Damian Mark Whittle

Art Room: Doctor Who and the Green Death

The Green Death

Doctor Who – The Green Death

I’ve recently been distracting myself from the general misery that is in the news by watching some classic 1970’s episodes of Doctor Who.  I particularly enjoyed a surprisingly prescient 1973 adventure entitled The Green Death. Featuring the collapse of local industry, ecological mutation – in the form of wrigglesome giant maggots – and a company driven by efficiency at all costs, it anticipates many of the concerns of the current green movement. It is at the same time, very much a product of its era – especially the groovy fashions and facial hair – and so I imagined suitably Pop Art tinged poster for it had it been a film.

You’ll be pleased to know, they got rid of the maggots in the end.


This entry was published on May 11, 2015 at 5:30 pm. It’s filed under Art, Design, Doctor Who, Science Fiction, Television and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

5 thoughts on “Art Room: Doctor Who and the Green Death

  1. As a kid that one scared me more than any of the others – even more than Ice Warriors

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  2. The voices were very effective. I also liked the way only part of the face was revealed.


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