Geraghty, American Science Fiction Film and Television, Ch. 1-2

Ch. 1

Why did the conformity culture and fear of communism in the late 1940s and early 1950s affect science fiction film and tv?

How have scholars read the meaning of The Invasion of the Body Snatchers?

How did science fiction film challenge the popular view of scientists as saviors and technology as good that seemed to dominate American society in 40s?

What’s the significance of films like Attack of the 50-foot Woman or The Incredible Shrinking Man?

How was Twilight Zone different from earlier tv sci fi shows?

Ch. 2

Why and how did science fiction tv and film change by 60s and early 70s?

Why is 2001: A Space Odyssey so significant and symbolic of sci fi in this era?

What did films like Planet of the Apes and Dr. Strangelove offer?

How did network TV change by the 60s and why is this significant to history of sci fi TV?

How was Star Trek different from most sci fit tv in the mid to late 60s?