This Year Christmas Won’t Be Late – Doctor Who is Coming

The Doctor is in.

For years and years, U.S. fans of Doctor Who had to scavenge the net looking for unauthorized access to the Christmas specials. The BBC seems to have come to the conclussion that if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. This year, the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas Special: A Christmas Carol is going to air on Christmas Even in the U.S. No more You Tube battles with the BBC. No more nefarious “previews” promising the whole episode, if only you “click” this special link. No more sketchy reconfigurations of your IP address to trick the UK servers into letting you view Doctor Who on Christmas rather then New Years…or later. This truly is the best Christmas present ever. Thank you, BBC. Consider me tuned in.

2010 Doctor Who Christmas Special: A Christmas Carol
Written by: Steven Moffat
Premieres: December 25, 2010 at 9pm/8c

BBC Synopsis:  Amy and Rory are trapped on a crashing space liner, and the only way The Doctor can rescue them is to save the soul of a lonely old miser, in a festive edition of the time-travelling adventure, written by Steven Moffat. But is Kazran Sardick, the richest man in Sardicktown, beyond redemption? And what is lurking in the fogs of Christmas Eve?

Time can be rewritten………

From the BBC Website:
Matt and Karen return for an all-new Christmas special, along with Arthur Darvill and guest stars Michael Gambon (Harry Potter) and Katherine Jenkins.

Lead Writer and Executive Producer, Steven Moffat, confirmed, ‘Oh, we’re going for broke with this one. It’s all your favorite Christmas movies at once, in an hour, with monsters. And the Doctor. And a honeymoon. And … oh, you’ll see. I’ve honestly never been so excited about writing anything!

It’s Doctor Who all Christmas long with a marathon of favorites starting on December 24th at Midnight leading up to the special. BBC AMERICA will also premiere Doctor Who at the Proms at 1pm/12c on Christmas Day, a live concert featuring stars Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill as hosts.

About Erin Underwood

BIO: Erin Underwood is the senior event content producer for MIT Technology Review’s emerging technology events. On the side, she reads, writes, and edits SF.
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