• ‘Went the Day of the Daleks well?’ An investigation into the role of invasion narratives in shaping 1950s and 1960s British television Science Fiction, as shown in Quatermass, Doctor Who and UFO

    Author(s):
    Antony Keen (see profile)
    Date:
    2009
    Subject(s):
    Science fiction
    Item Type:
    Essay
    Tag(s):
    Science fiction television, doctor who, Quatermass, UFO (Gerry Anderson), invasion fiction; future war
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/ce6s-hg41
    Abstract:
    This essay aims to look at how invasion narratives, stories concerned with the invasion of Britain from outside, shaped three British science fiction series, and how those series interrogated the narratives. The series will primarily be examined through aesthetic and social approaches. Particular areas to be explored include the embracing and subverting of common assumptions about Britain’s attitude to invasion, and the differing attitudes to the military displayed.
    Notes:
    My extended essay from my film course in 2009, with which I am quite pleased
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