Science Fiction Television: A History

Science Fiction Television: A History

by M. Keith Booker
     
 

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.

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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

1Early predecessors to The twilight zone : the birth of science fiction television1
2From Doctor Who to Star trek : science fiction television comes of age19
3Lean years to Star trek : the next generation : science fiction television is reborn67
4The golden nineties : science fiction television in an age of plenty111
5Back to future : science fiction television in the new millennium149

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