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Title:
Channeling the future : essays on science fiction and fantasy television
Author:
Geraghty, Lincoln, 1977-
Publication Information:
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
xviii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction: future visions / Lincoln Geraghty -- America's new frontier. Retro landscapes: reorganizing the frontier in Rod Serling's The twilight zone / Van Norris -- Irwin Allen's recycled monsters and escapist voyages / Oscar De Los Santos -- The future just beyond the coat hook: technology, politics, and the postmodern sensibility in the Man from U.N.C.L.E. / Cynthia W. Walker -- British dystopias and utopias. Pulling the strings: Gerry Anderson's Walk from "supermarionation" to "hypermarionation" / David Garland -- Farmers, feminists and dropouts: the disguises of the scientist in British science fiction television in the 1970s / Laurel Forster -- Secret gardens and magical realities: tales of mystery, the English landscape, and English children / Dave Allen -- Fantasy, fetish and the future. There can be only one: Highlander: the series' portrayal of historical and contemporary fantasy / Michael S. Duffy -- Kinky borgs and sexy robots: the fetish, fashion and discipline of Seven of nine / Trudy Barber -- "Welcome to the world of tomorrow!": animating science fictions of the past and present in Futurama / Lincoln Geraghty -- Visions and Revisions. Plastic fantastic? Genre and science/technology/magic in Angel / Lorna Jowett -- Remapping the feminine in Joss Whedon's Firefly / Robert L. Lively -- "Haven't you heard? They look like us now!": realism and metaphor in the new Battlestar Galactica / Dylan Pank and John Caro.
ISBN:
9780810866751
Format :
Book

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