Doctor Who

Season 3 Episode 2

The Shakespeare Code

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Apr 07, 2007 on BBC America

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  • Another trip back in time to meet a famous writer. This time it's Shakespeare...

    I couldn't help feeling that this episode was very similar to the first Season's "The Unquiet Dead" and Season 2's "Tooth and Claw" and that there is a bit of a pattern devloping there. Nonetheless I thought this was a good solid story.

    I think the relationship between Martha and the Doctor is developing nicely, but I really hope that the direction of Martha is different to Rose, as I alway felt Rose and the Doctor had an odd and uncomfortable relationship from the viewer's perspective.

    Some of the references were a bit naff, and Shakespeare's constant comments on using the Doctors words was a little contradictory to the fact he was meant to be a genius and also a little repeditive.

    I liked the witches and the basis for their power. I wasn't 100% convinced by the Doctor's explanation of their power but I liked the idea, being a bit of a Harry Potter fan myself.

    Overall, not too bad. Not as thrilling as "Tooth and Claw" but still interesting.