I love Doctor Who. My GPS has a Dalek voice — sure, he randomly lies to me and threatens to exterminate me, but that’s expected, right? I own a sonic screwdriver that my hubby bought me for Christmas. Yep, it’s love — or geekiness. (And now that I’m looking at the site again, I REALLY want a Tardis cookie jar!)
I used to watch Doctor Who when I was a kid, back in the Tom Baker days. Despite the ridiculous special effects, it was such a fun show. When they revamped the series with Christopher Eccleston as the ninth doctor, it was good. It’s good now, with Matt Smith as the eleventh doctor. But my favourite is still David Tennant as the tenth doctor. And OMG… the possibilities for Capt. Jack Harkness/Doctor slash fic… *fans self*… but I digress…
So, besides having the tenth doctor in it, one of my favourite episodes is the The Unicorn and The Wasp, because it incorporates yet another favourite… Agatha Christie. The Doctor meets Agatha during a mysterious time in the author’s real life, which is the springboard for the episode.
I love Agatha Christie books, so this combination was like chocolate & peanut butter. The episode is styled after one of Christie’s mysteries, but makes reference to several book titles as throwaways in the dialogue. Once I figured out what they were doing, it became kind of a game trying to pick them out. Of course, I might have missed a bunch, since only about half the Christie books in my collection have the UK titles. There’s a big difference between Sparkling Cyanide & Remembered Death, and that’s only one example.
Got a favourite Doctor Who episode? Fav Doctor? Or even a favourite Agatha Christie book? Let me know!