The 602 Club 12: It's a Wonderful Life Doctor / by Matthew Rushing

Doctor Who: Last Christmas and Season 8.

Running Time: 53 minutes 56 seconds
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Every year geeks gather around their television sets to see what will happen to The Doctor and his companion at the holidays. The Christmas special usually combines elements of well know stories of the season with a sic-fi twist and this year was no different.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Andi VanderKolk to talk about Last Christmas, the 2014 holiday special. We discuss the things we liked about the episode, things we didn’t as well as the themes, then reach back to look at season 8 as a whole and what we hope to see in the upcoming season 9 which will again star Peter Capaldi and Jenna Louise Coleman.


Doctor Who Christmas Specials (00:01:42)
Last Christmas First Impressions (00:05:54)
Lying to Each Other (00:10:47)
Genres Collide (00:13:19)
Nick Frost as Santa (00:15:59)
A Dream to Save Us (00:19:25)
Other Things (00:23:29)
Clara’s Growth (00:28:26)
Season 8 as a Whole (00:31:27)
Final Thoughts and The Mistress (00:41:18)
Closing (00:46:20)


Matthew Rushing


Andi VanderKolk


Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlene Schmidt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)