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Black Archive (disambiguation)for other, similarly-named pages.
The Black Archive are a series of critical monographs about selected individual Doctor Who stories, from the series' earliest history to the present day.
Rather than focusing on behind-the-scenes production history as much Doctor Who fan scholarship has done, the series aimed to analyse and explore the stories as broadcast.
The series was published by Obverse Books. Its editing team was led by Philip Purser-Hallard, along with Stuart Douglas, Paul Simpson, and Paul Driscoll. It was named after the Black Archive, a museum of alien artefacts first seen in Enemy of the Bane.
The series' first four titles were published simultaneously in 1 March 2016. Following titles, from Image of the Fendahl up to Full Circle were released each two months. Starting with Carnival of Monsters in February 2018, titles were released monthly; this ended in December 2020 with the release of the fiftieth volume.