Essays on Gender and Identity in the Star Trek Universe
Author: Nadine Farghaly,Simon Bacon
Category: Performing Arts
In 2016, Star Trek—arguably the most popular science fiction franchise of all time—turned 50. During that time the original series and its various offshoots have created some of the genre’s most iconic characters and reiterated a vision of an egalitarian future where humans no longer discriminate against race, gender or sexuality. This collection of new essays provides a timely study of how well Star Trek has lived up to its own ideals of inclusivity and equality, and how well prepared it is to boldly go with everyone into the next half century.
Where So Many Have Gone Before
Author: Ron Palmer
Publisher: Pneuma Springs Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
After a working life at sea of some 35 years one might think it would be time to swallow the anchor and retire to a peaceful existence on shore. However, for the author such an existence was not to be. This book relates experiences of a nautical nature by a retired captain of very large crude carriers.
twenty six vehicle designs that dared to be different
Author: Graham Hull
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
To Boldly Go details 26 sometimes controversial vehicles, from 1911 to present, all solving different design challenges. From the Issigonis Mini that changed design and social mores, to racers so successful they were banned from competition, from cars produced in millions, to one-offs, all created by those marching to the beat of their own drum.
Marketing the Myth of Star Trek
Author: Djoymi Baker
Publisher: International Library of the M
Category: Performing Arts
Cultural manifestations of myth have come a long way since the storytelling of ancient Greece, now materializing on our TV and cinema screens and in advertisements. This book examines how contemporary media marketing has become the new myth-making and has reinforced the particular mythology of the gargantuan Star Trek franchise, across its current lifespan of more than 50 years. The author argues that the tools of promotional material and transmedia merchandising shape viewers' experiences of the hit television series, reinforcing its mythology that both recycles the narratives of classical heritage and looks forward to the future. In this way, it reminds consumers of the Star Trek story's ongoing centrality within popular culture, whether in the form of the original 1960's series, the later additions such as Voyager and Discovery or J. J. Abrams' "reboot" films. Chapters examine how oral and literary traditions have influenced the series structure and its commercial image, how the cosmological role of humanity and the Earth are explored in title sequences across various Star Trek media platforms, and the multi-faceted way in which Internet, video game and event spin-offs create rituals to consolidate the space opera's fan base. Fusing key theory from film, TV, media and folklore studies, as well as anthropology and other specialisms, To Boldly Go is an authoritative guide to the function of myth across the whole Star Trek enterprise.
Author: Mike W. Barr,Tom Sutton,Ricardo Villagran
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
In the aftermath of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, when the Klingons begin making lethal strikes against Federation ships, Kirk and his crew must discover how they appear from nowhere -- before the Enterprise becomes their next target!
Author: Marc Parham
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
This book will help you get ready to Boldly Go to make the changes in your life that will help develop that great idea and start or grow your small business. Simple strategies to change your way of thinking and make a commitment to you.
A Practical Career Guide for Scientists
Author: Peter S. Fiske
Publisher: Amer Global Pub
Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Special Publications Series If you feel that your years in graduate school have left you ill-prepared to cope with the harsh realities of the job market you are not alone. In a recent survey of job seekers attending the 1995 spring national meeting of the American Geophysical Union over 60% described the current state of the research job market as "bad," "dismal," or "hopeless." These individuals were not "second-rate" students from lesser schools but excellent young scientists from top-notch institutions such as Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, Penn State, Brown, MIT and Princeton. Even the most accomplished recent graduates are finding the job market to be tough and getting tougher.
The Representation of Lesbianism in Mid-seventeenth-to Early Eighteenth-century British and French Literature
Author: David Michael Robinson
Author: Chris Toulouse,Timothy W. Luke
Category: Political Science
First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.