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A Christmas Carol 

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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 ... See full summary »

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... The Doctor
... Amy Pond
... Rory
... Kazran Sardick / Elliot Sardick
... Abigail
... Young Kazran
... Adult Kazran
... Pilot
... Captain
... Co-Pilot
Steve North ... Old Benjamin
Bailey Pepper ... Boy / Benjamin
... Servant
... Eric
Laura Rogers ... Isabella
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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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25 December 2010 (USA)  »

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Kazran's study was designed to be very large, as Kazran spent several scenes in there alone and would feel "dwarfed" by it. The walls were intended to look like copper that had turned green, which when combined with the red drapes created the Christmas colours of red and green. 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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Kazran Sardick: Everybody has to die.
Amy Pond: Not tonight.
Kazran Sardick: Tonight's as good as any other night.
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Referenced in The One Show: Episode dated 20 August 2010 (2010) See more »

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In the Bleak Midwinter
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Written by Christina Georgina Rossetti and Harold Darke
Performed by Katherine Jenkins
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Wow :)
26 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

I loved this episode, perfect for the holidays. Imaginative, unpredictable, original and a great holiday diversion.

Some viewers seem to find it necessary to pick apart the plot and think of ways the Doctor could've resolved things without jumping back and forth in time, or that time-lords shouldn't be doing it for those reasons. It's the Christmas Special; rather removed from the series in general and is meant to be enjoyed in the spirit of the holidays, let go and have fun with it ;)

My only criticism is that you can't yet purchase that wonderful song written for the show, sung by Katherine Jenkins -- "Abigail's Song".


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