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Torchwood declassified : investigating mainstream cult television

Author: Rebecca Williams
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, New York : Palgrave Macmillan 2013.
Series: Investigating cult TV.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Torchwood started its life on television as a spin-off from Doctor Who, bringing Captain Jack to join new colleagues in a television series that quickly established itself as fresh and watchable television. It's fourth series, subtitled 'Miracle Day', continued its move from the niche channel of BBC3 to metamorphose into an international production between the BBC and the US network Starz. Torchwood has continued to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Williams
ISBN: 0857722921 9780857722928
OCLC Number: 862101539
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 242 pages .).
Contents: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS; Introduction: Torchwood: Bridging the Mainstream/Cult Rift; PART I. MEDIA INSTITUTIONS, BRANDING AND MULTI-PLATFORMING; 1. ACCESS DENIED? NEGOTIATING PUBLIC SERVICE AND COMMERCIAL TENSIONS THROUGH TORCHWOOD'S INTERTEXTUAL BARRICADE; 2. 'COOL BUT HIGH QUALITY': TORCHWOOD, BBC AMERICA AND TRANSATLANTIC BRANDING, 1998-2011; 3. CULT YET? THE 'MIRACLE' OF INTERNATIONALIZATION; 4. TRANSMEDIA TORCHWOOD: INVESTIGATING A TELEVISION SPIN-OFF'S TIE-IN NOVELS AND AUDIO ADVENTURES; PART II. TORCHWOOD, AESTHETICS AND TELEVISUALITY. 5. lost boys and the fantasy of empire: torchwood --
'children of earth'6. crisis of authority/authoring crisis: decision and power in torchwood-'children of earth'; 7. walking corpses, regenerating dead and alien bodies: monstrous embodiment in torchwood; part iii. torchwood, place and location; 8. 'when you see cardiff on film, it looks like la' (john barrowman): space, genre, and realism in torchwood; 9. tonight's the night with . . .captain jack! torchwood's john barrowman as celebrity/subcultural celebrity/localebrity; part iv. torchwood's reception and audiences. 10. love captain jack or hate him: how torchwood has polarised the doctor who fandom11. quaint little categories: gender and sexuality in torchwood and its importance to the fandom; 12. the shape-shifter: fluid sexuality as part of torchwood's changing generic matrix and 'cult' status; select bibliography; list of television series & films; index.
Series Title: Investigating cult TV.
Responsibility: edited by Rebecca Williams.

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