The Shakespear Code

April 11, 2007 2:20pm CST
Nice little story last Saturday on BBC 1 at 7.00, but I see that witche's are being portreyd as wicked again. Also why did no one notice the strange clothe's they were wearing?
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@pumpkinjam (6756)
• United Kingdom
11 Apr 07
They went back to the 16th century when witches were considered bad so they wouldn't have portrayed them as anything but bad, apart from that, weren't they actually a type of alien but witchcraft was blamed because of the lack of understanding? At least that's how I understand it. As for the clothes, people did notice them. I'm sure almost everyone who spoke to the Doctor did make comments they they weren't from that world. Shakespeare himself said that the assisant(sorry I can't remember her name!)was somehow out of her time.
• United Kingdom
11 Apr 07
Sorry, did you mean the clothes the witches were wearing? Because I'm sure they weren't that much different from the rest of the people. They were certainly less different than the Doctor's clothes.
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@jend80 (2068)
11 Apr 07
if the witches hadn't been wicked Shakespear wouldn't have been inspired to write them into Macbeth ;-) So Martha was the misterious Dark Lady of the sonnets then? too shakesperian mysteries solved at once. Martha started annoying me this time - she's too flashy, trying to be hip, not questioning enough.
• United States
29 May 07
They weren't witches, they were aliens. And they were killing people and taking over Shakespeare--kinda hard to make them look good. Villians are villians--just because they aren't being PC about making a destinction between 'good' witches and 'bad' witches shouldn't throw you into a tizy. If it helps, think of it as fictional verses real--Wicca witches are very different from the Wicked Witch of the West type that you see in movies and such. If you don't try to compare them, you won't get offended. Easy as pie!