Doctor Who A Christmas Carol
2010 Christmas Special
Although borrowing certain elements from
Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, this current Doctor Who Christmas
special is more symbolic to the original story but somehow successfully
merges with the Doctor Who mythology.
Featuring the Ninth Doctor (Matt Smith), the story is set
in the distant future where a scrooge like miser runs his colonised
planet with an iron grasp. This scrooge is named Kazran Sardick and is
played delightfully by Sir Michael Gambon, my favourite Dumbledore from
the Harry Potter series.
Even though Sardick <insert your witty
here> is not a very nice man, he is responsible for his people and as we
find out, he assisted his father in the creation of a technology fog to keep
the planets nasty creatures at bay. However when a damaged passenger
cruiser from space wishes to land on the planet due to technical
difficulties, Sardick refuses to lift the fog and once again, it's up to
the good Doctor to play the Christmas ghost to set things straight.
It's actually quite an amusing Doctor Who episode(s) as the Doctor travels
back to teach a "young" Sardick the meaning of Christmas spirit.
While probably an abuse of power for this Time Lord, it's a very light and entertaining
episode and there's some great acting involved by all members of the
cast, including Amy and Rory (Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill) who play the
The star is
once again Matt Smith as the quirky Doctor and Sir Michael Gambon as the
mean spirited Kazran Sardick, thanks to the excellent writing of Mr. Steven
Moffat. Supporting both decent video and audio quality, this is one
Doctor Who DVD that is a must have for new fans of the Doctor,
especially if you have only just found Matt Smith because this is as
good as they come and there's plenty of laughs to had along the way.
Doctor Who at its best!