The Christmas Invasion

 

The Christmas Invasion

The Christmas Invasion

 

Synopsis

The Tenth Doctor’s first adventure, novelised by bestselling author Jenny T Colgan

Meet the new Doctor Who classics.

Earth is under attack by power-hungry aliens. This is no time for the Doctor to be out of action.

When a British space probe is intercepted by a sinister alien vessel on the eve of Christmas, it marks the beginning of an audacious invasion of the Earth by the Sycorax — horrifying marauders from beyond the stars. Within hours, a third of humanity stands on the brink of death with not a single shot fired.

Our planet needs a champion — but the Doctor is not fit for service. He’s just regenerated, delirious in a new body and a dressing gown. Forced into his battered shoes is his friend, Rose Tyler, a girl from a London council estate. Will she save the world from this nightmare before Christmas — or see it destroyed?

Episode guide

Notes

Chapter titles

Prologue
Joy to the World
What Child is This?
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Lonely This Christmas
Here Comes Santa Claus
O, Christmas Tree
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
I Saw Three Ships
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
In the Bleak Midwinter
Walking in the Air
Angels We Have Heard on High
Silent Night
Stop the Cavalry
A Spaceman Came Travelling
I Wonder as I Wander
Ding Dong! Merrily on High
Happy Xmas (War is Over)
Follow the Star
All I Want for Christmas is You
Epilogue

Deviations from televised story

The scene set straight after the Ninth Doctor’s regeneration is extended to include dialogue from the 2005 Children in Need Special and new dialogue is included as well.
Guinevere One’s origins are explained.
The Doctor had upgraded Mickey’s laptop during the Slitheen Crisis with his sonic screwdriver, which allowed Mickey to gain access to the Military’s website.
The idea of the Tenth Doctor getting his accent from Rose is brought up.
The Doctor realises that his eyesight is fuzzy up close and dons glasses.
The Doctor mentions not liking the move to Tower Hill as a UNIT base.
The novelisation adds a romantic attraction between Daniel Llewellyn and Sally Jacobs.
The Doctor’s monologue trying to find a new catchphrase, which was cut from the transmitted episode, is included.
Major Blake’s first name is given as Thomas.
There is an epilogue detailing Jackie, Mickey and Sally’s reaction to events and to the Doctor and Rose leaving again.

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