'Doctor Who' tried to tackle Big Tech, and failed

  • Daniel Cooper--Engadget
  • published date: 2020-01-14 14:15:00

Doctor Who has had something to say since its first episodes aired in 1963, often reflecting the anxieties of its creators, from the environment through to looming dystopia. The show's newest executive producer, Chris Chibnall, clearly has concerns about the …

Spyfall, a two-part episode that opens the revived series' 12th season, has a tech company CEO as one of its villains. Daniel Barton is the CEO of Vor, a company that stands-in for Google and Facebook. Towards the end of the show, Barton and his alien allies … [+4736 chars]