Seventh Doctor (1987-1989)

GHOST LIGHT
Still one Doctor Who’s most densely complex stories, Ghost Light (1989) is a true antecedent of the 21st-century series. Jonathan Dennis explores its bricolage of literary and scientific influences, and argues that its true theme is not biological evolution, but Social Darwinism.
THE CURSE OF FENRIC (To be published in September 2018)
Part of the most complex and unsettling 20th-century season of Doctor Who, The Curse of Fenric (1989) deals with issues of faith and family, nature and nurture, and the morality or otherwise of war. Una McCormack has written elsewhere on the treatment of World War II in Doctor Who.