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Star Trek as myth : essays on symbol and archetype at the final frontier

Author: Matthew Kapell
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010.
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"This collection of essays on Star Trek brings together perspectives from scholars in fields including film, anthropology, history, American studies and Biblical scholarship, and examines the symbolism, religious implications, heroic and gender archetypes, and lasting effects of the Star Trek 'mythscape'"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Star Trek as myth.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010
(DLC) 2010004827
(OCoLC)475664396
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Kapell
ISBN: 9780786455942 0786455942 1282532189 9781282532182
OCLC Number: 610030207
Description: 1 online resource (x, 229 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: The signifcance of the Star Trek mythos / Matthew Wilhelm Kapell --
Star Trek as myth and television as mythmaker / Wm. Blake Tyrell --
A structuralist appreciation of Star Trek / Peter J. Claus --
Some implications of the mythology in Star Trek / C. Scott Littleton --
Star Trek: American dream, myth and reality / Ace G. Pilkington --
Speakers for the dead: Star Trek, the Holocaust, and the representation of atrocity / Matthew Wilhelm Kapell --
"Every old trick is new again": Myth in quotations and the Star Trek franchise / Djoymi Baker --
Star Trek as American monomyth / John Shelton Lawrence --
The Sisko, the Christ: A comparison of messiah figures in the Star Trek universe and the New Testament / Jeffery S. Lamp --
Course in federation linguistics / Richard R. Jones --
Evocations and evasions of archetypal lesbian love in Star Trek: Voyager / Roger Kaufman --
The Protestant ethic and the spirit of Surak: Star Trek: Enterprise, anti-Catholicism and the Vulcan Reformation / Jennifer E. Porter --
A vision of a time and place: Spiritual humanism and the utopian impulse / Bruce Isaacs --
The Kirk doctrine: The care and repair of archetypal heroic leadership in J.J Abrams' Star Trek / Stephen McVeigh --
Conclusion: The hero with a thousand red shirts / Matthew Wilhelm Kapell.
Responsibility: edited by Matthew Wilhelm Kapell.

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