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American science fiction film and television

Author: Lincoln Geraghty
Publisher: London, England ; New York, NY : Berg, 2009.
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Overview: 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. Science fiction film and television were initially inspired by the classic literature of HG Wells and Jules Verne. The potential and fears born with the Atomic Age fueled the popularity of the genre, upping  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lincoln Geraghty
ISBN: 9781845207960 1845207963 9781845207953 1845207955
OCLC Number: 430816166
Description: 156 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction: American science fiction culture --
Conflict And Consensus: The Cold War And The Space Race: --
Invasion of the body snatchers (1956) --
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 (1973) --
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: --
Matrix (1999) --
X-files (1993-2002) --
American Science Fiction Post 9/11 --
Transformers (2007) --
Battlestar galactica (2003-2008) --
Epilogue: Repeated pleasures of science fiction film and television--
Bibliography --
Film and videography --
Index.
Responsibility: Lincoln Geraghty.

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