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Changes to Science Fiction genre
Transcript of Changes to Science Fiction genre
The mainstreaming of the computer, in particular personal computers, also influenced 80s scifi. Some Scifi films also used their narratives to make social commentary about the fight against 'the other', including the fear of brainwashing. What kind of situations in society do you think could have caused these fears?
In groups, brainstorm
some ideas. Cyberpunk A new SciFi sub genre was created in the late 80s, Cyberpunk. It deals with a combination of "advanced science, such as information technology and cybernetics" and "a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order.” Superheroes 'Earthbound soft fiction' The public obesession with the Space Race is over and the individualistic nature of Western culture has inspired many sci-fi narratives. Political commentary Fear of the possibilities with technology as well as... Individulism Beyond ...the material ... to the neurological Essay 1: Discuss how and why ONE change is important for your chosen media genre. The development you should focus on in the transition from B-grade to mainstream Essay 2: Discuss how and why significant features / conventions are important for your chosen media genre The key features/conventions you should focus on are How are current SciFi films
using technology? What are the social issues
being commented on?