An Adventure in Space and Time

Byard, Victoria ORCID logoORCID: (2014) An Adventure in Space and Time. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, 43 (117). pp. 80-85. ISSN 03064964

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Since 2005, Doctor Who has become a global phenomenon, and now has an appeal beyond the committed fandom that kept Who alive during its long hiatus. In both form and narrative, An Adventure in Space and Time creates a modular, multi-layered text that appeals to multiple audiences with differing levels of investment. Even the sf trope of time travel is redirected to an approach more familiar to the genres of soap and biopic: the text's framing flashback takes place within the production space of the TARDIS standing set, while the drama's focalisation through Hartnell's failing and fragmented memory creates a particularly emotional and subjective form of temporal displacement. [...]underpinning the drama is Gatiss's labour of love as a fan/ producer, and the continuity and change inherent within the regeneration which changed Doctor Who forever, folding it into new incarnations, new genres, and new audiences.

Item Type: Article
ISSN: 03064964
Subjects: Film & TV > TV > British TV
Arts > Historical
Communication > Media
Courses by Department: The School of Film & Television > Television
Depositing User: Victoria Byard
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2019 12:26
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2023 16:41


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