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Published on August 31st, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a…

What are you expecting from the Doctor Who Christmas Special this year? Daleks? Cybermen? Yeti? While these are all monsters you would associate with your favourite TV show, The Daily Star has rumoured that the Doctor will be taking on a (drum roll please) Great White Shark.

That flies.

Still here? Good. No, that wasn’t you misreading anything, the freshest rumour for the Doctor Who 2010 special is exactly that. The Doctor will take on a flying Carcharodon Carcharias at some point in the episode. But that’s still a rumour and nothing has been confirmed.

According to a source for the show:

“Even the Doc gets a fright. He wasn’t expecting it to fly.”

Or even be anywhere near a Christmas Special we presume. The Christmas Day episode is said to be loosely based on the Charles Dickens novel A Christmas Carol which you may remember Dickens reading out to an engrossed audience in 2005’s The Unquiet Dead. Apparently the episode is going to be spectacular (would you expect anything less?) with Executive Producer Steven Moffat stating that he’s really going all out on this particular special:

“We’re going for broke with this one…It’s all your favourite Christmas movies at once, in an hour, with monsters.”

Remember faithful readers that most things you hear about the special are only rumour and not a lot has been confirmed about it as yet; take everything you hear with a pinch of salt until it’s confirmed by the BBC.


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What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!

2 Responses to Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a…

  1. Doesn’t sound too far fetched after the swarm of flying stingrays in Planet of the Dead.

  2. avatar Carn says:

    read this several weeks ago and had a set photo of someone carrying a door with a large chunk bitten out of it.

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