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Science Fiction Film and Television

A guide to research resources related to the study of science fiction film and television, including books, articles, and archives.

Selected Images

Still from director Jean-Pierre Bekolo's film Bloodettes

Bloodettes (dir. Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Cameroon, 2005)

Image from title screened by UCLA Film & Television Archive for the series African Futurism: The World of Jean-Pierre Bekolo

Still from director Joon-hwan Jang's film Save the Green Planet.

Save the Green Planet (dir. Joon-hwan Jang, South Korea, 2003)

Image from films screened by the UCLA Film & Television Archive for the program Science Fiction Against the Margins. 

Still from director Jennifer Phang's film Advantageous.

Advantageous (dir. Jennifer Phang, USA, 2015)

Image from films screened by the UCLA Film & Television Archive for the program Science Fiction Against the Margins. 

Still from director Eliseo Subiela's film Man Facing South East.

Man Facing South East (dir. Eliseo Subiela, Argentina, 1986)

Image from films screened by the UCLA Film & Television Archive for the program Science Fiction Against the Margins. 

Still from director Nuotama Bodomo's film Afronauts.

Afronauts (dir. Nuotama Bodomo, USA, 2014)

Image from films screened by the UCLA Film & Television Archive for the program Science Fiction Against the Margins. 

Still from the director Georges Méliès' film A Trip to the Moon.

A Trip to the Moon (dir. Georges Méliès, France, ~1902)

Image from films screened by the UCLA Film & Television Archive for the program Science Fiction Against the Margins. 

Still from director Alex Rivera's film Sleep Dealer.

Sleep Dealer (dir. Alex Rivera, USA/Mexico, 2008)

Image from films screened by the UCLA Film & Television Archive for the program Science Fiction Against the Margins. 

Still from director Hilary Brougher's film Sticky Fingers of Time.

Sticky Fingers of Time (dir. Hilary Brougher, USA, 1997)

Image from films screened by the UCLA Film & Television Archive for the program Science Fiction Against the Margins. 

Welcome

Welcome to the UCLA Library research guide to science fiction film and television. It is intended as an introduction to selected books, articles, and other resources, and to support the UCLA Film & Television Archive's Pacific Standard Time screening series Science Fiction Against the Margins. It was created in 2024 by UCLA Arts Library Student Research Assistants Diana Cardenas, Marie Fucile, Olivia Lindsley, and Riona Tsai.

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About Genre

Science fiction intersects with a number of related genres, particularly fantasy and horror. Because of this, many of the films and shows, topics, and subgenres covered by this guide can easily be considered fantasy, horror, and/or a hybrid of several genres. For further exploration of genres and genre theorization, some examples of further reading are listed below.

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