By Lincoln Geraghty

American technology Fiction movie and tv provides a serious historical past of overdue twentieth Century SF including an research of the cultural and thematic issues of this renowned style.

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

The definitive creation to American technological know-how 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 reports of key movies and tv sequence, together with The Day the Earth Stood nonetheless, Planet of the Apes, megastar Trek: the subsequent new release, The X-Files, and Battlestar Galactica.

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