A Brief Guide to Star Trek

A Brief Guide to Star Trek

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For over 40 years Star Trek has made a phenomenal cultural impact. Now more popular than ever - J.J. Abrams' reinvented Star Trek movie was one of the box office hits of 2009, grossing $385 million worldwide - the 'franchise' continues to have cultural, social and political resonance around the world. Star Trek has changed not just the way we look at space but also our own world. It gave the culture a lexicon of catchphrases, from qBeam me up, Scottyq to Dr McCoy's many complaints beginning qI'm a doctor, not a [...]!q Much of the 'future' technology depicted on Star Trek has come to feature in everyday life, from the communicator-like mobile phone to computer touch screens now taken for granted. Many of the world's most prominent scientists were inspired to pursue their careers (as were many writers and artists) due to an early exposure to Star Trek. In A Brief Guide to Star Trek, expert Brian J Robb charts the rise and rise of the show and explores its impact our culture.Its mission, a fiveyear patrol of the galaxy a€“to seek out and contact all alien life, to explore, to travel the vast galaxy where no ... One appreciative viewer, though, was Lucille Ball, whosent a note to the production teama#39;sDesilu offices congratulating them all on having a#39;a hit on your ... Never oneto waste anything, Roddenberry had come up with an ideaon how to use the material shot for a#39;The Cagea#39; pilotanbsp;...

Title:A Brief Guide to Star Trek
Author: Brian J. Robb
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2012-04-19

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