Sunday, April 26, 2009

Dr Who Reunion Show Including Richard Dawkins

Everybody loves a reunion show, but The Stolen Earth from Season Four of the New Dr Who is perhaps the greatest reunion show ever.

Big parts of Dr Who history converge in this two-part episode.

First, the antagonists are none other than the Daleks. The Daleks were first introduced in 1963 and menaced every incarnation of the Doctor so far.

Five of his Companions, Donna Noble, Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Jack Harkness, and Sarah Jane Smith are on hand to help. There's a sixth companion who appears in the second part, but I'll keep that identity secret for now.

Although most of the characters are from the new Dr Who, Sarah Jane Smith, The Daleks and Richard Dawkins are all connected to the show's original run.

Wait, Richard Dawkins wasn't in any of the original Dr Who programs. That's true, Dawkins himself never appeared on the show, but his wife, Lalla Ward played Romana, the lady time lord from 1978 until 1981. Before she married Dawkins, she was briefly married to Tom Baker, who played the Doctor opposite her.

Apparently Dawkins married slightly better in real life than he did in the South Park Universe, where he married the transgendered Mr Garrison.

Some saw Dawkins' cameo in The Stolen Earth as a clue in their theory that Donna might, in fact, be a regenerated version of Romana. Since we don't really know what gave Donna such unique qualities related to time, who knows, maybe she is Romana.

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