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Star Trek by Bruce E. Drushel
From a decidedly inauspicious start as a low-rated television series in the 1960s that was cancelled after three seasons, Star Trek has grown to a multi-billion dollar industry of spin-off series, feature films, and merchandise. Fueling the ever-expanding franchise are some of the most rabid and loyal fans in the universe, known affectionately as Trekkies. Perhaps no other community so typifies fandom as the devoted aficionados of the Star Trek television series, motion pictures, novels, comic books, and conventions. Indeed, in many respects, Star Trek fans created modern fan culture and continue to push its frontiers with elaborate fan-generated video productions, electronic fan fiction collectives, and a proliferation of tribute sites in cyberspace. In this anthology, a panel of rising and established popular culture scholars examines the phenomenon of Star Trek fan culture and its most compelling dimensions. The book explores such topics as the impact of the recent “rebooting” of the iconic franchise on its fan base; the complicated and often contentious relationship between Star Trek and its lesbian and gay fans; the adaptation of Star Trek to other venues, including live theatre, social media, and gaming; fan hyperreality, including parody and non-geek fandom; one iconic actor's social agenda; and alternative fan reactions to the franchise's villains. The resulting collection is both snapshot and moving picture of the practices and attitudes of a fan culture that is arguably the world's best-known and most misunderstood. Striking a balanced tone, the contributors are critical yet respectful, acknowledging the uniquely close and enduring relationship between fans and the franchise while approaching it with appropriate objectivity, distance, and scope. Accessible to a variety of audiences—from the newcomer to fan culture to those already well-read on the subject—this book will be heralded by fans as well as serious scholars.
The Star Trek Encyclopedia by Michael Okuda
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.
Star Trek Discovery Dead Endless by Dave Galanter
A novel based upon the explosive Star Trek TV series! The U.S.S. Discovery’s specialty is using its spore-based hub drive to jump great distances faster than any warp-faring vessel in Starfleet. To do this, Lieutenant Paul Stamets navigates the ship through the recently revealed mycelial network, a subspace domain Discovery can briefly transit but in which it cannot remain. After responding to a startling distress call originating from within the network, the Discovery crew find themselves trapped in an inescapable realm where they will surely perish unless their missing mycelial fuel is found or restored. Is the seemingly human man found alone and alive inside the network the Starfleet officer he claims to be, or an impostor created by alien intruders who hope to extract themselves from the mycelial plane at the expense of all lives aboard Discovery?
Star Trek by Michèle Barrett
The earlier series of Star Trek shows a faith in science and rationalism, and in a benign, liberal leadership. This modern order is now in decline. This book addresses these issues in philosophical, literary, historical and cultural contexts.
Star Trek Voyager Companion by Paul Ruditis
A companion to the popular syndicated television show offers a complete show-by-show guide to the series, including plot summaries and behind-the-scenes details.
The Star Trek The Next Generation by Larry Nemecek
"On September 8, 1987 - more than twenty years after the original STAR TREK series first aired - millions of STAR TREK fans across the country sat down in front of their television sets for the debut of an all-new series of STAR TREK adventures. No expense had been spared in bringing this new show to life - original series creator Gene Roddenberry had even agreed to act as producer. Yet even the most faithful of STAR TREK fans had their doubts - could the magic of the original series be duplicated?" "The answer to that proved to be a resounding yes. Led by Captain Jean-Luc Picard (brilliantly portrayed by noted Shakespearean actor Patrick Stewart), the U.S.S. Enterprise blazed a trail of understanding across an unfamiliar galaxy. In show after show, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION brought to vivid life a future where cooperation and mutual understanding proved the key to solving humanity's problems - and enabled galactic civilization to flourish."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Star Trek Voyager Acts Of Contrition by Kirsten Beyer
As Admiral Kathryn Janeway prepares to open diplomatic relations with the Confederacy, Voyager's captain, who cannot forget the horrors upon which the Confederacy was founded, fears that his choices could derail the alliance.
Star Trek And American Television by Roberta Pearson
At the heart of one of the most successful transmedia franchises of all time, Star Trek, lies an initially unsuccessful 1960s television production, Star Trek: The Original Series. In Star Trek and American Television, Pearson and Messenger Davies, take their cue from the words of the program’s first captain, William Shatner, in an interview with the authors: "It’s a television show." In focusing on Star Trek as a television show, the authors argue that the program has to be seen in the context of the changing economic conditions of American television throughout the more than four decades of Star Trek’s existence as a transmedia phenomenon that includes several films as well as the various television series. The book is organized into three sections, dealing with firstly, the context of production, the history and economics of Star Trek from the original series (1966-1969) to its final television incarnation in Enterprise (2002-2005). Secondly, it focuses on the interrelationships between different levels of production and production workers, drawing on uniquely original material, including interviews with star captains William Shatner and Sir Patrick Stewart, and with production workers ranging from set-builders to executive producers, to examine the tensions between commercial constraints and creative autonomy. These interviews were primarily carried out in Hollywood during the making of the film Nemesis (2002) and the first series of Star Trek: Enterprise. Thirdly, the authors employ textual analysis to study the narrative "storyworld" of the Star Trek television corpus and also to discuss the concept and importance of character in television drama. The book is a deft historical and critical study that is bound to appeal to television and media studies scholars, students, and Star Trek fans the world over. With a foreword by Sir Patrick Stewart, Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Star Trek Discovery Die Standing by John Jackson Miller
An all-new novel based upon the explosive Star Trek TV series! No one in the history of histories has lost more than Philippa Georgiou, ruler of the Terran Empire. Forced to take refuge in the Federation’s universe, she bides her time until Section 31, a rogue spy force within Starfleet, offers her a chance to work as their agent. She has no intention of serving under anyone else, of course; her only interest is escape. But when a young Trill, Emony Dax, discovers a powerful interstellar menace, Georgiou recognizes it as a superweapon that escaped her grasp in her own universe. Escorted by a team sent by an untrusting Federation to watch over her, the emperor journeys to a region forbidden to travelers. But will what she finds there end the threat—or give “Agent Georgiou” the means to create her old empire anew?
The Star Trek Universe by Douglas Brode
This collection of essays looks at the spinoffs of Star Trek and examines themes found in and among those various manifestations.