53. The Hand of Fear

‘Eldrad must live. Eldrad the creator, the saviour.’

With its nuclear anxieties, god complexes, temporal abysses and evil transmitted through a slogan, The Hand of Fear (1976) explores multiple sources of terror and unease. In an era when Doctor Who drew inspiration from cinematic horror icons, it takes a long tradition of disembodied creeping hands as the starting point in building its ancient, messianic villain, a character of mutable gender long before they became familiar in Doctor Who.

  • Pages: 135
  • ISBN: 9781913456146


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About the Author

Among many other things, Simon Bucher-Jones has written the Black Archives on Image of the Fendahl and The Impossible Planet / The Satan Pit.


Additional Information

Dimensions 148 × 210 cm

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