American science fiction film and television /
Science fiction film and television were initially inspired by the classic literature of HG Wells and Jules Verne. This book presents a critical history of late 20th Century SF together with an analysis of the cultural and thematic concerns of this popular genre.
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- Introduction: American science fiction culture
- Conflict and consensus: the Cold War and the space race. Invasion of the body snatchers (1956)
- The twilight zone (1959-1964)
- Pushing the frontiers of reality: science fiction and the counterculture. 2001: a space odyssey (1968)
- Star trek (1966-1969)
- unsettling visions of America's future present: dystopian science fiction. Soylent green
- The six million dollar man (1974-1978)
- Hopes and fears: aliens, cyborgs, and the science fiction blockbuster. *Batteries not included (1987)
- Star trek: the next generation (1987-1984)
- Beyond truth and reason: politics and identity in science fiction. The matrix (1999)
- The x-files (1993-2002)
- American science fiction post 9/11. Transformers (2007)
- Battlestar galactica (2003-2008)
- Epilogue: the repeated pleasures of science fiction film and television.