Saturday, August 06, 2005

wicked, wicked TV: Big Brother meets the Weakest Link, meets the doctor ;-))

Doctor Who
Bad Wolf

7:30pm Saturday, August 6, 2005

In the "Bad Wolf" episode of Doctor Who which screens on Saturday August 6 at 7.30pm on ABC TV, Rose (Billie Piper) and the Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) find themselves back on Satellite Five, one hundred years after they were last there. But what should be the fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire is now The Game Station.

The Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack (John Barrowman) were travelling in the Tardis when an unbearable white light came through its walls. When they awake they are trapped on the Game Station in the year 202,005 or thereabouts. The Doctor becomes a housemate in the "Big Brother" house. Rose competes on "The Weakest Link" and Jack gets a "What Not to Wear" makeover. Here, game shows and reality television have run wild. When people are voted out of the "Big Brother" house they are murdered. If you lose the "Weakest Link" you die and if you get a makeover on "What Not to Wear", your head could be sawn off.

Suspended in a crucifix of wires on what was the old Floor 500 control room is "The Controller", a naked, wet female, glittering, bald and albino with a body covered with wires, cables and surgical drips which stretch to the roof and walls, "The Controller" stares ahead and never stops counting. It seems Rose, The Doctor and Jack are prisoners of the "Bad Wolf Corporation", a front for the most deadly enemy of all who, even as The Doctor tries to make sense of the bad wolf riddle, is marshalling its forces... To be continued.

2 Comments:

Blogger Sebastian Aristos said...

I missed the episode after this. I wish I'd taped it ! But the one you describe was certainly lots of fun - especially for a die-hard "Big Brother" fan.

10:21 am  
Blogger asgif666 said...

Hehe, I wish you had taped it too, because I still didn't get the Bad Wolf bit, and they would certainly bear re-watching (the finale represented a kind of epiphany of both Rose and the Doctor!) ;-))

7:01 am  

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