From Starship Captains to Galactic Rebels

Leaders in Science Fiction Television

Author: Kimberly Yost

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442229861

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

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Drawing upon her background in Organizational Leadership, the author looks at the various representations of leadership in science fiction programs of the last 50 years. She examines how the various leaders in these programs reflect societal trends in business, religion, spirituality, politics, and the military.

Asian American Culture: From Anime to Tiger Moms [2 volumes]

From Anime to Tiger Moms

Author: Lan Dong

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440829217

Category: Social Science

Page: 792

View: 9089


Providing comprehensive coverage of a variety of Asian American cultural forms, including folk tradition, literature, religion, education, politics, sports, and popular culture, this two-volume work is an ideal resource for students and general readers that reveals the historical, regional, and ethnic diversity within specific traditions. • Provides readers with a broad understanding of the variety and commonalities in Asian American culture, enabling a fuller comprehension of Asian American history, experience, and cultural expressions • Offers comprehensive, in-depth, and accessibly written coverage that addresses a wide variety of Asian American cultural forms such as folk tradition, literature, religion, education, politics, sports, and popular culture • Highlights differences among Asian American cultures and identifies important achievements through biographies of key figures as well as spotlights on historical events, legal cases, and significant artifacts in sidebars • Presents sources for more information on the subjects discussed with Further Readings for each entry

Mormons and Popular Culture: The Global Influence of an American Phenomenon [2 volumes]

The Global Influence of an American Phenomenon

Author: J. Michael Hunter

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313391688

Category: Social Science

Page: 577

View: 5424


Many people are unaware of how influential Mormons have been on American popular culture. This book parts the curtain and looks behind the scenes at the little-known but important influence Mormons have had on popular culture in the United States and beyond.

Approaching the Possible

The World of Stargate Sg-1 (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Jo Storm

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant

ISBN: 9781459654686

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 488

View: 7210


"Stargate SG - 1" has been a television hit for eight years (an almost unheard - of run in science - fiction television), with a ninth in production, and boasts a devoted and vocal online community. Based on the feature length movie, the series "SG - 1" is Sci Fi Channel's highest rated show. It follows the flagship team, designated SG - 1, of a secret military base. Transported instantly by a Stargate to distant planets, Colonel Jack O'Neill ("MacGyver" star Richard Dean Anderson) and his team race to save the galaxy from ruthless enslaving aliens, the Goa'uld. What is it about this show that has made it so popular? What makes it different from other science fiction series on television today? "Approaching the Possible: The World of Stargate SG - 1" answers these questions and more. It serves as a comprehensive introduction for those who are just starting to watch "SG - 1" with an episode guide to the series, examining "SG - 1" season by season. For the long - time viewer, author Jo Storm explores multi - season storylines and character developments. Interesting facts for each episode and numerous sidebars uncover the mythology and science not only of the stories, but of the writing, directing, and special effects used to tell the stories. Exclusive interviews with cast members such as Teryl Rothery, Alex Zahara, and Christopher Judge, and writer Joseph Mallozzi and special effects supervisor James Tichenor, engage the "Stargate" universe from multiple angles. Including chapters devoted to the franchise as well as the 'fanchise' element of the MGM original series, the book showcases the passion this show inspires in its viewers - from real - life scientists to fan fiction writers. "Approaching the Possible" offers insight into the multiple reasons for the show's popularity while tackling everything from the mythology of Ancient Egypt to the series' evolution as a CGI wunderkind. With no other episode guide on the market that covers every season of the series, this book is a must - have addition to any fan's library.

Tour of the universe

the journey of a lifetime : the recorded diaries of Leio Scott and Caroline Luranski

Author: Malcolm Edwards,Robert Holdstock

Publisher: Wh Smith Pub

ISBN: 9780831787974

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

View: 2419


Two winners of a trip with the first package tour to the Aurora-Magellan Federation spend six months visiting alien planets

Exopolitics: Stargate to a New Reality

Essays and interviews with experts in the field of UFOs and related phenomena

Author: Paola Leopizzi Harris

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456722197

Category: Science

Page: 328

View: 2050


Exopolitics: Stargate to a New Reality Essays and interviews with experts in the field of UFOs and related phenomena Vol. II Only a premier investigative journalist as Paola Harris, who has had unmatched access to the “Who’s Who” of the international world of the paranormal, can so clearly explain the varied concepts of the puzzle of “life” as she does so well in Exopolitics: Stargate to a New Reality. Yvonne Smith, C. Ht. Director: Close Encounters Resource Organization [CERO] Author: CHOSEN: Recollections of UFO Abductions Through Hypnotherapy I have known Paola Harris for almost twenty years. She has been my favorite investigative reporter at the purest level in the UFO field. She is a natural born journalist, whose instinct and courage follow a case from the beginning to the end of each investigation. Page by page of this book, you will find the integrity and the passion, the dedication and the style that made Paola Harris famous all over the world. I am proud and privileged to be her colleague and friend. Maurizio Baiata, International Investigative Journalist/UFO Researcher Editor: “X-Times” Magazine – Italy The peoples of China herald the investigative journalism of Paola Harris. Her work is regarded as an important window of disclosure for Asia. Exopolitics: Stargate to a New Reality promises to expand the Exopolitical horizons even further, exposing the unseen world to mankind. Neil Gould, Dip. Exopolitics Founder of Exopolitics Hong Kong - China Author: Close Encounters of the ADHD Kind Paola Harris is a superlative journalist who has interviewed icons in the Ufology and Exopolitical fields from Col. Philip Corso to Dr. John Mack to the Vatican's Monsignor Corrado Balducci, to her recent expose with Canada's former Minister of Defense, Paul Hellyer. This internationally lauded author has a special talent of procuring the most impressive quotes and personal antidotes, as well as lifting the veil of secrecy concerning this cryptic topic. Lynne D. Kitei, M.D., Author: The Phoenix Lights - A Skeptic's Discovery That We Are Not Alone

We Want to Believe

Faith and Gospel in The X-files

Author: Amy M. Donaldson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621892093

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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From the first episode to the latest feature film, two main symbols provide the driving force for the iconic television series The X-Files: Fox Mulder's I Want to Believe poster and Dana Scully's cross necklace. Mulder's poster may feature a flying saucer, but the phrase I want to believe refers to more than simply the quest for the truth about aliens. The search for extraterrestrial life, the truth that is out there, is a metaphor for the search for God. The desire to believe in something greater than ourselves is part of human nature: we want to believe. Scully's cross represents this desire to believe, as well as the internal struggle between faith and what we can see and prove. The X-Files depicts this struggle by posing questions and exploring possible answers, both natural and supernatural. Why would God let the innocent suffer? Can God forgive even the most heinous criminal? What if God is giving us signs to point the way to the truth, but we're not paying attention? These are some of the questions raised by The X-Files. In the spirit of the show, this book uses the symbols and images presented throughout the series to pose such questions and explore some of the answers, particularly in the Christian tradition. With a focus on key themes of the series--faith, hope, love, and truth--along the way, this book journeys from the desire to believe to the message of the cross.