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Published on December 17th, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett

Take a Christmas Trip

Ready to be taken on the trip of a lifetime this Christmas? Well that’s exactly what Doctor Who’s Executive Producer Steven Moffat is promising but not quite in the way that the Ninth Doctor did back in 2005.

Quoted in the Daily Mirror, Steven said that A Christmas Carol, this year’s Christmas special, will leave viewers “tripping”, a bold statement to say the least! Moffat explained:

“Doctor Who is a man who lives in a telephone box and saves the universe in a bow tie so you have to go some to up that… If you’re going to do a Christmas Day episode which is based on the principle that the audience have had a selection box for breakfast, and are probably drunk, then you have to move it on…you’re gonna be full of sugar and alcohol so you’re gonna be tripped off into any place, anytime.”

And in many ways, the writer of some of Doctor Who’s zaniest episodes is absolutely right, at that late time in the evening where you’re stuffed from all the food and tired from all the alcohol that you’ve consumed, you need something that’s going to make you sit up and pay attention and A Christmas Carol looks set to do exactly that, especially when Matt Smith cryptically hints:

“The Doctor is not good with girls… but he does bag Marilyn Monroe.”

Bring on the fun!

A Christmas Carol airs in the UK on BBC One at 6pm on 25th December 2010 (Christmas Day).

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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!




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