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[CIN 370-#12]: Black Mirror: USS Callister and The Good Place E9-13: A Call Against Tyranny and Saint-to-Sinner Behavior

S4 E1: Black Mirror: “USS Callister,” directed by Toby Haynes

USS Callister takes the path only treaded by Star Trek and its fanbase: what happens when fandom becomes grossly unhealthy and toxic where a real “fan” decides to take revenge within his own fantasy world based on a television show by imprisoning those who have wronged him in real life? 1,023 more words

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[CIN 370-#11]: Star Trek and Galaxy Quest: Fandom and Solving the Universe's Problems with Science-Fiction

Star Trek (2009), directed by J.J. Abrams

The Star Trek franchise continues to uphold a possible utopic vision of the future where it is hoped that… 1,234 more words

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[CIN 370-#10]: The Good Place E1-8: Ethics, the Afterlife, and Sinner-to-Saint Appeal

The Good Place S1 E1: “Everything is Fine,” directed by Drew Goddard

In the very first shot of The Good Place, we see an extreme close-up shot of a woman’s eyes. 1,468 more words

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[CIN 370-#9]: The Babadook and It Follows: Horror as Metaphor for Grief and Loss - Monsters and Their Origins

The Babadook (2014), directed by Jennifer Kent

One of the most enduring qualities of the horror and science-fiction genres in film and television is in how these tales involve characters, or those around them, who have the inability at some point in their journeys to either embrace themselves or their circumstances or embrace and/or tolerate “the other”; in both instances, this extends to who these characters are, who (or what) they become, or what they may… 1,765 more words

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[CIN 370-#8]: Stranger Things E5-8: Steeped in Nostalgia and Pastiche, the Contemporary Horror/Sci-Fi Narrative Emerges

Stranger Things S1 E5: “Chapter Five: The Flea and the Acrobat,” directed by The Duffer Brothers

In the fifth episode, we see a bit of retelling of the man in the lab coat from the first. 1,787 more words

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[CIN 370-#7]: District 9 and Edge of Tomorrow: The Hero's Journey in Becoming "Other"

District 9 (2009), directed by Neill Blomkamp

District 9 starts with a heavy documentary-style in order to explain how the aliens came to live in District 9 and how this has affected the inhabitants of Johannesburg. 1,103 more words

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[CIN 370-#6]: Stranger Things E1-4: When Horror/Sci-Fi Meld Into the Perfect Narrative That Pays Homage to Its Past

Stranger Things S1 E1: “Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers,” directed by The Duffer Brothers

One of the reasons Strangers Things is so captivating is because it does quite a few things very well: it pulls from both the horror and science-fictions genres from various decades, it also refers to a lot of 1980s films and actors not only from these genres but others, and it weaves together a story that is ultimately about the bond of family and friendship. 1,901 more words

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