July 14th, 2007


The Shakespeare Code

Another great episode of Doctor Who tonight. Some of the best episodes were always the ones that explained a weird bit of history, like Daleks exterminating the crew of the Marie Celeste ("The Chase") or the Doctor accidentally starting the Great Fire of London in 1666 ("The Visitation"), and this one was no exception.

Still...how come the witches couldn't just speak the magic words themselves the instant they got Shakespeare to write them? Why wait for the Globe actors to do it? It's the kind of plot hole that reminded me of that movie The Woods, where witches compell their victims to stack rocks in a magical formation -- a task they could have just as easily done themselves with much less risk of being foiled.

Maybe witches are just inherently lazy.