Tenth Doctor (2005-2010)

THE IMPOSSIBLE PLANET / THE SATAN PIT
On a planet impossibly orbiting a black hole, aliens reminiscent of the works of HP Lovecraft worship the biblical Adversary. Simon Bucher-Jones, who wrote the acclaimed The Black Archive #5: Image of the Fendahl, analyses another post-Gothic horror story: The Impossible Planet / The Satan Pit (2006).
LOVE & MONSTERS
Niki Haringsma investigates Love & Monsters (2006) – an experimental story told by an unreliable narrator with a camcorder, which seems as much a commentary on Doctor Who fandom and its politics as on the elusive, often traumatic presence of the Doctor himself.
HUMAN NATURE / THE FAMILY OF BLOOD
Its unique source in a novel by Paul Cornell makes Human Nature and The Family of Blood (2007) a rich and profound TV story. Naomi Jacobs and Philip Purser-Hallard discuss how it treats war, school and family, humanity and divinity, and look at the adaptation process itself.
THE SOUND OF DRUMS / LAST OF THE TIME LORDS (To be published in January 2020)
The culmination of a complex season arc, The Sound of Drums / Last of the Time Lords (2007) has an unorthodox structure of its own. James Mortimer looks at its themes of faith, love and sexual
politics, and its reinvention of the Master as an embodiment of toxic adulthood and masculinity.