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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 »

Director:

Toby Haynes

Writer:

Steven Moffat
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Smith ... The Doctor
Karen Gillan ... Amy Pond
Arthur Darvill ... Rory
Michael Gambon ... Kazran Sardick / Elliot Sardick
Katherine Jenkins ... Abigail
Laurence Belcher ... Young Kazran
Danny Horn ... Adult Kazran
Leo Bill ... Pilot
Pooky Quesnel ... Captain
Micah Balfour ... Co-Pilot
Steve North Steve North ... Old Benjamin
Bailey Pepper Bailey Pepper ... Boy / Benjamin
Tim Plester ... Servant
Nick Malinowski ... Eric
Laura Rogers Laura Rogers ... Isabella
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Storyline

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2010 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

BBC Cymru Wales See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS HD MASTER AUDIO 5.1 Mix)

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Color
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Trivia

The bridge of the star freighter was inspired by the bridge of the Starship Enterprise in Star Trek (2009). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Abigail: Look at you. You're so old now. I think you waited a bit too long, didn't you.
Kazran Sardick: I'm sorry.
Abigail: Hoarding my days like an old miser.
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Alternate Versions

There are two different versions of this story. The original edit airs for 80 minutes with the second edited down to 60 minutes. The scene where the Doctor takes Abigail to see her family is one of several edited out. See more »

Connections

References Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Silent Night
(uncredited)
Written by Joseph Mohr and Franz Xaver Gruber
Performed by The Passengers
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Simply beautiful
21 September 2011 | by jankovicSee all my reviews

This is one of the most beautiful episodes of Doctor Who. It's almost a year since i watched it, and simply can't get it out of my head. Perfect Christmas episode, guaranteed to have tears in your eyes by the end of the show.

This special has that fine line of strange, funny, sad and exciting. Steven Moffat at his best.

I hope the next Xmas special will be as good as this one. Season is also good, so special continue to give prediction of season that will follow in the new year. Can't wait for new episodes of this silly show, that has something that holds you and doesn't lose it's grip for a long long time.


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