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Game of Shadows (Cataloging "Silence in the Library" and "Forest of the Dead")

Game of Shadows (Cataloging "Silence in the Library" and "Forest of the Dead")

When is a shadow not a shadow? When it's in a Doctor Who story determined to reimagine a feature of ordinary life as a homicidal creature, of course. The team of Russell T. Davies and Steven Moffat created their fair share of everyday monsters, and the Vashta Nerada are one of the most memorable: Sentient shadows that consume the flesh of the living. That alone makes the one-two punch of Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead memorable, and when you add in the first appearance of River Song, you have all the ingredients of a NuWho classic. Does it hold up now that we know River's entire journey? And are those shadows as scary as we remember? Let's check into the Library once again...

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Story Essentials

  • Series 4, Episodes 8 and 9

  • Story number: 198, per the The Pull To Open Codex

  • Production 1DW 4.09/4.10

  • Writer: Steven Moffat

  • Showrunner: Russell T Davies

  • Aired 31 May - 7 June 2008

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  • Season 3

  • Episode 4

Hosts: Pete Pachal and Chris Taylor

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