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Dr. Who Producer Suffers Through Early LA Christmas

Steven Moffat (pictured), the newest producer of long-running BBC-TV series Dr. Who, is coming in with a bang on Christmas Day. Although the program has done a Yuletide-themed episode on present day since 2005, Saturday is the first time such an installment will be same-day premiered on BBC America.

Moffat, via the New York TimesArts Beat,” shares the very un-Christmas-like LA circumstances that led to the 2010 episode’s creation earlier this year, in April.

I’d flown to Los Angeles while we were going on interviews [for the United States season premiere of Doctor Who] and got stuck there by the volcano. LA is just the least Christmas-y place on earth.

So I turned up the air-conditioning and played Christmas music to try to get in the frame of mind. But I’m used to thinking on different planets. Thinking about a different time of year wasn’t so bad. It was the smallest amount of time travel Doctor Who ever had to do.

Saturday’s episode, entitled “A Christmas Carol”, re-imagines the Charles Dickens classic through the eyes of Dr. Who (Matt Smith) and Scrooge-like industrialist (Michael Gambon). Ho, ho, who!

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Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.