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"I was hoping it would pass you by": dis/ability and difference in Teen Wolf

Chapter


Abstract


  • The 1980s Teen Wolf movies and the current MTV remake (2011–present)

    provide an interesting case study of the “ rebooting” or re-imagining phenomenon.

    Both the filmic and television versions of the story follow ordinary

    high school-aged boys who suddenly discover that they are werewolves.

    In each case, this leads to popularity, sporting prowess, romance,

    and a number of other consequences, all of which the boysmust manage

    while facing the usual trials and tribulations of adolescence. The updated

    version has altered the names and back stories of some of themain characters,

    included a more passionate teen romance and, being in series

    format, has allowed for greater character development over the three

    seasons to date. In addition to significant improvements in the quality of

    special effects, the tone has changed markedly, with the series being noticeably

    darker.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • McMahon-Coleman, K. (2014). "I was hoping it would pass you by": dis/ability and difference in Teen Wolf. In C. Lavigne (Eds.), Remake Television: Reboot, Re-use, Recycle (pp. 141-153). Lanham: Lexington.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/asdpapers/490

Book Title


  • Remake Television: Reboot, Re-use, Recycle

Start Page


  • 141

End Page


  • 153

Abstract


  • The 1980s Teen Wolf movies and the current MTV remake (2011–present)

    provide an interesting case study of the “ rebooting” or re-imagining phenomenon.

    Both the filmic and television versions of the story follow ordinary

    high school-aged boys who suddenly discover that they are werewolves.

    In each case, this leads to popularity, sporting prowess, romance,

    and a number of other consequences, all of which the boysmust manage

    while facing the usual trials and tribulations of adolescence. The updated

    version has altered the names and back stories of some of themain characters,

    included a more passionate teen romance and, being in series

    format, has allowed for greater character development over the three

    seasons to date. In addition to significant improvements in the quality of

    special effects, the tone has changed markedly, with the series being noticeably

    darker.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • McMahon-Coleman, K. (2014). "I was hoping it would pass you by": dis/ability and difference in Teen Wolf. In C. Lavigne (Eds.), Remake Television: Reboot, Re-use, Recycle (pp. 141-153). Lanham: Lexington.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/asdpapers/490

Book Title


  • Remake Television: Reboot, Re-use, Recycle

Start Page


  • 141

End Page


  • 153