‘You’ve just seen the world through the eyes of a storyteller’
As its working title ‘The All-Father’s Army’ implies, The Girl Who Died (2015)
blends Norse mythology with modern comic whimsy, shifting deftly
between registers like the poems and sagas it evokes. This Black Archive
examines the story’s treatment of the masculine and feminine in Viking
society, the power of laughter to ward off evil, and how the Doctor,
like the mythical Odin, functions as both a trickster and a saviour.