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American science fiction TV : Star Trek, Stargate and beyond

Author: Jan Johnson-Smith
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2005.
Series: Popular television genres.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Star Trek to Farscape and Stargate SG-1, and the epic series Babylon 5, Jan Johnson-Smith shows how, in line with national political upheavals in the 1960s, this vibrant and perplexing genre set about developing the myth of the Western frontier into deep space. Looking at the sense of wonder that infuses science fiction, she traces the genre back to the heroic journeys of the Classical epic as well as to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Johnson-Smith, Jan.
American science fiction TV.
London : I.B. Tauris, 2005
(OCoLC)56964241
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Johnson-Smith
ISBN: 1417583649 9781417583645 9781860648823 1860648827 1282528777 9781282528772 9786612528774 661252877X 0857710354 9780857710352 6000007582 9786000007584
OCLC Number: 58553418
Language Note: English.
Notes: Based on a Ph. D. thesis entitled "Between the Candle and the Star"--Bournemouth University, 2001.
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 308 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part One. Science Fiction in Context; One. Science Fiction; Two. Histories; Part Two. The Series; Three. Yesterday's Enterprise; Four. The Sacrifice of Angels; Five. Wormhole X-treme!; Six. Babylon 5; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Series Title: Popular television genres.
Other Titles: American science fiction television
Responsibility: Jan Johnson-Smith.

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From "The Next Generation" and "The X-Files", to "Farscape" and "Enterprise", sci-fi television series in the US have multiplied since the 1980s. Jan Johnson-Smith shows how, in line with national  Read more...

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