The Star Trek Encyclopedia

The Star Trek Encyclopedia
Author: Michael Okuda,Denise Okuda,Debbie Mirek
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2011-05-17
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1451646887

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From 'audet IX to Zytchin III, this book covers it all. This is the ultimate reference book for all Star Trek fans! Added to this edition are 128 new pages. This addendum highlights the latest episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine®, Star Trek: Voyager® and the newest feature film, Star Trek: Insurrection™. The thousands of photos and hundreds of illustrations place the Star Trek universe at your fingertips. Planets and stars, weapons and ships, people and places are just part of the meticulous research and countless cross-reference that fill this book.

Gender and Laughter

Gender and Laughter
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2009-01-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9789042026735

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This essay collection is dedicated to intersections between gender theories and theories of laughter, humour, and comedy. It is based on the results of a three-year research programme, entitled “Gender – Laughter – Media” (2003-2006) and includes a series of investigations on traditional and modern media in western cultures from the 18th to the 20th century. A theoretical opening part is followed by four thematic sections that explore the multiple forms of irritating stereotypical gender perceptions; aspects of (post-)colonialism and multiculturalism; the comic impact of literary and media genres in different national cultures; as well as the different comic strategies in fictional, philosophical, artistic or real life communication. The volume presents a variety of new approaches to the overlaps between gender and laughter that have only barely been considered in groundbreaking research. It forms a valuable read for scholars of literary, theatre, media, and cultural studies, at the same time reaching out to a general readership.

The Literary Galaxy of Star Trek

The Literary Galaxy of Star Trek
Author: James F. Broderick
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2006-04-04
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780786425716

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How is the android Data like Shakespeare's character Hamlet? Is the vengeful Khan (original series episode "Space Seed" and the film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) an echo of Captain Ahab in Moby Dick? The links between Star Trek and literature are vast: themes and characters that reflect those in classic literature; characters that quote literature in their dialog; and an enormous body of nonfiction books, novels, articles that have grown from the saga. Finally, like literature, Star Trek seeks to help in the human endeavor of understanding the world and its place in the universe. This book explores all of those connections. The Next Generation's Captain Picard frequently quotes Shakespeare. Captain Janeway from Voyager reenacts literature in holodeck novels. Jake Sisko, son of Deep Space Nine's Commander Benjamin Sisko, becomes an award-winning writer. Beginning with Captain James T. Kirk's first appearance in the original series, then continuing through four subsequent series and ten movies, this book draws parallels between Star Trek stories and literary classics such as Hamlet, Paradise Lost, Ulysses, Dracula, and the New Testament, and works by the likes of Booker T. Washington, Edgar Allan Poe and William Shakespeare. Appendices list the literary works discussed and the episodes and movies mentioned, each giving the chapters where references can be found.

Reference Guide to Science Fiction Fantasy and Horror

Reference Guide to Science Fiction  Fantasy  and Horror
Author: Michael Burgess,Lisa R. Bartle
Publsiher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
Total Pages: 605
Release: 2002
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: MINN:31951D02309496Q

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An annotated list of reference works in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction.

The Gospel According to Star Trek

The Gospel According to Star Trek
Author: Kevin C Neece
Publsiher: ISD LLC
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2018-01-25
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780718847395

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What's Christian about Star Trek? Nothing. That's the way most people see it and that certainly seems to be the way the franchise is intended. There's no question that the Trek universe is based on a doggedly humanistic worldview and is set in a future time when religion has essentially vanished from Earth. If that's the case, how can there even be a Gospel According to Star Trek? In The Gospel According to Star Trek, you'll discover how the continuing voyages of Kirk and company aboard the Enterprise - from the Original Series to Star Trek Beyond - tell us more about our human quest for God than you ever imagined. You'll learn how Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's own spiritual quest informed the franchise, what he and the series really have to say about God and religion, and the amazing image of Christ contained in Star Trek's most popular character. You'll also see how Star Trek can help us recover a deeper, more fully human gospel that embraces our humanity instead of denigrating it and echoes the call of both Spock and Christ: 'Live long and prosper!' (John 10:10).

The Gospel According to Star Trek The Original Crew

The Gospel According to Star Trek  The Original Crew
Author: Kevin C. Neece
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2016-09-12
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781625640598

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What's Christian about Star Trek? Nothing. That's the way most people see it and that certainly seems to be the way the franchise is intended. There's no question that the Trek universe is based on a doggedly humanistic world view and is set in a future time when religion has essentially vanished from Earth. If that's the case, how can there even be a "gospel according to Star Trek" In The Gospel According to Star Trek: The Original Crew, you'll discover how the continuing voyages of Kirk and company aboard the Enterprise--from the original series to the Abramsverse--tell us more about our human quest for God than you ever imagined. You'll learn how Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's own spiritual quest informed the franchise, what he and the series really have to say about God and religion, and the amazing image of Christ contained in Star Trek's most popular character. You'll also see how Star Trek can help us recover a deeper, more fully human gospel that embraces our humanity instead of denigrating it and echoes the call of both Spock and Christ: "Live long and prosper!" (John 10:10).

Time Travel in Popular Media

Time Travel in Popular Media
Author: Matthew Jones,Joan Ormrod
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-03-18
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781476620084

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In recent years numerous films, television series, comic books, graphic novels and video games have featured time travel narratives, with characters jumping backward, forward and laterally through time. No rules govern time travel in these stories. Some characters move by machine, some by magic, others by unexplained means. Sometime travelers can alter the timeline, while others are prevented from causing temporal aberrations. The fluid forms of imagined time travel have fascinated audiences and prompted debate since at least the 19th century. What is behind our fascination with time travel? What does it mean to be out of one’s own era? How do different media tell these stories and what does this reveal about the media’s relationship to time? This collection of new essays—the first to address time travel across a range of media—answers these questions by locating time travel narratives within their cultural, historical and philosophical contexts. Texts discussed include Doctor Who, The Terminator, The Georgian House, Save the Date, Back to the Future, Inception, Source Code and others.

The Star Trek Book New Edition

The Star Trek Book New Edition
Author: Paul J. Ruditis
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2021-08-05
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780241546482

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To boldly expand your Star Trek horizons. Re-engage! The new edition of The Star Trek Book takes readers even further into one of the greatest science fiction universes ever created. This unique, insightful, and comprehensive examination of an enduring, much loved franchise features every era of Star Trek in one volume, from the pioneering 1960s TV series to the latest movies and streaming shows, including Star Trek: Beyond, Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Short Treks. Written by Star Trek experts, this book is packed with stunning film and TV stills, illuminating infographics, and incisive, specially curated essays that unlock the mysteries of the ever-expanding Star Trek Universe. From new and legendary heroes such as James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, and Michael Burnham to iconic villains like Khan, Q, and the Borg, to fascinating alien species like the Vulcans, Klingons, and Ferengi, this book explores the central characters, technology, civilizations, and events that have shaped the complex, epic story of Star Trek. Resistance is futile. This is the (star) trek of a lifetime you don't want to miss! TM & © 2021 CBS Studios Inc. © 2021 Paramount Pictures Corp. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.