History Recap / DoctorWho2010CSAChristmasCarol

6th Mar '17 1:32:00 PM AthenaBlue
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Sardick's cloud-controlling machine is bio-linked to him individually, and the Doctor can't land his TARDIS on the crashing ship [[HandWave because he can't lock on]]. He brings Amy up to speed via phone... right up until he notices that fish on this planet can swim in the fog, geeks out over this and utterly fails to notice an ominous shadow slip through the mist behind him. After being reminded that, oh yeah, the ship is going ''to crash'' in about an hour if something isn't done, he's again distracted by a broadcasting [[TitleDrop Christmas carol...]]

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Sardick's cloud-controlling machine is bio-linked to him individually, and the Doctor can't land his TARDIS on the crashing ship [[HandWave because he can't lock on]]. He brings Amy up to speed via phone... right up until he notices that fish on this planet can swim in the fog, geeks out over this and utterly fails to notice an ominous shadow slip through the mist behind him. After being reminded that, oh yeah, the ship is going ''to crash'' in about an hour if something isn't done, he's again distracted by a broadcasting [[TitleDrop Christmas carol...carol . . .]]



'''The Doctor:''' [[RuleOfThree A CHRISTMAS CAROL... Oh!]]

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'''The Doctor:''' [[RuleOfThree A CHRISTMAS CAROL...CAROL . . . Oh!]]



-->'''The Doctor''': I bet I get some very interesting readings from my screwdriver when I get it back from the shark in your bedroom.\\
'''Young Kazran''': There's a shark in my bedroom!?!\\
'''The Doctor''': Oh fine, focus on that!

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-->'''The Doctor''': Doctor:''' I bet I get some very interesting readings from my screwdriver when I get it back from the shark in your bedroom.\\
'''Young Kazran''': Kazran:''' There's a shark in my bedroom!?!\\
'''The Doctor''': Doctor:''' Oh fine, focus on that!



* AppliedPhlebotinum

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* AppliedPhlebotinumAppliedPhlebotinum: The cloud-control machine.



** The Christmas carol of choice for the doomed passengers? "Silent Night"...

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** The Christmas carol of choice for the doomed passengers? "Silent Night"...Night" . . .



'''The Doctor:''' Well, that's where you're wrong, because... shut up.

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'''The Doctor:''' Well, that's where you're wrong, because...because . . . shut up.



* BaitAndSwitch: We all knew that sooner or later, someone was going to be "The Ghost of Christmas Future" in an attempt to change Kazran - but the iconic scene where the ghost shows the old man his own grave stone doesn't show up, and the old man isn't the one the "ghost" talks to. He ''is'' the ghost.

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* BaitAndSwitch: We all knew that sooner or later, someone was going to be "The Ghost of Christmas Future" in an attempt to change Kazran - -- but the iconic scene where the ghost shows the old man his own grave stone doesn't show up, and the old man isn't the one the "ghost" talks to. He ''is'' the ghost.



* BlatantLies: Even the psychic paper mutinies at the Doctor's attempt to palm himself off as a babysitter...

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* BlatantLies: Even the psychic paper mutinies at the Doctor's attempt to palm himself off as a babysitter...babysitter . . .



'''Young Kazran:''' (''looks at it confusedly'') It's... just a lot of wavy lines.\\

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'''Young Kazran:''' (''looks at it confusedly'') It's...It's . . . just a lot of wavy lines.\\



** The Doctor is inspired by the works of Charles Dickens, who as we learned back in "The Unquiet Dead", he is a massive fanboy of.

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** The Doctor is inspired by the works of Charles Dickens, who as we learned back in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E3TheUnquietDead "The Unquiet Dead", Dead"]], he is a massive fanboy of.



** During Rory and Amy's reunion kiss in "The Big Bang", the Doctor reminded them to breathe. When he walks in on Kazran and Abigail having an intense kiss, he says:

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** During Rory and Amy's reunion kiss in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang "The Big Bang", Bang"]], the Doctor reminded them to breathe. When he walks in on Kazran and Abigail having an intense kiss, he says:



** One of Kazran's photos is of the Doctor excitedly pointing to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E4DaleksInManhattan the Empire State Building.]] You can practically hear him saying, "...And there were Daleks ''in the basement!'' With ''pig soldiers!''"

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** One of Kazran's photos is of the Doctor excitedly pointing to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E4DaleksInManhattan the Empire State Building.]] You can practically hear him saying, "...". . . And there were Daleks ''in the basement!'' With ''pig soldiers!''"



** The Doctor's line when opening the TARDIS doors, "I keep ''amazing''... out here," evokes a similar line said to Amy in the first of the "Meanwhile, in the TARDIS" bonus scenes on Series 5's box set: "You know what I keep in here? Absolutely... everything."

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** The Doctor's line when opening the TARDIS doors, "I keep ''amazing''... ''amazing'' . . . out here," evokes a similar line said to Amy in the first of the "Meanwhile, in the TARDIS" bonus scenes on Series 5's box set: "You know what I keep in here? Absolutely...Absolutely . . . everything."



'''Young Kazran:''' No...\\

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'''Young Kazran:''' No...No . . .\\



** Abigail starts each Christmas adventure looking solely at the Doctor... until she sees the grown-up Kazran.
** Later, Kazran finds himself distracted by Amy's Kissogram outfit when she's playing the Ghost of Christmas Present, prompting Rory to shout, "Hey! Eyes off the skirt!"

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** Abigail starts each Christmas adventure looking solely at the Doctor...Doctor . . . until she sees the grown-up Kazran.
** Later, Kazran finds himself distracted by Amy's Kissogram policewoman outfit when she's playing the Ghost of Christmas Present, prompting Rory to shout, "Hey! Eyes off the skirt!"



-->'''Rory:''' The light's gone out... So, does this mean he's coming, or does it mean I need to change the bulb?
* EverybodyLives: The first ''Doctor Who'' Christmas Special ever where no-one dies on-screen! (OK, there was that one little fish, but we'll let that go...) And Abigail only does so due to leaving on her one remaining day.

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-->'''Rory:''' The light's gone out...out . . . So, does this mean he's coming, or does it mean I need to change the bulb?
* EverybodyLives: The first ''Doctor Who'' Christmas Special ever where no-one dies on-screen! (OK, there was that one little fish, but we'll let that go...go . . .) And Abigail only does so due to leaving on her one remaining day.



* FutureMeScaresMe: Kazran

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* FutureMeScaresMe: KazranYoung Kazran is terrified of Old Kazran when he sees him as the "Ghost of Christmas Future".



* GoneHorriblyWrong / GoneHorriblyRight: First the Doctor's plan goes horribly wrong when, in trying to make Kazran a better, more caring person he succeeds... and ends up getting the boy's heart broken and turning him into an even worse bitter, angry old man. Then it turns around and works even better and... now Kazran's father never left him in control so he ''can't'' save the people on the ship like he wants to.
* HeelRealization: The Doctor and the others have a subtle one after realizing that in attempting to better Kazran with Abigail, they slowly whittled away her remaining time left to one day, thus dooming one life to save others, and only embittering Kazran further.

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* GoneHorriblyWrong / GoneHorriblyRight: GoneHorriblyWrong[=/=]GoneHorriblyRight: First the Doctor's plan goes horribly wrong when, in trying to make Kazran a better, more caring person he succeeds...succeeds . . . and ends up getting the boy's heart broken and turning him into an even worse bitter, angry old man. Then it turns around and works even better and...and . . . now Kazran's father never left him in control so he ''can't'' save the people on the ship like he wants to.
* HeelRealization: HeelRealization:
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The Doctor and the others have a subtle one after realizing that in attempting to better Kazran with Abigail, they slowly whittled away her remaining time left to one day, thus dooming one life to save others, and only embittering Kazran further.



* InformedDeformity: Well, Informed Illness -- Abigail Pettigrew, who shows no symptoms of any sort of illness throughout the entire episode. Although she's allegedly got less than 24 hours to live, she is still capable of full movement and still has a very strong singing voice. Really makes you wonder whether she is really going to die in the morning....

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* InformedDeformity: Well, Informed Illness -- Abigail Pettigrew, who shows no symptoms of any sort of illness throughout the entire episode. Although she's allegedly got less than 24 hours to live, she is still capable of full movement and still has a very strong singing voice. Really makes you wonder whether she is really going to die in the morning....morning . . .



-->'''The Doctor:''' Big flashy lighty things have me written all over them. Not literally, but give me time... and a crayon.

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-->'''The Doctor:''' Big flashy lighty things have me written all over them. Not literally, but give me time...time . . . and a crayon.



* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: The Doctor makes offhand mention of "face spiders" that have specifically evolved to live on the backs of kids' wardrobes, then says something about how "they'd be in your mattress at this time of night." The jury's out on whether he's serious or just screwing with kid Kazran.

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* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: The Doctor makes offhand mention of "face spiders" that have specifically evolved to live on the backs of kids' wardrobes, then says something about how "they'd be in your mattress at this time of night." night". The jury's out on whether he's serious or just screwing with kid Kazran.



* RecycledInSpace: ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' [-IN SPACE-]! ...[[ThreateningShark WITH A FLYING SHARK]]!

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* RecycledInSpace: ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' [-IN SPACE-]! ...SPACE-]! . . . [[ThreateningShark WITH A FLYING SHARK]]!



* SteamPunk: As the setting is based on Victiorian England (with the addition of new technology and flying fish), it had to have this setting.

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* SteamPunk: As the setting is based on Victiorian Victorian England (with the addition of new technology and flying fish), it had to have this setting.



* TimeShiftedActor: The three ages of Sardick. Also, Isabella and Benjamin Pettigrew.

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* TimeShiftedActor: The three ages of Kazran Sardick. Also, Isabella and Benjamin Pettigrew.
11th Feb '17 1:52:37 PM AthenaBlue
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* SharkFinOfDoom: When the Shark sneaks into the vault, it's dorsal fin sticks up through the fog.

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* SharkFinOfDoom: When the Shark sneaks into the vault, it's its dorsal fin sticks up through the fog.
11th Feb '17 1:47:53 PM AthenaBlue
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** Fish swimming in fog is just as intriguing than a crashing ship.

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** Fish swimming in fog is just as intriguing than as a crashing ship.
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He's soon interrupted, however, by someone falling down the chimney. It's the Doctor, who knows that Sardick is the only one who can stop the crash, and who just couldn't resist a good Christmasey chimney entrance. He finds a machine that is generating the cloud layer that's preventing the aforementioned ship from landing. But the only one who can turn it off is Kazran Sardick, who is being ''very'' uncooperative. So uncooperative, in fact, that he has the Doctor thrown out of his house. He also throws out the begging family, but he can't bring himself to hit their small child. The Doctor sees that as a clue.

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He's soon interrupted, however, by someone falling down the chimney. It's the Doctor, who knows that Sardick is the only one who can stop the crash, and who just couldn't resist a good Christmasey Christmassy chimney entrance. He finds a machine that is generating the cloud layer that's preventing the aforementioned ship from landing. But the only one who can turn it off is Kazran Sardick, who is being ''very'' uncooperative. So uncooperative, in fact, that he has the Doctor thrown out of his house. He also throws out the begging family, but he can't bring himself to hit their small child. The Doctor sees that as a clue.



'''The Doctor:''' [[TitleDrop A Christmas Carol!]]\\

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'''The Doctor:''' [[TitleDrop A Christmas Carol!]]\\carol!]]\\



'''The Doctor:''' [[YetAnotherChristmasCarol A Christmas Carol!]]\\

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'''The Doctor:''' [[YetAnotherChristmasCarol A Christmas Carol!]]\\carol!]]\\



Abigail and Kazran, of course, are delighted by the TARDIS, and by the Doctor giving them a trip to the skies to see the shark freed into the beautiful schools of fish that swim freely in the upper air layers. Having enjoyed a rare sojourn from stasis, Abigail happily asks the Doctor and Kazran to visit her again, and Kazran -- quite enamored of Abigail -- is eager to make it a yearly thing. And so begins a tradition where every Christmas, the Doctor collects the two to take them on a Christmas Eve adventure. A flying-shark guided carriage ride one year, a trip back in time the next. One year, Abigail watches her family prepare for Christmas dinner through their window (in a very sweet mirror of the Christmas Past scene in "Christmas Carol"). She's delighted when she sees that the Doctor's already sauntered into the house and befriended her whole family. She's invited in, and she spends an idyllic Christmas with her family, who even welcome young Kazran.

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Abigail and Kazran, of course, are delighted by the TARDIS, and by the Doctor giving them a trip to the skies to see the shark freed into the beautiful schools of fish that swim freely in the upper air layers. Having enjoyed a rare sojourn from stasis, Abigail happily asks the Doctor and Kazran to visit her again, and Kazran -- quite enamored enamoured of Abigail -- is eager to make it a yearly thing. And so begins a tradition where every Christmas, the Doctor collects the two to take them on a Christmas Eve adventure. A flying-shark guided carriage ride one year, a trip back in time the next. One year, Abigail watches her family prepare for Christmas dinner through their window (in a very sweet mirror of the Christmas Past scene in "Christmas Carol").''A Christmas Carol''). She's delighted when she sees that the Doctor's already sauntered into the house and befriended her whole family. She's invited in, and she spends an idyllic Christmas with her family, who even welcome young Kazran.



Finally aware of what has transpired, the Doctor regrets the pain he has inadvertently brought Kazran, but has no intention of letting him allow the deaths of the people aboard the ship. Time for the Ghost of Christmas Future. Confronting him once again, Kazran rails against the Doctor's manipulations of his life, challenging him to show any evidence that Kazran will not die bitter and alone, as he is convinced he will. However, it's not the old Kazran that the Doctor is playing the Ghost of Christmas Future for -- it's the younger Kazran, brought forward in time to see exactly what kind of man he will become. A man exactly like [[GenerationXerox his own hated, cruel father]]. Old Kazran is about to hit his younger self, but has a massive HeelRealization when his younger self says, "dad?". Overwhelmed by the new memories he has been given now, Old Kazran breaks down and hugs his younger self. He finally agrees to clear the fog and save the lives of the people on the ship. Unfortunately, the Doctor has changed history too much -- the controls of the machine no longer respond to Kazran's touch, as he is no longer the man his father would have allowed to access them. This means they cannot clear the fog with the device. However, they know of someone which can clear the fog, just as she controlled the fish. Someone who can save 4003 lives with the power of her voice. Someone who has only one day of life left to her. Kazran is torn about releasing the woman he loves to her death. But Abigail has her own thoughts on the subject, and would rather face the last day of her life with the strange old man she loves than have it stored away forever.

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Finally aware of what has transpired, the Doctor regrets the pain he has inadvertently brought Kazran, but has no intention of letting him allow the deaths of the people aboard the ship. Time for the Ghost of Christmas Future. Confronting him once again, Kazran rails against the Doctor's manipulations of his life, challenging him to show any evidence that Kazran will not die bitter and alone, as he is convinced he will. However, it's not the old Kazran that the Doctor is playing the Ghost of Christmas Future for -- it's the younger Kazran, brought forward in time to see exactly what kind of man he will become. A man exactly like [[GenerationXerox his own hated, cruel father]]. Old Kazran is about to hit his younger self, but has a massive HeelRealization when his younger self says, "dad?"."Dad?". Overwhelmed by the new memories he has been given now, Old Kazran breaks down and hugs his younger self. He finally agrees to clear the fog and save the lives of the people on the ship. Unfortunately, the Doctor has changed history too much -- the controls of the machine no longer respond to Kazran's touch, as he is no longer the man his father would have allowed to access them. This means they cannot clear the fog with the device. However, they know of someone which can clear the fog, just as she controlled the fish. Someone who can save 4003 lives with the power of her voice. Someone who has only one day of life left to her. Kazran is torn about releasing the woman he loves to her death. But Abigail has her own thoughts on the subject, and would rather face the last day of her life with the strange old man she loves than have it stored away forever.



** Christmas Carol of choice for the doomed passengers? "Silent Night"...

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** The Christmas Carol carol of choice for the doomed passengers? "Silent Night"...



* BookEnds: Kazran just barely holding himself back from slapping a child.

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* BookEnds: {{Bookends}}: Kazran just barely holding himself back from slapping a child.



* BrickJoke: During one of his trips with Kazran and Abigail, the Doctor somehow ends up accidentally marrying Marilyn Monroe. At the end of the episode, Rory says that there's a Marilyn on the phone who wants to talk to the Doctor. She also makes a phone appearance much later in "Night and the Doctor".

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* BrickJoke: During one of his trips with Kazran and Abigail, the Doctor somehow ends up accidentally marrying Marilyn Monroe. At the end of the episode, Rory says that there's a Marilyn on the phone who wants to talk to the Doctor. She also makes a phone appearance much later in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32HVBSNightAndTheDoctor "Night and the Doctor".Doctor"]].



** The Doctor states to Kazran that, in nine hundred years of time and space, he's never met anyone who isn't important. Besides echoing his speech to the Atraxi back in "The Eleventh Hour" as well as a speech referencing normal people as being the most important in "Father's Day", that suggests he's definitely learned his lesson after the whole AGodAmI thing from the events of "The Waters of Mars".

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** The Doctor states to Kazran that, in nine hundred years of time and space, he's never met anyone who isn't important. Besides echoing his speech to the Atraxi back in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour "The Eleventh Hour" Hour"]] as well as a speech referencing normal people as being the most important in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E8FathersDay "Father's Day", Day"]], that suggests he's definitely learned his lesson after the whole AGodAmI thing from the events of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E16TheWatersOfMars "The Waters of Mars".Mars"]].



** The controls on Elliot's machine are isomorphic. The Master has been shown to have an isomorphic laser screwdriver, while the Doctor has at least claimed only he can operate the TARDIS.

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** The controls on Elliot's machine are isomorphic. The Master [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords has been shown shown]] to have an isomorphic laser screwdriver, while the Doctor has at least claimed only he can operate the TARDIS.



** As in "Voyage of the Damned", a giant space liner is crashing onto a planet, and the Doctor must save the day. Also there is a pretty blonde girl who is played by a famous singer, and a wealthy misanthrope obstructing the Doctor.
** As in "The Time of Angels"/"Flesh and Stone", the story begins with a crashing Galaxy-class ship.
** Much like in Moffat's "The Girl in the Fireplace", the Doctor shows up in someone's life at various points, only a few minutes between each visit for the Doctor but years for the person he's meeting. When Kazran asks him if he knows how it feels, the Doctor stays quiet.

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** As in [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned "Voyage of the Damned", Damned"]], a giant space liner is crashing onto a planet, and the Doctor must save the day. Also there is a pretty blonde girl who is played by a famous singer, and a wealthy misanthrope obstructing the Doctor.
** As in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels "The Time of Angels"/"Flesh Angels"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E5FleshAndStone "Flesh and Stone", Stone"]], the story begins with a crashing Galaxy-class ship.
** Much like in Moffat's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E4TheGirlInTheFireplace "The Girl in the Fireplace", Fireplace"]], the Doctor shows up in someone's life at various points, only a few minutes between each visit for the Doctor but years for the person he's meeting. When Kazran asks him if he knows how it feels, the Doctor stays quiet.



** Kazran's "Everybody has to die" and Amy's reply "not tonight" is a nod to River's voiceover in "Forest of the Dead":

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** Kazran's "Everybody has to die" and Amy's reply "not tonight" is a nod to River's voiceover in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead":Dead"]]:



** This also echoes statements made by the Ninth Doctor in "The End of the World" and "The Doctor Dances".
** At the end, Amy implies this is not the first place the Doctor has dropped her and Rory off for their honeymoon. They also went to a planet that was on a honeymoon with an asteroid, as mentioned in [[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS4E5E6DeathofTheDoctor "Death of the Doctor"]].

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** *** This also echoes statements made by the Ninth Doctor in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E2TheEndOfTheWorld "The End of the World" World"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E10TheDoctorDances "The Doctor Dances".
Dances"]].
** At the end, Amy implies this is not the first place the Doctor has dropped her and Rory off for their honeymoon. They also went to a planet that was on a honeymoon with an asteroid, as mentioned in [[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS4E5E6DeathofTheDoctor [[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS4E5E6DeathOfTheDoctor "Death of the Doctor"]].



-->'''Rory:''' The lights gone out... So, does this mean he's coming, or does it mean I need to change the bulb?

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-->'''Rory:''' The lights light's gone out... So, does this mean he's coming, or does it mean I need to change the bulb?



* GilliganCut: In-universe example from Abigail's perspective; young Kazran assures Abigail that the Doctor promises to visit every Christmas Eve. The Doctor protests that he said no such thing but Kazran slams her freeze-chamber's door shut before he can rectify the lie. Then the door instantly opens (although it's actually a year later, of course) to reveal the Doctor and Kazran cheerily greeting her in Santa hats.

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* GilliganCut: In-universe example from Abigail's perspective; young Kazran assures Abigail that the Doctor promises to visit every Christmas Eve. The Doctor protests that he said no such thing but Kazran slams her freeze-chamber's pod's door shut before he can rectify the lie. Then the door instantly opens (although it's actually a year later, of course) to reveal the Doctor and Kazran cheerily greeting her in Santa hats.



* GoneHorriblyWrong + GoneHorriblyRight: First the Doctor's plan goes horribly wrong when, in trying to make Kazran a better, more caring person he succeeds... and ends up getting the boy's heart broken and turning him into an even worse bitter, angry old man. Then it turns around and works even better and... now Kazran's father never left him in control so he ''can't'' save the people on the ship like he wants to.

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* GoneHorriblyWrong + / GoneHorriblyRight: First the Doctor's plan goes horribly wrong when, in trying to make Kazran a better, more caring person he succeeds... and ends up getting the boy's heart broken and turning him into an even worse bitter, angry old man. Then it turns around and works even better and... now Kazran's father never left him in control so he ''can't'' save the people on the ship like he wants to.



** Kazran gets his own when his younger self, brought forward in time, mistakes him for his {{abusive|parents}} father.



* HypocriticalHumor:

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* HypocriticalHumor:HypocriticalHumour:



** Gambon plays both Sardicks.

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** Michael Gambon plays both Sardicks.



* IronicEcho: As might be expected throughout such a recursive story, though best illustrated with the identity of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. Both Past and Present were existing ''Doctor Who'' characters who barely fit their descriptions, as is fairly common in adaptations. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to come subverts that expectation, by being precisely what Dickens described: the thing all men fear. Scrooge didn't know how good a cold, lonely death was compared to becoming your own worst fear.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Teenaged Kazran

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* IronicEcho: As might be expected throughout such a recursive story, though best illustrated with the identity of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. Both Past and Present were existing ''Doctor Who'' characters who barely fit their descriptions, as is fairly common in adaptations. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to come Come subverts that expectation, by being precisely what Dickens described: the thing all men fear. Scrooge didn't know how good a cold, lonely death was compared to becoming your own worst fear.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Teenaged KazranKazran.



* LiteraryAllusionTitle: Well, it ''is'' a WholePlotReference to the novel.



** The Doctor apparently partied with [[SantaClaus Father Christmas]] (AKA "Jeff") and UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein at Creator/FrankSinatra's hunting lodge in the 1950s.



* RecycledInSpace: Literature/AChristmasCarol [-IN SPACE-]! ...[[ThreateningShark WITH A FLYING SHARK]]!
* RippleEffectProofMemory: Kazran is able to remember both of his timelines, albeit with some difficulty. This was also a major plot point in "Literature/ContinuityErrors", a 1996 short ''Series/DoctorWho'' story by Creator/StevenMoffat that had a similar plot.

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* RecycledInSpace: Literature/AChristmasCarol ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' [-IN SPACE-]! ...[[ThreateningShark WITH A FLYING SHARK]]!
* RippleEffectProofMemory: Kazran is able to remember both of his timelines, albeit with some difficulty. This was also a major plot point in "Literature/ContinuityErrors", a 1996 ''Doctor Who'' short ''Series/DoctorWho'' story by Creator/StevenMoffat that had a similar plot.



* SanDimasTime: Kazran's memories change as though the doctor were chatting up a younger Kazran concurrently.
* SavingTheWorldWithArt: The episode ends with The Doctor asking a teenage girl to sing to the fishes floating in the sky in order to calm the planet's atmosphere so that a spaceship could safely land instead of crashing into a widely populated city.

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* SanDimasTime: Kazran's memories change as though the doctor Doctor were chatting up a younger Kazran concurrently.
* SantaClaus: The Doctor apparently knows him, and he prefers to be called "Jeff".
*
SavingTheWorldWithArt: The episode ends with The the Doctor asking a teenage girl young woman to sing to the fishes floating in the sky in order to calm the planet's atmosphere so that a spaceship could safely land instead of crashing into a widely populated city.



** Amy and Rory's dress up games as policewoman and centurion is remarkably similar to Rodney and Cassandra's dressing up in the ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' Christmas special "If They Could See Us Now".

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** Amy and Rory's dress up dressup games as policewoman and centurion is remarkably similar to Rodney and Cassandra's dressing up in the ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' Christmas special "If They Could See Us Now".



* SoapOperaDisease: Whatever it is Abigail is suffering from, it doesn't leave any external symptoms at all.



** Also played straight, although low on the babble, high on the follow ability.

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** Also played straight, although low on the babble, high on the follow ability.followability.




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* YouMeanXmas: Discussed. Kazran mentions in narration that the first colonists on his planet called Christmas "The Crystal Feast".
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* ScrewThisImOuttaThere: The ''psychic paper'' essentially does this when the Doctor tries to pass himself off as a responsible adult.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaThere: ScrewThisImOuttaHere: The ''psychic paper'' essentially does this when the Doctor tries to pass himself off as a responsible adult.
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* ScrewThisImOuttaThere: The ''psychic paper'' essentially does this when the Doctor tries to pass himself off as a responsible adult.
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'''The Doctor''': Oh fine, focus on that!"

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'''The Doctor''': Oh fine, focus on that!"that!
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Unfortunately, there's a timer on the front of Abigail's pod, and it ticks off one number less every year -- and at a Christmas bash thrown by Frank Sinatra, while the Doctor [[AccidentalMarriage accidentally gets engaged]] off-screen to a certain Creator/MarilynMonroe, Kazran learns exactly why that is. He won't tell the Doctor, however, and just keeps on kissing Abigail endlessly, as if he'd never see her again. (The Doctor goes off and marries Marilyn just to spite them.) Much to the Doctor's confusion, the news Kazran receives is enough to make him bitterly spurn the Doctor's offer of further Christmas adventures. Which, of course, means that he falls ever further under the shadow of his ruthless, avaricious father, who has completed the device that will allow him to control the skies of their world and, through that, the people.

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Unfortunately, there's a timer on the front of Abigail's pod, and it ticks off one number less every year -- and at a Christmas bash thrown by Frank Sinatra, Music/FrankSinatra, while the Doctor [[AccidentalMarriage accidentally gets engaged]] off-screen to a certain Creator/MarilynMonroe, Kazran learns exactly why that is. He won't tell the Doctor, however, and just keeps on kissing Abigail endlessly, as if he'd never see her again. (The Doctor goes off and marries Marilyn just to spite them.) Much to the Doctor's confusion, the news Kazran receives is enough to make him bitterly spurn the Doctor's offer of further Christmas adventures. Which, of course, means that he falls ever further under the shadow of his ruthless, avaricious father, who has completed the device that will allow him to control the skies of their world and, through that, the people.


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* AccentuateTheNegative:
-->'''The Doctor''': I bet I get some very interesting readings from my screwdriver when I get it back from the shark in your bedroom.\\
'''Young Kazran''': There's a shark in my bedroom!?!\\
'''The Doctor''': Oh fine, focus on that!"
20th Dec '15 1:39:55 AM bwburke94
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* BaitAndSwitch: We all knew that sooner or later, someone was going to be "The Ghost of Christmas Future" in an attempt to change Karzan - but the iconic scene where the ghost shows the old man his own grave stone doesn't show up, and the old man isn't the one the "ghost" talks to. He ''is'' the ghost.

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* BaitAndSwitch: We all knew that sooner or later, someone was going to be "The Ghost of Christmas Future" in an attempt to change Karzan Kazran - but the iconic scene where the ghost shows the old man his own grave stone doesn't show up, and the old man isn't the one the "ghost" talks to. He ''is'' the ghost.
12th Dec '15 3:19:04 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* MrsRobinson: Abigail and teenaged Kazran. Possibly boy Kazran too, but let's not go there.

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* MrsRobinson: Abigail and teenaged Kazran. Possibly boy Kazran too, but let's not go there.
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