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Inside Pee-Wee's Playhouse: The Untold, Unauthorized, and Unpredictable Story of a Pop Phenomenon
Inside Pee-Wee's Playhouse: The Untold, Unauthorized, and Unpredictable Story of a Pop Phenomenon
by Caseen Gaines
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Between 1986 and 1991, nearly ten million people a week watched Peewees Playhouse, the critically acclaimed and widely successful childrens program broadcast on CBS. Now, on the 25th anniversary of the show, the complete behind-the-scenes story is being... (read more)

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The Age of Movies: Selected Writings of Pauline Kael
The Age of Movies: Selected Writings of Pauline Kael
by Pauline Kael
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"Film criticism is exciting just because there is no formula to apply," Pauline Kael once observed, "just because you must use everything you are and everything you know." Between 1968 and 1991, as regular film reviewer for The New... (read more)

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Life Itself
Life Itself
by Roger Ebert
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Roger Ebert is the best-known film critic of our time. He has been reviewing films for the Chicago Sun-Times since 1967, and was the first film critic ever to win a Pulitzer Prize. He has appeared on television for four decades, including twenty-three... (read more)

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The Secrets of the M*A*S*H Mess: The Lost Recipes of Private Igor
The Secrets of the M*A*S*H Mess: The Lost Recipes of Private Igor
by Jeff Maxwell
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This memory book and cookbook is by the actor who for nine years played Private Igor, the beleaguered cook of the M*A*S*H 4077th in the hit television series. It is a zesty blend of delicious and tasty recipes, memorable dialogue from the shows... (read more)

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Goodnight, John Boy: A Celebration of an American Family and the Values That Have Sustained Us Through Good Times and Bad
Goodnight, John Boy: A Celebration of an American Family and the Values That Have Sustained Us Through Good Times and Bad
by Earl Hamner
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For eight wonderful years The Waltons, the story of a family living in the foothills of Virginia@s Blue Ridge Mountains during the Depression, entertained America and the world. Yet this television show was more than entertaining. Each episode combined... (read more)

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The Gilmore Girls Companion
The Gilmore Girls Companion
by A. S. Berman
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From 2000 to its final episode in 2007, Gilmore Girls raised the bar for television writing, redefined the dramatic comedy, and cultivated a dedicated fan base not seen since the heights of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. However, unlike Buffy, little has been... (read more)

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Doctor Who: The Complete Guide
Doctor Who: The Complete Guide
by Mark Campbell
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From humble beginnings in November 1963, Doctor Who has become a quintessential element of popular culture. With a comprehensive guide to every episode, Mark Campbell puts the show under the microscope with facts, figures, and options that will entertain... (read more)

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Life signs :the biology of Star Trek
Life signs :the biology of Star Trek
by Robert Jenkins
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It's a routine mission. The Enterprise-D is in synchronous orbit over a Class-M planet to be surveyed for possible colonization. Commander Riker calls the life science team to its station, then Captain Picard orders a "search for life signs." As the... (read more)

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Nobody's Perfect: Writings from the New Yorker
Nobody's Perfect: Writings from the New Yorker
by Anthony Lane
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Anthony Lane on Con Air— “Advance word on Con Air said that it was all about an airplane with an unusually dangerous and potentially lethal load. Big deal. You should try the lunches they serve out of Newark. Compared with the chicken... (read more)

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Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years
Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years
by David A. Goodman
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For the first time, an ‘in universe’ history of Star Trek, complete with excerpts from Starfleet records and intergalactic intelligence, including James T. Kirk’s official biography and newly translated Klingon reports. Star Trek... (read more)

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The Who's Who of Doctor Who: A Whovian's Guide to Friends, Foes, Villains, Monsters, and Companions to the Good Doctor
The Who's Who of Doctor Who: A Whovian's Guide to Friends, Foes, Villains, Monsters, and Companions to the Good Doctor
by Cameron K. Mcewan
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The Who’s Who of Doctor Who is the must-have handbook exploring the dynamic cast of characters in Doctor Who over the past half century. Discover details about the intimate relationships between characters, their loyalties, their... (read more)

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Sound & Vision: The Music Video Reader
Sound & Vision: The Music Video Reader
by L. Grossberg
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Music video is one of the most important emergent cultural forms in contemporary popular culture. It has had a profound impact both on music, fashion, and youth culture and on the codes and forms that operate across television, film, and advertising. But... (read more)

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Sontag & Kael: Opposites Attract Me
Sontag & Kael: Opposites Attract Me
by Craig Seligman
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In this witty, erudite, and stylish study of two of the twentieth century's most influential cultural critics, Craig Seligman penned the sleeper success of last year. Not a dry ponderous think piece, but a lively, highly readable examination of the work... (read more)

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The Starfleet Survival Guide
The Starfleet Survival Guide
by David Mack
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The whole is illustrated throughout with explanatory black & white line art illustrations, easy to follow in a crisis -- especially valuable when a reader is stranded on a downed shuttlecraft with only a com-badge and a self-sealing stem-bolt.... (read more)

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The Doctor Who Programme Guide: Fourth Edition
The Doctor Who Programme Guide: Fourth Edition
by Jean-marc
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"The Doctor Who Programme Guide" is the complete guide to every "Doctor Who" story shown on television. The stories are listed in order of broadcasting, starting with the first episode broadcast in 1963. Each entry includes the storyline, the cast list... (read more)

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Ultimate Unofficial CSI Miami Season One Guide: CSI Miami Season 1 Unofficial Guide
Ultimate Unofficial CSI Miami Season One Guide: CSI Miami Season 1 Unofficial Guide
by Kristina Benson
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From an analysis of the plot and its symbolism to hidden clues within the popular television show, this book provides inside analysis and news that can't be found anywhere else.... (read more)

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Barnabas & Company: The Cast of the TV Classic Dark Shadows
Barnabas & Company: The Cast of the TV Classic Dark Shadows
by Craig Hamrick
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Over 40 years ago, millions of kids ran home from school every day to catch the adventures of vampire Barnabas Collins and his family of werewolves, witches and other creatures. Dark Shadows remains one of the most popular cult TV shows of all time... (read more)

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Fringe Science: Parallel Universes, White Tulips, and Mad Scientists
Fringe Science: Parallel Universes, White Tulips, and Mad Scientists
by Kevin R. Grazier
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Fringe has always been more than the sum of its parts—but its parts, too, are worth a closer look. The show combines a surfeit of mad science, some old-school sci-fi flair, and a dash of strawberry-milkshake whimsy to create the challenging... (read more)

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Do the Movies Have a Future?
Do the Movies Have a Future?
by David Denby
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In the second decade of the twenty-first century, the movies, once America’s primary popular art form, have become an endangered species. Do the Movies Have a Future? is a rousing and witty call to arms. In these sharp and engaging essays and... (read more)

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House, M.D.: The Official Guide to the Hit Medical Drama
House, M.D.: The Official Guide to the Hit Medical Drama
by M D House
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The first authorized companion to the Emmy Award-winning medical drama House, M.D., starring Hugh Laurie, House M.D: The Official Guide to the Hit Medical Drama features full backstage access to the cast and crew of the popular television series, with an... (read more)

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