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Torchwood Declassified

Torchwood Declassified

Investigating Mainstream Cult Television

  • Author: Rebecca Williams
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 0857734350
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 256
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Torchwood started its life on television as a spin-off from Doctor Who, bringing Captain Jack to join new colleagues in a television series that quickly established itself as fresh and watchable television. It's fourth series, subtitled 'Miracle Day', continued its move from the niche channel of BBC3 to metamorphose into an international production between the BBC and the US network Starz. Torchwood has continued to entertain, provoke and attract large audiences and an expanding fandom. This is the first critical celebration of Torchwood across it four series, considering issues of representation, the fandom that surrounds the show and its complex, institutional contexts. Focusing in particular on how the meanings and understandings of cult television have shifted and become subject to technological, industry and marketing changes in recent years, Torchwood Declassified explores topics including the show's aesthetics and branding, its use of tropes from the horror genre, vast tie-in merchandise, status as a spin off, the nature of a celebrity that is both cult and mainstream, as well as the use of sound and music and of cult writers, and Torchwood's connection to place and location. The book will appeal to fans of the series, researchers and scholars, and anyone interested in ongoing questions over what cult television is, what it means, and why it continues to be of importance.

Webster's Collegiate Dictionary with Chinese Translation

Webster's Collegiate Dictionary with Chinese Translation

  • Author: Noah Webster
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English language
  • Page: 1768
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The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction

The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction

  • Author: Mark Bould,Andrew Butler,Adam Roberts,Sherryl Vint
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135228361
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 576
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The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction is a comprehensive overview of the history and study of science fiction. It outlines major writers, movements, and texts in the genre, established critical approaches and areas for future study. Fifty-six entries by a team of renowned international contributors are divided into four parts which look, in turn, at: history – an integrated chronological narrative of the genre’s development theory – detailed accounts of major theoretical approaches including feminism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, postcolonialism, posthumanism and utopian studies issues and challenges – anticipates future directions for study in areas as diverse as science studies, music, design, environmentalism, ethics and alterity subgenres – a prismatic view of the genre, tracing themes and developments within specific subgenres. Bringing into dialogue the many perspectives on the genre The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction is essential reading for anyone interested in the history and the future of science fiction and the way it is taught and studied.

The International Encyclopaedic Dictionary ...

The International Encyclopaedic Dictionary ...

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The Inner World of Doctor Who

The Inner World of Doctor Who

Psychoanalytic Reflections in Time and Space

  • Author: Iain MacRury
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429921098
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 368
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As Doctor Who approaches its fiftieth anniversary recent series have taken the show to new heights in terms of popular appeal and critical acclaim.The Doctor and his TARDIS-driven adventures, along with companions and iconic monsters, are now recognised and enjoyed globally. The time is ripe for a detailed analytic assessment of this cultural phenomenon. Focussing on the most recent television output The Inner World of Doctor Who examines why the show continues to fascinate contemporary audiences. Presenting closely-observed psychoanalytic readings of selected episodes, this book examines why these stories of time travel, monsters, and complex human relationships have been successful in providing such an emotionally rich dramatization of human experience. The Inner World of Doctor Who seeks to explore the multiple cultural and emotional dimensions of the series, moving back and forth from behind the famous sofa, where children remember hiding from scary monsters, and onto the proverbial psychoanalytic couch.

The Encyclopaedic Dictionary

The Encyclopaedic Dictionary

A New & Original Work of Reference to All the Words in the English Language, with a Full Account of Their Origin, Meaning, Pronunciation, & Use

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The Modern World Dictionary of the English Language ...

The Modern World Dictionary of the English Language ...

To which is Added a Compendium of Historical, Biographical, Geographical, Scientific, Religious, and Sociological Names, and a Complete Summary of Human Achievement in the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries ...

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The Doctor Who Franchise

The Doctor Who Franchise

American Influence, Fan Culture and the Spinoffs

  • Author: Lynnette Porter
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786465565
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 200
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As Doctor Who nears its 50th anniversary, it is very much a part of British popular culture, and the Doctor has become a British icon. Nevertheless, thanks to BBC America and BBC Worldwide's marketing strategy, as well as the Doctor's and his companions' recent in-person visits to the U.S., the venerable series is becoming more susceptible to an "American influence," including the possibility of becoming "Americanized." Doctor Who and recent spinoffs Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures offer American audiences very different insights into the Whoniverse and have met with varying degrees of success. Whereas Torchwood became a U.S.-U.K. co-production, The Sarah Jane Adventures was largely mismarketed. To complicate matters, the interrelationships that keep the Doctor Who franchise alive through radio dramas, audiobooks, comics, novels, etc., during hiatuses in television broadcasts, may give U.S. and U.K. audiences different understandings of the lead characters--the Doctor, Captain Jack Harkness, and Sarah Jane Smith. Although the past decade has been an exciting time in the Whoniverse, the Doctor--and the franchise--are poised for yet another regeneration.

The Encyclopaedic Dictionary

The Encyclopaedic Dictionary

A New, Original and Exhaustive Work of Reference to All English Words, Their Origin, Development, Orthography, Pronunciation, Meaning and Legitimate Or Customary Use ...

  • Author: Robert Hunter
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  • Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Universal Dictionary of the English Language

Universal Dictionary of the English Language

A New and Original Work Presenting for Convenient Reference the Orthography, Pronunciation, Meaning, Use, Origin and Development of Every Word in the English Language ...

  • Author: Robert Hunter,Charles Morris
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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