Thai protesters’ appropriation of the three-finger salute articulates the relationship between popular culture and politics and places the protests within a history of fan-based civic engagement.
Adrienne Shaw explores how academics, fans, and industry professionals are all laborers of love and how a coalitional attitude could benefit all parties in our quest to engage with our beloved media objects.
Part 3 of a 7 part series on LeakyCon focuses on the production of fandom by the “Starkids” theater troupe as well as those fans who call themselves simply “Starkids.”
With no prominent “Save our Show” campaign following this year’s cancellations, we should turn our attention to why we’re not talking about a big cancellation in a year where a number of highly-rated shows got canceled.
There’s an illusion of transformative work here – although this seems to alter the rules of the Whoniverse, in fact it leaves all the game pieces in play as they were.
Moffat challenges the TV industry establishment far more notably than did series one through four. He’s the Tom Baker to Russell T. Davies’s Jon Pertwee.
We may be several decades removed from the emotional upheavals of the culture debates, but popular studies remains a readily mocked area in mainstream media, especially as universities are often asked to produce efficient and effectual employees rather than well rounded individuals.
For the most part, fan fiction is like porn—we know it when we see it. And yet when asked to delineate its boundaries, the genre is surprisingly hard to categorize.
2010 poses a key threat to the brand, and to its ‘flagship drama’ status in the UK – what if a new Doctor, companion, and exec-producer team represents too much change for audiences to take?