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The cult TV book : from Star trek to Dexter, new approaches to TV outside the box

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  • Creator edited by Stacey Abbott
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication New York : Soft Skull Press ; [Berkeley] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, [2010] ©2010
  • Physical Details
    • xiv, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9781593762766, 1593762763
  • OCLC ocn466334757

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-259) and index.
  • "Television and film guide": pages 260-267.

Contents

  • Introduction : "never give up" "never surrender": the resilience of cult television / Stacey Abbott. Defining cult TV: history, aesthetics, discourses. Observations on cult television / Roberta Pearson -- Members only: cult TV from margins to mainstream / Sergio Angelini & Miles Booy -- The aesthetics of Cult television / Rhonda V. Wilcox -- Babylon 5 / Sergio Angelini -- Playing hard to "get", how to write cult TV / Jane Espenson -- The Twilight zone / Stan Beeler -- Reading cult TV: texts and contexts. The Avengers/New Avengers / Paul Sutton -- Mainstream cult / Matt Hills -- Transgressive TV / Jes Battis -- Innovative TV / Stacey Abbott -- Representation: exploring issues of sex, gender, and race in cult television / Lorna Jowett -- Boldly going: music and cult TV / Janet K. Halfyard -- Constructing cult TV: the broadcast industry and cult television. The Star Trek franchise / Lincoln Gerraghty -- Cult TV and the television industry / Catherine Johnson -- Cult channels : Showtime, FX and cult TV / Simon Brown -- Through the oblong window: the regulated duopoly and the creation of cult children's 'canon' in Britain / Tat Wood -- Cult TV and new media / Denzell Richards -- Dr. Who / Miles Booy -- Writing tie-in's / Nancy Holder -- Southpark / David Simmons -- The cult in cult TV: audiences, fans and fandom. Dark Shadows / Stacey Abbott -- Television and the cult audience: a primer / Hillary Robson -- The cult of cult TV / Dick Fiddy -- Subcultural celebrity / Matt Hills -- Sapphire & Steel / Sergio Angelini -- Gen, slash, OT3s and crossover : the varieties of fan fiction / Roz Kaveney