The Black Archive #48: Arachnids in the UK
 

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By:Sam Maleski
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Released:  October 2020 (physical release)
October 2020 (print-on-demand release)
Publisher:  Obverse Books
ISBN:978-1-913456-10-8
Format: paperback
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Note:  The print-on-demand edition is identical to the regular edition, but has a glossy cover instead of the original’s matt cover.

Cover blurb:
‘How’s this for fire and fury?’

Arachnids in the UK (2018) is both a homage to the tropes and history of the giant spider movie, and one of the most direct political satires in the history of Doctor Who, looking to comment on and criticise the inescapable personality of Donald Trump at the dawn of a new era for the show. Looking at the philosophy of B-movies, the Gothic sensibilities of the Chris Chibnall era and industrial history, this book offers a coherent reading of this episode’s ideological web: its aesthetic successes, its political failings, and its surprising sociological relevance.

Sam Maleski is a French film student and media critic.


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