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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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Hammer Complete

Hammer Complete

  • Author: Howard Maxford
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476629145
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 992
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Think you know everything there is to know about Hammer Films, the fabled “Studio that Dripped Blood?” The lowdown on all the imperishable classics of horror, like The Curse of Frankenstein, Horror of Dracula and The Devil Rides Out? What about the company’s less blood-curdling back catalog? What about the musicals, comedies and travelogues, the fantasies and historical epics—not to mention the pirate adventures? This lavishly illustrated encyclopedia covers every Hammer film and television production in thorough detail, including budgets, shooting schedules, publicity and more, along with all the actors, supporting players, writers, directors, producers, composers and technicians. Packed with quotes, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, credit lists and production specifics, this all-inclusive reference work is the last word on this cherished cinematic institution.

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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  • Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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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 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 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 Doctors Who's Who - The Story Behind Every Face of the Iconic Time Lord: Celebrating its 50th Year

The Doctors Who's Who - The Story Behind Every Face of the Iconic Time Lord: Celebrating its 50th Year

  • Author: Craig Cabell
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing
  • ISBN: 1782198245
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 300
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Doctor Who is the world's longest-running science fiction television series, and has had children hiding behind sofas since it was first broadcast in 1963. Eleven actors have played the famous Time Lord, starting with William Hartnell, and it has been a career landmark for all of them. Indeed, no other role in television history is as iconic, demanding, or as anticipated by its legion of fans as that of the famous time traveller with two hearts.Find out: Who had a fondness for woolly hats and a grandson who would become Harry Potter's nemesis; Who played a barmaid before becoming a Doctor Who heart-throb; Who was a bouncer for The Rolling Stones before taking control of the Tardis.All these bizarre facts are explained, and many more, as the lives and careers of each Doctor (including the latest - and youngest - incarnation, Matt Smith) are put under the spotlight and given the credit they so richly deserve. Including interviews with many of the stars, this is a must-have for any fan.

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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