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Sacred space : the quest for transcendence in science fiction film and television

Author: Douglas E Cowan; Baylor University Press.
Publisher: Waco : Baylor University Press, cop. 2010.
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As humans, it is our trust in something larger than ourselves that invests our lives with meaning and value. We hope that outside the boundaries of everyday living there lies something greater. This  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas E Cowan; Baylor University Press.
ISBN: 9781602582385 1602582386
OCLC Number: 829758366
Notes: Zawiera filmografię.
Description: XI, 314 s. ; 23 cm
Contents: CONTENTS Preface Part I. Science Fiction and the Quest for Transcendence 1. The Brightness against the Black 2. Pinocchio's Galaxy Science Fiction and the Question of Transcendence 3. First Contact Human Exceptionalism in the Calculus of Hope 4. "Intellects Vast and Cool and Unsympathetic" The War of the Worlds and the Transcendence of Modernity Part II: Science Fiction and the Modes of Transcendence 5. Heeding the Prophet's Call Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 6. The von Daniken Paradox Stargate SG-1 7. All Alone in the Night Babylon 5 8. So Say We All Battlestar Galactica 9. The Truth is Out There Transcendence and the Neverending Quest Filmography Bibliography Index
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