Television in Transition: The Life and Afterlife of the Narrative Action Hero

By Shawn Shimpach

Combining an exhilarating method along high-interest case studies, Television in Transition offers scholars of tv a consultant to a medium that has weathered the demanding situations of first-run syndication, a multi-channel universe, netlets, significant media conglomerates, deregulation, and globalization--all within the area of 20 years.

  • Examines a go back in tv programming to motion narratives with person (super) heroes meant to navigate this new, foreign, multi-channel universe
  • Explores how tv programming "translates" to new spatial geographies: diversified countries, cultures, broadcast platforms; and diverse codecs, distribution retailers, and monitor sizes
  • Looks on the price of a program's "afterlife," the ongoing flow, repackaging and repurposing of programming past its preliminary iteration
  • Blends institutional and textual analyses in case studies of Highlander: The sequence, Smallville, 24, and Doctor Who

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Irwin Allen Television Productions, 1964-1970: A Critical History of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Lost in Space, The Time Tunnel & Land of the Giants

By Jon Abbott

Ahead of constructing himself because the "master of disaster" with the Nineteen Seventies movies The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno, Irwin Allen created 4 of television's most fun and enduring science-fiction sequence: Voyage to the ground of the Sea, Lost in area, The Time Tunnel and Land of the Giants. those Sixties sequence have been jam-packed with Allen's favourite methods, innovations and attribute touches, and stimulated different productions from the unique Star Trek ahead. each science-fiction convey owes whatever to Allen, but none has equaled his series' speed, pleasure, or originality. This particular exam and documentation of the idea and starting place of the 4 exhibits bargains an goal assessment of each episode. A close-up examine those tv landmarks demonstrates that after Irwin Allen's tv episodes have been solid, they have been great--and once they have been undesirable, they have been nonetheless significant enjoyable.

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SFX's Unofficial Star Wars DVD Viewers' Guide

George Lucas is a towering determine within the galaxy of massive monitor sci-fi leisure. Few videos have replaced cinema the way in which megastar Wars did again in 1977 or even past their cultural impression, the unique trilogy are nonetheless nice videos - for a undeniable new release they’re cinematic convenience foodstuff, this sort of movies that make you're feeling chuffed and entertained although you recognize each line. those viewing publications will make that have even greater. Ever puzzled who that bizarre alien lurking out of concentration on the insurgent briefing at Sullust is? desired to determine the alterations among the cinema and DVD models? Struggled to identify the in-jokes within the prequels? Your prayers are responded, simply because we’ve long past again via all six megastar Wars videos to offer you a fan’s final viewing adventure, entire with DVD timecodes. You’ll even discover who requested Boba Fett to be most sensible guy at his marriage ceremony. it is a entire unofficial viewing significant other to all six movies, from the makers of the world's #1 sci-fi journal, SFX. take into account, the strength might be with you, constantly.

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Re-viewing Television History: Critical Issues in Television Historiography

Written by way of top students within the box, this publication is an across the world correct, state of the art reassessment of either present tools and practices in tv historiography and of assumptions approximately tv heritage itself. The publication specializes in debates in regards to the canon, on associations, texts and audiences, and the interconnections among those designated parts. via discussions and case reviews, it covers a big variety, from television's ways to immigration and ordinary heritage to financial histories of tv, the framing of tv aesthetics, and difficulties in developing a tv canon. each one part opens with the editor's assessment of the ancient examine and an appendix information the most learn assets for tv historians within the united kingdom.

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SFX's Unofficial Star Wars DVD Viewers' Guide

George Lucas is a towering determine within the galaxy of massive display sci-fi leisure. Few video clips have replaced cinema the best way superstar Wars did again in 1977 or even past their cultural impression, the unique trilogy are nonetheless nice videos - for a definite iteration they’re cinematic convenience nutrition, one of these movies that make you are feeling chuffed and entertained even if you recognize each line. those viewing publications will make that have even larger. Ever questioned who that bizarre alien lurking out of concentration on the insurgent briefing at Sullust is? desired to establish the alterations among the cinema and DVD types? Struggled to identify the in-jokes within the prequels? Your prayers are spoke back, simply because we’ve long gone again via all six famous person Wars video clips to provide you a fan’s final viewing event, whole with DVD timecodes. You’ll even discover who requested Boba Fett to be most sensible guy at his marriage ceremony. it is a entire unofficial viewing significant other to all six movies, from the makers of the world's no 1 sci-fi journal, SFX. take into accout, the strength should be with you, continuously.

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Cable Cowboy: John Malone and the Rise of the Modern Cable Business

By Mark Robichaux

An inside of examine a cable titan and his industry
John Malone, hailed as one of many nice unsung heroes of our age by means of a few and reviled through others as a ruthless robber baron, is printed as just a little either in Cable Cowboy. For greater than twenty-five years, Malone has ruled the cable tv undefined, shaping the realm of leisure and communications, first along with his cable corporation TCI and later with Liberty Media. Written with Malone's remarkable cooperation, the enticing narrative brings this arguable capitalist and businessman to lifestyles. Cable Cowboy is instantaneously a penetrating portrait of Malone's complicated character, and an enthralling historical past of the cable television undefined. advised in a full of life sort with specific info, the e-book indicates how an unassuming copper strand begun as a backwoods antenna provider and have become the electronic frightened procedure of the united states, an evolution that gave U.S. shoppers the quickest path to the net. Cable Cowboy unearths the forces that propelled this pioneer to such nice heights, and captures the immovable conviction and quicksilver brain that experience outlined John Malone all through his profession.

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Space and Time: Essays on Visions of History in Science Fiction and Fantasy Television

By Allan W. Austin

Essays during this paintings examine the connection among our earlier and technology fiction and myth tv. a few essays contextualize a specific application or sequence whereas others determine ways that a convey depicts historical past. therefore, via shut readings of televised technological know-how fiction and fable, a few authors light up such themes as chilly conflict tradition, renegotiations of race and gender, anxiousness over the influence of know-how, and the legacies of colonialism. different authors examine technological know-how fiction and delusion tv to teach how old narratives are built and communicated to the bigger public.

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