"Doctor Who" A Christmas Carol (TV Episode 2010) Poster

(TV Series)


Michael Gambon: Kazran Sardick, Elliot Sardick



  • The Doctor : [Pointing to frozen Abigail Pettigrew]  Who's she?

    Kazran Sardick : Nobody important.

    The Doctor : Nobody important? Blimey, that's amazing. You know that in nine hundred years of time and space and I've never met anybody who wasn't important before.

  • The Doctor : There are 4,003 people I won't allow to die tonight. Do you know where that puts you?

    Kazran Sardick : Where?

    The Doctor : Four thousand and four.

  • The Doctor : There's a portrait on the wall behind me. Looks like you, but it's too old, so it's your father. All the chairs are angled away from it. Daddy's been dead for 20 years but you still can't get comfortable where he can see you. There's a Christmas tree in the painting but none in this house on Christmas Eve. You're scared of him and you're scared of being like him and good for you, you're not like him, not really. Do you know why?

    Kazran Sardick : Why?

    The Doctor : Because you didn't hit the boy. Merry Christmas, Mr Sardick.

    Kazran Sardick : I despise Christmas!

    The Doctor : You shouldn't. It's very you.

    Kazran Sardick : It's what? What do you mean?

    The Doctor : Halfway out of the dark.

  • Kazran Sardick : I don't and never ever will care!

    The Doctor : And I don't believe that.

  • Kazran Sardick : On every world, wherever people are, in the deepest part of the winter, at the exact midpoint, everybody stops, and turns, and hugs, as if to say "Well done. Well done, everyone! We're halfway out of the dark." Back on Earth, we called this Christmas, or the Winter Solstice. On this world, the first settlers called it the Crystal Feast. You know what I call it? I call it expecting something for nothing!

  • Kazran Sardick : What a clever little boy! You must be so irritated.

  • Kazran Sardick : What do you want?

    The Doctor : A simple life. But you didn't hit the boy.

    Kazran Sardick : Well I will next time!

    The Doctor : No, but you see, you won't. Why not? What am I missing?

  • Kazran Sardick : How could he possibly not know who I am?

    The Doctor : Well, just easily bored, I suppose.

  • Kazran Sardick : I cried all night, and I learned life's most invaluable lesson.

    The Doctor : Which is?

    Kazran Sardick : Nobody comes.

  • Amy Pond : Time can be rewritten.

    Kazran Sardick : You tell the Doctor, tell him from me: people can't!

  • Chief Servant : The president says there is a galaxy-class ship trapped in the cloud layer and, well, we have to let it land.

    Kazran Sardick : ...or?

    Chief Servant : ...or it will crash, sir.

    Kazran Sardick : Ah, well, it's a kind of landing, isn't it?

  • Kazran Sardick : Everybody has to die.

    Amy Pond : Not tonight.

    Kazran Sardick : Tonight's as good as any other night. How do you choose?

  • Abigail : Look at you. You're so old now. I think you waited a bit too long, didn't you.

    Kazran Sardick : I'm sorry.

    Abigail : Hoarding my days like an old miser.

  • Kazran Sardick : Abigail was ill when she went into the ice, to the point of death. I suppose the rest in the ice helped her. But, she's used up her time. All those Christmas eves with me. I can release her any time I want and she would live a single day. So tell me Ghost of Christmas Present, how do I choose which day?

  • Kazran Sardick : Could you do this? Think about it, Doctor, one last day with your beloved. Which day would you choose?

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