Jo F. (2021)

Star Trek: The Original Series; A Sociocultural Sling Shot Back into the 1960’s

“The Enterprise is home.”—Captain Kirk, Star Trek: The Original Series, “Tomorrow is Yesterday.” Gene Rodenberry’s television series Star Trek (1966-1969) was humanity’s warp drive into the future as science fiction became science fact. The television series inspired technological innovations and pushed socially constructed boundaries, exploring new sociocultural and political worlds, and yes—"bolding going where no [...]

By |2021-03-28T15:56:54-05:00March 28th, 2021|Essay 3, Jo F. (2021)|0 Comments

Tomorrowland is not a utopian space to escape a real place, but a space where new imaginings begin.

Proposal Description of the original text and its socio-cultural and historical contexts. Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland, a Disney sci-fi mixed genre production, is a film set in vision—a new imagining—alternating between reality (a place) and another dimension (time and space). As humanity’s Doomsday clocks gets closer to midnight, a teenage girl, Casey, goes on an unexpected [...]

By |2021-03-18T18:55:35-05:00March 16th, 2021|Jo F. (2021), Proposal|0 Comments

What is Science Fiction?

My conception of Science Fiction exists in a vast borderland, as Rod Sterling narrates in the beginning of The Twilight Zone episodes, “It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of the [...]

By |2021-02-08T14:10:06-05:00February 8th, 2021|Jo F. (2021), What is SF|0 Comments
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