Tarnished Heroes, Charming Villains and Modern Monsters

Tarnished Heroes, Charming Villains and Modern Monsters

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The heroes, villains, and monsters portrayed in such popular science fiction television series as Heroes, Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Doctor Who, and Torchwood, as well as Joss Whedon's many series, illustrate a shift from traditional, clearly defined characterizations toward much murkier definitions. Traditional heroes give way to qgrayq heroes who must become more like the villains or monsters they face if they are going to successfully save society. This book examines the ambiguous heroes and villains, focusing on these characters' different perspectives on morality and their roles within society. Appendixes include production details for each series, descriptions and summaries of pivotal episodes, and a list of selected texts for classroom use.The appendices should help you refer to each seriesa#39; episodes, which often are discussed not only within the main chapter ... or popular culture course, you may use these tables to select TV episodes that will further an understanding of indi-anbsp;...

Title:Tarnished Heroes, Charming Villains and Modern Monsters
Author:Lynnette Porter
Publisher:McFarland - 2010-07-23


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