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What is Science Fiction
Transcript of What is Science Fiction
And one more thing...
The Break Down
Wars & Fears
Twilight Zone: How to Serve Man
First of all it is fiction
Entertaining stories of fictional characters in societies that are unique to reality.
In the story there is an
obstacle or theme that that is rooted in science content
Current themes Involve
astronomy, aliens, monsters, quests, exploration of different worlds and universes, paranormal and unexplained mysteries.
Science fiction stories can gives you an opportunity to imagine other worlds and other kinds of life
HOW SOCIETY EFFECT SCIENCE &
HOW DOES SCIENCE EFFECT FICTION???
World War (WWI, WWII, Attack of Pearl Harbor, Korean War)
Mass construction weapons, Nuclear energy, space exploration…(Cold War, Technological advancements/inventions, NASA, atomic bomb)
Being Green, Global Warming, Natural Resources, Recycling, Internet- Smart phones (etc.) Medical Advancements
The history of science fiction is embedded in the history of America.
Popular themes among Sci-fi:
Gives the opportunity to ask "what if..."
Also gives author the chance to discuss controversal issues.
POPULAR SCI-FI AUTHORS:
"Farienheit 451", "Martial Chronicles"
"Something Wicked Comes this Way"
"I am Robot"
"Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy"
“The Time Machine,” “The War of the Worlds,”
and “The Invisible Man”
“Journey to the Center of the Earth,”
“20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” and “Around the World in 80 Days,”
How does SC-Fi effect the film industry?
Think of movies…
The Adams Family, Star Wars, Matrix, Independence Day, I Robot, Pitch Black, Wall-E, Evolution, Riddick, Dr. Jackal and Mr. Hyde, The Fifth Element, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Planet of the Apes, Terminator, Blade, The Fly, The Time Machine.
Many of these were books before popular movies.
In conclusion...Characterisitics of Science Fiction are:
Contains fictional characters
Contains a setting
Contains themes of technological advancements, world domination, futuristic lifestyles, space exploration
Questions societial views using science
Science, Film, Society, & Fiction
Science shapes our society through the discoveries and inventions made. In return this means that science also shapes the fiction
we read and write. In conclusion, the technology and inventions made and/or discovered also determines the trends thatsociety finds popular. Watch the movie clip from the making of the movie "Avatar".