What other series would dare take us back to Creation after the Christmas Turkey? This Xmas special was littered with ironies – grandiose and poignantly small.
‘Human….is that optional?’ Catherine Tate’s strident, teleported bride took an hour’s tour of time itself in the tardis. She returned home verbally empowered yet minus a traitorous fiance who got eaten by the children of an enormous spider called Wracknos. ( all living at the centre of the earth which coinicided with an abyss just down a bit from the Thames’ flood barrier.) Apparently the Wracknos were born starving and had been known to eat the odd planet.
If that wasn’t enough, the whole of Oxford Street abandoned their materialistic ways to gaze upon a descending ‘heavenly’ star only to find it decidedly murderous in intent- the Medusa of the Spider World lived there and did a mean line in cackling oaths.
Luckily the Dr although still mourning the loss of Rose Tyler , managed to drown out the threat of world domination and return ‘Donna’ to safety all before 8pm. He even did a Dean Martin and made it snow ( ‘a basic atmospheric excitation..’ ) for a tearful Donna who recognising her lack of wardrobe change chose to decline any further adventures.
How to analyse a text quickly!
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