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The Essential SCIENCE FICTION television reader


Introduction: The Trajectory of Science Fiction Television
J. P. Telotte

Part I. Background
Lifting Off from the Cultural Pad

Lost in space: Television as Science Fiction Icon
J. P. Telotte
Shadows on the cathode Ray Tube: Adapting Print Science Fiction for Television
Lisa Yaszek
From Big screen to small Box: Adapting Science Fiction Film for Television
Gerald Duchovnay

Part II. t he ShaPe of the ShIP
Narrative Vehicles and Science Fiction

Tomorrowland Tv: The Space Opera and Early Science Fiction Television
Wheeler Winston Dixon
Anthology drama: Mapping The Twilight Zone’s Cultural and Mythological Terrain
Rodney Hill
Animation, anime, and the cultural logic of asianization
Dennis Redmond

Part III. What fuelS t heSe flIghtS
Some Key Concerns of Science Fiction Television

"dreams Teach”: (Im)Possible Worlds in Science Fiction Television
Christine Mains
Fraking machines: Desire, Gender, and the (Post)Human Condition in Battlestar Galactica
Susan A. George
Space vehicles and Traveling companions: Rockets and Living Ships
Samantha Holloway

Part IV. the BeSt SIghtS “out there”
Key Series

The politics of Star Trek
M. Keith Booker
Science Fiction Television in the united Kingdom
Mark Bould
Mainstreaming marginality: Genre, Hybridity, and Postmodernism in The X-Files
Lacy Hodges
Babylon 5 : Our First, Best Hope for Mature Science Fiction
Television
Sherryl Vint
Stargate SG-1 and the Quest for the perfect science Fiction premise
Stan Beeler
The island’s Greatest mystery: Is Lost Science Fiction?
David Lavery

Part V. t he landIng Zone
Where Does Science Fiction Television Go from Here?

Tv Time lords: Fan Cultures, Narrative Complexity, and the Future of Science Fiction Television
Charles Tryon

Further Reading
Selected Videography
List of Contributors
Index


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