Star Trek The Influence of Star Trek on Television, Film and Culture

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  • 252 Pages
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  • Publisher: McFarland & Company

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When Star Trek debuted in 1966, it presented an inspiring vision of a voyage into the unknown reaches of space. Now one of the longest running and most multifaceted franchises in television history, Star Trek has addressed everything from social, political, philosophical and ethical issues to progressive and humanist representation of race, gender and class.

These essays contend that Star Trek is not just a set of television series, but a part of the identity of the millions who watch and read the films, television episodes, books and fan stories. Examining Star Trek from various critical angles, thirteen scholars provide vital insights into the myriad ways that the franchise has affected the culture it reperesents, the people who watch the series, and the industry that created it.

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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. Perpetuating this enchanting vision, the story has become one of the longest running and most multifaceted franchises in television history. 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, novelizations, and fan stories. Examining Star Trek from various critical angles, the essays in this collection provide vital new insights into the myriad ways that the franchise has affected the culture it represents, the people who watch the series, and the industry that created it.
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  • ISBN: 9780786430345
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