The influence of Star Trek on television, film and culture / edited by Lincoln Geraghty

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Subjects: Star Trek television programs
Star Trek films--History and criticism
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2008
Series: Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy 4
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: viii, 244 p. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction : the Star Trek effect / Lincoln Geraghty 1
1. Eight days that changed American television : Kirk's opening narration / Lincoln Geraghty 11
2. The accidental apotheosis of Gene Roddenberry, or, "I had to get some money from Somewhere" / Dave Hipple 22
3. Franchise fatigue? : the marginalization of the television series after The next generation / Ina Rae Hark 41
4. Crossing the racial frontier : Star Trek and mixed heritage identities / Wei Ming Dariotis 63
5. Save the whales and beware wilderness : Star Trek and American environmental views / Elizabeth D. Blum 82
6. Batter up! : the mythology and psychology of sports and games in Star Trek : deep space nine / Barbara A. Silliman 100
7. The monomyth in Star Trek films / Donald E. Palumbo 115
8. "Blow up the damn ship!" : production redesign and special effects reuse in the Star Trek films / Michael S. Duffy 137
9. Star Trek popular discourses - the role of broadcasters and critics / Paul Rixon 153
10. Star Trek : the franchise! - poachers, pirates, and Paramount / Sue Short 173
11. Fan culture and the recentering of Star Trek / Justin Everett 186
12. Locating the "Star Trek experience" / Angelina I. Karpovich 199
13. A very Trek Christmas : goodbye / Karen Anijar 218
Additional Authors: Geraghty, Lincoln, 1977-
Notes: LCCN: 2007028357
ISBN: 9780786430345 (softcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0786430346 (softcover : alk. paper)
Summary: "Examining Star Trek from various critical angles, the essays in this collection provide vital new insights into the myriad ways that the franchise has affected the culture it represents, the people who watch the series, and the industry that created it"--Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 148795774
ISBN/ISSN: 9780786430345
0786430346