Science Fiction Television: A History

Science Fiction Television: A History

by M. Keith Booker
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0275981649

ISBN-13: 9780275981648

Pub. Date: 07/28/2004

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Science fiction series have remained a staple of American television from its inception: classic programs such as The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, and Star Trek, along with recent and current series including Babylon 5 and Stargate SG-1, have been some of the most enduring and influential of all television shows. In this

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Science fiction series have remained a staple of American television from its inception: classic programs such as The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, and Star Trek, along with recent and current series including Babylon 5 and Stargate SG-1, have been some of the most enduring and influential of all television shows. In this chronological survey, author M. Keith Booker examines this phenomenon and provides in-depth studies of the most important of these series. Science Fiction Television traces the development of the genre as a distinct cultural phenomenon within the context of broader developments in American culture as a whole.

In the process, it offers a unique and informative guide for television fans and science fiction fans alike, one whose coverage is unprecedented in its scope and breadth. A must-read for anyone interested in its subject or in American popular culture, Science Fiction Television is a perceptive and entertaining history of one of television's most lasting forms of entertainment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275981648
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Series:
The Praeger Television Collection
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Early Predecessors to The Twilight Zone: The Birth of Science Fiction Television

From Doctor Who to Star Trek: Science Fiction Television Comes of Age

Lean Years to Star Trek: The Next Generation: Science Fiction Television Is Reborn

The Golden Nineties: Science Fiction Television in an Age of Plenty

Back to the Future: Science Fiction in the New Millennium

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