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

by Shimpach, Shawn.
Published by : Wiley-Blackwell, (Chichester, England :) Physical details: x, 245 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. ISBN: 1405185368 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. Year: 2010
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Book Book AUM Main Library English Collections Hall 791.45652 S55 (Browse Shelf) Available JBC/2011/11264

Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-226) 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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