Being Bionic
The World Of TV Cyborgs

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  • The contradictions and complexities of the cyborg therefore hold particular appeal to programme makers of dramatic TV narratives.

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Product Description

  • Author
    Bronwen Calvert  
    Binding
    paperback  
    Cat No.
    3694480  
    EAN
    9781784536480  
    Genre
    Film & TV  
    ISBN
    9781784536480  
    Publisher
    IB Tauris & Co Ltd  
    Type
    Books  
  • The contradictions and complexities of the cyborg therefore hold particular appeal to programme makers of dramatic TV narratives.

    Bronwen Calvert examines the uses and representations of the cyborg in this ground-breaking text, by looking at its frequent appearance in a wide variety of popular and cult shows: from the iconic Daleks of Doctor Who and bionic female empowerment in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, to the duality of humanoid and distinctly robotic cyborgs in Battlestar Galactica.

    In doing so, she reveals how television’s defining traits shape our experience of cyborgs and help us as viewers to question contemporary issues such as surveillance and terrorism, as well as the function of simulation and ultimately what it means to be human.

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