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The History of Science Fiction
And how it reflect's societies fears and aspirations.
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Part I looks at the origins of science fiction, from the pre-screen works of Frankenstein and Jules Verne to the first on-screen appearances of aliens in Trip to the Moon.
Part II examines the Cold War era and how Sci-Fi depicted humanity going down one of two paths: toward utopia or dystopia. It covers Star Wars, Alien, and more.
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Part III looks at the post-Cold War years, with movies like Independence Day and Men in Black assuring the world that America was the Good Guy.
Part IV explores modern Sci-Fi, which took a turn toward dystopia. Seldom do recent creations show humanity working together or reaching collectivist goals, a sign of humanity’s outlook on our future. It explores works like The Last of Us, The Expanse, and Avatar.