|The 1981 Inspector Spacetime Holiday Special|
|Country of Origin:||UK|
|Starring:||Travis Richey, Derwin Jordan, and John Moore as Father Christmas|
Broadcast and ReceptionEditMisguidedly conceived as the new series's hat tip to the classic serials, "The 1981 Inspector Spacetime Holiday Special" wound up featuring such badly misplaced nostalgia, inappropriate reused footage, awful musical numbers, and terrible "futuristic" special effects that it drew record hate mail from both fan camps. Fans were also infuriated that the cliffhanger to the previous season—in which a mysterious voice at the end of "Brooke Gets Hitched" told the Inspector "It's time for quiet, time to rise."—would not be resolved under Series 7's premiere, "Bedlam of the Blorgons".
After its lambasted critical reception, the creator took a hammer and smashed all copies at BTV studios, though this did not prevent his knighthood being revoked.
The True Meaning of Time DayEditAs the Eleventh Inspector explains to Constable Reggie, it's a universal tradition for life forms to give each other "a gift at the end of each orbital cycle."
So really, Time Day isn't so much a question of when but of where.