Loups-Garoux
Audio / March 3, 2016

Released May 2001 In ‘Loups-Garoux,’ Marc Platt successfully brings werewolves, creatures surprisingly not truly explored up to this point, into the world of Doctor Who, weaving a very emotional and gripping tale in the process. Platt bravely chooses to portray the werewolves as actual people with a dark and primal urge lurking beneath the surface rather than as baseless monsters and in so doing allows a greater degree of individuality and attachment to develop. Lichtfuss and Jorge consider themselves superior to humanity but realize the importance of staying hidden out of sight to survive whereas Inez and Ilaena desire a cohabitation with humanity, Ilaena concerned only about her son. On the far extreme end of the spectrum, though, is the villain of the piece, the ‘Lobo King’ Pietr Stubbe, who looks to rule the wolves and humans alike. The Doctor is all too aware of the threat Stubbe poses, calling him one of the most dangerous beings ever produced, and Stubbe exudes this power through a combination of brutality, charisma, and cruelty. At the same time, though, the wolves are linked to the Earth, Stubbe more than most, and the rather opaque ending in the TARDIS where he surrenders himself…