Reading Stargate SG-1

Overview

Stargate SG-1 premiered in 1997 and over the course of eight seasons, the show has developed its own unique mythological superstructure. It has blossomed into a series driven by fierce fan loyalty, with lively Internet discussion groups, the proliferation of "textual poaching" in fan fiction and art, and popular annual conventions. This book is a lively critical celebration of both Stargate and its spinoff, Atlantis. Its characters, themes, representations of sexuality and "otherness" are discussed, along with ...

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Overview

Stargate SG-1 premiered in 1997 and over the course of eight seasons, the show has developed its own unique mythological superstructure. It has blossomed into a series driven by fierce fan loyalty, with lively Internet discussion groups, the proliferation of "textual poaching" in fan fiction and art, and popular annual conventions. This book is a lively critical celebration of both Stargate and its spinoff, Atlantis. Its characters, themes, representations of sexuality and "otherness" are discussed, along with its interaction with fan fiction, its locations in Canada, its ideological framing of an American point-of-view, and tensions between its humanistic morality and military/political objectives in the shows' plots. There is also assessment of the currently fledgling Stargate: Atlantis. Written for both fans and scholars, the book also includes an episode guide to the first eight seasons of Stargate SG-1.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845111830
  • Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/11/2006
  • Series: Reading Contemporary Television Series
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Stan Beeler is Chair of English at the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada. Lisa Dickson is an assistant professor of English at the University of Northern British Columbia.

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Table of Contents

Introduction—Stan Beeler & Lisa Dickson

• Way Smarter Than You Are: Sam Carter, Human Being—Stephanie Tuszynski

• "You Know That 'Meaning of Life' Stuff?:" Possessed of/by Knowledge in Stargate: SG1—-Christine Mains

• Sam, Jarred: The Isis Myth in Operation—Jo Storm* SG1: A Traveller that Knows Where It's Going—Dave Hipple

• Daniel Jackson: Voicing the Silences—Eden Lackner

Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis: Meeting and Being the Wizards and Gods of Technology—Michael W. Young

• Gender Roles, Sexual Identities and the Concept of the Other in Stargate: SG-1—Sabine Schmidt

• Selling the Stargate: The Economics of a Pop Phenomenon—Judith Tabron

• Reading Stargate/ Playing Stargate: Role Playing Games and the Stargate Franchise—Melanie Manzer-Kayer & Jeffrey A. Keyer

• Television at Home and Abroad: Stargate SG1 and Canadian Production of American Television—Stan Beeler

• Sam I Am: Female Fans' Interaction with Samantha Carter through Fan Fiction and Online Discussion—Rachel McGrath-Kerr

Stargate: Film and Series—Gaile McGregor

• Interview with Writer—Stan Beeler & Lisa Dickson

• Appendices

• Episode Guide to Stargate: SG-1 Seasons 1-8—Martha Taylor

• Episode Guide to Atlantis Season 1—Lisa Kincaid

• Glossary—Lisa Kincaid

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