The Comic Galaxy of Mystery Science Theater 3000

Twelve Classic Episodes and the Movies They Lampoon

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Author: Chris Morgan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476618836

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 180

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One of the most original shows in the history of television, Mystery Science Theater 3000 is a beloved cult hit built on the back of another cult phenomenon: the bad movie. The show’s premise involved a man and some robots watching cheesy movies and cracking jokes. Over its 197 episodes, MST3K developed a passionate fan base that took it from a local UHF show in Hopkins, Minnesota, to a major motion picture. This is the story of MST3K from the beginning to the end. Twelve of the episodes are covered, giving an in-depth look at the show, its ethos and its comedic style. The films screened in these episodes are discussed critically, as are the episodes themselves.

The 100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time

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Author: Alison Gwinn,Time-Life Books,Inc. Entertainment Weekly

Publisher: Time Life Education

ISBN: 9781883013424

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 143

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Celebrates the best comedies, dramas, game shows, and talk and variety shows of all time, from "All in the family" and "The Honeymooners" to "M*A*S*H" and "ER"

101 Amazing Facts about 5 Seconds of Summer

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Author: Jack Goldstein

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1783338059

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 18

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Are you a longstanding member of the 5SOS Family? Or do you want to know everything there is to know about Luke, Michael, Calum and Ashton? If so, then this is the book for you! Contained within are 101 amazing facts about everything, from how the boys got started in the music business to some funny random facts, their favourite things and much, much more. The book is easily organised into sections so you can find the information you want fast and is perfect for all ages!

Media Literacies

A Critical Introduction

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Author: Michael Hoechsmann,Stuart R. Poyntz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405186119

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

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Whether we like it or not, communication technologies - ever smaller, more convergent, and more comprehensive - are tightly woven into the cultural fabric of our everyday lives. How did we get here? And what exactly does it mean to be 'literate' in this new media era? "Media Literacies: A Critical Introduction" traces the history of media literacy and grapples with the fresh challenges posed by the convergent media of the twenty-first century. The book explores the history and emergence of media education, contemporary youth and its digitally mediated lives, digital literacy, and critical citizenship. Sidebar commentary written by leading media researchers and educators spotlights specific issues and media phenomena. "Media Literacies" provides students and educators alike with an invaluable theoretical and practical approach to understanding media literacy in the remarkable digital age we find ourselves in.

Quality TV

Contemporary American Television and Beyond

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Author: Janet McCabe,Kim Akass

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 085773170X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

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In his seminal book'Television’s Second Golden Age', Robert Thompson described quality TV as ‘best defined by what it is not’: ‘it is not “regular” TV’. Audacious maybe, but his statement renewed debate on the meaning of this highly contentious term. Dealing primarily with the post-1996 era shaped by digital technologies and defined by consumer choice and brand marketing, this book brings together leading scholars, established journalists and experienced broadcasters working in the field of contemporary television to debate what we currently mean by quality TV. They go deep into contemporary American television fictions, from 'The Sopranos' and 'The West Wing', to 'CSI' and 'Lost' - innovative, sometimes controversial, always compelling dramas, which one scholar has described as 'now better than the movies!' But how do we understand the emergence of these kinds of fiction? Are they genuinely new? What does quality tv have to tell us about the state of today's television market? And is this a new Golden Age of quality TV? Original, often polemic, each chapter proposes new ways of thinking about and defining quality TV. There is a foreword from Robert Thompson, and heated dialogue between British and US television critics. Also included - and a great coup - are interviews with W. Snuffy Walden (scored 'The West Wing' among others) and with David Chase ('The Sopranos' creator). 'Quality TV' provides throughout groundbreaking and innovative theoretical and critical approaches to studying television and for understanding the current - and future - TV landscape.

Understanding Violence

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Author: Elizabeth Kande Englander

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135656754

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

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What impels human beings to harm others--family members or strangers? And how can these impulses and actions be prevented or controlled? Heightened public awareness of and concern about what is widely perceived as a recent explosion of violence, on a spectrum from domestic abuse to street crime to terrorism has motivated behavioral and social scientists to cast new light on old questions. Many hypotheses have been offered. In this book Elizabeth Kandel Englander sorts, structures, and evaluates them. She draws on contemporary research and theory in varied fields--clinical and social psychology, sociology, criminology, psychiatry, social work, neuropsychology, behavioral genetics, and education--to present a uniquely balanced, integrated, and readable summary of what we currently know about the causes and effects of violence. Throughout, she emphasizes the necessity of distinguishing among different types of violent behavior and of realizing that nature and nurture interact in human development. There are no simple answers and many well-accepted "facts" must be challenged. This thoroughly revised and expanded second edition of Understanding Violence will be welcomed by all those concerned with violent offenders and their victims, and by their students and trainees. New chapters discuss: *biological and psychological factors in violence; *developmental and social learning factors in violence; and *youth violence, including gang conflicts and school shootings. New coverage includes recent research on: *children's use of violent video games and their relationship to violent or aggressive behavior--alcohol use and violence, and the role of alcohol and drugs in violent crime; *the types and causes of sexual assault; *spousal homicide, child abuse, and physical punishment; and *social and cultural factors in violence. Updated statistics on frequencies and types of violent crimes are also incorporated.

The Daily Show and Philosophy

Moments of Zen in the Art of Fake News

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Author: Jason Holt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470766131

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

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An entertaining and insightful examination of the Emmy-award winning American satirical news show, broadcast on Comedy Central in the US, and (in an edited edition) on More4 in the UK and CNN International around the world. Includes discussion of both The Daily Show and its spin-off show, The Colbert Report Showcases philosophers at their best, discussing truth, knowledge, reality and the American Way Highlights the razor sharp critical skills of Jon Stewart and his colleagues Faces tough and surprisingly funny questions about politics, religion, and power head on

The world almanac and book of facts 1997

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Author: Robert Famighetti

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780886878009

Category: Almanacs, American

Page: 975

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An annually updated reference guide to a wide variety of facts and information about the United States and the other countries around the world.

Die Auslese - Nur die Besten überleben

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Author: Joelle Charbonneau

Publisher: Penhaligon Verlag

ISBN: 3641109019

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Sie wurden auserwählt, um zu führen - oder zu sterben Nach den verheerenden Fehlern der Vergangenheit war sich die Gesellschaft einig, dass nur noch die Besten politische Macht ausüben dürfen. Von nun an sollten die Psychologen darüber urteilen, in wessen Händen die Zukunft des Landes liegen sollte. So entstand die Auslese. Cia ist sechzehn und damit eine der Jüngsten, die zu den Prüfungen antreten, die darüber entscheiden, ob man für ein Amt geeignet ist. Zunächst ist sie von Stolz erfüllt – bis die erste Kandidatin stirbt! Jetzt breitet sich Angst aus, und Cia erkennt: Nur die Besten überleben ... Dich erwarten Gefahr, Liebe - und nackte Angst!