I don’t think he’s up to the task of expanding the universe.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t you need a man one?

  • Michelle Mista

    They need their own show NOW!!