Television is learning that its offspring can be most fruitful when, like Hera, they’re orphaned: disseminated outside their biologically, technologically, and patriarchally authorized families and adopted by their audiences.Read more
Battlestar Galactica’s use and abuse of its viewers’ affections offer one lens for thinking about the way that audiences interact with producers’ intentions and genre conventions in a media environment increasingly characterized by postmodern genre hybridity and convergence.Read more
As cultured images, Cylons both evoke and exceed biological and media technological reproduction alike, a viral infectious non-human form of reproduction.Read more
What’s striking about the many iterations of Galactica is how cleanly the coordinates of its fantasy lure have flipped over time, illustrating the ability of genre myths to reconfigure themselves around new cultural priorities.Read more
FlowTV welcomes acclaimed actress Mary McDonnell in this event summary and extended interview about her perspectives on Laura Roslin and Battlestar Galactica.Read more
Production students’ thoughts on entertainment guilds, and the rhetoric of digital utopianism, is examined in the context of the WGA strike.Read more
How an honest decision on a dating show lays bare the falsity of reality programs and the complicity of the audience.Read more
The place of “mobility” and “mobilities” in Communication Studies.
An examination of labor and class in the fields of television and film.
Launch Texts, Rebound Texts and Commentary Montage: Al Gore’s Appearance at the 2007 Academy Awards
Bernard Timberg, Erick Green, and Hsaio Chu / East Carolina University
A look at how Al Gore’s appearance at the Academy Awards was reprocessed by other texts in the twenty-four hour period after it was aired.Read more
Due to both its location and characters, Angel can be viewed as politically progressive commentary on immigration.Read more