Science Fiction Television

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Praeger, 2004 - Performing Arts - 201 pages
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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.

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M. KEITH BOOKER is Professor of English at the University of Arkansas. He is the author of many articles and books on modern literature and culture, including "Monsters, Mushroom Clouds, and the Cold War" (Greenwood, 2001) and "Strange TV: Innovative Television Series from The Twilight Zone to The X-Files" (Greenwood, 2002).

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