A Christmas Carol

Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by BruntFCA, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. BruntFCA

    BruntFCA Commander Red Shirt

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    I've been watching NuWho for the first time on Netflix and I've just finished series 5 but for some reason Netflix doesn't have A Christmas Carol. My local library has it but there is a wait so I'm just going to skip to series 6 and come back to it later, so I'm wondering if anything happens that I need to know for series 6. I'm looking for just the stuff i need to know for series 6 to make sense with hopefully little spoilers for the episode. Thanks.
     
  2. zarkon

    zarkon Captain Captain

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    From memory, A Christmas Carol is pretty much self contained.
     
  3. Sindatur

    Sindatur The Grey Owl Wizard Premium Member

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    The Christmas Specials are often labeled as Episode 0 of the following Season.

    So, if S6 starts in April, the Christmas Special prior to it, is labeled as 6.00 (Season 6, Episode 0)
     
  4. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    Absolutely nothing important happens in "A Christmas Carol." Amy and Rory aren't even a part of the main story. You can skip right to Season 6.
     
  5. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Although he'll miss the wonderful Christmas song sung by Katherine Jenkins which has undertones of the series themes

    "When you're alone. Silence is all you hear"
     
  6. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    ^ Or, in short, he'll miss Katherine Jenkins, which would be a crime in itself.

    I liked the story quite a lot, but it's true you could watch it anytime order-wide.
     
  7. Cutter John

    Cutter John Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Its probably my favorite Christmas story. But yeah, you can carry on watching and come back to it later.
     
  8. beamMe

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    Well, then he could stop watching/reading fiction altogether... he would never miss anything of any importance.

    A Christmas Carol is a very sweet episode and well worth watching; it's much better than The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
     
  9. Rowan Sjet

    Rowan Sjet Commodore Commodore

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    Cutter John has the right of it.
     
  10. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    Well, you've clearly stopped reading, or you would understand why I responded the way I did. The OP specifically said he didn't want to miss out on anything important before starting Season 6. Since nothing in A Christmas Carol has any effect on Season 6 in anyway, he is safe to skip it without missing out on any important plot elements. I didn't say "Never watch it."