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Author Feldman, Leslie Dale.

Title Spaceships and politics : the political theory of Rod Serling / Leslie Dale Feldman
Published Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 155 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Human nature -- The individual and the state -- Fascism and modernity -- Magic and optimism -- Conclusion
Summary Spaceships and Politics: The Political Theory of Rod Serling examines the political themes in The Twilight Zone. In this unique show, Rod Serling used fantasy and the supernatural to explore political ideas such as capital punishment, the individual and the state, war, conformity, the state of nature, prejudice, and alienation. He used aliens and machines to understand human nature. While the themes in The Twilight Zone often reflected political concerns of the time, like the Cold War and post-industrial technology, the messages had broader political implications
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Serling, Rod, 1924-1975 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Twilight zone (Television program : 1959-1964)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010022527
ISBN 0739150502 (electronic bk.)
0739150510 (electronic bk.)
9780739150504 (electronic bk.)
9780739150511 (electronic bk.)