Liz Medendorp is an English instructor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs as well as an adjunct instructor at several institutions within the Colorado Community College System. She earned her Master's degree at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where her research focused on notions of success in cross-media adaptation, specifically drawing on examples from the works of Joss Whedon. She has been very active at academic conferences, presenting research on popular culture and new media studies through the lens of academic scholarship and theory. She has also published works in the areas of translation and fan studies, including a chapter in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer volume of the Fan Phenomena series from Intellect, Ltd. She is an aspiring screenwriter for both film and television.
What Zone Were the Writers of 'Zone Troopers' In? | 27 Jul 2015 // 9:10 PM
This banal imitation of WWII B-movies is a perplexing and tedious film that never fully commits to the genre blending that could have elevated it to B-movie standards.
Even Girls Like Bugs, Monsters and Other Icky Things in 'Beetlejuice' | 13 Aug 2013 // 11:10 PM
The "ghost with the most" is called back from the dead once again in this long-overdue DVD box set.
Wasting Away in the Winter Hiatus | 11 Jan 2013 // 2:00 AM
As television viewers languished with nothing new to watch over the holidays, it may be time for networks to reconsider their programming schedule.
The Bones in Every Procedural TV Show, Including 'Bones', Are the Characters Themselves | 13 Dec 2012 // 12:00 AM
I hate procedurals, but I love Bones. The compelling characters keep the audience engaged despite the formulaic format, but some episodes fall flat.