B Movies and Bad History: Cowboys in Space


September 24, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm

See the best (and worst) examples of sci-fi westerns shown on-screen and explore the meaning behind them.  

Program Details

The mashup of different genres is nothing new in the film business but no other combination of styles is more amusing than the sci-fi western. Trade the cowboy's six-shooter and horse for a ray-gun and spaceship and let the fun begin. Join us for a look at some of the best (and worse) examples of the space cowboy through clips and conversation.  This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Cowboys in Space and Fantastic Worlds on view at the Bullock Museum.  

Prior to the program from 6:00pm to 7:00pm enjoy self-guided tours of the exhibit Cowboys in Space and Fantastic Worlds


About the Presenters

Franck Cordés is Curator for The Bullock Texas State History Museum has been an artist and museum professional for over 25 years. His passion for nautical and early American colonial history led him to the Bullock to curate the Becoming Texas exhibition. His life-long love of comic books and science fiction inspired him to curate the Cowboys in Space and Fantastic Worlds exhibition. Prior to the Bullock, Cordés worked as a non-profit consultant and exhibition developer in the private sector and as an executive at the National Archives Foundation in his hometown, Washington D.C. 

Suzanne Scott is an assistant professor in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research and teaching interests include fan studies, media convergence, digital and participatory culture, social media, transmedia storytelling, comic book culture, and gender studies.  She comes to Austin after previously teaching Film and Media Studies in the Department of English at Arizona State University, and serving as a Mellon Digital Scholarship Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center of Digital Learning + Research at Occidental College. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at UC Santa Cruz, UCLA, and the University of Southern California. 

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the Texas State Preservation Board. Additional support for educational programming provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.