Last Updated:

5/6/05

 Last Addition:

5/6/05

 

 

  Submitted by:

  Sebastian J. Brook

  Article Submitted:

  28/5/2005

 

 

 

The New Series of Doctor Who was a long time coming. 16 years to be precise... Over those years, fans have speculated the who, what, when, where and why's of a potential new series. It was then announced in 2003 that a new series would be on our screens in 2005. This is it - The Doctor is back...

 

What we didn't expect, was how well it would be received. The stories were well-written, the direction was notable, and the acting was sheer class - not to mention the phenomenal ratings... But within the first season of this new series was a sub-plot, which to the untrained eye could be invisible. A plot that carries over from episode to episode with subtle references in the form of visual and verbal imagery.

 

It has commonly become known as "Bad Wolf"...

 

Below is a guide to the visual and verbal references to Bad Wolf, in season one - so far:

 

Episode One: "Rose"

Episode Two: "The End of the World"

Episode Three: The Unquiet Dead"

 

No reported references...

The Moxx of Balhoon is talking to The Face of Boe, he is heard saying: "this is the Bad Wolf scenario"...

Gwyneth is talking to Rose, and talks about the things Rose has seen including "the big Bad Wolf"...

Episode Four: "Aliens of London"

Episode Five: "World War Three"

Episode Six: "Dalek"

The words "Bad Wolf" are spray-painted on the side of the TARDIS... There is also a subtle reference to the three little Pigs story, in the form of the Doctor chasing after the Pig in the space-suit.

As well as the words "Bad Wolf" spray-painted on the side of the TARDIS, the American news-reporter in this episode, was named as Mal Loup on the whoisdoctorwho.co.uk website. - Mal Loup being the French for Bad Wolf...

At the very beginning of the episode, Van Statten's helicopter descends with a loudspeaker saying: "Bad Wolf One descending"...

Episode Seven: "The Long Game"

Episode Eight: "Father's Day"

Episode Nine: "The Empty Child"

When Cathica is introducing the TARDIS crew to Satellite 5, there is a TV screen with The Face of Boe on it. At the top-left is a station logo that says "Bad Wolf TV"...

On the wall littered with flyers, is a smiley face with the words "Bad Wolf" written on it...

Probably the most subtle reference in the series so far, we see Nancy talking to The Doctor about his "big ears" and his "big nose", both references to the Little Red Riding Hood story.

Episode Ten: "The Doctor Dances"

Episode Eleven: "Boom Town"

Episode Twelve: "Bad Wolf"

 

 

Image coming soon...

The name of the German bomb, that Captain Jack captures is called "Schlecter Wolf", which translated into English means "Bad Wolf"...

The name of Blon "Margaret" Slitheens project is called the "Blaidd Drwg" project, which translates from Welsh to English as Bad Wolf. The Doctor then says to Rose "Everywhere we go, two words, following us - Bad Wolf", before quickly brushing it off as nothing.

Coming Soon...

 

 

You've now seen the evidence... So what do you think? Who or What is the Bad Wolf? In coming weeks, we will update this article with more evidence, culminating in the final revelation of the mystery...

 

 

Article by Sebastian J. Brook, Copyright 2005.

 

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