Star Trek as Myth

Star Trek as Myth

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In the past, the examination of myth has traditionally been the study of the qPrimitiveq or the qOther.q More recently, myth has been increasingly employed in movies and in television productions. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Star Trek television and movie franchise. This collection of essays on Star Trek brings together perspectives from scholars in fields including film, anthropology, history, American studies and biblical scholarship. Together the essays examine the symbolism, religious implications, heroic and gender archetypes, and lasting effects of the Star Trek qmythscape.q3. Some. Implications. of. the. Mythology. in. Star. Trek. C. Scott. Littleton*. It is, I think, fair to say that Star Trek has long ... Indeed, almost from its inception twenty - three years ago as a weekly television series, it has attracted a vast throng of ... To be sure, certain episodes, such as the celebrated a€œWho Mourns for Adonais?

Title:Star Trek as Myth
Author:Matthew Wilhelm Kapell
Publisher:McFarland - 2010-03-01


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