Racism. Sexism. War. Colonialism. Homophobia. Ecological collapse.
In this group we will use the lens of science fiction to examine current events. What would it be like to live on a planet with only one gender? Is it ethical to sacrifice some lives in order to save the lives of many? What happens when sacred cultural traditions conflict with the law? Could a society exist without money?
The core of this class will utilize episodes of Star Trek (all versions), Doctor Who, and The Twilight Zone. There will also be a few movies and an optional reading list including writings by Ursula K. Le Guin, Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis, and others.
Watch about 60-120 minutes per week (usually one movie OR two or three TV episodes) + optional readings.
Suggested age range: 13+
When & where: Fridays at Voyagers in Acton from 11:00-12:00, beginning Jan. 29, 2016
Fee: $200 for the semester + a Netflix subscription. (Please read our media policy.) $10 discount for Voyagers members. Payment plans available. Fees waived for families with financial need. (Waivers and payment plan information.)
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