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In its place it provided such derisory plot ‘resolutions’ as to make clear that whatever was at stake in the programme it was not the manifest plot but something that had meaning and resonance only when stripped of its generic protuberances and brilliantly marshalled attack on the conventions of the ITC action adventure drama, a club of which it was a clearly very unwilling member. For devotees of cult television, part of the appeal is the way in which such shows bring something new to one’s appreciation of genre and the syntax of television itself.
That ﬁlm realistically detailed the consequences of a nuclear strike but would not be transmitted by the BBC for 20 years. Whilst many taboos have been broken since the sixties and a wide range of issues are now more commonly raised on primetime television, the SF allegory remains an alluring vehicle for successfully getting contentious material to a receptive audience. S. soldiers in Iraq, was cancelled after 13 episodes, the revamped Battlestar Galactica, which treated the same subject less literally, was more successfully received, allowing the show to become more upfront and transgressive as it progressed over the years.
And such variations are not limited to interpretations within one text. Many of the texts have more and more pleasurably complex interrelationships. Star Trek’s Spock appears in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Buffy and Angel run back-to-back hour-long episodes with Rashomon-like perspective changes. Heroes runs graphic novels on the internet with backstories of the characters. With internet graphic novels, of course, we have moved outside the television text per se. indb 38 11/18/2009 6:48:59 PM The Aesthetics of Cult TV cultural products which are granted cultural capital and are to be passed on, but that the fans discourse on the nature of the primary source itself, which is no longer as clear-cut as it once was.
Cult TV Book (Investigating Cult TV) by Stacey Abbott