I gave up writing this page about
an hour after I started because doing the actual counting was too much like hard
work. In an ideal world I would take this page down but since Doctor Who Confidential
stole almost verbatim some of what I'd written I feel I have to keep it here due
to an odd sense of pride. And it's also quite funny that the Confidential
programme may have got their facts wrong simply because I haven't counted properly,
or if there is a more violent episode that I hadn't yet watched!
on screen is a big issue these days and one point raised is whether its worsened
over time. Doctor Who looks tame to modern audiences but its interesting to note
just how much death is portrayed in certain stories. The count begins...
of the Daleks 4
The Caves of Androzani 4
from Space 4
Invasion of Earth 6
of Death 6
of the Daleks 4
Tomb of the Cybermen 4
Ark in Space 4
of Monsters* 4
Fun Facts About Doctor Who Deaths so far
Violent Start: Ressurrection
of the Daleks has 7 deaths in the first minute making it one of the most
deadly sequences ever.
Most Violent Single Episode:
Resurrection of the Daleks 1 has 21 deaths alone making it one of the most
violent Doctor Who episodes ever.
Dalek Invasion of Earth 1 opens with a Roboman ripping off his helmet and
drowning himself in the Thames. His body is floating face down in the water within
26 seconds of the opening credits finishing.
Deathly Story: *The Carnival of Monsters appears to have no deaths
at all however in the final sequence Kalik is menaced by a Drashig and its fairly
clear he is meeting his demise as he is never seen again.
from the Doctor
The Doctor is often said to be a pacifist, totally
against violence or weapons of any sort. The reality is that the Doctor has used
physical force many times.
An Unearthly Child -
The Doctor picks up a rock with the intention of murdering the caveman that is
slowing them down, in order that the group can escape.
of the Daleks - The Doctor carries a gun around and shoots dead an Ogron as
it walks towards him
Seeds of Doom - The Doctor jumps in
through a window, punches someone in the stomach, rams his head into a fireplace
and then smashes a chair over his head
Attack of the Cybermen
- The Doctor uses a Cyberman's gun to shoot two Cybermen
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