Prompt (group 2): Media

Group 2
After watching Star Trek, write a paragraph or two reflecting on how the medium inflects the genre: choose one specific way the TV medium can be compared to (or used as a lens for) the print-medium SF texts we’ve been studying. Try not to generalize broadly but to isolate something medium-specific that you’d like us to think about more. Think in terms of formal elements (how the narrative is structured or presented) and not just thematic ones.

The Jenkins reading is meant to close the circle between television and print, so that you don’t think of the broadcast medium as an “advance” over print. Think instead in terms of a system of relations between SF media: they coexist, though not always happily.

Strictly forbidden: the word relatable.

Group 1
Comment as you wish. Relatable is still out.