Archive for March, 2011

Little Theatre

Posted in Ramblings, Sites of Interest with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2011 by Andrew T. Smith

For your viewing pleasure, a documentary I co-produced about four years ago.


Trumpet Blowing

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 6, 2011 by Andrew T. Smith

After a pretty cack day last Friday, I was really cheered up when a colleague sent me a link to a review of a conference I presented at last year, published by Scope: The Online Journal of Film and Television Studies. Please excuse this exercise in trumpet blowing, but of the panel I presented alongside Melanie Waters and Rosie White, Scope said:

A diverse panel explored the queered spaces and liminal practices of American television. Andrew T. Smith (University of Sunderland) began with an engrossing exploration of the career of TV scriptwriter Rod Sterling, creator of the Twilight Zone (1959-1964, CBS). Having identified a gap in television to film adaptation studies, that is the process of self-adaptation,Smith explored Sterling’s reflections on his own work through the process of adapting his own scripts.

Now I have to take some points away from the authors of this review for referring to Rod Serling as Sterling, but I’d say that’s a decent result! The whole conference report is available HERE.

Dearth Nadir?!

Posted in Muppets, Ramblings, Sites of Interest with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2011 by Andrew T. Smith

Another month, another contribution to Tachyon-TV. This time I take a look at the Mark Hamill episode of The Muppet Show. It’s one of the strangest episodes of the series and, given that we’re talking about the Muppets here, that’s saying something! You can read the article by clicking this link.