1950s "Rocketman" TV Series and Their Fans: Cadets, Rangers, and Junior Space Men (Hardback)
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1950s "Rocketman" TV Series and Their Fans: Cadets, Rangers, and Junior Space Men (Hardback)

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Hardback 270 Pages / Published: 30/08/2012
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The fourteen essays featured here focus on series such as Space Patrol, Tom Corbett, and Captain Z-Ro, exploring their roles in the day-to-day lives of their fans through topics such as mentoring, promotion of the real-world space program, merchandising, gender issues, and ranger clubs - all the while promoting the fledgling medium of television.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230377318
Number of pages: 270
Weight: 601 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"From nostalgic views of space adventure to the cultural importance of 1950s sf TV series, Miller and Van Riper's anthology is an informative read and a much-needed work on an often-overlooked period in television history. Understanding the cultural impact of these series - and the symbols of heroism and Americana contained within them - is an important step in learning why we care at all about sf media and the affective relationship we share with the genre.' - Science Fiction Studies

"A significant contribution to our understanding of sf in the 1950s." - Foundation

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