DOCTOR WHO: “A Christmas Carol”

It’s easy to see why the latest DOCTOR WHO Christmas special, “A Christmas Carol,” was billed as “the most Christmassy Christmas special” of all – because it certainly features the most Christmas Eves, thanks to time travel.

The story sees the Doctor (Matt Smith) desperate to save a spaceliner plunging into the atmosphere of an unnamed planet with a volatile charged cloud layer controlled by a machine in turn controlled by one Kazran Sardick (Michael Gambon, of Harry Potter fame), the richest and meanest man in Sardicktown. He doesn’t like Christmas, and he doesn’t like children, and he simply cannot be bothered to save the 4,0003 aboard the crashing starship: “I don’t care!” he shrugs.
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