Science Fiction Audiences: Watching Star Trek and Doctor Who by Henry JenkinsScience Fiction Audiences: Watching Star Trek and Doctor Who by Henry Jenkins

Science Fiction Audiences: Watching Star Trek and Doctor Who

byHenry Jenkins, John TullochEditorHenry Jenkins

Paperback | April 24, 1995

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Science Fiction Audiencesexamines the astounding popularity of two television "institutions" - the seriesDoctor Whoand ^Star Trek. Both of these programmes have survived cancellation and acquired an following that continues to grow. The book is based on over ten years of research including interviews with fans and followers of the series. In that period, though the fans may have changed, and ways of studying them as "audiences" may have also changed, the programmes have endured intact, withStar Trekfor example now in its fourth television incarnation.
John Tulloch and Henry Jenkins dive into the rich fan culture surrounding the two series, exploring issues such as queer identity, fan meanings, teenage love of science fiction, and genre expectations. They encompass the perspectives of a vast population of fans and followers throughout Britain, Australia and the US, who will continue the debates contained in the book, along with those who will examine the historically changing range of audience theory it presents. and continue to attract a huge community of fans and followers.Doctor Whohas appeared in nine different guises andStar Trekis now approaching its fourth television incarnation.Science Fiction Audiencesexamines the continuing popularity of two television 'institutions' of our time through their fans and followers.
Through dialogue with fans and followers ofStar TrekandDr Whoin the US, Britain and Australia, John Tulloch and Henry Jenkins ask what it is about the two series that elicits such strong and active responses from their audiences. Is it their particular intervention into the SF genre? Their expression of peculiarly 'American' and 'British' national cultures. Their ideologies and visions of the future, or their conceptions of science and technology?
Science Fiction Audiencesresponds to a rich fan culture which encompasses debates about fan aesthetics, teenage attitudes to science fiction, queers andStar Trek, and ideology and pleasure inDoctor Who. It is a book written both for fans of the two series, who will be able to continue their debates in its pages, and for students of media and cultural studies, offering a historical overview of audience theory in a fascinating synthesis of text, context and audience study.
Title:Science Fiction Audiences: Watching Star Trek and Doctor WhoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.8 inPublished:April 24, 1995Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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ISBN - 10:0415061415

ISBN - 13:9780415061414

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Science Fiction Audiences responds to a rich fan culture which encompasses debates about fan aesthetics, teenage attitudes to science fiction, queers and Star Trek, and ideology and pleasure in Doctor Who. It is a book both for fans of the series, who will be able to continue their debates in its pages, and for students of media and cultural studies, offering a historical overview of audience theory in a fascinating synthesis of text, context and audience study.