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Science fiction television : a history

Author: M Keith Booker
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2004.
Series: Praeger television collection.
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Science fiction series have remained a staple of American television from its inception: classic programs such as The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, and Star Trek, along with recent and current series including Babylon 5 and Stargate SG-1, have been some of the most enduring and influential of all television shows. In this chronological survey, author M. Keith Booker examines this phenomenon and provides in-depth  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Booker, M. Keith.
Science fiction television.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2004
(DLC) 2004040056
(OCoLC)54966419
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M Keith Booker
ISBN: 0313052131 9780313052132 0275981649 9780275981648
OCLC Number: 60035391
Description: 1 online resource (201 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Early predecessor to the The Twilight Zone: the birth of science fiction television --
From Doctor Who to Star Trek: science fiction television comes of age --
Lean years to Star Trek: The Next Generation: science fiction television is reborn --
The golden nineties: science fiction television in an age of plenty --
Back to the future: science fiction television in the new millennium.
Series Title: Praeger television collection.
Responsibility: M. Keith Booker.
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Science fiction series have remained a staple of American television from its inception: classic programs such as The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, and Star Trek, along with recent and current series including Babylon 5 and Stargate SG-1, have been some of the most enduring and influential of all television shows. In this chronological survey, author M. Keith Booker examines this phenomenon and provides in-depth studies of the most important of these series. Science Fiction Television traces the development of the genre as a distinct cultural phenomenon within the context of broader develop.

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