The Worlds of Farscape: Essays on the Groundbreaking Television Series

The Worlds of Farscape: Essays on the Groundbreaking Television Series


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786467907
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 08/06/2013
Series: Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy , #40
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Sherry Ginn teaches psychology at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in North Carolina. She is author or editor of books on women, on sex and on time travel in science fiction television, and the award-winning series Farscape and Fringe.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: Through the Wormhole and What Crichton Found There Sherry Ginn 1

Farscape, the Impossible and the Accident J. P. Telotte 11

War and Peace by Woody Allen or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Wormhole Weapon Ensley F. Guffey 22

Into the Uncharted Territories: Exploring the Nature of Evil Robert L. Lively 40

The Emperor's New Farts: Socioeconomic Disenfranchisement and "Colonic Miasma" Michael G. Cornelius 55

'Scaping the Mythic Triad into Uncharted Territories: Hero, Antihero and Villain Billie Jo Mason 61

Friends, Enemies, Partners, Mates: Examining Relationships in the Uncharted Territories Sherry Ginn 74

Joining the Conversation: Ben Browder Writes John Crichton Jessie Carty 92

Friend … Enemy … Alien … Ally: Female Community. Aboard Moya Sherry Ginn 104

Sentient Space: Moya as Homeplace Michael G. Cornelius 123

Of Big Blue Butts and Bias: The Problem Body Elizabeth Leigh Scherman 142

The Ballad of John and Aeryn Sherry Ginn 160

"Winona has been very reliable": Female Gendering of Weapons in Fiction and Fact Ensley F. Guffey 164

A Legendary Tale: Scapers and the Myth of Fan Power Tanya R. Cochran 168

Primal Scream-With Accompaniment Jessie Carty 185

Appendix A Farscape Character List 191

Appendix B Series Episode List 195

Appendix C Farscape Bibliography and Filmography 199

About the Contributors 201

Index 203

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