The Science Fiction Reboot: Canon, Innovation and Fandom in Refashioned Franchises

The Science Fiction Reboot: Canon, Innovation and Fandom in Refashioned Franchises

by Heather Urbanski
     
 

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This analysis examines several recent reimagined science fiction franchises (Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, V, and Star Wars) in order to capture how "reboots" work from a fan perspective. Previous encounters with these stories make the reboot experience distinct for fan-viewers, who bring with them a set of expectations and knowledge, often tied to franchise canon… See more details below

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This analysis examines several recent reimagined science fiction franchises (Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, V, and Star Wars) in order to capture how "reboots" work from a fan perspective. Previous encounters with these stories make the reboot experience distinct for fan-viewers, who bring with them a set of expectations and knowledge, often tied to franchise canon that cannot be separated from the new film or television series. Even when elements of the original versions are maintained, memories of them influence the narrative encounter. This book considers reimagined texts from several levels, including the medium, the characters, and the world building, to break down and then explore the reboot experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476601649
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/22/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Heather Urbanski is an assistant professor of English. She lives in Middletown, Connecticut.

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