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That Which Survives: Design Networks and Blueprint Culture between Fandom and Franchise

Bob Rehak

in More Than Meets the Eye: Special Effects and the Fantastic Transmedia Franchise

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479813155
eISBN:
9781479897070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479813155.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the creation of Star Trek in the 1960s, tracing its history from preproduction to cancelation and through the subsequent decade, as the series evolved into both a fan phenomenon ... More


From “Multiverse” to “Abramsverse”: Blade Runner, Star Trek, Multiplicity, and the Authorizing of Cult/SF Worlds

Matt Hills

in Science Fiction Double Feature: The Science Fiction Film as Cult Text

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381830
eISBN:
9781781382363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381830.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Cult films inhabit four categories that are not mutually exclusive and may come into tension with one another. These categories depend on differing processes of cult development: world-based, ... More


The Original Frontier: Gene Roddenberry's Apprenticeship for Star Trek in Have Gun–Will Travel

Paul A. Cantor

in The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture: Liberty vs. Authority in American Film and TV

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140827
eISBN:
9780813141299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140827.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter Two starts from the intriguing fact that Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, wrote 24 episodes of the television Western Have Gun—Will Travel. The chapter analyzes the ways ... More


It’s About Faith In Our Future: Star Trek

Michael Jindra

in Religion and Popular Culture in America, Third Edition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291447
eISBN:
9780520965225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291447.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the fandom that has grown up around the Star Trek movies and television series, arguing that the entertainment industry also creates meanings that begin to function in religious ... More


The world of enterprise: myths of the global and global myths (Star Trek)

Geraldine Harris

in Beyond Representation: Television Drama and the Politics and Aesthetics of Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074585
eISBN:
9781781701010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074585.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter explores various accounts of what the role television is thought to play in the processes of globalisation with particular reference to the issue of ‘cultural imperialism’. It questions ... More


“Beam Me Up, Scottie!”: Leitmotifs, Musical Topos, and Ascription in the Sci-Fi Drama

Ron Rodman

in Tuning In: American Narrative Television Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195340242
eISBN:
9780199863778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340242.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter traces how television music imparts meaning from its borrowing of cinematic musical techniques, in particular, cinematic leitmotif. The televisual leitmotif, which often is derived from ... More


‘Damn the photon torpedoes!’ Star Trek and the transfiguration of naval history

Jonathan Rayner

in The Naval War Film: Genre, History and National Cinema

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070983
eISBN:
9781781701157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070983.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Star Trek's adaptation of naval history and imagery to science fiction can be read in the light of relation to the depiction of scientific and military responses to alien threats. In their deliberate ... More


“The Best is yet to Come”; or, Saving the Future: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as Reform Astrofuturism

De Witt Douglas Kilgore

in Black and Brown Planets: The Politics of Race in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461237
eISBN:
9781626740686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461237.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

De Witt Kilgore, in “The Best is Yet to Come”: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as Reform Afrofuturism,” dissects Star Trek’s projection of an endless white future by directly challenging the intent of ... More


Sharing Worlds: Difference, Deference, and the Creative Context of Franchising

Derek Johnson

in Media Franchising: Creative License and Collaboration in the Culture Industries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814743478
eISBN:
9780814743492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814743478.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter traces how creativity has developed within the history of the media franchise by moving past world-building to conceptualize the franchise in terms of world-sharing among workers and ... More


The Golden Ghetto and the Glittering Parentheses: The Once and Future Benjamin Sisko

André M. Carrington

in Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816678952
eISBN:
9781452954370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678952.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter appraises Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as a critical intervention into science fiction’s history. Employs theories of adaptation in literature, film, and television to contextualize a ... More


Moving Images, Moving History: Retroactive Continuity in Television and Film

Andrew J. Friedenthal

in Retcon Game: Retroactive Continuity and the Hyperlinking of America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811325
eISBN:
9781496811363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811325.003.0035
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter shifts the focus from superhero comics to the medium of television, and specifically the kinds of long-form, continuity-rich dramas (such as Star Trek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer) that ... More


Viewpoint-Over-Histories: Narrative Conservation in Star Trek

David Wittenberg

in Time Travel: The Popular Philosophy of Narrative

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249961
eISBN:
9780823252503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249961.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 5 begins by discussing philosophical treatments of time travel paradoxes and the tendency of both philosophers and fiction writers, in some cases surprisingly, to opt for the conservation or ... More


A Hyperspatial Site: Diplomacy In Star Trek

Iver B. Neumann

in Diplomatic Sites: A Critical Enquiry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327966
eISBN:
9780199388141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327966.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Since media representation of diplomacy is as close as most people get to the real thing, the media is crucial in understanding how diplomacy is understood by society. While news programmes are ... More


Space Race Woman: Lieutenant Uhura beyond the Bridge

André M. Carrington

in Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816678952
eISBN:
9781452954370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678952.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter treats the career of actor Nichelle Nichols, portraying Uhura in the 1960s’ TV series Star Trek and later recruiting women and people of color as astronauts as spokesperson for NASA, as ... More


Building the Star Trek Computer

Ed Finn

in What Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035927
eISBN:
9780262338837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035927.003.0003
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

This chapter explores the ways in which Google, Apple, and other corporations have turned the development of cultural algorithms into epistemological quests for both self-knowledge and universal ... More


The Culture Game

William Sims Bainbridge

in eGods: Faith versus Fantasy in Computer Gaming

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199935819
eISBN:
9780199333042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199935819.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Computer games are a postmodern counterculture, disagreeing in significant ways with traditional religious norms and beliefs. Thus, religious conservatives in the United States express misgivings and ... More


Speaking Science Fiction: Introduction

Brian W. Aldiss

in Speaking Science Fiction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238348
eISBN:
9781781380741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238348.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter comments on the evolution the science fiction (SF). In the earlier stages of its growth, the genre or mode of SF was weirdly homogeneous. Since then, SF and its allied fields have ... More


Alien Others: Race and the Science Fiction Film

Christine Cornea

in Science Fiction Cinema: Between Fantasy and Reality

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624652
eISBN:
9780748671106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624652.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores how issues of race are played out in science fiction films. It also deals with the differences and similarities between the representations of racial issues between ... More


A Technological Yet Truly Human Future—as Depicted in Star Trek

Nicholas Agar

in Truly Human Enhancement: A Philosophical Defense of Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262026635
eISBN:
9780262318976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026635.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This concluding chapter presents the ideal of truly human enhancement as a positive vision of the future of our species. I propose that it embodies an especially attractive conception of where we ... More


Hell Walks and Star Treks

April D. DeConick

in The Gnostic New Age: How a Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion from Antiquity to Today

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231170765
eISBN:
9780231542043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170765.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Elaborate second- and third-century Christian Gnostic movements; Basilidians, Peratics; Ophians; Naassenes; Platonic Sethians; soul-journeys through hell and through the star system as initiatory ... More


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