:oops: Indeed you did.
I must say I was intrigued by the London Underground map of the 60s as I remember watching the Yeti episodes when I was a kid. Thanks again Q - that has made a whole lot more sense now.
There is only one problem I have with the episode. The Snowmen
meant to be about the origins of the Great Intelligence. And yet, in The Abominable Snowmen
, the Great Intelligence has been around for at least three centuries (keeping the monk Padmasambhava alive since the 1600s).
Of course, my theory is that there were two such 'snowfalls' of the 'sentient snow' that became the Intelligence, one in the 1600s and the other in the 1800s. The first one kept Padmasambhava alive, and the second, separate from the first, began to reflect Simeon. Because Padmasambhava was a good man, the Intelligence was relatively benign until the events of The Snowmen
, and Simeon's attitude, personality, and values came to define the Intelligence. Once expelled after the events of The Snowmen
, the Intelligence latches onto its fragment within Padmasambhava, and begins taking him over in earnest, leading to the events of The Abominable Snowmen
Four minutes? That's ages! What if I get bored? I need a television, a couple of books. Anyone for chess? Bring me knitting.
-The Eighth Doctor, defiant in the face of death, in Doctor Who: The Night of the Doctor