Quality Popular Television: Cult TV, the Industry and Fans

Quality Popular Television: Cult TV, the Industry and Fans

by James Lyons

Paperback(2008)

$39.99

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780851709413
Publisher: BFI Publishing
Publication date: 05/01/2003
Edition description: 2008
Pages: 215
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Mark Jancovich is Reader and Director of the Institute of Film Studies at the University of Nottingham.

James R. Lyons, M.D., is a plastic surgeon practicing in Westport, Connecticut, and a former clinical instructor at Yale University and diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is certified by the ABPS and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Connecticut Society of Plastic Surgeons, the New Haven Medical Society, and the Yale Surgical Society. Dr. Lyons lives in Connecticut with his family.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Notes on Contributorsix
1.Introduction1
Part 1Industries, Networks and Programming
2.Vertical Vision: Deregulation, Industrial Economy and Prime-time Design11
3.'Must See TV': Programming Identity on NBC Thursdays32
4.The Changing Face of American Television Programmes on British Screens48
Part 2'Content is King': Formats, Shows and Events
5.Long-format TV: Globalisation and Network Branding in a Multi-Channel Era65
6.'Must See' Queer TV: History and Serial Form in Ellen88
7.'You're not going to see that on TV': Star Trek: The Next Generation in Film and Television103
8.Brave New Buffy: Rethinking 'TV Violence'118
Part 3Commodity Audiences: Cults, Fans and Dedicated Audiences
9.Martial Law and the Changing Face of Martial Arts on US Television137
10.Superman on the Set: The Market, Nostalgia and Television Audiences148
11.Web Wars: Resistance, Online Fandom and Studio Censorship163
Afterword
12.What Is Television for?181
Index199

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