Beyond cognitive estrangement – The future of science fiction cinema
Author(s): Zepke, Stephen
Science fiction is about the future. This is an obvious thing to say, though its obviousness conceals a debate that has perhaps not yet taken place – a debate over the nature of this future. Science fiction generally takes the future to be self-evident; the future is ‘the day after tomorrow,’ or another day more distant, but in any case a day on which the human struggle continues. As we will see, science fiction futures in this sense express our utopian hopes and dystopian nightmares, distilling in often spectacular visions what we see as best and worst about our present.
Zepke, Stephen: Beyond cognitive estrangement – The future of science fiction cinema. In: NECSUS. European Journal of Media Studies, Jg. 1 (2012), Nr. 2, S. 91–113. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5117/NECSUS2012.2.ZEPK.
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