This is me explaining some of the key features, elements and references in the 1960’s ‘Doctor Who’ serial ‘The Dalek Invasion of Earth’. This is the second story in which The Daleks appeared on TV screens. I go into how certain aspects of it appeal to a certain audience, how humour is used, and how different characters are represented in different ways amongst other things including how popular culture references certain historical things in real life i.e. The Daleks in ‘Doctor Who’ and the Galactic Empire and the Stormtroopers in ‘Star Wars’ could be compared to Nazism. For Example, the Nazi party’s swastika has similarities to both the Galactic Empire’s logo in the ‘Star Wars’ movies but also the Sith Empire’s logo in ‘The Old Republic’.
To find out a little more about the way media may affect young people I have created a short survey, I have kept it anonymous and easy to answer as talking about violent behaviour can be something people try to hide, as they feel ashamed. This is to determine a little more information about violence and society and see whether the secondary research supports this or if another avenue to debate will arise.
Below is the questionnaire that will be handed out to collect data:
Violence Within Society, Does it Link to Gaming?
Gender Male Female
Do you watch films or play games with violent content?
Have you ever tried to copy something you’ve seen on television, in a film or in a game?
Do you ever find yourself coming across situations similar to those you watch on films or TV?
Yes – (Please give an example)
Have you ever been in a fight or acted aggressively towards someone in a similar way to the aggressive/violent content you watch?
When watching or playing action/violent content do you ever think about what you would do in the real life situation?
– If you answered yes, was your response a FIGHT or FLIGHT response?
This survey is to obtain responses about what the majority of people are into the most. This demographic information will be taken from a focus group of 16-19 year old media students, as that is our target audience for this project. It is also to obtain biological information too such as their age, gender, eye colour and hair colour. This will help us determine things such as what ages are into what different things, what are females into that males aren’t and vice versa and what people with that hair colour and/or that eye colour are into.
In this first video from a Star Wars original movie (The Empire Strikes Back, 1980) there is no interactivity that an audience can interact with, all they can do is relate with the characters. Sorry for the bad quality but it’s the best version of the video I could find on You Tube without extra clips or music added in. It is the original music from the film.
Firstly, ‘Doctor Who’ is massively different nowadays to how it was back in the 1960’s. When the show started The Doctor was played by an old man (William Hartnell) and nowadays he is played by a young man (Matt Smith). His companions back then were his granddaughter (Susan Foreman) and two school teachers (Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright), but nowadays it is a woman who keeps dying every time he meets her (Clara Oswin Oswald), so the program has become more complicated over the years with complex story arcs. In the 50th anniversary it is rumoured that there will even be a secret story arc that has been building up over the last three years, maybe more. In the 60’s there weren’t hardly any story arcs.