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  • Science Wars through the Stargateby Steven Gil

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 79.99

    Stargate-1 ?s original run overlapped the peak and aftermath of the Science Wars, which allowed for the show to engage questions about the nature of science and technology. This book focuses on how the series depicted science (as an enterprise) and scientists at a time when the Science Wars were raging and the nature of both was sharply contested.... more...

  • Time-Travel Televisionby Sherry Ginn; Gillian I. Leitch

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book explores how time travel has been used as a plot device in a number of television shows, including iconic programs like Doctor Who , Heroes , Lost , Quantum Leap , Red Dwarf, and the Star Trek franchise, among others. It is organized into three general themes?Origins, Correcting the Past, and Exploring the Future. more...

  • The Life and Mysterious Death of Ian MacKintoshby Robert G. Folsom; Nigel West

    Potomac Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    No spy drama has ever matched The Sandbaggers , which featured a tiny, covert intelligence unit based in London during the Cold War. The show that the New York Times called the ?best spy series in television history? was the vision of Ian MacKintosh, who was among the first writers to present espionage realistically?as a sordid series of political... more...

  • Scandalby Kathleen Olmstead

    HarperCollins Canada 2015; US$ 4.99

    The Untold History of Television provides an exciting glimpse behind the scenes of the groundbreaking series that have defined the landscape of popular culture. At Olivia Pope & Associates, scandal rules the day. The highly respected crisis management firm is the go-to for the high-profile political elite whose reputations are under threat. Scandal... more...

  • Orange Is the New Black Presents: The Cookbookby Jenji Kohan

    Abrams 2014; US$ 24.95

    Staffed and run by a band of misfit inmates, the kitchen at Litchfield is in many ways the center of the popular show Orange Is the New Black ?a setting for camaraderie, drug smuggling, power struggles, and plot twists. And then there is the food. With 65 recipes, 12 sidebars that expand upon the fiction of the show, and 60 photographs from the... more...

  • The Top 100 American Situation Comediesby Mitchell E. Shapiro; Tom Jicha

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00

    A number of books and articles have been written ranking the best situation comedies of all time. These have all had something in common--subjective criteria based on the authors' opinions. This book attempts an objective ranking of the best 100 American sitcoms, based on a mathematical formula taking into account four factors: ratings, longevity,... more...

  • Time in Television Narrativeby Melissa Ames

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 60.00

    How shifts in time and storyline create narrative intrigue on television more...

  • Wrapped in Plasticby Andy Burns

    ECW Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    Damn good coffee, cherry pie, and the "big bang of auteur television"In 1990, avant garde filmmaker David Lynch (Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Dune, Blue Velvet) and acclaimed television writer Mark Frost (Hill Street Blues) teamed up to create a television show that would redefine what the medium could achieve in a one-hour drama. With Twin... more...

  • The Doctors Are Inby Graeme Burk; Robert Smith?

    ECW Press 2015; US$ 16.99

    Get to know the eccentric alien known as the Doctor From his beginnings as a crotchety, anti-heroic scientist in 1963 to his current place in British pop culture as the mad and dangerous monster-fighting saviour of the universe, the titular character of Doctor Who has metamorphosed in his 50 years on television. And yet the questions about him remain... more...

  • Investigating Sherlockby Nikki Stafford

    ECW Press 2015; US$ 13.99

    An essential companion to the hit BBC showHe’s been depicted as a serious thinker, a master of deduction, a hopeless addict, a bare-knuckle fighter. His companion is a bumbler, a sympathetic equal, someone helpless in the face of his friend’s social inadequacies. Sherlock Holmes and John Watson remain the most-adapted fictional characters... more...