The Geeky Chef Cookbook

The Geeky Chef Cookbook
Author: Cassandra Reeder
Publsiher: Quarto Publishing Group USA
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2020-04-14
Genre: Cooking
ISBN: 9780760367940

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Become a geek gourmet and re-create dishes from your favorite shows, movies, books, and games—includes dozens of dweeblicious recipes! From Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games, and Star Trek to Doctor Who, The Legend of Zelda, and World of Warcraft, The Geeky Chef Cookbook compiles delectable, ethereal, and just plain odd—yet oddly delicious—recipes that you can re-create right in your own home. Self-proclaimed nerd and creator of The Geeky Chef blog Cassandra Reeder has thoroughly researched every dish to make the final product look and taste as close to the source material as possible, and includes easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and fun photos. These simple recipes are also ideal for viewing parties and other gatherings. So if you’ve ever found yourself thirsting for Lon Lon Milk, drooling over Pumpkin Pasties, or being a tad bit curious about Cram, this cookbook is for you. Fantasy foods are fantasy no longer! Make: Blade Runner White Dragon Noodles Big Lebowski Lingonberry Pancakes Minecraft Cake Block Dark Tower Gunslinger Burritos Doctor Who Fish Fingers and Custard World of Warcraft Dragonbreath Chili Hobbit Seed Cakes and of course . . . Soylent Green “Transport your taste buds into another world.” —Creative Loafing

Channeling the Future

Channeling the Future
Author: Lincoln Geraghty
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2009-04-02
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780810869226

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Though science fiction certainly existed prior to the surge of television in the 1950s, the genre quickly established roots in the new medium and flourished in subsequent decades. In Channeling the Future: Essays on Science Fiction and Fantasy Television, Lincoln Geraghty has assembled a collection of essays that focuses on the disparate visions of the past, present, and future offered by science fiction and fantasy television since the 1950s and that continue into the present day. These essays not only shine new light on often overlooked and forgotten series but also examine the 'look' of science fiction and fantasy television, determining how iconography, location and landscape, special effects, set design, props, and costumes contribute to the creation of future and alternate worlds. Contributors to this volume analyze such classic programs as The Twilight Zone, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E., as well as contemporary programs, including Star Trek: The Next Generation, Angel, Firefly, Futurama, and the new Battlestar Galactica. These essays provide a much needed look at how science fiction television has had a significant impact on history, culture, and society for the last sixty years.

Enviro Toons

Enviro Toons
Author: Deidre M. Pike
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2014-01-10
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780786490028

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This book takes an ecrocritical approach to analytical readings of animated feature films, short subjects and television shows. Beginning with the "simply subversive" environmental messages in the Felix the Cat cartoons of the 1920s, the author examines "green" themes in such popular animated film efforts as Bambi (1942), The Simpsons Movie (2007), Wall-E (2008) and Happy Feet (2008), as well as James Cameron's live action/animation blockbuster Avatar (2009). The discussion extends beyond American films to include the works of Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki, including the Oscar-winning Spirited Away (2002). Also evaluated for their pro-ecological content are the television cartoon series South Park and Futurama. The appendix provides a list of film and television titles honored with the Environmental Media Award for Animation.

The Palgrave Handbook of Popular Culture as Philosophy

The Palgrave Handbook of Popular Culture as Philosophy
Author: Dean A. Kowalski,Chris Lay,Kimberly S. Engels
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 2127
Release: 2024-04
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9783031246852

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Much philosophical work on pop culture apologises for its use; using popular culture is a necessary evil, something merely useful for reaching the masses with important philosophical arguments. But works of pop culture are important in their own right--they shape worldviews, inspire ideas, change minds. We wouldn't baulk at a book dedicated to examining the philosophy of The Great Gatsby or 1984--why aren't Star Trek and Superman fair game as well? After all, when produced, the former were considered pop culture just as much as the latter. This will be the first major reference work to right that wrong, gathering together entries on film, television, games, graphic novels and comedy, and officially recognizing the importance of the field. It will be the go-to resource for students and researchers in philosophy, culture, media and communications, English and history and will act as a springboard to introduce the reader to the other key literature in the field.

Handbook of Internet Crime

Handbook of Internet Crime
Author: Yvonne Jewkes,Majid Yar
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 673
Release: 2013-03-07
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781134030590

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An essential reference for scholars and others whose work brings them into contact with managing, policing and regulating online behaviour, the Handbook of Internet Crime emerges at a time of rapid social and technological change. Amidst much debate about the dangers presented by the Internet and intensive negotiation over its legitimate uses and regulation, this is the most comprehensive and ambitious book on cybercrime to date. The Handbook of Internet Crime gathers together the leading scholars in the field to explore issues and debates surrounding internet-related crime, deviance, policing, law and regulation in the 21st century. The Handbook reflects the range and depth of cybercrime research and scholarship, combining contributions from many of those who have established and developed cyber research over the past 25 years and who continue to shape it in its current phase, with more recent entrants to the field who are building on this tradition and breaking new ground. Contributions reflect both the global nature of cybercrime problems, and the international span of scholarship addressing its challenges.

Drawn to Television

Drawn to Television
Author: M. Keith Booker
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2006-08-30
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780313076152

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Since late evening cartoons first aired in 1960, prime-time animated series have had a profound effect on American television and American culture at large. The characters and motifs from such shows as The Flintstones and The Simpsons are among the best-known images in world popular culture; and tellingly, even series that have not done well in prime time—series like The Jetsons, for instance—have yielded similarly iconic images. The advent of cable and several new channels devoted exclusively to animated programming have brought old series back to life in syndication, while also providing new markets for additional, often more experimental animated series. Even on the conventional networks, programs such as The Flintstonesand The Simpsons, not to mention Family Guy and King of the Hill, have consistently shown a smartness and a satirical punch that goes well beyond the norm in network programming. Drawn to Television traces the history of prime-time animation from The Flintstones initial extension of Saturday mornings to Family Guy and South Park's late-night appeal in the 21st century. In the process, it sheds a surprising light on just how much the kid inside us all still has to say. Drawn to Television describes the content and style of all the major prime-time animated series, while also placing these series within their political and cultural contexts. It also tackles a number of important questions about animated programming, such as: how animated series differ from conventional series; why animated programming tends to be so effective as a vehicle for social and political satire; what makes animated characters so readily convertible into icons; and what the likely effects of new technologies (such as digital animation) will be on this genre in the future.

Futurama Looking Backward at Present Day America

Futurama  Looking Backward at Present Day America
Author: Christian Schlegel
Publsiher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)
Total Pages: 77
Release: 2014-06-27
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9783954892976

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Matt Groening developed together with his friend and colleague David X. Cohen the TV-Show Futurama, set in New York in the year 3000. Groening describes his ‘vision of the future’ in Futurama as corporate, commercial and confusing which is not what he expects it to be, and it is not necessarily valuing this world as good or bad. Thus, the assumption of this study is that Futurama presents a stereotyped science fiction-world that deals with themes and problems of our present time. This becomes clear when looking at the excessive use of allusions and references to political and historical events as well as to popular and classical culture. The creators comment that way on topics that concern us – or at least should concern us – today. The task of this study is to identify these topics and references (focusing on America as a political entity), and thereby discuss the points of criticism Futurama raises.

The Greatest Cult Television Shows of All Time

The Greatest Cult Television Shows of All Time
Author: Christopher J. Olson,CarrieLynn D. Reinhard
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2020-05-29
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781538122563

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Reaching back to the beginnings of television, The Greatest Cult Television Shows offers readers a fun and accessible look at the 100 most significant cult television series of all time, compiled in a single resource that includes valuable information on the shows and their creators. While they generally lack mainstream appeal, cult television shows develop devout followings over time and exert some sort of impact on a given community, society, culture, or even media industry. Cult television shows have been around since at least the 1960s, with Star Trek perhaps the most famous of that era. However, the rise of cable contributed to the rise of cult television throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and now, with the plethora of streaming options available, more shows can be added to this categorization Reaching back to the beginnings of television, the book includes such groundbreaking series as The Twilight Zone and The Prisoner alongside more contemporary examples like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Hannibal. The authors provide production history for each series and discuss their relevance to global pop culture. To provide a more global approach to the topic, the authors also consider several non-American cult TV series, including British, Canadian, and Japanese shows. Thus, Monty Python’s Flying Circus appears alongside Sailor Moon and Degrassi Junior High. Additionally, to move beyond the conception of “cult” as a primarily white, heteronormative, fanboy obsession, the book contains shows that speak to a variety of cult audiences and experiences, such as Queer as Folk and Charmed. With detailed arguments for why these shows deserve to be considered the greatest of all time, Olson and Reinhard provide ideas for discussion and debate on cult television. Each entry in this book demonstrates the importance of the 100 shows chosen for inclusion and highlights how they offer insight into the period and the cults that formed around them.