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It’s not the first fandom to suffer from “fantitlement”.
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The late Stan Lee felt that this interrelation was creatively key, as well as a great way to sell more comics. You need to believe in the whole to believe in any of it.
Sam isn’t just an author insert: he’s the assumed audience for a doorstop series of fantasy novels, a bullied, socially awkward fat lad who reads even fatter books.
The explosion of gunplay in the third series finale was found by some to be a bathetic end. Yet the programme has often featured astonishing violence by British television standards
Writers for newspapers with a vested interest in knocking the BBC are already sharpening their pencils, demanding to know why they have to pay again.
The last huge ITV sitcom was probably Men Behaving Badly – but even that, independently produced, floundered a bit until it moved to the BBC after two series.
Audience defensiveness on the part of the accused isn’t really about the accused at all. It’s about protecting the work.
From the BBC’s point of view, that free content would not be free at all.
A scientific investigation.