Doctor Who season 1 episode 3 The Unquiet Dead  » TV  »
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  • I liked the scary element but it actually confirmed my idea that this show, although deals with rather important questions like meaning of time, life and similar essential notions, it is still like a cartoon in my opinion, more than like a serious show for the adults

    • by lorelai
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      Rose and The Doctor travel trough time and they usually solve problems that occur in that particular day they visited. This time The Doctor wanted to take Rose to Italy in 1860 but arrived in Cardiff in 1989 when the dead people started awakening. The two of them arrive at the house of the local undertaker and they find out that the house is hiding a big secret.

      In the house there’s a main called Gwyneth, she can read people’s mind and their past but she can also communicate with the dead. She even reads Rose’s mind at a certain point and there we get an irony about our time from a point of view of a girl who lived 2 centuries ago.

      Charles Dickens is in the town too and he gets involved in the story. Rose and The Doctor realize that


      the dead are walking because of some ghosts in the shape of gas so Gwyneth tries to talk to them.

      They convince her they are good and that they need dead bodies because they are from another world and their bodies got destroyed in a war. When Gwyneth helps them to cross in dead bodies the ghosts start perusing the living because they want to kill them and get more bodies.

      Charles Dickens comes to a great idea to blow up the house, because if the creatures were made of gas they should burn in flames. Rose, Charles and The Doctor manage to save themselves but they can’t save Gwyneth who must stay in the house to keep the ghosts there.

      This episode was scary, the dead people walking all blue in their faces were a bit frightening and the scene when Rose ...


      • got locked in a morgue with two of them was really terrifying. It was also a bit sad because Gwyneth had to die.

        I guess that’s the way the producers tried to show us that although The Doctor travels trough the time he can’t resolve all the situations and sometimes someone even has to be sacrificed in order for the plan to work. I liked the scary element but it actually confirmed my idea that this show, although deals with rather important questions like meaning of time, life and similar essential notions, it is still like a cartoon in my opinion, more than like a serious show for the adults.

        I liked the fact that they included Charles Dickens and also that they listed his works and the year of his death. That was rather educational because Charles Dickens is one of the

        most important British writers.

        Although this is a third episode we can already understand that the show is mostly about the life and death and about little time we have on this planet. Although the episode seems funny it isn’t actually when you think that your time on Earth is limited and even if you raise from the dead it certainly won’t be you but someone else using your body.

        The fact that The Doctor managed to save Charles Dickens is great but it is also rather sad because The Doctor tells us that Charles was going to die the next year so he will never manage to write the story they lived. Although triumphant the ending is sad and I guess each episode ending is going to be sad, especially of those that take place in past because even those who manage to be saved are dead now.




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