‘Let me tell you something about those who get left behind.’
Russell T Davies’ tale of regular people searching for the Doctor has become one of the most divisive episodes in Doctor Who history. Diving into the narrative theories of Bertolt Brecht, Viktor Shklovsky, Henry Jenkins, Stuart Hall and many others, this Black Archive on Love & Monsters explores how one profoundly alienating story made us see our favourite alien time traveller in a whole new light.
Niki Haringsma is a Dutch writer, artist and editor with a degree in German literature. When not busy daydreaming about queer sci-fi geeks, Niki also tweets over at @nikisketches.