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Matt Smith stars in Christmas special The Snowmen on Christmas Day

What’s in the Wi-Fi?

Promoting 2012’s Doctor Who Christmas special The Snowmen on ITV’s This Morning yesterday, Matt Smith revealed an intriguing fact about one of the Series 7b episodes. Matt Smith stars in Christmas special The Snowmen on Christmas Day

The episode – apparently written by Steven Moffat – features a threat whose nature is one of those classic Doctor Who ideas that you’re surprised hasn’t been done yet.

“What if there was a monster in the Wi-Fi?”

“It’s the genius of Steven Moffat again. What exists in the Wi-Fi? We all need it…”

Although some fans have observed that the idea of a Wi-Fi inhabiting threat is similar to Mark Gatiss’ The Idiot’s Lantern, it’s not a million miles from another of his stories, The Unquiet Dead. There, universe-crossing aliens inhabited gas – the wireless networking technology of the 19th century, if you like.

What on earth could be hiding in the Wi-Fi? A monster? A digital death trap? An ethereal evil in the Ethernet?

Let us know your thoughts…


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