HOUSTON — Dr. Garth Jowett is a Professor of Communications at the University of Houston and is a media and pop culture historian.  The author of "Film The Democratic Art" and co-author of "Propaganda & Persuasion," he is an expert in the subject of American movie-going over the years, as well as the philosophy and art behind our favorite movies.

From silent films (1902's "Trip To The Moon" and 1929's "Woman in the Moon," to an evolution in the 1950s with "Destination Moon" and "Forbidden Planet," space and cinema really developed in the 1960s, including television shows like "The Jetsons," "Lost In Space" and "Star Trek."  Billion-dollar industry "Star Wars" followed in the '70s and incredible movies continue today with hits like "Gravity" and "Guardians of the Galaxy."