Doctor Who

Season 3 Episode 2

The Shakespeare Code

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

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  • With Martha's first trip, she and the Doctor meet the man himself, William Shakesphere just aliens known as the Carrionites try to bring their whole species out of the deep darkness they were banished to by planning to use William as their puppet.

    With this episode, we see a pattern appearing with the trips the doctor takes his companions on. only with martha and later donna, it's reversed; rose got to go to the future with both his ninth and current incanations, while martha got 1599 and Donna, Volcano Day in Pompeii. The writers seemed to have based the carrionites off the three witches from William's play, but are named Bloodtide, Doomfinger, and Lilith. To those pondering why Lilith can take true human apperance at times, while her 'mothers' can't, maybe she's only half carrionte; their speices devour thier male mates, so its a posiblity.
    If anyone else didn;t notice this, but what's up with the 'witches' always speaking in rhyme? i know its how the sceince works along with the shape of the globe, but it gets annoying after awhile. According to the Doctor at the end of the episode when he gie Will his signature 'neckbrace' he's given him 10% of his material, while he seems to have royal ticked Liz 1 off in his personal future since she ordered his beheading after just seeing him. The Doctor one again says 'What? What!? WHAT!?"
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