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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


The Conscience of the King Or: Is There in Truth No Sex and Violence?

John Andreas Fuchs

in Fighting for the Future: Essays on Star Trek: Discovery

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621761
eISBN:
9781800341326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621761.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter explores the different depictions of sex, violence and swearing throughout the Star Trek franchise and argues that complaints about sex and violence in Star Trek, then, are nothing new; ... 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


These are the Voyages?: The Post-Jubilee Trek Legacy on the Discovery, the Orville, and the Callister

Michael G. Robinson

in Fighting for the Future: Essays on Star Trek: Discovery

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621761
eISBN:
9781800341326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621761.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The main thing noticeably absent from Star Trek’s half-century anniversary was a network television series. By 2016, the primary output of the Trek franchise was a set of commercially successful ... 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


Looking in the Mirror: The Negotiation of Franchise Identity in Star Trek: Discovery

Andrea Whitacre

in Fighting for the Future: Essays on Star Trek: Discovery

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621761
eISBN:
9781800341326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621761.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines the Mirror Universe as a figure for Star Trek’s negotiation of its own franchise identity. It argues that the Mirror is a tool with which Trek examines its own legacy, tropes, ... More


A Star Trek About Being Star Trek: History, Liberalism, and Discovery’s Cold War Roots

Torsten Kathke

in Fighting for the Future: Essays on Star Trek: Discovery

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621761
eISBN:
9781800341326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621761.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

At the height of the Cold War, the original Star Trek series provided viewers with a utopian, racially inclusive, and altogether progressive alternative to the present standoff among superpowers. ... 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


‘We Get to Reach for the Stars’: Analyzing Star Trek: Discovery

Sabrina Mittermeier and Mareike Spychala

in Fighting for the Future: Essays on Star Trek: Discovery

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621761
eISBN:
9781800341326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621761.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The Introduction compares Discovery to the earlier shows comprising the Star Trek canon and argues, against criticism raised by some scholars and fans, that the show’s darker tone in the first two ... More


‘Never Hide Who You Are’: Queer Representation and Actorvism in Star Trek: Discovery

Sabrina Mittermeier and Mareike Spychala

in Fighting for the Future: Essays on Star Trek: Discovery

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621761
eISBN:
9781800341326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621761.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

After 50 years of franchise history, Star Trek has finally welcomed major canon queer characters in the form of Lt. Paul Stamets and his partner, Dr. Hugh Culber, counteracting an exclusion of LGBTQ ... 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


Fighting for the Future: Essays on Star Trek: Discovery

Sabrina Mittermeier and Mareike Spychala (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621761
eISBN:
9781800341326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621761.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The first two seasons of the television series Star Trek: Discovery, the newest instalment in the long-running and influential Star Trek franchise, received media and academic attention from the ... More


Not Your Daddy’s Star Trek: Exploring Female Characters in Star Trek: Discovery

Mareike Spychala

in Fighting for the Future: Essays on Star Trek: Discovery

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621761
eISBN:
9781800341326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621761.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter argues that in contrast to older iterations of the franchise, Star Trek: Discovery is not only centred on Michael Burnham, First Officer and later mutineer/science specialist, and thus ... More


Preface: Unheimlich Star Trek

Sherryl Vint

in Fighting for the Future: Essays on Star Trek: Discovery

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621761
eISBN:
9781800341326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621761.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The Preface outlines the ways in which this volume’s essays on questions of race and racialization, sexuality and the politics of gender identification, and the new storytelling possibilities of ... More


From Series to Seriality: Star Trek’s Mirror Universe in the Post-Network Era

Ina Batzke

in Fighting for the Future: Essays on Star Trek: Discovery

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621761
eISBN:
9781800341326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621761.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Until Star Trek: Discovery aired in September 2017 on CBS: All Access, all previous Star Trek series typically conformed to the prevalent narrative formats of their historical periods, i.e. most ... More


To Boldly Discuss: Socio-Political Discourses in Star Trek: Discovery Fanfiction

Kerstin-Anja Münderlein

in Fighting for the Future: Essays on Star Trek: Discovery

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621761
eISBN:
9781800341326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621761.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

In the canon, Star Trek: Discovery seamlessly joins the rank of its predecessors in questioning power and monoglossia. In the “fanon,” contemporary fan writers have done the same and continue the ... More


The American Hello: Representations of U.S. Diplomacy in Star Trek: Discovery

Henrik Schillinger and Arne Sönnichsen

in Fighting for the Future: Essays on Star Trek: Discovery

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621761
eISBN:
9781800341326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621761.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter will discuss how Discovery either reproduces, criticizes, or subverts established U.S. representations of diplomacy. The results will provide some leads on whether Discovery lives up to ... More


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