Kerblam! (2018) throws the Doctor and her team into the future of distribution and employment, full of uncannily creepy robots and intrusive artificial intelligence. For many viewers the story raised questions not only about Doctor Who's presentation of robots, AI and recent technological developments, but also of the Doctor's own politics. This Black Archive looks for the heart of the episode in the answer to the question: who killed Kira?
Naomi Jacobs is a researcher based at the University of Aberdeen. Thomas L Rodebaugh is an associate professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Washington University.
THE BLACK ARCHIVE:
Book-length looks at single Doctor Who stories from 1963 to the present day
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