In which Martyn and Gerrod discuss A Christmas Carol and play some choons.
“A Christmas Carol” is an episode of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who. It is the sixth Doctor Who Christmas special since the programme’s revival in 2005 and was broadcast on 25 December 2010 on both BBC One and BBC America, making it the first episode to premiere on the same day in both the United Kingdom and the United States. It was written by Steven Moffat and directed by Toby Haynes.
In the episode, a crashing space liner with more than four thousand people onboard has been caught in a strange cloud belt. The alien time traveller the Doctor (Matt Smith) lands on the planet below and meets the miserly Kazran Sardick (Michael Gambon), a man who can control the cloud layer but refuses to help. Inspired by Charles Dickens’s 1843 novella A Christmas Carol, the episode has the Doctor attempting to use time travel to alter Kazran’s past and make him kinder so that he will save the spaceship.
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