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The Politics of the Peter Capaldi Years

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Peter Capaldi’s transformation from Malcolm Tucker into the Doctor, was every bit as profound as the Doctor’s own regeneration. However, swapping television’s finest satire for television’s finest sci-fi did not entail ditching politics. Science fiction from Mary Shelley to Octavia E. Butler, has always reflected contemporary concerns. This talk situates Peter Capaldi’s adventures in time and space in the context of the War on Terror considering the ways in which Capaldi’s stories have explored the dehumanising effects of ‘non-linear’ and ‘hybrid warfare’, in the search of impossible peace.

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