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  • Irony in The Twilight Zoneby David Melbye

    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...

  • The TV Crime Dramaby Sue Turnbull

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2014; Not Available

    The television crime drama has been a constant of the television landscape since it first migrated from film and radio onto the small screen in the 1950s. Since then, from Dixon of Dock Green to The Wire, from Minder to The Sopranos or Cracker to Dexter, the crime drama has continued to attract large audiences even as the depiction of the crime, the... more...

  • The X-Filesby Kathleen Olmstead

    HarperCollins Canada 2016; 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. The X-Files was a risky choice for network television when it premiered in 1993, but the show?s seemingly niche premise immediately captured a large, loyal fanbase that continued on even... more...

  • Doctor Who and Raceby Lindy Orthia

    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...

  • Fan Phenomena: The Rocky Horror Picture Showby Marisa C. Hayes

    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...

  • Reconstructing Strangeloveby Michael Broderick

    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...

  • Television Series of the 1950sby Vincent Terrace

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 39.99

    This book provides profiles of characters who were featured in some of the most popular television shows from the 1950s. 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 otherfascinating details. . more...

  • Boarding the Enterpriseby David Gerrold; Robert J. Sawyer

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2016; US$ 14.99

    With a new introduction from David Gerrold and afterword from Robert Sawyer for Star Trek: The Original Series' 50th anniversary. 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 impactful science fiction series of the last 50 years. Star Trek... more...

  • The Great War on the Small Screenby Emma Hanna

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2009; Not Available

    In Britain since the 1960s television has been the most influential medium of popular culture. Television is also the site where the Western Front of popular culture clashes with the Western Front of history. This book examines the ways in which those involved in the production of historical documentaries for this most influential media have struggled... more...

  • Television Series of the 1960sby Vincent Terrace

    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...