It’s Only Teenage Wasteland: The Home Media Revival of Freaks and Geeks
AffiliationUniversity of Chester
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AbstractThis chapter explores the home media revival of the short-lived US TV series Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000), examining the ways in which successful fan campaigns led to the broadcast of missing episodes and the eventual DVD release of the series in 2004. The developing cult status of Freaks and Geeks is discussed, with particular reference to the series' use of music and the ways this both contributes to the authenticity of the programme and became a barrier to its home media release.
CitationBarnett, K. (2017) "It's Only Teenage Wasteland: The Home Media Revival of Freaks and Geeks." In Wroot, J. and Willis, A. (Eds.) Cult Media: Re-packaged, Re-released, Restored (pp.85-101). London, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.
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