Live from Master Closet Studios, you’re listening to the only podcast on the internet that flies with the sharks: Noobs and the Whovian!
My name is Austin and I’m the Whovian, and these are my sons Corbin and Tripp and we’re the noobs!
This is the podcast that introduces a whole new generation to Doctor Who by watching an episode each week and discussing it from the perspective of a dad who’s seen it before, and two sons who haven’t.
Welcome to Episode 77 covering the 2010 Christmas episode A Christmas Carol.
This is the one where the Doctor does Scrooge in space! Rory and Amy are stuck on a crashing ship and the only man who can stop it is a humbug named Kazran Sardick. The Doctor invades his past to change his present and save the future!
Remember that one?
Story # 213
Originally aired December 25, 2010 to 12.11 million viewers
Written by: Steven Moffat
Directed by: Toby Haynes
Steven Moffat said before it aired that this episode would be the most “Christmassy Christmas special ever,” adding, “It’s all your favourite Christmas movies at once, in an hour, with monsters and the Doctor and a honeymoon…”
He jumps back in time and lands in the video they were just watching. He talks to old Kazran through the camera.
They needed the code to the cryo-crypt so old Kazran said it aloud. The Doctor hopped back in, heard old Kazran say it, told it to young Kazran he used it, and therefore knew it moving forward.
He tells Kazran that the past is changing and therefore so will his memories.
As he sees things happen on screen, he gains new memories. How can I have new memories?!
The lady is her sister. I met her once when she was… older.
I see you in a minute, I mean, a year.
He turned Kazran into the ghost of Christmas future!
All of your past being wrong
Kazran’s character ended up the same way, no matter what
Classic Who Connection
The Fourth Doctor failed at card tricks in Robot
The Seventh Doctor claimed to be friends with Einstein in Time and the Rani
On one of the Christmas Eve visits to Abigail with Kazran they showed up wearing long striped scarves much like the one the Fourth Doctor wore and it was when she had 4 days left
In the pyramids of Mars the Fourth Doctor claimed that the TARDIS had isomorphic controls. This was apparently quickly forgotten or ignored by the writers
In the serial Marco Polo the First Doctor talked about seeing flying fish
As mentioned before the sonic screwdriver was also destroyed in the Fifth Doctor’s serial The Visitation
The First Doctor accidentally got engaged in The Aztecs
Overall rating out of 10
Jared – 8 cryogenic freezing chambers
Austin – 10 flying fishies
Corbin – 8.5 grouchy old Kazrans
Tripp – 9 misplaced memories
Creep Level – out of 500
Jared – 25
Austin – 50
Corbin – 50
Tripp – 150
We’re still on our mission to get a new review each month. So here’s a challenge: leave us a review in the month of your birthday. So, if your birthday is in September, it’s your turn! If you do, send me an email saying you left your birthday month review and we’ll not only read the review but we’ll wish you a happy birthday on the show!
Then we’re off to series 6 with a two-part premiere: The Impossible Astronaut and The Day of the Moon.
Noobs and the Whovian is a production of Master Closet Studios, where it’s always smaller on the inside. Your Senior Producer is Austin Reason. Our Audio Engineer is Tripp Reason. Corbin Reason is our Production Editor. Special thanks to tardis.wikia.com for the trivia, Jared for the Classic Who Connection. Shout outs to Victor and Jared for their Patreon support.