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Television in transition : the life and afterlife of the narrative action hero / Shawn Shimpach.

By: Shimpach, Shawn.
Call number: PN1992.8.A317 S55 2010 Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.Description: x, 245 p. : ill. ; 24 cm..ISBN: 9781405185356 (pbk. : alk. paper) ; 140518535X (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Heroes on television. | Action and adventure television programs -- United States -- History and criticism. | Action and adventure television programs -- Great Britain -- History and criticism.DDC classification: 791.45/652
Contents:
Introduction: the time and space of television in transition -- Television in transition -- The hero -- How to watch television -- Highlander : the immortal cosmopolitan -- Smallville : "no flights, no tights" : doing business with Superman -- 24 : in real time -- Doctor Who : regeneration through time and (relative dimensions in) space -- Conclusion: do when need another hero?
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: the time and space of television in transition -- Television in transition -- The hero -- How to watch television -- Highlander : the immortal cosmopolitan -- Smallville : "no flights, no tights" : doing business with Superman -- 24 : in real time -- Doctor Who : regeneration through time and (relative dimensions in) space -- Conclusion: do when need another hero?

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