Doctor Who: The Myth Makers (S02E020)

By: (plus.google.com) +David Herron; Date: 2008-09-05 21:53

Tags: Doctor Who

How did the Greeks get the idea to build a giant horse and use it to sneak their troops inside Troy? Why, the Doctor told 'em, that's how they got the idea. Uuuuuhh... It's got to be boring to be laying seige to a city for 10 years. Ten years!! Sheesh, some people just can't let go of a grudge, can they?

What happens is .. the Doctor and companions land outside Troy at the end of the Trojan War. They are captured by the Greeks, except the TARDIS is captured by the Trojans and brought inside the city. This leaves the Doctor in need of retrieving the TARDIS and in alliance with the Greeks. Eventually the Doctor decides to advise the Greeks through building the Trojan Horse, which is the historical record of how the Trojan War ended through the Trojan Horse subterfuge.

Obvious the time Quandary here is.. would the Greeks have thought this up on their own?

FWIW at the end of this series one of the Companions, Vicki, decides to stay behind as she had fallen in love with one of the locals.