The Science Fiction Reboot: Canon, Innovation and Fandom in Refashioned Franchises
McFarland & Company (series)
- 230 Pages
- Released: February 22, 2013
- Originally Released: 2013
- Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.
Description by OLDIES.com:
This analysis examines several recent reimagined science fiction franchises (Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, V, and Star Wars) in order to capture how "reboots" work from a fan perspective. Previous encounters with these stories make the reboot experience distinct for fan-viewers, who bring with them a set of expectations and knowledge, often tied to franchise canon that cannot be separated from the new film or television series. Even when elements of the original versions are maintained, memories of them influence the narrative encounter. This book considers reimagined texts from several levels, including the medium, the characters, and the world building, to break down and then explore the reboot experience.
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