Christmas, 1851, and the Doctor meets a strange man in Victorian England - a man called The Doctor. But can either one of them protect the Earth from the approaching army of metal men?
The Next Doctor: What have we got here, then?
The Doctor: Hold on, who are you?
The Next Doctor: I'm the Doctor. Simply the Doctor. The one, the only and the best. Rosita, hand me the sonic screwdriver!
The Doctor: The what?
The Next Doctor: Now quickly, get back to the TARDIS.
The Doctor: Back to the what?
The Next Doctor: If you could stand back, sir, this is a job for a Time Lord.
The Doctor: Job for a What-Lord?
The Doctor: But I've heard all about you, Doctor. Bit of a legend if I say so myself.
The Next Doctor: Modesty forbids me to agree with you, sir. But yes. Yes, I am.
The Next Doctor: It's strange, though. I talk of Cybermen from the stars, and you don't blink, Mr. Smith.
The Doctor: Ah, don't blink, remember that? Whatever you do, don't blink. The blinking and the statues with Sally and the angels. No?
The Next Doctor: You're a very odd man.
The Doctor: Mmm. I still am.
The Next Doctor: Then I beg you, John, help me.
The Doctor: Ah. Two words I never refuse.
Miss Hartigan: Man that is born of woman hath but a short time to live. Although I've got some friends who might disagree with that. Would you like to meet them? (The Cybermen advance) Hark! I can hear them now.
The Next Doctor: With all the things a Time Lord has seen, everything he's lost, he must surely have bad dreams.
The Doctor: Yeah.
The Next Doctor: There she is. My transport through time and space. The TARDIS!
The Doctor: You've got a balloon.
The Next Doctor: TARDIS. T - A - R - D - I - S. It stands for Tethered Aerial Release Developed in Style. Do you see?
The Doctor: Well, I do now. I like it. Good TARDIS.
Jackson Lake: Ladies and gentleman, I know that man! That Doctor on high! And I know that he has done this deed a thousand times. But not once, no, sir, not once not ever has he ever been thanked. But no more, for I say to you on this Christmas Morn, bravo, sir!
Jackson Lake: Might I introduce Rosita. My faithful companion, always telling me off.
The Doctor: They do that, don't they?
The Doctor: Jackson, if anyone had to be The Doctor, I'm glad it was you.
Jackson Lake: Tell me one thing. All those facts and figures I saw of the Doctor's life, you were never alone. All those bright and shining companions. But not any more?
The Doctor: No.
Jackson Lake: Might I ask why not?
The Doctor: They leave. Because they should or because they find someone else. And some of them, some of them … forget me. I suppose in the end, they break my heart.
Miss Hartigan: (to The Doctor, regarding the Cybermen) Oh but they wouldn't hurt me, my fine boys. They're my knights in shining armour. Quite literally.
Jackson Lake: (regarding the Doctor's interest in the murders) You ask a lot of questions.
The Doctor: I'm your companion.
Miss Hartigan: But you promised me, you said I would never be converted!
Cyber Leader: That was designated a lie.
A scene in this episode featured clips of all ten actors who have played the Doctor since 1963.
This marks the first appearance of the Cybermen since Doomsday, though they did appear in a deleted scene in Journey's End, which is available to watch on the Series 4 DVD.
The first two minutes of this episode aired on the 14th November 2008, as part of BBC Children in Need.
Turkey: May 8, 2011 on CNBC-e.
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