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The essential cult TV reader, edited by David Lavery

Label
The essential cult TV reader
Title
The essential cult TV reader
Statement of responsibility
edited by David Lavery
Title variation
Essential cult television reader
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Refusing generic plotlines, commercialization, and mass-market ploys, cult TV programs utilize offbeat, original concepts to gain intensely loyal fan bases. The Essential Cult TV Reader covers a wide spectrum of shows, providing a broad examination of series from across the globe. Spanning the progenitors of cult TV like The Twilight Zone and Star Trek and contemporary shows such as Supernatural and 24, this diverse collection explains how a series can evolve from a virtual broadcasting nonentity with a relatively small following of devoted fans to achieve cult status and phenomenal success." "Examining television shows that amass engaged, active fan bases by employing an imaginative approach to programming, The Essential Cult TV Reader includes essays by a number of distinguished scholars who seek to present the essential definition of cult TV. Classic cult series like Blake's 7, Dark Shadows, The Avengers, Monty Python's Flying Circus, and Doctor Who are explored along with popular, modern shows such as Alias, Dexter, and Lost. The essays examine the characters, relationships, narratives, settings, intertextuality, and recurring motifs that set cult shows apart-for example, the island on Lost plays an active, mysterious role in the show's narrative. Freaks and Geeks, however, is driven by character development among a group of high school outcasts. In contrast, many sitcoms and dramas rely on predictable characters and homogenized plots to appeal to the tastes of mainstream audiences." "The Essential Cult TV Reader answers many questions surrounding the genre while revealing emerging debates on its future, demonstrating that cult TV has staying power in the mediascape."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
791.45/6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1992.8.S4
LC item number
E87 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lavery, David
Series statement
Essential readers in contemporary media and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Television series
  • Television viewers
  • Television series
  • Television viewers
Label
The essential cult TV reader, edited by David Lavery
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes filmography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: how cult TV became mainstream / David Lavery -- Absolutely fabulous / Angelina I. Karpovich -- The adventures of Brisco County, Jr. / Bartley Porter and Lynnette Porter -- Alias / Henrik Örnebring -- Angel / Joyce Millman -- The avengers / Angelina I. Karpovich -- Battlestar Galactica / Ian Maull and David Lavery -- Blake's 7 / Steven Duckworth -- Buffy the vampire slayer / Milly Williamson -- The comeback / Joanne Morreale -- The daily show and The Colbert report / Sam Ford -- Dark shadows / Jonathan Malcolm Lampley -- Dexter / Michele Byers -- Doctor Who / Matt Hills -- Farscape / Jes Battis -- Firefly / J.P. Telotte -- Freaks and geeks / Jonathan Gray -- Heroes / Nikki Stafford -- The league of gentlemen / Leon Hunt -- Life on Mars / Robin Nelson -- Lost / Marc Dolan -- Miami vice / Jon Stratton -- Monty Python's flying circus / Marcia Landy -- My so-called life / Michele Byers -- Mystery science theater 3000 / Robert Holtzclaw -- The prisoner / Douglas L. Howard -- Quantum leap / Lynnette Porter -- Red dwarf / Dee Amy-Chinn -- Roswell / Stan Beeler -- The Simpsons / Jonathan Gray -- South Park / Jason Jacobs -- Stargate SG-1 / Angela Ndalianis -- The Star trek franchise / Rhonda V. Wilcox -- Supernatural / Alison Peirse -- This life / Stephen Lacey -- Torchwood / Matt Hills -- 24 / Steven Peacock -- The twilight zone / Jonathan Malcolm Lampley -- Twin peaks / David Bianculli -- Ultraviolet / Stacey Abbott -- Veronica Mars / Sue Turnbull -- Wonderfalls / Stan Beeler -- Xena : warrior princess / Carolyn Skelton -- The X-files / Mikel J. Koven
Control code
318875078
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9780813125688
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009035878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)318875078
Label
The essential cult TV reader, edited by David Lavery
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes filmography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: how cult TV became mainstream / David Lavery -- Absolutely fabulous / Angelina I. Karpovich -- The adventures of Brisco County, Jr. / Bartley Porter and Lynnette Porter -- Alias / Henrik Örnebring -- Angel / Joyce Millman -- The avengers / Angelina I. Karpovich -- Battlestar Galactica / Ian Maull and David Lavery -- Blake's 7 / Steven Duckworth -- Buffy the vampire slayer / Milly Williamson -- The comeback / Joanne Morreale -- The daily show and The Colbert report / Sam Ford -- Dark shadows / Jonathan Malcolm Lampley -- Dexter / Michele Byers -- Doctor Who / Matt Hills -- Farscape / Jes Battis -- Firefly / J.P. Telotte -- Freaks and geeks / Jonathan Gray -- Heroes / Nikki Stafford -- The league of gentlemen / Leon Hunt -- Life on Mars / Robin Nelson -- Lost / Marc Dolan -- Miami vice / Jon Stratton -- Monty Python's flying circus / Marcia Landy -- My so-called life / Michele Byers -- Mystery science theater 3000 / Robert Holtzclaw -- The prisoner / Douglas L. Howard -- Quantum leap / Lynnette Porter -- Red dwarf / Dee Amy-Chinn -- Roswell / Stan Beeler -- The Simpsons / Jonathan Gray -- South Park / Jason Jacobs -- Stargate SG-1 / Angela Ndalianis -- The Star trek franchise / Rhonda V. Wilcox -- Supernatural / Alison Peirse -- This life / Stephen Lacey -- Torchwood / Matt Hills -- 24 / Steven Peacock -- The twilight zone / Jonathan Malcolm Lampley -- Twin peaks / David Bianculli -- Ultraviolet / Stacey Abbott -- Veronica Mars / Sue Turnbull -- Wonderfalls / Stan Beeler -- Xena : warrior princess / Carolyn Skelton -- The X-files / Mikel J. Koven
Control code
318875078
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9780813125688
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009035878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)318875078

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