Being Bionic: The World of TV Cyborgs

Being Bionic: The World of TV Cyborgs

by Bronwen Calvert


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781784536480
Publisher: I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd
Publication date: 04/30/2017
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.75(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Bronwen Calvert is Associate Lecturer at the Open University in the North of England.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

Acknowledgements x

Introduction: Troubled Boundaries and Transformative Cyborgs 1

1 Exterminate, Upgrade: Doctor Who 20

2 Resistance, Assimilation and the Collective: Star Trek: The Next Generation and Voyager 45

3 Toasters and Replicas: Batllestar Galactica 68

4 'Between Life and Death': Embodiment and Virtuality in Caprica 91

5 The Cyborg as Action Hero: Bionic Woman 114

6 Us and Them: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 136

7 Hacking the System: Dollhouse 158

8 Complete Control: Fringe 182

Conclusion: Cyborg Futures 206

Notes 215

Filmography and TV 222

Bibliography 224

Index 237

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