The Black Archive #10: Scream of the Shalka
The Black Archive – a series of book-length looks at single Doctor Who stories from 1963 to the present day.
‘I do love a nice old-fashioned invasion.’
Intended as the first in a series of online animated dramas, Scream of the Shalka (2003) was the first attempt to redefine Doctor Who for the 21st century. Following a traditional narrative formula, it rethinks The Doctor, the companion and The Master in ways that anticipate the later revived series. A victim of timing as much as of its own flaws, it remains a fascinating glimpse into an alternative vision for Doctor Who.
Jon Arnold wrote The Black Archive #1: Rose.