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Strange New Worlds
19 November, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This is an online event.
From Star Trek to Doctor Who, exploring new worlds is central to science fiction storytelling. This talk by Professor Lincoln Geraghty (Professor of Media Cultures, University of Portsmouth) looks at how science fiction film and television has depicted future worlds and alien planets. These places can be either extra-terrestrial and millions of light years away or they are often closer to home. Visions of a future Earth serves as comment on present day society. Whether the planet is in ruins or an advanced utopia, such images reflect current issues like climate change and our relationship to new technologies. Using examples drawn from popular sci-fi franchises and critically acclaimed films the talk will trace the importance of imagining new worlds and how we relate to the strange, the alien, and the future. The talk is suitable for general audiences, both young and old, and serves as an introduction to understanding the genre of science fiction.
This event is part of the ‘Imagining New Worlds’ series by the University of Portsmouth.
In partnership withUniversity of Portsmouth, Square Tower Portsmouth, Portmouth Central Library
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