It’s December so I’m doing some Open Threads on Doctor Who Christmas specials.
This time it’s A Christmas Carol.
It is the sixth Doctor Who Christmas special since the program’s revival in 2005, and was broadcast on December 25, 2010 on both BBC One and BBC America, making it the first episode to premiere on the same day in both the United Kingdom and United States.
Basic synopsis: A crashing space liner with more than four thousand people on board has been caught in a strange cloud belt. The Doctor lands on the planet below and meets the miserly Kazran Sardick a man who can control the cloud layer but refuses to help. Inspired by Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, the episode has the Doctor attempting to use time travel to alter Kazran’s past and make him kinder so he will save the spaceship.