By George A. Gonzalez
The superstar Trek franchise displays, conveys, and reviews upon the major philosophical tensions of the trendy period. This booklet info the way during which those tensions and controversies are manifested in big name Trek throughout its iterations, arguing that famous person Trek bargains an imperative contribution to our figuring out of politics within the glossy period.
Read Online or Download The Politics of Star Trek: Justice, War, and the Future PDF
Similar television books
** thoroughly UNAUTHORIZED ** In this eclectic anthology of essays, former solid member Jewel Staite, "Kaylee," thinker Lyle Zynda, intercourse therapist pleasure Davidson, and famous technology fiction and fable authors Mercedes Lackey, David Gerrold, and Lawrence Watt-Evans give a contribution to a shrewdpermanent and insightful research of the short-lived cult hit Firefly.
Ron Athey is an iconic determine within the improvement of latest paintings and function. In his usually bloody portrayals of lifestyles, loss of life, drawback, and fortitude for the time of AIDS, Athey calls into query the boundaries of inventive perform. those limits let Athey to discover in his paintings key issues together with gender, sexuality, S&M and radical intercourse, queer activism, post-punk and business tradition, tattooing and physique amendment, ritual, and faith.
This quantity brings jointly modern well known leisure, present political matters, and medieval heritage and tradition to enquire the intersecting and infrequently tangled family members among politics, aesthetics, fact and fiction, relating to problems with morality, identification, social values, energy, and justice, either some time past and the current.
From the co-creator of the landmark sequence, the tale thousands of lovers were ready to get their palms on for 25 lengthy years. the key historical past of dual Peaks enlarges the area of the unique sequence, putting the unexplained phenomena that opened up there right into a tremendously layered, wide-ranging historical past, starting with the journals of Lewis and Clark and finishing with the stunning occasions that closed the finale.
- The Star Trek: The Art of Star Trek
- The making of Doctor Who
- The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers and Slayers Who Changed TV Drama Forever
Additional info for The Politics of Star Trek: Justice, War, and the Future
68 Conclusion The Star Trek franchise indicates that significant segments of the US public have a favorable view of internationalism, and even of world government. The 1986 movie Star Trek: The Voyage Home makes the explicit point that meaningful environmental protection cannot be attained in a global political system fragmented into discrete sovereign nation-states. Environmental issues like climate change demonstrate the prescience of Star Trek in advocating for a global political regime. Such a regime/government could serve as the basis for a peaceful society and environmental sustainability.
You knew what the Nazis were. Most efficient state . . ” Thus just as the United States was doing during the Cold War in its relations with underdeveloped countries, Gill prioritized political stability and expediency over virtually all other values. “A Piece of the Action” involves a remote planet (Sigma Iotia II) that a Federation ship visited one hundred years ago. This contact distorted the planet’s society because the ship left behind a book dealing with “gangsters. Chicago. Mobs. Published in 1992 .
Enterprise through assassination of Captain Christopher Pike. First action—suppression of Gorlan uprising through destruction of rebel home planet. Second action—execution of five thousand colonists on Vega Nine. K IRK ( INTERRUPTING THE COMPUTER ): Cancel. M C C OY : Now we know. The Captain Jonathan Archer (Star Trek: Enterprise) from the alternative universe declares, “Great men are not peacemakers. Great men are conquerors” (“In a Mirror, Darkly” 2005). The implication of “Mirror, Mirror” and “In a Mirror, Darkly” is, irrespective Star Trek, Utopia, and Pragmatism O 47 of their value system—whether Empire or Federation—humans can create and lead a vast interstellar political formation.