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

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/295195
Title:
The flight from history: from H.G. Wells to Doctor Who and back again
Authors:
Charles, Alec
Abstract:
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.
Citation:
Charles, A. (2009) 'The flight from history: from H.G. Wells to Doctor Who and back again', Colloquy: Text Theory Critique, 17, pp. 16-33.
Publisher:
Monash University
Journal:
Colloquy: Text Theory Critique
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/295195
Additional Links:
http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/48499374/flight-from-history-from-h-g-wells-doctor-who-back-again
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1325-9490
Appears in Collections:
Journalism

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCharles, Alecen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-04T08:36:16Z-
dc.date.available2013-07-04T08:36:16Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationCharles, A. (2009) 'The flight from history: from H.G. Wells to Doctor Who and back again', Colloquy: Text Theory Critique, 17, pp. 16-33.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1325-9490-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/295195-
dc.description.abstractThe 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.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMonash Universityen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/48499374/flight-from-history-from-h-g-wells-doctor-who-back-againen_GB
dc.subjectutopiasen_GB
dc.subjectDoctor Whoen_GB
dc.subjecttelevision programsen_GB
dc.titleThe flight from history: from H.G. Wells to Doctor Who and back againen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalColloquy: Text Theory Critiqueen_GB
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