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At the heart of this 20-year-old show is a critique of the quest for absolute power.
Gillian Anderson as Jane Bond.
It's time for a new Bond – what about a woman? Two academics debate the cultural implications of changing the spy's gender.
Christina Hendricks with the Mad Men costume sketches being archived by the Smithsonian. But academics were interested in television long before Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Mad Men.
Before Buffy The Vampire Slayer intrigued academics, shows like I Love Lucy dominated the cultural conversation. This is worth remembering, because Mad Men and The Wire didn't emerge from nowhere.
For Buffy fans, Sarah Michelle Gellar will always be the Slayer.
Give them enough blood and vampires keep on feeding – but give academics Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) and the same phenomenon occurs. Much Ado About Whedon: The 6th Biennial Slayage Conference…