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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On one of the times that the Young Kazran opens Abigail's stasis unit, he is wearing a scarf similar to the one that Tom Baker wore as the fourth Doctor. See more »

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When The Doctor travels back in time to visit Kazran in his bedroom, the TARDIS is hidden behind two large doors, with the TARDIS windows clearly visible even when the doors are closed. When he does travel back, he appears in Kazran's recording, but you can still see the TARDIS's window between the doors. See more »

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The Doctor: So, why are you interested in fish?
Kazran as a child: 'Cause they're scary.
The Doctor: Good answer.
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References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

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Abigail's Song (Silence Is All You Know)
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Written by Murray Gold
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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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