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Title The essential science fiction television reader / edited by J.P. Telotte.

Imprint Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2008.

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Description 1 online resource (356 pages) : illustrations.
Series Essential readers in contemporary media and culture
Essential readers in contemporary media and culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-320) and index.
"Selected videography": pages 321-335.
Contents Lost in space / J.P. Telotte -- Shadows on the cathode ray tube / Lisa Yaszek -- From big screen to small box / Gerald Duchovnay -- Tomorrowland TV / Wheeler Winston Dixon -- Anthology drama / Rodney Hill -- Animation, anime, and the cultural logic of Asianization / Dennis Redmond -- "Dreams teach" / Christine Mains -- Fraking machines / Susan A. George -- Space vehicles and traveling companions / Samantha Holloway -- The politics of Star Trek / M. Keith Booker -- Science fiction television in the United Kingdom / Mark Bould -- Mainstreaming marginality / Lacy Hodges -- Babylon 5 / Sherryl Vint -- Stargate SG-1 and the quest for the perfect science fiction premise / Stan Beeler -- The island's greatest mystery / David Lavery -- TV time lords / Charles Tryon.
Summary Exploring early hits such as The Twilight Zone and Star Trek, as well as more recent successes such as Battlestar Galactica and Lost, The Essential Science Fiction Television Reader illuminates the history, narrative approaches, and themes of the genre. The book discusses science fiction television from its early years when shows attempted to recreate the allure of science fiction cinema, to its current status as a sophisticated genre with a popularity all its own. J.P. Telotte has assembled a wideranging volume rich in theoretical scholarship yet fully accessible to science fiction fans. Th.
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Subject Science fiction television programs -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Telotte, J. P., 1949-
Other Form: Print version: Essential science fiction television reader. Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2008 9780813124926 0813124921 (DLC) 2007048493 (OCoLC)181601264
ISBN 9780813172965 (electronic bk.)
0813172969 (electronic bk.)