9781845207960

American Science Fiction Film and Television

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  • ISBN13:

    9781845207960

  • ISBN10:

    1845207963

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-12-15
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Summary

American Science Fiction Film and Television presents a critical history of late twentieth-century science fiction together with an analysis of the cultural and thematic concerns of this popular genre.

Author Biography

Lincoln Geraghty is Principal Lecturer in Film Studies and Subject Leader for Media Studies in the School of Creative Arts, Film and Media at the University of Portsmouth. He is author of Living with Star Trek: American Culture and the Star Trek Universe, editor of The Influence of Star Trek on Television, Film and Culture, and co-editor of The Shifting Definitions of Genre: Essays on Labelling Films, Television Shows and Media.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. iv
Introduction: American Science Fiction Culturep. 1
Conflict and Consensus: The Cold War and the Space Racep. 19
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)p. 21
The Twilight Zone (1959-1964)p. 29
Pushing the Frontiers of Reality: Science Fiction and the Counterculturep. 35
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)p. 36
Star Trek (1966-1969)p. 44
Unsettling Visions of America∆s Future Present: Dystopian Science Fictionp. 51
Soylent Green (1973)p. 54
The Six Million Dollar Man (1974-1978)p. 63
Hopes and Fears: Aliens, Cyborgs and the Science Fiction Blockbusterp. 69
*batteries not included (1987)p. 72
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994)p. 79
Beyond Truth and Reason: Politics and Identity in Science Fictionp. 85
The Matrix (1999)p. 93
The X-Files (1993-2002)p. 98
American Science Fiction Post-9/11p. 103
Transformers (2007)p. 112
Battlestar Galactica (2003-2009)p. 118
Epilogue: The Repeated Pleasures of Science Fiction Film and Televisionp. 123
Bibliographyp. 127
Film and Videographyp. 141
Indexp. 149
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