Science Fiction Movies


have long been a popular media for thrill-seekers filled with a curiosity for the unknown. From classic psy-fi thrillers such as The Blob or Invasion of the Body Snatchers to modern day flicks like Starship Troopers, we have always had a interest in what lies in unfamiliar realms, and in the future. What we do not usually do is search deep beneath the surface of these films for the true meaning of psy-fi; we just take them in as entertainment and leave it at that. We see in science fiction repeated secondary motifs of technologization, primarily concerning the female body, as well as themes of warfare, androgyny, and of the couple. By further analyzing the genre of science fiction, it ...

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to relieve my anxiety about him." This quote illustrates the downfall of technologization and why it is greeted with unease by many. However, as discussed by Professor Rickels in class, women are being put at the front of the line to this fearful type of technologization. We have seen several examples of the woman's body being the first equipped with technology including The Stepford Wives, Metropolis, and the reading of "Eve of the Future Eden". In The Stepford Wives clip, we saw the struggle of a woman recently relocated to the mysterious city of Stepford with her family. She has come to realize that all of the women in the town are being turned into robotic figures that cook, clean, and do whatever else their husbands' desire. She knows her time is drawing near and she needs to escape before she too is transformed. Though somewhat similar, the selections from "Eve of the Future Eden" by Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, tell a slightly different story. Here, Edison keeps Lord ...

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