PCA/ACA

Doctor Who and the Apocalypse

Presenters: 
Presenters
Gillian Leitch

Independent Scholar

Abstract: 

The long-running television show Doctor Who has over the years portrayed apocalyptic scenarios, destroying and building human civilizations several times. This presentation will outline the various visions of an Earth apocalypse and contextualize them with the era of production/broadcast. The scenarios presented in episodes such as ‘Colony in Space,’ ‘Ark in Space,’ ‘Earthshock’ to name a few, are products of their time and what apocalypse means and how it is portrayed represent this.

2018 National Conference
Presentation type: 
Paper