Old SF, New FX: Exploring the Reception of Replacement Special Effects for Older Episodes of 'Doctor Who' and 'Star Trek'

Richards, Denzell (2013) Old SF, New FX: Exploring the Reception of Replacement Special Effects for Older Episodes of 'Doctor Who' and 'Star Trek'. Critical Studies in Television, 8 (3). pp. 47-64. ISSN 1749-6039

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Abstract

Fan audience negotiations of remade special effects for older iterations of 'Doctor Who' and 'Star Trek' are analyzed, examining the role and function of special effects as markers of 'credibility' in science fiction television, and the commercial implications of revising these to ensure continuing 'novelty' in long-running franchises. For both franchises, the revised special effects become a site of contestation between (fan-) producers and audiences, over who has the 'right' to determine what is authentic, canonical and credible about these particular telefantasy series.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: doctor who,star trek,dvd,fan studies,special effects
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2015 22:34
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2020 23:41
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/53603
DOI: 10.7227/CST.8.3.5

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