Sith, Slayers, Stargates, and Cyborgs: Modern Mythology in the New Millennium

Sith, Slayers, Stargates, and Cyborgs: Modern Mythology in the New Millennium
by Michael Szul on 2008-03-17 08:33:27
tags: battlestar galactica, mythology, star trek, star wars, stargate

For those of you who did backflips when we announced John Perlich and David Whitt's call for submissions for their latest mythology book There and Back Again: Mythology and the New Millennium, we managed to snag the Table of Contents for their first book: Sith, Slayers, Stargates, and Cyborgs: Modern Mythology in the New Millennium.

The section “Mythology and Biology: Sith and Cyborg” covers an interesting mix of Star Wars cannon and compares Cyborg of the Teen Titans with the Frankenstein Myth.

Meanwhile, the next section - “New Frontiers: Cylons and Stargates; Serenity and the City” - gives us the mythological lowdown on Battlestar Galactica, Stargate, Firefly/Serenity and one of the most underrated sci-fi films of all time: Dark City.

If you're a Buffy or Star Trek fan, fear not, the third section - Critiquing the Myth and Looking to the Future: Slayers, Starfleet, and the Schwartz - has you covered. And hey, any academic text that has Spaceballs in it is worth it's weight in gold.

You can take a look at the full Table of Contents here.