Saul Metzstein is the director of Doctor Who Christmas special The Snowmen and he has been chatting recently with The Scotsman (he’s a Scot himself, despite the Franco-Germanic surname) and starts off by observing “I can’t remember what I’m not meant to tell people”…
There is a lot to see in the new episode, not least the interior of the redesigned TARDIS. Apparently the episode includes a 360 degree pan around the time ship’s interior, something that that the 1996 TV movie didn’t even attempt!
Obsessive Doctor Who fans, like [writer] Steven Moffat, are very particular about the continuity of which bits turn round when the Tardis is flying, and what lights react to what. Personally I’m not so bothered.
Another notable visual aspect that fans cannot have missed from the trailers and photo galleries is the eponymous monsters, which apparently took some work at the design stage.
…We were very amused when we saw the John Lewis snowman advert – I guess we’ve made their evil cousins!