Ready to be taken on the trip of a lifetime this Christmas? Well thatâ€™s exactly what Doctor Whoâ€™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 yearâ€™s Christmas special, will leave viewers â€œtrippingâ€, a bold statement to say the least! Moffat explained:
â€œDoctor 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 youâ€™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…youâ€™re gonna be full of sugar and alcohol so youâ€™re gonna be tripped off into any place, anytime.â€
And in many ways, the writer of some of Doctor Whoâ€™s zaniest episodes is absolutely right, at that late time in the evening where youâ€™re stuffed from all the food and tired from all the alcohol that youâ€™ve consumed, you need something thatâ€™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:
â€œThe Doctor is not good with girls… but he does bag Marilyn Monroe.â€
Bring on the fun!
A Christmas Carol airs in the UK on BBC One at 6pm on 25th December 2010 (Christmas Day).