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Revenge Of The Nerds: Fandom In TV And Film
From Sunday 15:00 until Sunday 16:00 (60 Minutes)Participants: Peter M. Ball, Cheryse Durrant, Ben McKenzie
The Big Bang Theory, Outland, Community, Fanboys, Paul… After years of being stereotyped bit-parts, suddenly there are a plethora of TV shows and films putting geeks in the spotlight. The new breed of fan characters have individual personalities, interests and character development – but have they escaped the old stereotypes, or has going mainstream just given them a wider audience of mockers?