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Title: Science Fiction


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Science Fiction
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What do you think of when you hear the phrase
science fiction?
Write down everything you can think of
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What is science fiction?
  • An author combines real scientific facts and
    ideas with his/her creative imagination.

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Sci Fi vs. Fantasy
  • Science fiction COULD possibly happen someday.
  • Fantasy is not based in reality it is purely
    imaginative.
  • Consider
  • Will Smith from Men in Black vs. Harry Potter

Versus
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Science Fiction Elements
  • Futuristic Setting
  • Alternate History
  • Contradict laws of nature (i.e. flying)
  • Involve New Discoveries
  • New scientific principles
  • New technology
  • Different Political or Social Systems
  • Catastrophes

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Science Fiction Elements (contd)
  • Outer Space
  • Creation of a Universe
  • History repeating itself
  • Aliens
  • Evolved Humans
  • All humans speaking one language
  • New Weapons
  • Space Warfare

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Science Fiction Elements(contd)
  • Parallel Worlds
  • Robots
  • Replicants
  • Cyborgs
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Mutants
  • Clones
  • Animals more like humans

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Science Fiction Elements(contd)
  • Body modification
  • Superhuman powers
  • Mind Control
  • Memory Removal
  • Telepathy
  • Ultimate Fate of the Universe
  • Galactic Empires

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Common Themes in Science-Fiction
  • Science and technology are the basis for conflict
    (problem)
  • For example I, Robot
  • Setting is futuristic with technology that
    doesnt exist now (usually has aliens)
  • For example Star Trek
  • Earth has been changed and the people are trying
    to survive in this new environment
  • For example Wall-E, I am Legend

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Examples Here are some examples of movies that
fall into this genre. Do you know them?
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What is the purpose of science fiction?
  • Make us consider the effects of futuristic ideas,
    conflict, and change
  • Encourage us to keep an open mind to consider
    unlimited possibilities
  • Think about the possibility of other forms of
    life
  • Stimulate curiosity for new inventions

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Think about it
  • Think about the definition of the science-fiction
    genre, the common elements and themes, examples
    of movies and books, and the purpose of the
    genre
  • What are the common tones you would expect to
    find in this genre?

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COMMON TONES
  • DARK SUSPENSEFUL INTENSE
  • REALISTIC SERIOUS
  • FORMAL SOLEMN GLOOMY
  • GRIM CAUTIONARY
  • TRAGIC SKEPTICAL WEARY
  • QUESTIONING ANXIOUS
  • WORRISOME CYNICAL
  • FOREBODING VIOLENT

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SUM it up
  • In your notebook, copy the web that was started
    on your notes. Then, complete the web by
    summarizing the information from this PowerPoint.
  • Remember that you only need main points when
    using a web.
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