Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17) wrote,
Sentimental yet sardonic
booster17

Rounding up the Bad Wolf references in Doctor Who

Something that’s really setting the Doctor Who fan community alight are continued references, at roughly one per episode, to a “Bad Wolf”. Quite what these repeated comments are referring to is a complete mystery — albeit one that’s destined to become clear in the penultimate episode of the series, which it has now been announced is also called "Bad Wolf".


So far, we’ve seen or heard the following:

1) In Rose, the Nestene Consciousness quite clearly shrieks the words “Bad Wolf!” as the Tardis is revealed (the Doctor says it has recognised the Tardis as “superior technology”).
2) In The End of the World, the Moxx of Balhoon mentions to the Face of Boe that they are facing “the Bad Wolf scenario”.
3) In The Unquiet Dead, psychic scullery maid Gwyneth tells Rose that she’s seen the darkness in her mind — “the big bad wolf”.
4) In Aliens of London, a young boy tags the Tardis with the words “BAD WOLF” in white paint.
5) In World War Three, the American newsreader is identified as Mal Loup — at least, on the website version (requires RealPlayer). I didn’t see any such identification on the broadcast version.
6) In Dalek, the call sign of Van Statten’s helicopter is identified as “Bad Wolf One”.
7) In The Long Game, The Face of Boe announces his pregnancy on Bad Wolf TV. </i>
8) In Father’s Day, the words “BAD WOLF” reappear in graffiti form — this time on a poster promoting a rave (Energize, to be held on 20 November 1987).


I missed the reference in The Empty Child, so I'm still trying to find that one out. Fascinating to try and find each week, and rewarding careful viewing. As to what it all means - I have no idea.

But I can't wait to find out.
Tags: doctor who
Subscribe

  • (no subject)

    To anyone who hasn't heard yet, FOX has confirmed that Dollhouse's entire first season will air. Thanks to foenix for that news.…

  • Yet another Dollhouse thought

    Yeah, for something that's only two episodes in, one of which wasn't all that good, I'm certainly doing a lot of thinking/posting about it.…

  • Dollhouse 1x01 - Ghost

    Finally caught the pilot episode, and overall : not bad. I suspect it'll be a slow grower if anything, but the potential is there. It's just that it…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 6 comments