Being Bionic: The World of TV Cyborgs (Investigating Cult TV by Bronwen Calvert

By Bronwen Calvert

The cyborg – an natural physique augmented with know-how – is a permanent determine that may be stumbled on throughout technology fiction tales, novels, motion pictures, and, extra lately, tv. What can its marked presence in cult television exhibits let us know in regards to the quickly altering international we are living in, and certainly in regards to the human situation? This publication explores how similar to the cyborg draws our fears and fascinations. those bionic creations motivate us, as audience, to consider our interactions with expertise in an age of immediacy and surveillance, re-evaluate our personal corporeal reports, and re-imagine gender binaries and racial adjustments. Chapters draw jointly cyborg concept and feedback from technological know-how fiction and tv stories to examine quite a few renowned sequence: from health care provider Who to superstar Trek: Voyager, and conflict famous person Galactica to Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, the cyborg seems to be as motion hero, villain, or as a mirrored image of ourselves. even if manifested within the Daleks, the Cylons, or the Borg, those figures are excellent websites to discover ideas equivalent to replication, uniformity, functionality, embodiment and virtuality, and the serial narratives of cult television the fitting layout to examine altering cyborg representations over the years. This booklet makes use of the televisual medium as a device to appreciate various cybernetic characters, forming a outstanding event

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