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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Main Author: Geraghty, Lincoln, 1977-
Format: Book Electronic
Published: New York : Berg, ©2009.
Online Access:Connect to eBook (Available to people from CARLI member institutions.)
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Table of Contents:
  • 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.