By Kimberly Yost
In From Starship Captains to Galactic Rebels, Kimberley Yost brings the foundations of management experiences to undergo on characters from a quarter-century of vintage technological know-how fiction tv sequence, interpreting how their adventures can light up the demanding situations of real-world management. those in-depth case reviews disguise an entire variety of science-fictional leaders—from traditional heroes akin to Jonathan Archer of Star Trek: Enterprise to William Adama and Laura Roslin, the darkish, conflicted protagonists of Battlestar Galactica. Charismatic rebels like Malcolm Reynolds of Firefly and the ragtag fugitives of Farscape stand along pillars of the institution like John Sheridan of Babylon 5. In her research, Yost considers rising, improper, and failed leaders in addition to winning ones; girls in addition to males; and extraterrestrial beings in addition to humans.
An insightful exam of the way management is represented at the small monitor, From Starship Captains to Galactic Rebels will attraction not just to enthusiasts of televised technological know-how fiction but additionally to these grappling with the issues of management, despite their species.
By Mike Olszewski,Janice Olszewski
Revisit the early days of neighborhood television in those enjoyable and fact-filled tales that includes . . . Paige Palmer, the health host who smoked 4 packs an afternoon . . . Smooth-voiced Captain Penny, who reminded us, “You can’t idiot mother” . . . risky speak exhibit host Alan Douglas, who driven visitors’ scorching buttons—sometimes till they punched again . . . Gene Carroll, longtime king of the beginner hour . . . Woodrow, the Woodsman . . . Romper Room’s leave out Barbara . . . Jungle Larry . . . and lots of different neighborhood favorites.
By Wesley Hyatt
right here you can find the interior tales in regards to the most well liked specials, video clips, miniseries and sequence episodes in tv heritage, from quantity a hundred to the head of the checklist. Weekly sequence and habitual specials just like the large Bowl are represented by way of their highest-rated person access to permit a various choice. incorporated are appendices with proof and figures in regards to the best a hundred, and a chronological directory of those unforgettable programs.
By Sara MacDonald,Andrew Moore,T. D. Anderson,Barry Craig,Matthew Dinan,Amanda DiPaolo,Peter Augustine Lawler,Dave Snow,John-Paul Spiro
By Michèle Barrett,Bobby Baker
This fully-illustrated booklet brings jointly for the 1st time an account of Baker's profession as an artist – from her first sculptures at relevant St Martins within the early Seventies to her most up-to-date paintings, 'How to dwell' and 'Diary Drawings' – with severe statement through reviewers and educational practitioners.
- Bobby Baker's personal 'Chronicle' of her paintings as artist and performer
- illuminating severe writing approximately Baker's indicates
- transcripts of Baker's performances and different unique fabrics reproduced right here for the 1st time
- significant new essays through Michele Barrett and Griselda Pollock
- a new interview with Bobby Baker by way of Adrian Heathfield.
Under the guiding editorial hand of individual cultural theorist Michèle Barrett, this quantity is a vital textual content for college kids drawn to functionality, gender, and visible tradition, and a highly soaking up and available account of Baker's work.
By Frank Garcia,Mark Phillips
By Julie D. O'Reilly
Supernaturally robust girls and women have remained on tv, together with the heavenly attached Grace (of Saving Grace), telepathic Sookie (of True Blood), and magical Cassie (of The mystery Circle). those more moderen characters additionally face quite a few constraints on their powers. for that reason, superpowers develop into a story strategy to decrease those characters, a strategy that begun with television’s first superpowered girl, Samantha (of Bewitched). all of them illustrate a paradox of women’s strength: are those characters ever really strong, less superpowerful, in the event that they can't use their talents totally? The superwoman has persevered as a metaphor for ladies attempting to “have it all”; as a result, the travails of those tv examples parallel these in their off-screen counterparts.
By Melody Graulich,Nicolas S. Witschi
Dirty phrases in “Deadwood” showcases literary analyses of the Deadwood television sequence via top western American literary critics. while prior response to the sequence has mostly addressed the query of old accuracy instead of intertextuality or literary complexity, Melody Graulich and Nicolas S. Witschi’s edited quantity brings a much-needed point of view to Deadwood’s illustration of the frontier West.
As Graulich observes in her advent: “With its emotional coherence, compelling characterizations, compressed structural brilliance, ethical ambiguity, language experiments, interpretation of the previous, relevance to the current, and engagement with its literary forebears, Deadwood is a cultured triumph as ancient fiction and, like a lot nice literature, makes a case for the humanistic price of storytelling.” From formerly unpublished interviews with sequence author David Milch to explorations of sexuality, incapacity, cinematic method, and western narrative, this assortment makes a speciality of Deadwood as a chain eventually in regards to the mind's eye, as a verbal and visible build, and as a literary masterpiece that richly rewards shut research and interpretation.
By Ernest A. Hakanen
By Muriel G. Cantor
Except for debts of newshounds, dissident staff, and an occasional congressional committee targeting crime and unethical practices, we've got identified little or no approximately how tv courses are produced. The Hollywood television Producer, initially released in 1971, used to be the 1st critical exam of constraints, conflicts, and rewards within the day-by-day lives of tv manufacturers. Its insights have been very important on the time and feature now not been challenged.
Using as her framework the social method of mass communications, Muriel G. Cantor exhibits how manufacturers opt for tales for tv sequence and the way video clips prove in top time. with a purpose to get a accomplished examine the interior workings of the television and its manufacturers, the writer interviewed 80 manufacturers in Hollywood over a two-season interval. She probed to find how the folk manufacturers paintings for and the place they paintings impacts their decision-making.
As Cantor exhibits, critics of tv who recommend that to stay in creation, a manufacturer needs to first please the company association that funds his or her operations, are principally right. Cantor indicates that content material depends on a mixture of inventive elements, in addition to social, monetary, and political norms that experience built over the years within the industry.