How does this episode interpellate the Xena viewer?
Drawing on Ross’ categories of overt, organic, and obscured invitation, how does it invite its viewer (you and/or the Xena fan) in?
How does this episode depend on teleparticipation?
How might we compare this televisual mode of participatory address (teleparticipation) to our discussions of audience address and engagement in silent cinema and in early sound cinema?
Supernatural Screening Prompts
How do these episodes imagine the viewer? The producer? The relationship between the two? The act of viewing? The act of authorship?
How do these episodes envision gender and sexuality playing a role in the act of viewing and/or producing?
How do these episodes address you as a viewer?
Is there a taboo here? If so, what’s taboo?
How is viewer emotion/investment represented? Is it encouraged or discouraged?
Do these episodes make room for/encourage alternate modes of participation? In other words, do they invite teleparticipation, and if so, how?