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Transcript: Alien (Scott, 1979) deemed classic example of male fears of castration 'These films were about the generative capacities of reproduction [...] less about the overt and aggressive display of traditional masculine prowess than they were about the role of the feminine in the creation of masculine subjectivity and identity.' (Cornea, 2007:147) Technology rendering humans obsolete? Cameron, J. 1991, T2: Judgement Day, US, TriStar Pictures. Cameron, J. 1986, Aliens, US, 20th Century Fox Kershner, I. 1980, Empire Strikes Back, US, 20th Century Fox Spielberg. S, 2001, A.I, US, Warner Brothers. Spielberg. S, 1982, ET, USA, Universal Pictures Zemeckis, R, 1985 Back to the Future, US, Universal Pictures Scott, R, 2012, Prometheus, USA, 20th Century Fox Scott, R, 1979, Alien, USA, 20th Century Fox Oshii, M. 1995, Ghost in the Shell, Japan, Production I.G. Lynch, D, 1984, Dune, USA, Universal Pictures. Role Reversal - Child becomes the teacher "The control that adults automatically wield over children... is increased through biotechnological advances" - (Ostry, E: 2004) Emma Worsley, Scott Feast, Reece Wesolowych, Ali Brabbs, Tobias Schlingensiepen, Jodie Williams The Empire Strikes Back (1980) They are everywhere: Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology, Religion etc. Batman Spider-Man Superman Luke Skywalker Frodo from The Lord of the Rings Harry Potter Tarzan Moses Hercules Jeffords, S., 'Hard Bodies', Rutgers University Press (December 1, 1993) The Mother's Role Filmography Natural vs. Unnatural Emma- Stereotype of the mother as a masculine figure. How Sarah Connor changes. How the natural links into the unnatural. "While she is focusing on being a super-soldier, the terminator is working on being a better mom, listening to and playing with the son that Sarah hardly notices for all the weapons she is carrying. Sarah Connor even acknowledges that the Terminator is doing a better job that she could." Films of interest: Back to the Future (Zemeckis, 1985) Dune (Lynch, 1984) Terminator Series Cameron, (1984, 1991) Alien (Scott, 1979) Thank you for listening! Psycho-analytical film theory the 70s/80s - films of the same time replicate this. Oedipus Complex is a well known facet of psycho-analytical theory. In Science Fiction, it paints the complex in a different light especially through the scope of time travel (Back to the Future and Terminator) The child 'for who among us does not feel orphaned in this vast, strange world sometimes? Through Harry Potter, Jane Eyre, and Cinderella we experience the orphan within ourselves.' (Windling, T.) Prosthetic limbs The Artificial Parent Bibliography Castration and Emasculation in the Sci-Fiction Characters destined for greatness or being very important to everyone else. (The One, Fulfilling the prophecy, King, etc.) In Terminator 2: Judgement Day, John Connor idolises his mother even after her death. Strange sexual relationship between his best friend/ father and his mother. Connor sends Reece back in time knowing his fate. Scoota - Tech reproducing. Male technological figure taking on human parenting roles = making humans obsolete "For some time now, a great many scientific endeavors have been directed toward making life also "artificial"...toward cutting the last tie through which man belongs among the children of nature " Hannah Arendt Ali - Chicks, dicks and the tricks in between John Connor teaches the Terminator about human emotions... Prometheus (Scott, 2012) hints that these Xenomorph creatures are related 'paternally' in a biological sense by 'the engineers' who possess the same DNA Interpretation of sibling rivalry - the Xenomorphs and Humans. The Orphaned Hero Cornea, C, 2007. Science Fiction Cinema: Between Fantasy and Reality. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. p147 Gordon, A. 2004. Back to the Future: Oedipus as Time traveller. In: Redmond, S ed. Liquid Metal: Science Fiction Reader. London: Wallflower Press. Jeffords, S., 'Hard Bodies', Rutgers University Press (December 1, 1993) Reid, R., A. 2009, Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy, Volume 1, Greenwood Press, USA. Ostry, E. (2004). "Is He Still Human? Are You?": Young Adult Science Fiction in the Posthuman Age. The Lion and the Unicorn,. 28 (2), p222-246. Telotte, J.P (1995). Replications A Robotic History of Science Fiction Film. University of Illinoise: Library of Co0ngress. p2-4. Windling, T. Lost and Found: The Orphaned Hero, http://www.endicottstudio.com/rdrm/rrOrphans3.html , Accessed 19. Nov 2012 Back to the Mother Kyle Reece - The child with the dragon tattoo Sarah Connor's physical transformation In space epic Dune (Lynch, 1984), messiah Paul Atreides has an unnatural relationship with his mother. His sexual desires for his youthful mother are exploited. Primarily a family sci-fi film following E.T: Extra Terrestrial (Spielberg, 1982) - poking fun at the complex Marty goes back to his mother's youth - she unknowingly tries to seduce him thinking he is the new kid in town. Andrew Gordon calls Marty a reluctant

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Transcript: - George Lucas - Star Wars Sub-Genres Continued -James Cameron - Avatar, Terminator 2, Titanic Sci-Fi grew even more in the past 20 years than it has any other time, with the advancements in green screens, CGI and other technology. Now we have films like TRON: Legacy where entire worlds can be created without any kind of physical reality except for actors. Donnie Darko-(2001) Starting with Mélie’s Le Voyage Dans La Lune the Sci-Fi has grown greatly from silent films with generally unknown plots to famous films like King Kong that have remain classics until today. The Invisible Man (1933) -Galactic empire- sci fi films that incorporate a space empire. (Ex: Star Wars.) - Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic- Films that take place either before or after an apocalyptic event. (Ex: Blade-Runner, I am Legend, Mad Max) -Alternate Reality/Parallel Universe - Films that deal with alternate realities and universes ranging in sizes from small geographic regions or lanscapes, all the way to alternate galaxies. (Ex: Terminator Series, Time Cop) -Typically strong masculine lead role with a goal to better the human condition. -Themes and ideas that are based outside of reality(time travel, space travel, futuristic science and ideas, mind/dream control) Through the years technology and ideas have grown so instead of the very simple early Sci-Fi films, they evolved into having more advanced techniques of filming and more intricate plots. Famous Directors Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope-(1977) Elements of Sci -Fi Films Sci-Fi Definition Invasion of the Body Snatchers-(1978) Sci-Fi first came about in 1902 with Georges Mélie’s Le Voyage Dans La Lune (A Trip To The Moon) A Clockwork Orange-(1971) Early Sci-Fi Films Charlton Heston-(1923–2008) The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953) Boris Karloff-(1887–1969) Contemporary Sci-Fi Films (1990-present) Resident Evil-(2002) 1960-1980 Sci-Fi Films -Dystopia- A sci-fi film that dipicts a grim future for society. Often causes viewers to ask themselves, "Is life worth living if this is the direction that humanity is going in" Ex: Children of Men, i-Robot Terminator 2: Judgment Day-(1991) - Steven Spielberg - E.T., Minority Report, Jurassic Park -Stanley Kubrick - A 2001: A Space Odessey -John Carpenter- Darkstar, Escape from New York, -Alfred Hitchcock- Psycho, The Birds -Spy-Fi- Spy Fiction mixed with elements of science fiction. King Kong-(1933) - Alien Invasion- a film involving aliens that invade the planet Ex: (War of the Worlds, Men In Black, Independence Day) Famous Sci-Fi Actors Evolution Of Sci-Fi Planet of the Apes-(1968) Metropolis-(1926) Fiction based on imagined future scientific or technological advances and major social or environmental changes, frequently portraying space or time travel and life on other planets 2001: A Space Odyssey-(1968) Andrew Burtnett Kurt Sommer Bela Lugosi-(1882–1956) Tron: Legacy-(2010) Sub-genres of Science Fiction -The application of scientific breakthroughs that contradict the known laws of nature Origin Of Sci-Fi The Matrix-(1999)

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Transcript: Sci-Fi Novel By: Summer Andrews Lucinda "Luce" is who the story is centered around. She is attending Sword and Cross School because her boyfriend mysteriously died in a fire. While she's there, she meets a girl named Arraine, who shows her around and helps her fit in. Daniel is another student and Sword and Cross who despises Luce from the day she arrives. He avoids her at all costs. However, as time goes on Daniel begins to fall for Luce and in the midst of this, supernatural things begin to happen to the two of them. For instance, Luce soon realizes that Daniel is immortal because the love is "cursed". Cam is another student at Sword and Cross. From day one he tried his hardest to get Luce to go out with him. He gets more and more aggressive once Daniel comes into the picture, which seems to be more than Luce can handle. This story is set in Savannah, Georgia at Sword and Cross School. Sword and Cross is a school for juevenile deliquents who are finishing high school. In the beginning of the book, it starts out in the 1700's. It tells a story of a boy and girl leaving each other, Their names are Lucinda and Daniel. It then jumps to a girl named Luce saying goodbye to her family. She is on her way to a school named Sword and Cross. This is a school for young criminals, and Luce is here because her boyfriend mysteriously died in a fire which she was blamed for. Here she is forced to wear all black clothing with no contact with anybody outside of the school. Along the way, she is given a mentor named Arraine. She shows her around, and she meets some of her classmates. One that really stands out is Cam. He tries to woo Luce, but it just doesnt work, She fell for Daniel. Although he despises her, whenever they talk he slips up about what she "used to do". This makes her even more intrigued. While studying, a fire breaks out in the library. Luce and one of her classmates are stuck in there. As they try to escape, her classmate dies in the fire. This sparks a fight between Cam and Daniel when she is saved by Daniel and she wants nothing to do with Cam. As the battle begins, she learns that things weren't what they seemed to be. One of the fantastic details in this book is the fact that Daniel and Cam can fly. This is fantastic because in reality, nothing like this could happen. It becomes obvious these characters can fly in the resolution. Publication Year- 2009 Savannah,Georgia Author- Lauren Kate Title- Fallen (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr Element 2: Also in this book, a warning for man-kind would be to expect the unexpected. This is shown because if Luce wouldn't have been suspicious about Cam, she might have believed to good guy act he was trying to pull off. This occurs in the rising action. Setting Element 3: Element 1: Science Fiction Elements During the book, Luce learns that Daniel will live forever, as Luce lives, dies and is reborn. The book is grounded in science because it deals with immortality. This is found in the climax. Element 4: Plot (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr Another fantastic detail is the super-human strength the librarian, Miss Sophia, has when she carries Luce and another classmate to a hidden room for "safety" while Cam and Daniel battle it out for Luce. This can also be found in the climax. (cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr Main Characters Basic Information

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Transcript: Presented by Emma, Ella, Lilah and Parmida Speculative fiction presentation Speculative fiction means a story that is similar to our world, but has different rules It allows us to imagine the future we want, and consider ways to work towards it. In the past speculative fiction has warned us about impending futures that we are currently living in all over the world. What is speculative fiction and how can it warn us about the future? Intro Avatar Avatar -Lilah James Cameron's fictional sci-fi film Avatar can be used to warn the readers of the dire effects Corporate Greed and racism can impact on a society. It illuminates man kinds history and forces us to enact meaningful change in our lives to create a better future. Here's the trailer Trailer Science fiction is a bridge between the possible and impossible Addresses serious issues it can provide a model for a new world. How can speculative fiction warn its readers about the future in creative and imaginative ways? Question Earths environmental decline The possible and the impossible Relationships the greed of multinational corporations James Cameron represents the native people as Native Americans The American Indian wars Past racism Anagram The film is nearly 60% computer generated allows the audience to experience and alternate reality with this reality it can warn viewers How technology makes it real technology Avatar is used as a powerful forum for the negotiation and understanding of ideas, including those about history, the environment, and politics. "One of my central approaches to writing speculative fiction is to take an absurd situation, which we presently feel is normal, and then push it to an even further absurdity. It's only in this light that we can see the reflection of the disturbing state of our present-day affairs." -Alexander Weinstein Conclusion Divergent Divergent - Parmida Set in a futuristic dystopian chicago. The ancestors believed that it was the fault of human personality that cause war Society was divided into 5 factions based on their virtues and what they believed the cause of a dysfunctional society was. The Factions The 5 Factions " Those who blamed aggression formed Amity, Those who blamed ignorance became the Erudite. Those who blamed duplicity created Candor. Those who blamed selfishness made Abnegation and those who blamed cowardice were the Dauntless. " -Marcus Eaton, Abnegation Leader Formed as a 'solution' for a warring nation Later proves to be that cause of a dysfunctional society Shows that humans work better and understand each others needs when they are together and not separated by their beliefs "I am not Abnegation I am not Dauntless I'm Divergent and I cant be controlled" -Tris Prior Identity Ideas and warnings Warns us about peoples expectations ...in Divergent defines who you are and how you should be treated Faction over Blood "A lust for power leads men into dark and empty places" -Andrew Prior Lust for Power Power Warn audiences of the dangers of greed Relates back to real world events There is a constant struggle over people's powers and the fate of mankind In Conclusion Our own world Diveregnt shows that seperating people based on their virtues can have harmful effects and doesn't nescessarily result in a peaceful society it makes the society weaker, it is together that they can be strong About the book Uglies- Ella Uglies is the first book in the series written by Scott Westerfeld, followed by Pretties, Specials and Extras Introduction introduction uglies is set in a world where children are named "Uglies" until they turn sixteen and have extreme plastic surgery performed on them to make them "Pretties", which is the title of the second book in the Uglies series. The audience thinks about how their own life relates to some parts of the book. Audience Audience “Your personality - the real you inside - was the price of beauty.” - Scott Westerfeld, Uglies 17.5 million cosmetic procedures were performed in America in 2017. "what we do, the way we think, makes us beautiful." -Scott Westerfeld, Uglies how Uglies relates to our world Uglies in relation to our world How can speculative fiction provide a warning about the future in meaningful and imaginative ways? The author is trying to tell the audience that plastic surgery is common today, and use of it is growing, so they could end up in a world similar to the one in Uglies sometime in the future. While Uglies is mostly fictional and generally exaggerated, it still opens people's eyes to possibilities. The main question: The main question Uglies is a great example of a text that warns its audience of the dangers of the future, using fiction to emphasise this. Although most parts of the book won't ever really happen, the audience finds a way to relate to certain parts, and the fictional element emphasises the danger. Conclusion Conclusion The hunger games Hunger Games - Emma ‘The movie is based upon a dystopian future, where a corrupted government called ‘The

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Transcript: Arthur C Clarke The world of science fiction After World War II, publishers largely abandoned the pulps in favour of paperback books and paperback-like “digests.” By that time, however, science fiction had inspired such passionate devotion that it moved with ease into small specialty presses. Two new digest magazines in particular—The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (1949– ) and Galaxy Science Fiction (1950–80)—prospered. Science fiction also grew in popular esteem after the advent of the atomic bomb (1945) and the launch of Sputnik (1957). Ray Bradbury was an American fantasy and horror author who rejected being categorized as a science fiction author, claiming that his work was based on the fantastical and unreal. His best known novel is Fahrenheit 451, a dystopian study of future American society in which critical thought is outlawed. The Russian-born Asimov was not only a science fiction writer but also a well-regarded scientist. He earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Columbia University. Asimov was noted nearly as much for his non-fiction as his fiction. His “Foundation” trilogy in the 1950s is regarded by many as the greatest science fiction series ever written. The series influenced everything from A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, to Star Wars, The Warhammer 40,000 universe, even to the animated TV Show, Futurama. Sci-fi Presentation examples of sci fi movie alien Science fiction writers often seek out new scientific and technical developments in order to prognosticate freely the techno-social changes that will shock the readers’ sense of cultural propriety and expand their consciousness. This approach was central to the work of H.G. Wells, a founder of the genre and likely its greatest writer. Wells was an ardent student of the 19th-century British scientist T.H. Huxley, whose vociferous championing of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution earned him the epithet “Darwin’s Bulldog.” Wells’s literary career gives ample evidence of science fiction’s latent radicalism, its affinity for aggressive satire and utopian political agendas, as well as its dire predictions of technological destruction. Codes and Convention in science fiction - Set in future - Aliens worlds - Time travels- travelling backwards and forwards through time has always been a popular in science fiction film - Spacecrafts and robots - Imaginative settings - Alien abductions - Galactic Empires that oppress everything - Rebel(s) going against the empire - Conflicts between alien and human - The concept of extraterrestrial life is a popular convention in science fiction films, where the aliens are seen as a threat to the human race Clarke was a true master of hard science fiction. He received degrees in both mathematics and physics from King’s College in London. His first professional sale was in 1946 in Astounding Science Fiction magazine. Clarke’s first great work was 1953’s “Childhood’s End” but he took the Sci-Fi world by storm with 1968’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”. Spanning eons, the film was built on themes of human evolution, space travel, and the perils of artificial intelligence. History about Sci fi novel writing Famous issac asimove conventions After world war 2 A cyborg (part man, part machine) is sent from the 21st century to present-day Los Angeles to assassinate a seemingly innocent women whose child will play an important part in the world from which the killer came. Terminator plays an important role in the sci fi world he is by far one of the most popular robot in the entire world. alien is a sci fi based horror movie, they used aliens to give it that mysterios out of space feeling. it makes you think anout how the aleins got here and what they are doing, apart from the science fiction it the horror story in it keeps you on the end of your seat Ray bradbury Terminator Science fiction is a modern genre. Though writers in antiquity sometimes dealt with themes common to modern science fiction, their stories made no attempt at scientific and technological plausibility, the feature that distinguishes science fiction from earlier speculative writings and other contemporary speculative genres such as fantasy and horror. The genre formally emerged in the West, where the social transformations wrought by the Industrial Revolution first led writers and intellectuals to extrapolate the future impact of technology. writers and science fiction

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