Cross-listed with SLLC468M. Credit only granted for: FILM459M or SLLC468M.
This online course will screen and study the most important masterworks in science fiction cinema. Themes and representative works may include space fantasy (Star Wars series, Alien series), futuristic world (Metropolis, Blade Runner, The Matrix, Dark City), alien intrusions (The Thing, The Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Fifth Elements, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial), time travel (Planet of the Apes, Back to the Future series, Terminator series, Stargate), disasters (Twelve Monkeys, Armageddon), mental powers(Star Trek, The Dead Zone, Phenomenon) biological science and mutations (Frankenstein, Jurassic Park, Gattaca, Junior, Godzilla, Them). We will also cover key concepts of Media Language, Audience, Institution, and Representation of Gender and Race.