Oh joy! As we slide toward December, only one event is foremost in the mind of Whovians everywhere – the Doctor Who Christmas Special! And this year is special because it seems that the Time Lord will be involved in his own version of A Christmas Carol alongside guest stars Michael Gambon and Katherine Jenkins.
And if you thought Gambon’s appearance in Harry Potter would make him a candidate for playing a Santa Claus character, think again. He seems to be playing the Scrooge character in this episode. Matt Smith appears in the promotional poster above alongside Gambon and Welsh opera singer Katherine Jenkins.
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?
Amy Pond is played by Karen Gillan, Rory Williams by Arthur Darvill, The Doctor by Matt Smith and Kazran Sardick by Michael Gambon.
Here’s the trailer for A Christmas Carol. It looks extremely dark and dramatic, doesn’t it? Only the briefest appearances from Amy and Rory (the latter wearing his Roman soldier’s uniform), but at least they’re in it!
And finally – in news that’ll be welcomed by Whovians across the Atlantic, this year will be the first that the Doctor Who Christmas Special goes out on Christmas Day. That’s a first (we think)!