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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.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Bruce E. Drushel
Publisher : Intellect Books
Release Book : 2013
Download Book : 106 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781783200238


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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.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Michael Okuda
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Book : 2011-05-17
Download Book : 752 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1451646887


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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?

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Dave Galanter
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Book : 2019-12-17
Download Book : 352 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781982123857


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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.

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Michèle Barrett
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release Book : 2001
Download Book : 244 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0415929822


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With Captain Kirk still incapacitated, Spock finds himself trapped between a planet quickly spinning into chaos and a crew at each other's throats. The end of the original mission is in sight... if the Enterprise can make it out in one piece.

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Genre Book : Comics & Graphic Novels
Author Book : Jim McCann
Publisher : IDW Publishing
Release Book : 2020-02-19
Download Book : Pages
ISBN-10 : PKEY:NOV190642


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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.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Paul Ruditis
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Book : 2003
Download Book : 482 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780743417518


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Genre Book : Comics & Graphic Novels
Author Book : Scott Tipton
Publisher : IDW Publishing
Release Book : 2008
Download Book : Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781623025205


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Project Ishtar -- the bold endeavor to terraform Venus, the most volatile planet in the solar system -- has reached a critical juncture. The project's first phase has had unexpected consequences that could tear Venus apart -- and mean the deaths of dozens of project workers and the S.C.E.'s computer expert, the un-bonded Bynar now called Soloman. Now, with time running out, Soloman must move past the prejudice of his fellow Bynars -- who view his "single" status with disdain -- and find a solution before disaster strikes!

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Michael A. Martin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Book : 2003-08-20
Download Book : 80 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780743476065


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With the help of Captain Archer and Doctor Phlox, Commander Charles "Trip" Tucker stages his own death in order to join a shadowy, secret organization to launch a deep undercover invesigation into the Romulans' powerful new warp drive to determine if it could pose a threat to a fragile new alliance. Original.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Andy Mangels
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Book : 2007-02-27
Download Book : 450 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780743440011


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"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

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Genre Book : Interplanetary voyages
Author Book : Larry Nemecek
Publisher : Pocket Books/Star Trek
Release Book : 1995
Download Book : 339 Pages
ISBN-10 : IND:30000066040019