PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND THROUGH SCIENCE FICTION GENREJournal: SCHOLARLY RESEARCH JOURNAL FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (Vol.3, No. 23)
Publication Date: 2016-05-04
Authors : Nandita Roy;
Page : 1828-1843
Keywords : science genre; science fiction; peace; humanoids; aliens etc.;
Since time immemorial, most cultures have hypothesized in the possibility of extra-terrestrial life. The fact that the supernatural or intelligent life has existed in the cosmos has reignited a fresh debate, which attracts serious discussion by professional scientists and scholars. Even the authors and film producers today are increasingly counting on the theme of fascinating encounters with aliens in their creatively imaginative ventures. In many popular depictions, during apocalypse, there is a common belief that aliens have flown down to earth as peace messiahs to prevent extermination of living species. Humanitarians as well as film makers on science fiction too have reaffirmed the notion that while humans have aggressively destroyed civilizations, the peace-loving extra-terrestrials have been depicted in various genres as attempting to come to our rescue. This paper highlights two themes underlying the significance of science fiction in promoting peace for mankind: (1) to explore whether science fiction cinema/genre can be effective in propagating conflict resolution, peace and progress on a universal level and (2) to assess the crucial role of contemporary authors and movie-makers who experiment with the genre of Ufology with the hope of bringing about a new peace- policy on planet earth.
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