The BBC’s Torchwood, a spin-off of Doctor Who, centers on a team of investigators working in secret, “outside the government, beyond the police,” to protect Earth from extraterrestrial and supernatural threats. The series blends playful covert maneuvering, creepy monster-of-the-week tropes, time-space continuum bending, and the occasional world-threatening cataclysm with a surprisingly ahead-of-its-time approach to sexuality and gender norms.
Join us for a Science Fiction TV Dinner with Lindy Elkins-Tanton, director of ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration and Interplanetary Initiative and lead of the NASA Psyche asteroid mission, and Julia Himberg, associate professor of film and media studies at ASU’s Department of English and author of the book The New Gay For Pay: The Sexual Politics of American Television Production.
We’ll have dinner for the first 150 guests. RSVP now!