New Worlds New Civilizations

New Worlds  New Civilizations
Author: Michael Jan Friedman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-08-28
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781471106255

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They said it couldn't be done ... all the myriad worlds which have been sought out and explored through more than 500 television episodes and nine Star Trek movies, mapped, illustrated and brought to life in the pages of a comprehensive Star Trek atlas. From the comparatively crowded space of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants, home to Earth and Vulcan, Bajor and Betazed, the Cardassian Union and the Romulan and Klingon Empires; to the distant Gamma Quadrant controlled by the Dominion; to the far reaches of the Delta Quadrant, home space of the Borg, where of Federation explorers only the crew of the USS Voyager has ever been; NEW WORLDS, NEW CIVILIZATIONS catalogues peoples and planets from all four corners of the galaxy. Ever wondered where the blue-skinned Bolians originated from? Or what it is like on the permanently frozen homeworld of the bloodless Breen? From the first world that the first away team landed on under the command of Christopher Pike in the original pilot episode 'The Cage' (a world that has been off-limits to the Federation ever since), to the world of the Ba'ku as seen in 'Star Trek: Insurrection', all these and many more are described and depicted in all their fascinating detail by a team of star-studded contributors. Produced in the finest tradition of bestselling Star Trek illustrated reference from Pocket Books such as The Art of Star Trek and Where No Man Has Gone Before, NEW WORLDS, NEW CIVILIZATIONS will be an essential addition to every Trekker's shelves.

New Life and New Civilizations

New Life and New Civilizations
Author: Joseph F. Berenato,Julian Darius,Colin Smith, Journalist
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-07-18
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1940589053

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"...examines the long history of Star trek in the four-color realm [comic books], featuring insightful essays from popular Trek comic scribes and novelists, as well as other experts"--Cover.

A post colonial approach to Science Fiction Narrations of Imperialism within Star Trek

A post colonial approach to Science Fiction   Narrations of Imperialism within  Star Trek
Author: Johannes Steinl
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2011-01-19
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9783640805617

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Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,0, University of Frankfurt (Main) (Neue Englischsprachige Kulturen und Literaturen), language: English, abstract: "Space, the Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go, where no one has gone before." - Opening credits of Star Trek: The Next Generation These are the opening lines of one of the most successful franchises of popular culture: Star Trek. In 1966 when the first episode of the science-fiction series “Star Trek” The Original Series was aired on US television author and creator Gene Roddenberry would not possibly have envisioned the cultural and political impact Star Trek would have even four decades later. He nevertheless envisioned very clearly that this “trek” would take its audience to “strange new worlds [...] and new civilizations”. That this would exactly fall into the field of the discourses of postcolonial studies is no mere coincidence. The opening credits very straightforwardly indicate what voyages the audience will participate in. The exploration of “strange new worlds” and “new civilizations” recalls the narratives of Imperialism and Colonialism. Accordingly Star Trek can be read as another form of travelogue. The purpose of this work is to establish the narratives of Star Trek as a travelogue in the context of imperialist and colonial discourses. Having done so, I will examine Star Trek’s standing within these discourses. My focus will be on the depiction of “the other” within Star Trek. On the basis of one episode of the TV series, Star Trek: The Next Generation I will juxtapose the argument of critics that Trek is either racist and imperialist in its conception or the depiction of a desirable Utopia.


Author: David R. Montgomery
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2007-05-14
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9780520933163

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Dirt, soil, call it what you want—it's everywhere we go. It is the root of our existence, supporting our feet, our farms, our cities. This fascinating yet disquieting book finds, however, that we are running out of dirt, and it's no laughing matter. An engaging natural and cultural history of soil that sweeps from ancient civilizations to modern times, Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations explores the compelling idea that we are—and have long been—using up Earth's soil. Once bare of protective vegetation and exposed to wind and rain, cultivated soils erode bit by bit, slowly enough to be ignored in a single lifetime but fast enough over centuries to limit the lifespan of civilizations. A rich mix of history, archaeology and geology, Dirt traces the role of soil use and abuse in the history of Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, China, European colonialism, Central America, and the American push westward. We see how soil has shaped us and we have shaped soil—as society after society has risen, prospered, and plowed through a natural endowment of fertile dirt. David R. Montgomery sees in the recent rise of organic and no-till farming the hope for a new agricultural revolution that might help us avoid the fate of previous civilizations.

Star Trek Year Five Odyssey s End Book 1

Star Trek  Year Five   Odyssey s End  Book 1
Author: Jackson Lanzing,Collin Kelly
Publsiher: IDW Publishing
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2020-02-05
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN: 9781684068265

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Join the crew of the U.S.S Enterprise in all-new adventures as they near the end of their five-year mission, featuring the characters from the Original Series! The crew of the Enterprise left Earth four years ago. They've traveled to strange new worlds, defeated impossible foes, and made universe-changing decisions. But now, with the end in sight, they'll have to face their biggest challenge yet. Step aboard the Enterprise with Kirk, Spock, Bones, Uhura, Sulu, Scotty, and Chekov as they begin the end of their original five-year mission and boldly go into an uncertain future in this new continuing Star Trek series! Collects issues #1–6.

Star Trek and Philosophy

Star Trek and Philosophy
Author: Jason T. Eberl,Kevin S. Decker
Publsiher: Open Court Publishing
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2008
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780812696493

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"Essays address philosophical aspects of the five television series and ten feature films that make up the Star Trek fictional universe"--Provided by publisher.

Star Trek where No One Has Gone Before

Star Trek  where No One Has Gone Before
Author: Jeanne M. Dillard
Publsiher: Pocket Books/Star Trek
Total Pages: 260
Release: 1996
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0671002066

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The ultimate Star Trek visual history, complete with personal accounts, anecdotes, and full-color photos, this entertaining, informative book provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the world of Star Trek, and includes essays by the late master of science fiction, Isaac Asimov.

Star Trek New Frontier Stone and Anvil

Star Trek  New Frontier  Stone and Anvil
Author: Peter David
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2003-10-28
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780743480178

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Captain Mackenzie Calhoun's journey is never less than fascinating, told here as only Peter David can tell it. A crewman has been murdered aboard the U.S.S. Trident, and all evidence points to Ensign Janos of the Excalibur. Captain Mackenzie Calhoun is reluctant to accept that Janos, a powerful non-humanoid whom the captain has known and trusted for years, could be a killer, and immediately launches an investigation into the crime. But this troubling murder mystery soon escalates into a full-fledged diplomatic crisis that threatens to pit Calhoun and Captain Elizabeth Shelby against the entire United Federation of Planets—and the Starship Enterprise™. Meanwhile, the turmoil involving Ensign Janos forces Calhoun to recall his own tempestuous past, his rocky relationship with a young Elizabeth Shelby—and a long-ago exploit that may have everything to do with the deadly emergency that now confronts them all!