22 September 2008

When Agatha Christie met Dr. Who

Our house has been a Dr. Who fan for decades. The old Dr. Who that is. The jury has been out a bit on the current version, but what crime fiction fan could resist watching this episode? Well, I couldn't anyway.

If you are lucky enough to be in the UK then you will be able to watch some of the trailers or listen to audio clips at this link.

The general focus of the episode is
In 1926, Agatha Christie disappeared for 10 days. Was it amnesia? A nervous breakdown? Or a Giant Alien Wasp..?

The Doctor and Donna Noble arrive at a dinner party on 1920s Earth, just in time
to meet famed mystery author Agatha Christie. Not long after introductions are made, one of the guests is found dead in the mansion of Lady Eddison, the party's host. The Doctor, Donna and Agatha Christie team up to investigate the mysterious murder -- only to discover that (surprise!) the culprit might not be human. One big bug and a few murders later, it's time for big revelations and keen deduction as, like in any good mystery, it turns out that everyone there has something to hide. The notorious thief known as "The Unicorn" is revealed, but the actual murderer turns out to be a Vespiform -- an alien shape-changer whose natural state resembles a giant wasp. Agatha Christie saves the day and history falls back in line as The Doctor and Donna head off on their next adventure.

More on the Dr Who episode.

More about her disappearance.

1 comment:

Literary Feline said...

I admit that my interest in Dr. Who was piqued with the newer episodes. My husband is a big fan of the older ones though (although he also enjoys the newer ones quite a bit). I may go back and watch some of the older ones now that I have grown attached to the show. I may be able to appreciate them more. And I can't resist wanting to see an Agatha Christie episode.


Blog Widget by LinkWithin