‘Oh, you sexy thing!’
With its fantastical imagery and its child’s eye view of the Doctor, The Eleventh Hour(2010) is a bold reinvention of a series that was radically reimagined only five years previously.
Drawing on elements of farce, fandom and fairytale, The Eleventh Hour’s games with the audience’s perceptions and expectations lay the groundwork for ideas that would play out during the whole of new showrunner Steven Moffat’s time with Doctor Who.
Jon Arnold has written two previous Black Archives, on Rose and Scream of the Shalka. He is fast becoming the go to guy for analyses of Doctor Who relaunches.