Tarnished heroes, charming villains, and modern monsters : science fiction in shades of gray on 21st century television (Book, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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Tarnished heroes, charming villains, and modern monsters : science fiction in shades of gray on 21st century television

Author: Lynnette Porter
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the series Heroes, Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Doctor Who, and Torchwood, as well as Joss Whedon's many series, traditional heroes give way to "gray" heroes who must become more like the villains that they face in order to save society. This book examines heroes and villains, focusing on characters' perspectives on morality and their roles within society"--Provided by publisher
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Joss Whedon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynnette Porter
ISBN: 9780786448586 078644858X
OCLC Number: 769977010
Notes: The evolution of the traditional hero. Villains and monsters. Shades of gray : 21st century sf heroes and villains. The rise of sidekicks. Analyzing gray sf tv series. The world of Joss Whedon. Heroes. Lost. Battlestar Galactica and Caprica. Doctor Who. Torchwood
Description: vii, 308 s. ; 23 cm
Contents: The evolution of the traditional hero --
Villains and monsters --
Shades of gray : 21st century sf heroes and villains --
The rise of sidekicks --
Analyzing gray sf tv series --
The world of Joss Whedon --
Heroes --
Lost --
Battlestar Galactica and Caprica --
Doctor Who --
Torchwood.
Responsibility: Lynnette Porter

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Examines the ambiguous heroes and villains in series such as Heroes, Lost, Doctor Who, and Torchwood, as well as Joss Whedon's many series, focusing on these characters' different perspectives on  Read more...

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