Media & Representation of Space

Media Inside Out host Sherri Hope Culver ponders why sci-fi films portray the universe as a hostile place with Osei Alleyne, a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania; Barry Vacker, Associate Professor at Temple University; and Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer of The Franklin Institute.

Together they probe this alien and often-apocalyptic universe and discuss how these films influence our understanding of the galaxy and how our perceptions influence the films that get made. Additionally they wonder if current events that affect our desire to see this narrative.

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