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

 

The shadow of my past and of your future.’

 

Representative of Doctor Who at its most experimental, narratively and visually, Warriors’ Gate (1981) was the rich by-product of a producer seeking to modernise the series for the 1980s, a radio writer and novelist who had never written for television, and a film director with one television drama to his credit.

 

Examining television authorship in the 1980s, and using archive research and new interviews, this Black Archive traces the development of writer Stephen Gallagher’s scripts and their onscreen realisation by producer John Nathan-Turner, script editor Christopher Bidmead, and director Paul Joyce.

 

Similarly, it explores the story’s complex blend of absurd tragicomedy, quantum theory, randomness and entropy, within the context of British New Wave SF, the philosophy of science, modernist theatre, film and television, German Romantic painting, pop video, and the development of electronic video effects. Many ‘authors’ contributed to the transmitted version of Warriors’ Gate and the book also considers whether it can be claimed as the work of a single author given the collaborative nature of its troubled production.

 

 

Black archive 31: Warrior's Gate

£7.99Price

    Paypal and Credit Cards Gladly Accepted

    BuyDoctorWho

    is a trademark of

    Galaxy 4 

    Sheffield, United Kingdom

    S2 2RA

    • Facebook Black Round
    • Twitter Black Round
    • YouTube Black Round

    © 2020 BuyDoctorWho/Galaxy 4.  Doctor Who, Dalek and TARDIS are trademarks of the BBC. Proudly created with Wix.com