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The Star Trek universe : franchising the final frontier

Author: Douglas Brode; Shea T Brode
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays examining the many incarnations that have arisen since the original program concluded its run in 1969. They consider the four television shows; literature, toys, games; and the motion pictures. Also addressed are how race, gender, and sexuality have been addressed over the years.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Brode; Shea T Brode
ISBN: 9781442249851 1442249854 1442249862 9781442249868
OCLC Number: 899137966
Description: xxv, 207 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Gene Roddenberry's creation as an abiding pop culture phenomenon / Douglas Brode --
Supernatural Star trek?: Star trek and the re-enchantment of the world / Murray Leeder --
Holodeck history: past, present, and future on the final frontier / Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper --
Star trek and the information age: how the franchise imagined/inspired future technologies / Anthony Rotolo --
Forward to the past: miscegenation constructs in the Star trek mythos / Denise Allesandria Hurd --
Science fiction as social consciousness: race, gender, and sexuality in Star trek: the next generation / Brian L. Ott and Eric Aoki --
Radically performing the Borg?: gender identity and narratology in Star trek / Tama Leaver --
Manifest destiny to the stars: new frontiers, old colonialism, and Borg assimilation / Lynette Russell and Nathan Wolski --
Resistance is futile: cyborgs, humanism, and the Borg / David J. Gunkel --
Shakespeare in space: a Trek toward plurality / Melanie Lörke --
Toward a non-dystopian future: romance and realism in Star trek: the next generation / Rebecca Barrilleaux --
Enjoying an "original relation to the universe": Star trek: the next generation and Emersonian transcendentalism / April Selley --
Adaptive harmonics: Star trek's universe and galaxy of games / Douglas Brown --
The making of a Star trek video game: Voyager--Elite Force and creative collaboration / Brian Pelletier --
Plastic bodies and lost accessories: The Next generation action figures in relation to their TV origins / Jonathan Alexandratos --
Fantastic licensing: the ongoing mission of Trek comic books / Stefan Hall --
Help when times are hard: bereavement and Star trek fan letters / Lincoln Geraghty --
Rebooting Utopia: reimaging Star trek in post-9/11 America / Norma Jones.
Responsibility: edited by Douglas Brode and Shea T. Brode.

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This collection of essays looks at the spinoffs of Star Trek and examines themes found in and among those various manifestations.  Read more...

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This fascinating collection of essays . . . boldly takes readers where they've never gone before. . . .Douglas Brode's brilliant introduction will immediately immerse you in the book's frame of mind. Read more...

 
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