The lecture will survey and analyze science fiction television (particularly of the space opera variety) from the late 1950s up through today, or from The Twilight Zone through SGU, to put it another way.
Among the TV series discussed will be Lost in Space, Star Trek, Space:1999, Battlestar Galactica, V, Farscape, Firefly, and many more.
I’m really looking forward to visiting the campus, meeting with the students of Hampden-Sydney College, and discussing a subject that I truly adore.
Space: 2011: American Culture and the Final Frontier will be open to everyone, not just students and faculty, so if you happen to be in Hampden-Sydney, Virginia on March 21st, I hope you’ll attend. The program begins at 4:30 pm sharp, in the Gilmer Room, 019.
And I’ll not only be discussing science fiction television with the students, I’ll also be selling and signing copies of my books too, so I hope to see you there, if you can swing it.
Also — since Joel is a little older now and ready to see the world — I’m jumping back on the university/convention/library lecture circuit, starting with this exciting engagement in Virginia. If you or your university want to retain me for one of my horror or science fiction movies or TV lectures, just contact me by e-mail and we’ll see what we can arrange.
I’ll post more about the Hampden-Sydney College engagement and my next sci-fi seminar soon.