One of the defining characteristics of Doctor Who is that, despite its academic and popular scrutiny, there are many gaps in its history, which remind us that histories – including media histories – are always only assembled from the perspective of the present.
At the University of Hertfordshire earlier this month, a small group of media scholars, journalists, and writers gathered for the Doctor Who: Walking in Eternity conference, commemorating that series’ 50th anniversary and its remarkable cultural impact. Derek Kompare provides a report.
We not only need to engage with historiographical ideologies and methods in times of shifting temporality and materiality; we need to protect physical media.
The upfronts may seem like a vestige of a dying regime. However, given that this is also an era of brands – i.e., hot shows, and in theory, hot networks – the upfronts also serve to launch anticipation on multiple fronts. Derek Kompare takes a look at the NBC upfronts in this media context.
What has Doctor Who looked like from “the other side of the pond”?
The Antenna editors have asked some writers to contribute daily reports on the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference in Los Angeles this week. First up–a Wednesday report from Derek Kompare.