I just finished the Doctor Who Christmas Special for 2008, The Next Doctor. I figured I'd share a few spoiler-free thoughts. Well, mostly spoiler free. Broad brushstrokes I'll share, since it's hard to say anything without ANY spoilers. If you've seen the promos then you're safe.
The Doctor comes to London town, 1851, Christmas Eve. "Nice year," he muses, "a bit dull." That is, of course, the moment that the air is split by a woman screaming for 'The Doctor'. Eagerly, he runs to assist, but she doesn't seem to want HIM. It's another Doctor who she wants, and he isn't long in coming. Played by David Morrissey, he has the right sort of affable charisma of a Timelord. Together, The Doctor and The Doctor fight off steampunk Cybermen in a fun little Christmas tale. Parts of the plot don't make a ton of sense, but then I'm feeling charitable given how enjoyable the extended episode was. Certainly a pleasant way to spend a Christmas (or, in my case, a Boxing Day) morning.
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