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Influence of Star Trek on Television, Film and Culture

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ISBN-10: 0786430346

ISBN-13: 9780786430345

Edition: 2008

Authors: Lincoln Geraghty, Donald E. Palumbo, C. W. Sullivan

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When the first season of Star Trek opened to American television viewers in 1966, the thematically insightful sci-fi story line presented audiences with the exciting vision of a bold voyage into the final frontiers of space and strange, new galactic worlds. Moreover, it has presented an inspiring message for the future, addressing everything from social, political, philosophical, and ethical issues to progressive and humanist representations of race, gender, and class. This book contends that Star Trek is not just a set of television series, but has become a pervasive part of the identity of the millions of people who watch, read and consume the films, television episodes, network specials,…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 9/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Lincoln Geraghty is a reader in media cultures in the School of Creative Arts, Film and Media at the University of Portsmouth, where he is also director of the Centre for Cultural and Creative Research.

Introduction : the Star Trek effect
Eight days that changed American television : Kirk's opening narration
The accidental apotheosis of Gene Roddenberry, or, "I had to get some money from Somewhere"
Franchise fatigue? : the marginalization of the television series after The next generation
Crossing the racial frontier : Star Trek and mixed heritage identities
Save the whales and beware wilderness : Star Trek and American environmental views
Batter up! : the mythology and psychology of sports and games in Star Trek : deep space nine
The monomyth in Star Trek films
"Blow up the damn ship!" : production redesign and special effects reuse in the Star Trek films
Star Trek popular discourses - the role of broadcasters and critics
Star Trek : the franchise! - poachers, pirates, and Paramount
Fan culture and the recentering of Star Trek
Locating the "Star Trek experience"
A very Trek Christmas : goodbye