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The Fifty-Year Mission: The Next 25 Years: From the Next Generation to J. J. Abrams: The Complete, Uncensored, and Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek
The Fifty-Year Mission: The Next 25 Years: From the Next Generation to J. J. Abrams: The Complete, Uncensored, and Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek
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This is the true story behind the making of a television legend. There have been many books written about Star Trek but never with the unprecedented access, insight, and candor of authors Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross. Having covered the franchise ...


The Universe is Indifferent: Theology, Philosophy, and Mad Men
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ean: 9780718895181, isbn: 0718895185,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews
Centred on the lives of the employees at a Manhattan advertising firm, the television series Mad Men touches on the advertising world’s unique interests in consumerist culture, materialistic desire, and the role of deception in Western capitalism. ...


The Comedy Studies Reader
The Comedy Studies Reader
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ean: 9781477315996, isbn: 1477315993,

From classical Hollywood film comedies to sitcoms, recent political satire, and the developing world of online comedy culture, comedy has been a mainstay of the American media landscape for decades. Recognizing that scholars and students need an auth...


Australian Screen in the 2000s
Australian Screen in the 2000s
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ean: 9783319482989, isbn: 331948298X,

This book provides coverage of the diversity of Australian film and television production between 2000 and 2015. In this period, Australian film and television have been transformed by new international engagements, the emergence of major new talents...


Doctor Who: A British Alien?
Doctor Who: A British Alien?
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mpn: FLORAL TROUSERS PANTS, ean: 9783319658339, isbn: 3319658336,

This book argues that Doctor Who, the world’s longest-running science fiction series often considered to be about distant planets and monsters, is in reality just as much about Britain and Britishness. Danny Nicol explores how the show, through s...


The Legend of Korra (Issues) (4 Book Series)
The Legend of Korra (Issues) (4 Book Series)
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From Book 1: Return to the world of Avatar! This handsome hardcover contains hundreds of pieces of never-before-seen artwork created during the development of Season 1 of The Legend of Korra. With captions from Mike and Bryan throughout, this is an i...


The Legend of Korra (Issues) (5 Book Series)
The Legend of Korra (Issues) (5 Book Series)
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This edition gives you an in-depth look at the creative team behind the vibrant and richly detailed world of Korra. Discover never-before-seen artwork created during development of Book Two: Spirits. With detailed commentary throughout, this is an in...


History, Fiction, and The Tudors: Sex, Politics, Power, and Artistic License in the Showtime Television Series (Queenship and Power)
History, Fiction, and The Tudors: Sex, Politics, Power, and Artistic License in the Showtime Television Series (Queenship and Power)
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ean: 9781349683741, isbn: 1349683744,

This is the first book-length study of the award-winning historical drama The Tudors. In this volume twenty distinguished scholars separate documented history, plausible invention, and outright fantasy in a lively series of scholarly, but accessible ...


Not Your Average Zombie: Rehumanizing the Undead from Voodoo to Zombie Walks
Not Your Average Zombie: Rehumanizing the Undead from Voodoo to Zombie Walks
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mpn: 9781477313176, ean: 9781477313176, isbn: 1477313176,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 52 reviews
The zombie apocalypse hasn't happened—yet—but zombies are all over popular culture. From movies and TV shows to video games and zombie walks, the undead stalk through our collective fantasies. What is it about zombies that exerts such a powerful ...


Where No Black Woman Has Gone Before: Subversive Portrayals in Speculative Film and TV
Where No Black Woman Has Gone Before: Subversive Portrayals in Speculative Film and TV
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ean: 9781477315224, isbn: 1477315225,

When Lieutenant Uhura took her place on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise on Star Trek, the actress Nichelle Nichols went where no African American woman had ever gone before. Yet several decades passed before many other black women began playing...


Liquid Space: Science Fiction Film and Television in the Digital Age
Liquid Space: Science Fiction Film and Television in the Digital Age
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ean: 9781780761862, isbn: 1780761864,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 17 reviews
Science fiction is perhaps the most effective genre to explore the concerns of the present whilst reflecting on the possibilities of the future. But what precisely can it tell us about present and future by setting these two timeframes in the same cr...


The Queer Fantasies of the American Family Sitcom
The Queer Fantasies of the American Family Sitcom
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ean: 9780813591728, isbn: 0813591724,

The Queer Fantasies of the American Family Sitcom examines the evasive depictions of sexuality in domestic and family-friendly sitcoms. Tison Pugh charts the history of increasing sexual depiction in this genre while also unpacking how sitcoms use se...


Taboo Comedy: Television and Controversial Humour (Palgrave Studies in Comedy)
Taboo Comedy: Television and Controversial Humour (Palgrave Studies in Comedy)
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ean: 9781137593375, isbn: 1137593377,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 30 reviews
The essays in this collection explore taboo and controversial humour in traditional scripted (sitcoms and other comedy series, animated series) and non-scripted forms (stand-up comedy, factual and reality shows, and advertising) both on cable and net...


To Boldly Go: Marketing the Myth of Star Trek (International Library of the Moving Image)
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ean: 9781788310086, isbn: 178831008X,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews
Cultural manifestations of myth have come a long way since the storytelling of ancient Greece, now materializing on our TV and cinema screens and in advertisements. This book examines how contemporary media marketing has become the new myth-making an...


The 25 Sitcoms That Changed Television: Turning Points in American Culture
The 25 Sitcoms That Changed Television: Turning Points in American Culture
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ean: 9781440838866, isbn: 1440838860,

This book spotlights the 25 most important sitcoms to ever air on American television―shows that made generations laugh, challenged our ideas regarding gender, family, race, marital roles, and sexual identity, and now serve as time capsules of U.S....


Televised Redemption: Black Religious Media and Racial Empowerment
Televised Redemption: Black Religious Media and Racial Empowerment
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ean: 9781479876037, isbn: 1479876038,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 35 reviews
How Black Christians, Muslims, and Jews have used media to prove their equality, not only in the eyes of God but in society.                                                                                    ...


Reconsidering Roots: Race, Politics, and Memory (Since 1970: Histories of Contemporary America Ser.)
Reconsidering Roots: Race, Politics, and Memory (Since 1970: Histories of Contemporary America Ser.)
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ean: 9780820350837, isbn: 0820350834,

This wide-ranging interdisciplinary collection―the first of its kind―invites us to recon­sider the politics and scope of the Roots phenomenon of the 1970s. Alex Haley’s 1976 book was a publishing sensation, selling over a million copies in its...


Jack Benny and the Golden Age of American Radio Comedy
Jack Benny and the Golden Age of American Radio Comedy
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ean: 9780520295049, isbn: 0520295048,

The king of radio comedy from the Great Depression through the early 1950s, Jack Benny was one of the most influential entertainers in twentieth-century America. A master of comic timing and an innovative producer, Benny, with his radio writers, deve...


Time, Technology and Narrative Form in Contemporary US Television Drama: Pause, Rewind, Record
Time, Technology and Narrative Form in Contemporary US Television Drama: Pause, Rewind, Record
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ean: 9783319631172, isbn: 3319631179,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 42 reviews
This book examines how television has been transformed over the past twenty years by the introduction of new viewing technologies including DVDs, DVRs and streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. It shows that these platforms have p...


HBO's Treme and Post-Katrina Catharsis: The Mediated Rebirth of New Orleans
HBO's Treme and Post-Katrina Catharsis: The Mediated Rebirth of New Orleans
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mpn: 9781498545600, ean: 9781498545600, isbn: 1498545602,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 52 reviews
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, outsiders will have two versions of the Katrina experience. One version will be the images they recall from news coverage of the aftermath. The other will be the intimate portrayal of the determination of New Orlean...



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