I previously blogged about a scene in the Doctor Who episode “The Curse of Fenric” in which the Doctor uses faith to ward off attacking haemovores. The original video clip that I included has been removed from YouTube, and so I thought I would not only update that older post, but also share this one.
Not surprisingly, this is one of the episodes that many suggested when I recently asked which two episodes serve best as entry points into Doctor Who’s treatment of religion.
If you can’t hear it, or haven’t watched the show and thus don’t understand what the Doctor is saying, he is speaking the names of his travel companions over the years. That is what the Doctor’s faith is in, absolutely, at least according to this episode.