Bad Wolf

Childhood memories of popular culture trigger the most vivid emotional landscapes. I recall my much bigger big brother introducing me to the world of science fiction; a vista populated by Outer Limits aliens, Twilight Zone time shifting, Star Trek phasers and Blake 7 bad humour. One programme was always more meaningful than the rest. I remember cowering behind my bro
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Childhood memories of popular culture trigger the most vivid emotional landscapes. I recall my much bigger big brother introducing me to the world of science fiction; a vista populated by Outer Limits aliens, Twilight Zone time shifting, Star Trek phasers and Blake 7 bad humour. One programme was always more meaningful than the rest. I remember cowering behind my brother – concurrently frightened, curious and disturbed – watching a man in a flamboyant scarf and his shrieking companions battle cybermen, the Master and pepper pot Daleks.

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Tara Brabazon
About the Author
Tara Brabazon is Professor of Media Studies at the University of Brighton in the United Kingdom. She is also the Director of the Popular Culture Collective. Tara has published six books, Tracking the Jack: A retracing of the Antipodes, Ladies who Lunge: Celebrating Difficult Women, Digital Hemlock: Internet Education and the Poisoning of Teaching, Liverpool of the South Seas: Perth and its popular music, From Revolution to Revelation; Generation X, Cultural Studies, Popular Memory and Playing on the Periphery. The University of Google: Education in a (ost) Information Age is released by Ashgate in 2007. Tara is a previous winner of a National Teaching Award for the Humanities and a former finalist for Australian of the Year.
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