Star Wars & SF Genre <ul><li>The fundamental principle of any SF text is extrapolation. </li></ul><ul><li>SF extrapolates ...
Star Wars & SF Genre <ul><li>SF is not so much a single genre – it is more of a cluster of overlapping sub genres. </li></...
Space Opera <ul><li>Star Wars falls under the sub-category of Space Opera. </li></ul><ul><li>Space Opera – “ Tales of inte...
Classic Fairy Tale Narrative <ul><li>A Princess has to be rescued </li></ul><ul><li>The hero often sees her in a magical o...
Star Wars Narrative <ul><li>Princess Leia has to be rescued </li></ul><ul><li>Luke sees Leia in a magical object like a mi...
Vivian Sobchack <ul><ul><li>“   Star Wars and Close Encounters rally a cinematic exodus from the constraints, pollution an...
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  • Extrapolate means to infer something not known from the known facts, using logic and reason.
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    1. 1. Star Wars & SF Genre <ul><li>The fundamental principle of any SF text is extrapolation. </li></ul><ul><li>SF extrapolates features from our own society and transforms them into futuristic worlds . </li></ul><ul><li>“ Good SF” argues that if A is the case it follows that B can happen. </li></ul><ul><li>If human history does breed dictators, then Nineteen Eighty-Four can happen. </li></ul>
    2. 2. Star Wars & SF Genre <ul><li>SF is not so much a single genre – it is more of a cluster of overlapping sub genres. </li></ul><ul><li>There are about 6 most familiar story types: Space Opera, Planetary Romance, Future Cities, Disaster Stories and Alternative Histories. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Space Opera <ul><li>Star Wars falls under the sub-category of Space Opera. </li></ul><ul><li>Space Opera – “ Tales of interstellar heroics, usually involving mighty spacecraft and fearsome super-weapons.” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>David Pringle The Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Science Fiction </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Classic Fairy Tale Narrative <ul><li>A Princess has to be rescued </li></ul><ul><li>The hero often sees her in a magical object like a mirror </li></ul><ul><li>He has to carry out a difficult task and is helped by friends with special skills </li></ul><ul><li>He defeats the antagonist (supernatural adversary) and restores harmony. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Star Wars Narrative <ul><li>Princess Leia has to be rescued </li></ul><ul><li>Luke sees Leia in a magical object like a mirror - R2D2’s projection. </li></ul><ul><li>Luke is aided in his quest by friends with special skills - (Ben Kenobi, R2-D2, C3PO, Han Solo). </li></ul><ul><li>Luke comes up against a supernatural adversary - Darth Vader </li></ul><ul><li>Luke blows up the Death Star and restores harmony (temporarily). </li></ul>
    6. 6. Vivian Sobchack <ul><ul><li>“ Star Wars and Close Encounters rally a cinematic exodus from the constraints, pollution and crime of the failed city…” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vivian Sobchack Cities On The Edge of Time in Alien Zone II (Ed Kuhn), Verso 1999. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>

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