Spectacles and Seriality: The Entwined Pleasure Potential of Science Fiction Television

Sherryl Vint, University of California, Riverside | Scholarship on science fiction (sf) has long privileged print as the medium best suited to convey what is conventionally regarded as the genreā€™s key quality, the effect of cognitive estrangement. A term coined by Darko Suvin in his extremely influential Metamorphoses of Science Fiction, cognitive estrangement describes a…