Space and Time: Essays on Visions of History in Science by David C. Wright Jr., Allan W. Austin

By David C. Wright Jr., Allan W. Austin

Essays during this paintings examine the connection among our earlier and technological know-how fiction and delusion tv. a few essays contextualize a specific software or sequence whereas others figure ways that a exhibit depicts background. therefore, via shut readings of televised technology fiction and fable, a few authors light up such subject matters as chilly conflict tradition, renegotiations of race and gender, nervousness over the impression of expertise, and the legacies of colonialism. different authors examine technological know-how fiction and delusion tv to teach how old narratives are developed and communicated to the bigger public.

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Ibid. 7. Rod Serling: Submitted for Your Approval. 8. Zicree, 15. 9. Presnell and McGee, 12. 10. , 11. 11. Ibid. 12. Quoted in Zicree, 96. 13. Presnell and McGee, 12. 14. Arlen Schumer, Visions from The Twilight Zone (San Francisco: Chronicle, 1990), 149. 15. Presnell and McGee, 12. 16. Plot summary from Presnell and McGee, 12–13. 17. , 13. 18. Jack Gould, “Triumph by Serling: Writer’s ‘Time Element’ Stars William Bendix on Desilu Playhouse,” The New York Times, November 25, 1958, 67. 19. Quoted in Zicree, 96.

13. 18. Jack Gould, “Triumph by Serling: Writer’s ‘Time Element’ Stars William Bendix on Desilu Playhouse,” The New York Times, November 25, 1958, 67. 19. Quoted in Zicree, 96. 20. Ibid. Despite garnering favorable critical reviews, ratings for The Twilight Zone were below expectations. This plagued the series during its entire five-year run and it was always on the verge of cancellation. 21. Richard M. Fried, Nightmare in Red: The McCarthy Era in Perspective (New York: Oxford University Press, 1990), 7.

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