Nancy’s essay “Writing Tie-ins” is included in THE CULT TV BOOK, Stacey Abbott, editor.
Cult TV is a very exciting area of contemporary television. “The Cult TV Book” is the companion reference to this TV phenomenon, whose shows push the boundaries and offer biting commentaries on society today. Cult TV is also changing. Where being cult used to mean being marginal with a small, loyal fan base, cult TV is now key to the television industry, fandom is global and online, cult status for a show is fostered by the networks, and cult series are noted for their spectacular special effects and sumptuous visual style. So, what is cult TV today?
Leading scholars, writers and journalists redefine our understanding of cult TV, with new approaches to and case studies on: Cult TV aesthetics, History of cult TV, Cult TV & new media, The ‘sub-cultural celebrity’, Jane Espenson on how to write cult TV, Cult TV & the broadcast industry, Music, Innovation, Cult channels, Children’s cult TV, Sex, Gender, Race, Cult audiences, Transgressive TV, Cult of cult TV, Nancy Holder on writing tie-ins, TV & Film Guide, Fan fiction, “Battlestar Galactica”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “Doctor Who”, “The Avengers”, “The Prisoner”, “Quatermass”, “The Sopranos”, “Masters of Horror”, “The Twilight Zone”, “Twin Peaks”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Bagpuss”, “South Park”, “The X Files”, “Da Ali G Show”, “Trailer Park Boys” and “Angel”. Contributors include: Stacey Abbott, Sergio Angelini, Jes Battis, Stan Beeler, Miles Booy, Simon Brown, Bronwen Calvert, Jane Espenson, Dick Fiddy, Lincoln Geraghty, Janet K. Halfyard, Matt Hills, Nancy Holder, Catherine Johnson, Lorna Jowett, Roz Kaveney, Roberta Pearson, Denzell Richards, Hillary Robson, David Simmons, Sharon Sutherland, Paul Sutton, Sarah Swan, Donato Totaro, Rhonda V. Wilcox and Tat Wood.