As more and more scholarship turns to the study of individual TV series, this book makes a significant contribution to the field of television studies. Chris Hansen has put together animpressive collection of essays that focuses on an important question: why has theBritish series Doctor Who remained such a compelling and appealing show for so long? Thechapters, written by established and upcoming media scholars, offer no singular answer and instead interrogate the series appeal from a variety of viewpoints, including race, gender,nation, globalization, identity, religion, history, and the show s audiences. This is a compellingcollection. --Jon Kraszewski, Seton Hall University Author of The New Entrepreneurs: An Institutional History of Television Anthology Writers
About the Author
Chris Hansen is an award-winning filmmaker and Director of the Film & Digital Media program at Baylor University. He holds an MFA in script and screenwriting. His first feature, The Proper Care & Feeding of an American Messiah, screened in twenty national and international film festivals, including AFI's Dallas International Film Festival and the Virginia Film Festival.