Adventures in History


Like “Sympathy for the Devil” and “Masters of War,” “Exile” also features an alternate Third Doctor, here played by a woman, Arabella Weir. In this silly episode, which features lots of drinking, burping, and vomiting, the Doctor works in a Sainsbury’s grocery store, hiding from the Time Lords and hanging out with coworkers in pubs.

“The Android Invasion.” 1975. Director: Barry Letts. Writer: Terry Nation.
“Asylum Of The Dalek.” 2012. Director: Nick Hurran. Writer: Steven Moffatt.
“The Attack Of The Cybermen.” 1985. Director: Matthew Robinson. Writer: Paula Moore.
“The Awakening.” 1984. Director: Michael Owen Morris. Writer: Eric Pringle.
“The Aztecs.” 1964. Director: John Crockett. Writer: John Lucarotti.

When Sydney Newman conceived the idea for Doctor Who in 1963, he envisioned a show that would entertain as well as educate. Historical adventures were part of his vision-the Doctor and his companions would visit and observe, but not interfere with, events in history. That plan was dropped early on. Not only has the Doctor happily meddled with historical events for decades, his adventures-on television, in films, novels, comics, books and games-reflect how we regard our own place in history. This collection of new essays examines how the Doctor engages with history and inspires reflections upon it history. Topics includes reconstruction of lost historical serials, reflections on Britain’s colonial past, the subversion of nostalgia for village life, the depiction of Norse myths, alternate history, and the impact of historical decisions on the present.

Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 193
Author Fleiner, Carey, October, Dene
Publisher McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication Date August, 2017
ISBN-13 9781476666563
ISBN-10 1476666563

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