Articles by James Colvin


Influenced By, Influence On…

“They don’t call it plagiarism anymore, they call it homage” – Tom Baker Doctor Who has a fine heritage of pilfering from literary sources. The Frankenstein episodes and The Prisoner of Zenda knock-off are famous for being just that. But Doctor Who isn’t literature. It doesn’t even feel literary in the aforementioned stories. So what…

Doctor Who Gothic

Doctor Who is a genre show. But there is no such thing as a pure, homogenous genre: genre reinforces and reinvents itself constantly. Doctor Who has survived by adapting and incorporating elements from other genres to become its own unique hybrid. An impression of the fluidity of the show can be made by focusing on…

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