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Science Fiction Double FeatureThe Science Fiction Film as Cult Text$
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J. P. Telotte and Gerald Duchovnay

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781781381830

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781381830.001.0001

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Capitalism, Camp, and Cult SF: Space Truckers as Satire

Capitalism, Camp, and Cult SF: Space Truckers as Satire

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(p.220) 14. Capitalism, Camp, and Cult SF: Space Truckers as Satire
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Science Fiction Double Feature
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M. Keith Booker

Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381830.003.0015

This chapter examines Stuart Gordon's science fiction (sf) satire Space Truckers (1996). Both cult and sf films seem to embody the contradictions of capitalism (which seeks to create a smoothly functioning, well-organized collective, based on an ethos of each against all), even as they typically announce their contempt for values often associated with capitalism — but in a seemingly apolitical way that congratulates their fans on being different from it all. Space Truckers exemplifies this vision of the cult film, while introducing (through its satirical engagement with capitalism) interesting questions about the relationship between the cult film and sf in general. It also offers a strong and overt element of social and political satire.

Keywords:   satire, capitalism, cult films, cult cinema, science fiction, Stuart Gordon, Space Truckers

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