Dr. Natacha Guyot is a feminist media scholar with an international background (ESRA, Sorbonne Nouvelle, King's College London, UT Dallas). She specializes in the representation of women in science fiction, and transmedia storytelling. She is also a speculative author currently working on novels set in two different universes. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their rescue cats. She produces digital, educational content for academics, independent authors, and popular culture lovers on YouTube.
Medical doctor and federal agent Dana Scully has been a prominent figure in popular culture since The X-Files first aired in 1993. By providing a nuanced and feminist representation of a woman scientist, Scully managed to overcome significant systemic violence perpetrated by different patriarchal systems, including the bio-terrorist shadow organization particular to the mythology of the series.
Much praise was given to the character Mako Mori in the 2013 movie "Pacific Rim" because of her personality and her unique narrative. Yet, a character very similar to Mako emerged decades prior to her: Yoko Tsuno, the main character from the eponymous comic book series. Mako and Yoko have much in common, including their Japanese and scientific background, as well as their composite close circles.
Almost forty years of narratives of multiple forms has pitted Star Wars against societal and media evolutions, thus affecting narrative approaches and choices. A Galaxy of Possibilities explores some of their impacts on the franchise. The new revised edition brings more in-depth content, as well as two bonus chapters to provide a broader look at the complex notion of inclusiveness.