Read e-book online Being Bionic: The World of TV Cyborgs (Investigating Cult TV PDF

By Bronwen Calvert

ISBN-10: 1784536482

ISBN-13: 9781784536480

The cyborg – an natural physique augmented with know-how – is a permanent determine that may be chanced on throughout technological know-how fiction tales, novels, motion pictures, and, extra lately, tv. What can its marked presence in cult television exhibits let us know concerning the speedily altering global we are living in, and certainly concerning the human situation? This ebook explores how identical to the cyborg draws our fears and fascinations. those bionic creations inspire us, as audience, to consider our interactions with know-how in an age of immediacy and surveillance, think again our personal corporeal stories, and re-imagine gender binaries and racial transformations. Chapters draw jointly cyborg idea and feedback from technological know-how fiction and tv experiences to examine numerous renowned sequence: from health professional Who to famous person Trek: Voyager, and conflict big name Galactica to Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, the cyborg looks as motion hero, villain, or as a mirrored image of ourselves. no matter if manifested within the Daleks, the Cylons, or the Borg, those figures are perfect websites to discover options corresponding to replication, uniformity, functionality, embodiment and virtuality, and the serial narratives of cult television the proper structure to examine altering cyborg representations over the years. This ebook makes use of the televisual medium as a device to appreciate a number of cybernetic characters, forming a amazing event

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