The flight from history: from H G Wells to Doctor Who - and back again

Charles, Alec
August 2009
Colloquy: Text Theory Critique;Aug2009, Issue 17, p16
Academic Journal
The article examines the symbolic exploration of utopian visions in the BBC television show "Doctor Who" after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. as influenced by the science fiction of H. G. Wells. Discussed are other films centering on the transformation of the American society after the attacks invoking apocalyptic aspects of history that have been dormant since the Cold War. Conclusions stated that "Doctor Who" maintains the positive possibilities in the future but delineates the impossibility of a perfect state.


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