Megamachines, Monsters, and Movie Music

Event Date

Thu, 10/20/2016 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm


Room Number

Rm. 100


Danielle Carr




Megamachines, Monsters, and Movie Music:  Nuclear Culture In American and British Science Fiction Television from the 1950s to the Present

Since the 1950s, science fiction television in America and Britain has repeatedly explored dehumanizing megamachines, horrific megaweapons, and the nuclear states—unprecedented concentrations of political, economic, and social power--necessary to sustain those weapons. Film scholar and music historian Stan Pelkey considers what these television representations may reveal about our collective hopes and anxieties.

Dr. Stan Pelkey is Associate Dean, Engagement and Entrepreneurship College of Music, Florida State University, a composer, and a musicologist who researches the history of film music.