The Christmas Invasion
|The Christmas Invasion|
The TARDIS and Santabots
|Series Number:||Series 1|
|Location:||London, Christmas Day|
|Writer:||Russell T. Davies|
|Broadcast:||25 December, 2005|
|Previous Episode:||The Parting of the Ways|
|Next Episode:||New Earth|
 PlotThe episode starts by showing planet Earth from space, and then zooming into a Christmas decoration in Rose Tyler's house. Rose's mother Jackie Tyler spies a Christmas present meant for Rose, and Mickey Smith is seen working in a garage, and both Mickey and Rose's mother hear the TARDIS arriving, but don't know where it is coming from. They then see the TARDIS come in, crashing around, finally stopping. Harriet Jones is on the television, and finds out she is the current Prime Minister. The news also mentions a probe that is going to show images of martian lands.
Mickey and Rose talk about stories of the TARDIS whilst walking down the street, and they stop in front of a band, so Mickey can tell Rose to stop talking about life or death and about the doctor. Rose looks at the band, and notices one was looking at her, she then sees them walking around. They stop playing and hold the instruments under their arms, then start firing at Rose and Mickey. Rose dictates that they are after them. One of the Santa masks falls off, and Rose jumps into a taxi with Mickey. Rose proclaims that they are after The Doctor, who is still breathing out regenerative energy.
Rose storms into her house, and Rose asks about a new tree, and who put it there, the tree lights up, and then starts spinning, and moving towards them breaking things in its path. Mickey tries to stop it using a chair.
The news states they have received contact from the satellite, and pictures from Mars is going to received soon. Mickey searches the internet for pilot fish, and finds that they are fish which in nature swim closer to bigger creatures. He realizes that means there is something bigger coming. Then the news displays an alien face, and all news channels begin to broadcast the footage. UNIT are seen escorting the man who was in charge of the satellite into a room full of people, and he sees the prime minister, and she tells him they are calling this a hoax. They are told that the broadcast didn't come from the surface of Mars, but from above the planet. This meant that it was caught in a ship, and they registered that the ship is moving towards Earth at a fast pace. Mickey logs into UNIT's computer, and they see a broadcast of the aliens speaking to the people of Earth. Rose cannot understand what the aliens are saying, and she concludes that the Doctor must be part of the TARDIS and he is broken so it isn't translating anymore. The news of it being a hoax is being shown on the television. Harriet Jones asks if any information of The Doctor is stated, and when there isn't she asks about Torchwood. The man comes in and tells her they have figured out a partial translation, stating that they are the Sycorax, and they come to take Earth. Rose proclaims the real Doctor would wake up and save them, and he wouldn't just stay there as the current Doctor was. Back in UNIT HQ, a message stating that Earth is a peaceful planet has been sent to the Sycorax, to which they reply.
A sonic wave breaks every aspect of glass, caused by the space craft which had broken into the atmosphere.
The Doctor comes out and tells the Sycorax they can wait, and asks Rose if he is Ginger. He starts to tell Rose off and then stops and points out that he is rude. Harriet says she doesn't know who he is, to which he responds that he is the Doctor. The Sycorax leader asks who he is, and demands to know who he is, and the Doctor mocks him and says he doesn't know. The doctor spots a button, which he then presses. This disconnects everyone from the Sycorax. The Doctor explains that blood control is just like hypnosis, you can't use it to kill. The Sycorax says he can bring the whole armada to take the planet. The Doctor then challenges the Sycorax, proceeding to comment in the Sycorax's native language. The Doctor sword-fights with the Sycorax leader, running out onto the top of the space craft, still fighting. The Doctor runs into the Sycorax, who then chops off the Doctor's hand which falls with his sword to the Earth below.
Successful, the Doctor then walks away, finds a satsuma in his pocket, and talks about finding them at the end of Christmas at the bottom of your stocking. The Sycorax gets up and runs at the Doctor. He throws the satsuma at a button and the Sycorax falls from the ledge that vanishes beneath him. The Doctor then walks back inside, and he banishes the people from coming and states that the planet Earth is defended. Harriet asks if there are many more aliens out there, to which the Doctor states there are, and that Earth is getting noticed. They all then hug the Doctor.
Harriet Jones recieves a message from Torchwood saying they are ready, and she tells them to fire. They all look at the sky to see five shocks gather and fire at the space craft, which is then destroyed. The Doctor looks at Harriet, and calls it was murder. She calls it defense. The Doctor, now furious with her stupidity, states he could bring down the whole Government with six words, he then walks over to Harriet's assistant. "Don't you think she looks tired" he states, then walks away.
The Doctor is then seen looking through clothes, while Mickey cuts up a turkey. The Doctor finds his new signature suit and jacket, and checks himself out in the mirror.
- The Doctor - David Tennant
- Rose Tyler - Billie Piper
- Jackie Tyler - Camille Coduri
- Mickey Smith - Noel Clarke
- Harriet Jones - Penelope Wilton
- Sally Jacobs - Anita Briem
- Daniel Llewellyn - Daniel Evans
- Alex Klein - Adam Garcia
- Major Richard Blake - Chu Omambala
- Alan - Marvyn Willams
- The Sycorax leader - Sean Glider
- Sandra - Sian McDowell
- Jason - Paul Anderson
- Mum - Cathy Murphy
- Policeman - Sean Carlsen
- Newsreader 1 - Jason Mohammad
- Newsreader 2 - Sagar Arya
- Newsreader 3 - Lachele Carl