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The Black Archive #4 - Dark Water/Death in Heaven (Philip Purser-Hallard) Obverse Books

The Black Archive #4 - Dark Water/Death in Heaven (Philip Purser-Hallard)
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05/03/2016 Obverse Books UK

Product Description:

The Black Archive – a series of book-length looks at single Doctor Who stories from 1963 to the present day.

Dark Water and Death in Heaven (2014), the last two episodes of Peter Capaldi’s first season as Doctor Who’s 12th Doctor, took the programme further than ever before into the realms of the metaphysical.

Head Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat followed the continuity pyrotechnics of the previous year’s 50th anniversary celebrations with a quieter, yet still complex and multi-stranded, Doctor Who series finale exploring themes of death, bereavement, remembrance and the afterlife.

The two-part story gave the most radical twist yet to a much-reinvented villain, yet faithfully recreated a single iconic shot from a black-and-white 1960s episode. It functioned as a seasonal ‘special,’ drawing inspiration from its broadcast between Halloween and Remembrance Day. As a story featuring ‘Cybermen from cyberspace,’ it may also be TV Doctor Who’s closest approach to the science fiction subgenre of cyberpunk.

REF: ISBN: 978-1-90903-140-1
OP: £6.99 pb