Doctor Who Versus the Daleks Verus the Dickens Christmas Village

Who stands tall (or at least disproportionately out of scale) when the Dickens Christmas Village in the living room is overrun by invaders from another planet? Why, our dashing Doctor Who, of course!

Last year, it was All Silent on the Porcelain Dickensian London Landmarks. But this year, Daleks have developed a fleet of evil green minions....
Okay, so they LOOK like Christmas bottle brush trees. But what better way to infiltrate and conquer a sleeping city during the holidays than to disguise your crazed robot machines as docile holiday firs?

As a space ship hovers above Big Ben, casting inordinate glare over Doctor Who-- which looks strikingly like an over-exposed camera flash but really isn't at all in the least, move along please-- the Doctor prepares his battle plan...

He's hoping to keep the potential peril under wraps from the general populace as long as possible. Though he suspects even bustling, absorbed, energetically-shopping Londoners might eventually notice the crashed flying saucer on the Tower Bridge...

Remarkable how advanced alien technology resembles two styrofoam dinner plates glued together, isn't it?
"What do you think, Rose?" begins the Doctor. "How long before they start to get suspicious that it's going to be yet another year the world nearly ends on Christmas?"
"Two, three hours tops," Rose suggests, peering thoughtfully at the scene below. "Think I have enough time to pick up some tea for my mum at Harrods? I'm not quite done shopping."

"Focus, Rose. Focus."
The TARDIS-- which is not, in any way, a DVD storage box my friend Scoobie made for me, even though it is completely filled with awesome-- waits by, ready to leap into action at the Doctor's command.

Will everyone at St. Martin-in-the-Fields cathedral be exterminated before they can finish their brass rubbings and tea in the crypt?...

Will the alien villaness Cassandra turn the Dalek pine trees against the Daleks for her own nefarious purposes... Or at least for a really freshly pine-scented space ship?...

Will Rose be the last human left in London, and have to take over the duties as Queen and do all of that bored waving?
And the biggest question of all...

How long will it take my dad to realize that the standard Christmas Dickens village has been wholly invaded by alien lifeforms this year?

Stay tuned, Friends of Cabbages! And happy holidays!
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20 comments:

Shieldmaiden96 said...

This exceeds even my expectations, and I KNEW how awesome you'd probably make it.

Its the Plan 9 spaceship! AaaaaahhhH!

I love this SO MUCH.

Jaffer said...

I love this variation ! So much more fun to look at - and appeals to all ages !

Jenn Thorson said...

ShieldMaiden- Heh, well it was your excellent "You should put a T-rex in the Dickens Village" comment that got me thinking this direction-- so THANK YOU!

Yes, it's totally a Plan 9 space ship. I didn't even get a chance to spray paint it silver. I ran out of time to get silver paint!

I only have one Dalek. I think I need a few more for a more energetic invasion.

Jaffer- Glad you found it fun, too! :)

Beer Drinker said...

This reminds me of at least 3 episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Jenn Thorson said...

Beer Drinker- It's the high tech paper plate UFO, isn't it?

It adds that extra touch of class. :)

Anonymous said...

I love this new version of standard Christmas Dickens village. I had no idea they had so many toys out for doctor who. You need the other doctor who there in the village. The one played by Chris E. ( have no idea how to spell his last name). They had an episode where he and Rose met Dickens himself just before Christmas.

Jenn Thorson said...

Anonymous- Yes, the Dickens Village folks have been doing a Landmarks series, so I'd picked up a number of London landmarks that had meaning to me from my last trip there...

Perfect for a Doctor Who crisis.

Now you mention it, I think I have the Ninth Doctor somewhere--- he came with the Tenth Doctor I'm using.

Can you have two Doctors together without creating a bad rift in time? :)

Kara Schaff Dean said...

Yes, you can have two Doctors togther: witness "The Three Doctors", "The Five Doctors", "The Two Doctors" and "Time Crash". I guess it's only hunmans who can't cross their own timelines.

Love the tableux, BTW. :D I was sent here by my bud, Unfinishedperson. How about some Cybermen for New Year's since they gatecrashed Victorian England last year? ;)

Jenn Thorson said...

Kara- AH! Quite right-- I wasn't even thinking!

Quite lovely of UnfinishedDude to send you along. I certainly could have the Cybermen marching through the scene at some point-- though with the way they march, it might be a very noisy holiday. :)

madtexter (corey james) said...

This post is deliciously funny. You are too much! You had me at "spaceship hovers above Big Ben".

Jenn Thorson said...

Corey- Heh, you have to think fast sometimes when you realize some of your photos are over-exposed. :)

ReformingGeek said...

"I cannot see."

"I cannot see."

"Exterminate."

"Exterminate."


Ah, Daleks and their redundant dialogue.

Yes, your doctor is a bit pale as is poor Rose. Maybe next year, they could do Christmas in the Bahamas or something.

Leeuna said...

I totally love the alien spaceship...flying saucer... Styrofoam plate thingy. I think I have one just like that.

Merry Christmas Jen.

Deray said...

I love love love your village!!! so SciFi! and so in tune with the next Dr Who Christmas-special!

Feliz Navidad Jenn!!

Jenn Thorson said...

Reforming Geek- Considering Rose has been essentially resurrected from another dimension in order to appear here this Christmas, she probably could use the vacation.

Leeuna- About five minutes in any kitchen, with some glue, will give you a nifty saucer just like it-- it's amazing! :)

Deray- Feliz Navidad to you, too!

Babs-beetle said...

I just want to know how you came by all of these things in the first place. Well not the plates....em...flying saucer and CD container ;)

Jenn Thorson said...

Babs- The Dickens village pieces are done by a company that specializes in Christmas buildings for scenes. And the Doctor Who figures were a part of a set-- though never intended for the Dickens Village. The little fir trees I found over time.

HART (1-800-HART) said...

Doctor Who is coolies and those Daleks are boobies

jay said...

You had a lot of fun with that, didn't you? ROFL!!

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

I didn't read this post, but I loved the pictures. Funny!