Doctor Who: Season 6, Episode 0

A Christmas Carol (25 Dec. 2010)

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A space liner, with a large number of passengers aboard, is in difficulties while flying through the atmosphere of an unknown planet. Amy and Rory have been spending some time on board in the honeymoon suite and they quickly appear on deck. Amy calls the doctor for help and the TARDIS soon appears ahead of the ship. However the Doctor cannot save them and the only other option is to land on the planet below. There the Doctor meets a Scrooge like figure by the name of Kazran Sardick, the only person that can save Amy, Rory and all the other lives on the Spacecraft. The Doctor learns that the atmosphere surrounding the planet is controlled by Kazran who is unwilling to help the liner. The only option to save the ship is for the Doctor to persuade Kazran to save the liner himself. Written by Peter Alcock

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Sir Michael Gambon is only the second knighted actor to act in the series. The first was Sir Derek Jacobi, who starred in a David Tennant story. See more »

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The older and younger versions of Karzan come into physical contact with no ill effects. According to the "Blinovich Limitation Effect", such contact between two versions of the same person should result in a dangerous energy discharge. See more »

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[Doctor and young Kasran hiding in bedroom cupboard]
Kazran as a child: Are there any face spiders in here?
The Doctor: Nah. Not at this time of night. They'll all be sleeping in your mattress.
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Referenced in The ONE Show: Episode dated 20 August 2010 (2010) See more »

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This episode was bad
31 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm sorry, it had all you needed to make a great Dr Who episode, except that it broke THE cardinal rule when it comes to the Dr and time travel; YOU CAN'T GO BACK ON SOMEONE ELSE'S TIME LINE!!! This is known as First Law of Time. Not only did he go back on the time line, but the old man actually hung out with his older self. Whoever was the script editor for this should be fired. I am not usually a stickler for precise detail, but come on, this is ridiculous. The whole premise of the TV show going back all the way to the beginning (and I'm talking about William Hartnell, not Christopher Eccleston) was that the Dr had to solve the problems then and there, and could not go back and 'try again'. I know people will give examples like "The Three Doctors" and "The Five Doctors", however, these episodes were influenced by the Time Lords, and though the Dr is the last Time Lord, I feel by breaking the First Law of Time, it goes against the spirit of the show and sets a bad precedent for future episodes.


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