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2010 Doctor Who Christmas Special

Postby sledge » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:10 am

Matt Smith talks about the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas Special

Actor Matt Smith has been talking about his upcoming feature-length Christmas episode of the BBC science-fiction drama, Doctor Who.
In an interview with Metro, he says that the Steven Moffat-penned story is “brilliant” and very “Christmassy”.

"We’ve got Michael Gambon playing a Scrooge-like miser with a time-travelling twist – and I think it’s really, really good. It’s particularly Christmassy, lots of snow and lots of twinkly lights.

"I think it’s full of the right heart and soul for the season. Steven has, once again, written something brilliant."

Since the show’s return in 2005, a Doctor Who festive special has been broadcast in the UK on Christmas Day each year, and 2010 is set to be no exception. Previous specials have included Bernard Cribbins, Kylie Minogue, David Morrissey, Billie Piper and Catherine Tate, all playing the Doctor’s companions. The 2009 special boasted Dame Clare Bloom (Brideshead Revisited), John Simm (Life on Mars), June Whitfield (Absolutely Fabulous) and former James Bond, Timothy Dalton among its guest-stars.

Continuing in that tradition, this year’s episode will include Harry Potter’s Sir Michael Gambon and the Welsh mezzo-soprano singer, Katherine Jenkins. The as-yet-untitled story is Smith’s first Christmas special since taking over the title role earlier this year, the other five having starred David Tennant.

from http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/298315

Here is the Teaser trailer(doesn't really tell much though)
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Re: Matt Smith talks about the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas Special

Postby sledge » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:42 pm

Here's the Christmas Special Poster..

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Re: 2010 Doctor Who Christmas Special

Postby sledge » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:52 pm

Watch 'The children in Need' Doctor Who clip. ' the Doctor and his companion introduce us to 2 boys who have benefited from money raised by Children In Need and have tea in the Tardis with them. This also includes a preview of the Doctor Who Christmas episode "A Christmas Carol".

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Re: 2010 Doctor Who Christmas Special

Postby sledge » Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:45 am

The U.S. finally seems to have caught up with Doctor Who. It's already been announced that the States will be watching "A Christmas Carol," the Christmas special of Doctor Who, on the same day that the U.K. will be receiving the episode: Christmas day, of course! And now, it's been revealed that the special will hit the states in physical form just three weeks after the U.K. gets it -- pretty speedy considering the usual delay across the Atlantic.

Doctor Who: "A Christmas Carol" will air Saturday, December 25, on BBC America. The episode will feature actor Michael Gambon (Harry Potter) and Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins as guest stars, while also featuring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill all in their regular roles as the Doctor and his two newlywed companions, Rory and Amy Pond.

Also airing on boxing Day on the ABC at 7.30pm(Australia).
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Re: 2010 Doctor Who Christmas Special

Postby sledge » Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:48 am

Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol spoiler-free review

For his first Doctor Who Christmas special, he’s done away with massive monsters, old foes and visiting companions’ extended families. In its place, he’s decided to try and weave Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol into a Doctor Who story, while also putting together a tense, festive adventure for the Time Lord.

Not for the first time, he’s set himself a big challenge. And not for the first time, he really has delivered the goods.

We’ll do the basics of the story, first. We’re not giving anything away here that’s not common knowledge, but if you want to go into the episode completely cold, then jump to the red marked text coming up.

In terms of where the episode sits in the chronology of Moffat’s tenure on the show, it picks up with Rory and Amy on their honeymoon, him in his armour, her as a policewoman. Said honeymoon is on a spaceship that harks right back to Star Trek (right down to a Geordi La Forge wannabe on the deck), with a dab of classic Who design in there too, and said spaceship hits trouble in a cloud, endangering the lives of the 4003 people on board (although that looks a tight squeeze to us, given the size of the ship – bigger on the inside, right?).

Cue mad distress. Cue the Doctor. Cue the opening credits.

Yet, from this point on, and for most of its duration, A Christmas Carol is a considerable stiller, focused episode (certainly a lot more so than that opening might have you believe), and one that soon has us introduced to the Scrooge-like figure of the story, Sardick, played by Michael Gambon. He’s holding the fate of the ship in the sky in his hands, and as Amy and Rory take a backseat for a chunk of the story, the focus instead switches to him, the Doctor, and Katherine Jenkins’ Abigail Pettigrew.

That’s as much of the story as we’re going to reveal here, as the real fun is in seeing how well it falls into place.

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Re: 2010 Doctor Who Christmas Special

Postby sledge » Sat Dec 25, 2010 8:33 pm

BBC America Doctor Who Christmas Special: 2010 Teaser

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Re: 2010 Doctor Who Christmas Special

Postby sledge » Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:56 am

I did watch the special on Boxing Day here and found it quite enjoyable those interested can hear Kathleen Jenkins doing some opera bits in the special to calm down the fish attack?. It runs quite like the original 'A christmas Carol' storyline except the doctor plays the ghosts of christmas past, present and future and an alien spaceship is going to crash on the planet where the so called scrooge lives.

One for the Doctor Who fans but anyone would enjoy also. :angelbn:
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