The Black Archive #63: Flux
“The end of the universe. I always wondered what it would feel like”.
In his final series as Doctor Who showrunner, Chris Chibnall tackles head-on his controversial reimagining of the Doctor’s roots (as seen in The Timeless Children), by placing centre-stage The Doctor’s search for answers about her forgotten lives.
For a programme that has always been defined by mystery, it is a bold starting point, made all the more challenging with the enforced restrictions of a global pandemic. This Black Archive looks at the central themes of Flux, chapter by chapter, and how, in particular, Chibnall navigates the complex relationship between producer and fan.
Featuring essays by Emma Reed, Oliver Tomkins, Matt Hills, and returning Black Archive authors Alasdair Stuart, James Cooray Smith, Philip Purser-Hallard and James Mortimer.