American Science Fiction Film and Television by Lincoln Geraghty

By Lincoln Geraghty

American technological know-how Fiction movie and tv offers a severe historical past of overdue twentieth Century SF including an research of the cultural and thematic matters of this renowned style.

Science fiction movie and tv have been at the start encouraged by means of the vintage literature of HG Wells and Jules Verne. the aptitude and fears born with the Atomic age fuelled the recognition of the style, upping the stakes for either know-how and apocalypse. From the chilly battle via to America's present struggle on Terror, technology fiction has proved a sophisticated car for the hopes, fears and preoccupations of a country at war.

The definitive advent to American technology fiction, this can be additionally the 1st learn to examine SF throughout either movie and television. all through, the dialogue is illustrated with severe case reviews of key movies and tv sequence, together with The Day the Earth Stood nonetheless, Planet of the Apes, superstar Trek: the following new release, The X-Files, and Battlestar Galactica.

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