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- 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...
- ECW Press 2015; US$ 13.99
An essential companion to the hit BBC showHes 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 friends social inadequacies. Sherlock Holmes and John Watson remain the most-adapted fictional characters... more...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 79.99
This book explores the multiple types of irony?technological, invasive, martial, sociopolitical, and domestic?that were employed by the classic television show The Twilight Zone. Each of these uses of irony acts as a critique of a specific aspect of American culture, but all inform each other, creating a larger sense of social critique. more...
- Intellect Books Ltd 2015; US$ 19.00
When The Rocky Horror Picture Show was released in 1975 it initially received an indifferent reception in movie theatres but began to gain notoriety after it was embraced by audiences at midnight screenings in New York City and elsewhere. A homage to campy B-movies, sci-fi, and horror films, the movie was ? and still is ? more than the sum of its parts.... more...
- Intellect Books Ltd 2013; US$ 25.00
Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction television series in the world and is regularly watched by millions of people across the globe. While its scores of fans adore the show with cult-like devotion, the fan-contributors to this book argue that there is an uncharted dimension to Doctor Who. Bringing together diverse perspectives on race... more...
- Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99
During his career Stanley Kubrick became renowned for undertaking lengthy and exhaustive research prior to the production of all his films. In the lead-up to what would eventually become Dr. Strangelove (1964), Kubrick read voraciously and amassed a substantial library of works on the nuclear age. With rare access to unpublished materials, this... more...
- BenBella Books, Inc. 2016; US$ 14.99
Rereleased for Star Trek: The Original Series ? 50th Anniversary, this in-depth analysis of the groundbreaking TV show features an updated introduction by Robert J. Sawyer and foreword by David Gerrold Trekkies and Trekkers alike will get starry-eyed over this eclectic mix of essays on the groundbreaking original Star Trek, one of the most culturally... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 39.99
This book profiles characters who were featured in some of the most popular television shows of the 1960s. Each entry includes personal details that were revealed during each show?s run: names, addresses, maiden names, nicknames, date of births, phone numbers, relatives, and other fascinating details. more...
- Thomas Nelson 2007; US$ 19.99
Ed McMahon has interviewed writers, producers, cameramen, and stars such as Annette Funicello, Dick Clark, Andy Griffith, Art Linkletter, Gale Storm, Barbara Billingsley, Walter Cronkite, Jerry Mathers, Soupy Sales, Ron Howard, Merv Griffin, and more to provide not just a history of early television, but a history told by those who made it happen. more...