Dr Who Werewolves Vampires
We’ve talked so much about all the new TV shows that feature vampires and werewolves, but there is actually a TV show that has been on quite a while that sometimes features them as well. Dr Who! Dr Who is interesting in that they explore different types of werewolves and vampires. The idea that comes across in their depiction of weres and vamps is interesting – that they aren’t necessarily each just a single race, but that there can be different species of each within the races.
For those of you not familiar with it, Dr Who is a British Sci Fi TV show. The story center around a man alien named the Doctor and his foe, the Master. The Doctor travels around space and time in a spaceship called the Tardis which looks like a blue police box. The Doctor is considered a “Time Lord”. Interestingly, in Time Lord history, one of the biggest wars the Time Lords had was against the Great Vampires. In addition to the Great Vampires, episodes of Dr Who have featured a type of space vampire, sea-dwelling vampires, and “Invincible Vampires” which even when they become dust can still regenerate.
Werewolves come up just as often as vampires in the Dr Who series. One of the first episodes featuring werewolves was about a werewolf that involuntarily transformed when exposed to the moon; with the help of the Dr. she learned how to control her instincts while in werewolf form. Another episode was about an alien lifeform which started infecting people, causing mutations in the infected which made them become werewolves. Another type of werewolf featured in an episode was again caused by a virus. Those the werewolf destroyed would become zombie-type creatures. Finally, one of the more interesting types of werewolf creatures depicted is the creature called the Werelok, which are wolf-like creatures whose fangs have a venom which would make the infected become Wereloks themselves.