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July 19th, 2016 4 comments

The Black Archive 5 Image of the Fendahl

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The Black Archive – a series of book-length looks at single Doctor Who stories from 1963 to the present day.

Image of the Fendahl (1977) is a fusion of the last great hurrah of the Gothic years of Doctor Who, before Graham Williams’ changes really began to bite, with the colder post-Gothic tradition drawn from Nigel Kneale and HP Lovecraft.

A priory, a haunted wood, a village coven… a scientific investigation that reaches back 12 million years in time and hundreds of millions of miles away in space.

black fendahl

Writer Chris Boucher (also responsible for ‘The Face of Evil’ and ‘The Robots of Death’) builds on his successes with a story that functions as a human drama, a scientific puzzle, a horror story, and a masterpiece of unease.

Building its audience by nearly three million from episode one to episode four, this story is one of the great classics of the series, and still works as an effective adventure drama for a modern audience.


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4 comments

  • the doctor

    May 20th, 2016 - 3:46pm

    Are they official?

    Reply
    • booboo

      May 20th, 2016 - 5:04pm

      no but then they dont pretend to be

  • TardisTravelling

    May 20th, 2016 - 3:42pm

    I love this story .. so overlooked

    Reply
    • The Monitor

      May 21st, 2016 - 9:28am

      Agreed. There is pretty well nothing wrong with it. Superb direction and plot. Some great performances. Nice special effects and incidental music.

      Every time I watch this story I love it more.

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