Sunday, 19 April 2020

End of the World?

What better article to publish this month than one concerning the writing process of Terry Nation, who wasn't obsessed with plagues in the slightest, not at all. Read World's End and get a rare glimpse at the first draft of "The Dalek Invasion of Earth", originally a much darker and more political story, and potentially featuring the first Muslim companion in the series. To quote Alan's editorial for the Celestial Toyroom issue in which the article first appears:

"One of the key aspects of Terry Nation’s original draft is its sense that the plague and the war has stopped history, causing the future to become a blank slate, no longer predicated on what has gone before."