A Christmas Carol in geek TV

Feature Becky Lea 24 Dec 2013 - 07:00

With help from Star Trek, Buffy, Quantum Leap, & more, Becky traces the influence of Dickens' A Christmas Carol on geek TV...

Charles DickensA Christmas Carol, published on 17th December 1843, quickly became a firm favourite of the festive season. It is, as I’m sure you’re aware, a tale of a scheming miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited first by his dead business partner Jacob Marley and then by three ghosts, of Christmas Past, Present and those Yet To Come. After being confronted with the man he once was, the misery he inflicts on others and his solitary demise, Scrooge makes the decision to be a better man and starts to right the wrongs he has committed.

It's one of those stories that everyone knows, whether they've read the original Dickens or not. "Bah humbug" now appears on black Santa hats and to
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