telefantasy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tele- +‎ fantasy

Noun[edit]

telefantasy (countable and uncountable, plural telefantasies)

  1. A television serial with a fantasy theme.
    • 2000, Fraser A. Sherman, Cyborgs, Santa Claus, and Satan (page 2)
      Many made-for-TV telefantasies are pilots for potential series; introducing the cast, establishing the premise and setting the stage for future installments are as important as the story itself.
    • 2010, David Lavery, The Essential Cult TV Reader (page 279)
      To an extent, then, it can be argued that Torchwood's cult status reflects not just its position as a telefantasy Doctor Who spin-off but also its place as “authored” TV drama, interpretable as part of Russell T. Davies's body of work []