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Official Trailer For ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’ Released
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The Man Who Invented Christmas

An official trailer has been released for The Man Who Invented Christmas. The movie is the latest to tell the story of the creation of a classic story, similar to what we saw in Finding Neverland with the creation of Peter Pan, and the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh we’ll be seeing in Goodbye Christopher Robin.

It follows author Charles Dickens as he finds inspiration for what would become a holiday season classic, A Christmas Carol, a story that has been adapted into many different movies and TV specials over the years. Dickens is played in the movie by Dan Stevens (Beauty and the Beast, Downton Abbey), with Christopher Plummer (A Beautiful Mind, The Sound of Music) playing Ebenezer Scrooge.

Continue below to read a brief synopsis and check out the trailer.

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Video: Supercut Of ‘A Christmas Carol’ Using 400 Different Versions
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Mickey's A Christmas Carol

Chances are you’ve seen at least one adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. But you very likely have not seen them all. And you’ve most certainly never seen them like this.

YouTube user Heath Waterman has created a supercut of A Christmas Carol using 400 different versions of the story plus extras. And no, not just movies. This includes movies, TV shows, books, songs, audiobooks, and more. It runs almost an hour long and you can give it a watch below.

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Free Read: ‘Scrooge vs Aliens: A Christmas Carol Mashup’
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Ben H. Winters, author of Android Karenina and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, has once again done what he does best — mash-up monsters with classic literature.

This time around, the holiday favorite A Christmas Carol gets infused with aliens in Scrooge vs Aliens: A Christmas Carol Mashup.

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Watch Now: ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special Trailer
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Just as we Whovians were beginning to go through withdrawal symptoms from having no Whoniverse material on our screens, the BBC America team has come through for those of us who are Time Lord Addicts: finally, the release of the trailer for this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, which you can view at the bottom of this post.

Rumored for a long time to be a play on a Narnia theme, the buzz has now been verified with the revelation of the special’s title – Doctor Who: The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe. Showrunner Steven Moffat is clearly going with a formula which worked well for the previous special, a play on a classic Dickens yarn and also titled A Christmas Carol.

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First Look At ‘Marvel Zombies Christmas Carol’
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Marvel Zombies Christmas CarolMarvel will be launching a new five-issue miniseries in May called Marvel Zombies Christmas Carol.

That’s right you read it correctly, it’s Zombies in the Marvel Universe, retelling the classic Charles Dickens story. Artist David Baldeon and writer Jim McCann are teaming up to bring this story to life. Apparently they plan on telling something more horrific than silly like you might expect from a Marvel Zombies story.

“When we started working on this idea, I was amazed at how well the original text worked in with the concept of the undead. We’ve taken a way to introduce ‘zombies’ in a Victorian manner, keeping with the chilling tale Dickens crafted in the 1800s,” said writer Jim McCann. “I think that David’s amazing designs show you how well it will look. We aren’t going for campiness or shoving zombies into a popular story, but for true Victorian horror…and a small glimmer of hope that lies in one man’s cold heart: Scrooge!”

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TARDISblend 18: A Christmas Carol
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A Christmas CarolFollowing the broadcast of the Doctor Who Christmas Special, the TARDISblend returns, as we not only review A Christmas Carol, but discuss the new teaser trailer for Doctor Who Series 6, and discover a couple of bits and pieces you may have missed!

To kick off the show, we dissect the new trailer, discussing the elements we enjoyed seeing the most, and then highlight a couple of minor pieces of footage included in the trailer that connect to a stand-alone episode in Series 5 called The Lodger. We dive into reviewing A Christmas Carol, and examine the excellent performance of Michael Gambon in the show.

Later, we review some of the related Doctor Who news floating around the web — including information about new cast members for Torchwood, and a free Doctor Who e-book released by the BBC.

See below for the podcast player to listen to TARDISblend Episode 18.

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Watch Now: ‘Doctor Who’ Series 6 Teaser Trailer
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Doctor WhoFor those who saw the Doctor Who Christmas Special, entitled A Christmas Carol, if you stuck around for the end credits you would have been treated to the first teaser trailer for Series 6 of Doctor Who… and it’s a ripper.

Scroll down to view the trailer.

Filming and production is continuing on Series 6, so this teaser trailer includes footage from episodes that are mostly from the first part of the season. Included in the trailer is a great deal of portions from the opening two episodes set in the United States. Doctor Who Series 6 will continue the multi-series story arc of “The Silence,” and more secrets are to be revealed about the mysterious River Song.

Doctor Who Series 6 is executive produced by showrunner Steven Moffat, and will feature Matt Smith continuing his portrayal of the eleventh Doctor. Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill are also returning, reprising their roles as Amy Pond and Rory Williams respectively, traveling with the Doctor as his companions. River Song, as mentioned, is also back for Series 6 as portrayed by Alex Kingston.

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Now Presenting: ‘A Klingon Christmas Carol’
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Beloved author Charles Dickens‘ classic holiday tale, A Christmas Carol, is perhaps the greatest Christmas story ever to be crafted. It has been adapted countless times in a myriad of different fashions and styles, and one would find it very difficult to find any single soul who’s not familiar with at least one of them.

Favorite adaptations include the 1951 film of the same name starring Alastair Sim, Scrooged starring Bill Murray, and my own personal favorite, Mickey’s Christmas Carol! Just recently, director Robert Zemeckis kept things going with a performance capture animated take on the tale starring Jim Carrey in the lead role of Ebenezer Scrooge.

But adaptations of Dickens’ work aren’t restricted to just movies and specials. No, no — it goes far beyond that. Plenty of TV shows and theater productions have formed their own takes as well, and one that is catching much attention and many curious eyes (especially of festive fanboys everywhere) is called A Klingon Christmas Carol.

Click on over to the other side to learn more about this Klingon holiday production and to see a video showcase of the event complete with clips from the show.

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Watch Now: Inside Look Of ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special
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Doctor Who: A Christmas CarolThe Doctor Who Christmas Special is only a few weeks away, and BBC America are continuing promotion of A Christmas Carol with the release of a short video featuring cast members Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill discussing the special and the guests acting in the show.

View the “inside-look” video below.

Directed by Toby Haynes, the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas Special picks up where Series 5 left off, and also features Michael Gambon and Katherine Jenkins.

Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol will air on both the BBC in the UK and BBC America in the USA on December 25.

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‘Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol’ DVD & Blu-ray Details
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Doctor Who: A Christmas CarolIt hasn’t even aired on television yet, but BBC has announced that Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on February 15, 2011.

The Christmas special premieres on BBC AMERICA on Christmas Day at 9PM EST in both the U.S. and the UK, making it the first time the series has aired in both places on the same day [read ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special To Air In The US On Christmas Day].

In this tale, inspired by the Charles Dickens holiday classic, Matt Smith returns as the 11th Doctor with Karen Gillan as his companion along with special guest stars Michael Gambon (Harry Potter) and opera diva Katherine Jenkins.

The DVD and Blu-ray will include bonus features such as the behind-the-scenes feature Doctor Who Confidential and the live concert, Doctor Who at the Proms 2010, featuring stars Smith, Gillan and Arthur Darvill as hosts.

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