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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.
|1||Early predecessors to The twilight zone : the birth of science fiction television||1|
|2||From Doctor Who to Star trek : science fiction television comes of age||19|
|3||Lean years to Star trek : the next generation : science fiction television is reborn||67|
|4||The golden nineties : science fiction television in an age of plenty||111|
|5||Back to future : science fiction television in the new millennium||149|