Thirteenth Doctor (2018-)

ARACHNIDS IN THE UK (To be published in November 2020)
A story explicitly about hidden depths, Arachnids in the UK (2018) reminds us of one of humanity’s archetypal phobias. Samuel Maleski explores the symbolism of spiders, the use of horror tropes generally, and the politics underlying this example of Chris Chibnall’s ‘Sheffield Gothic’ Doctor Who.
Kerblam! (2018) defies expectations by showing us a corporate dystopia that proves to be merely ordinary, and a Doctor who refuses to overthrow the System. Naomi Jacobs and Tom Rodebaugh look into the science and politics of artificial intelligence, automation and the Internet of Things.