I know I’m a little bit late getting this up, but I blame it on this being my first week. An excuse I can milk for pretty much today only.
We knew about Ian McKellen voicing the evil snowmen. I don’t know if Richard E. Grant is actually playing Scrooge – his character’s name is “Doctor Simeon,” and it may or may not be notable that “Doctor” is spelled out in full, like our hero’s moniker – but he certainly looks like a Scrooge-ish character. And we all knew Jenna-Louise Coleman is mighty cute. Somehow I don’t think the whole Clara/Oswin issue is going to be dealt with this soon, however.
For my money, that spiral staircase at the beginning is the coolest, though. And I freakin’ hate climbing stairs, so they must be considerably stunning to win me over.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist