All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek

All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek

If a Cardassian shows up as a beloved crew member on Star Trek: The Generation After the Next Generation, then a new enemy would appear. (The Romulans have been enemies in both the original series and The Next Generation, so they become ...

Author: Dave Marinaccio

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780307824233

Category: Self-Help

Page: 132

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How to win at poker. The power of a business's mission statement. If you can dial a telephone, you can do anything. These are the lessons to be learned from "Star Trek." First a hit television show, and then a pop culture phenomenon, "Star Trek" is now the basis for inspiration and guidance in our daily lives. ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED FROM WATCHING STAR TREK is an anthology of valuable lessons that can be found within the episodes of "Star Trek." Discover why its dangerous to wear a plain red shirt, why Captain Kirk was such a superb leader, and why you should always help people in need.
Categories: Self-Help

An Analytical Guide to Television s Battlestar Galactica

An Analytical Guide to Television   s Battlestar Galactica

... show) 15 Dirty Dancing (film) 175 The Dirty Dozen (film) 75 “Disaster” (Star Trek: The Next Generation episode) 86, ... 196 “The Enemy” (Star Trek: The Next Generation episode) 149 Enemy Mine (film) 149, 214 “The Enemy Within” ...

Author: John Kenneth Muir

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476606569

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

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When the space drama Battlestar Galactica debuted on ABC in 1978, it was expected to be the most popular new program of the year. Instead, it was attacked as a Star Wars rip-off and canceled after a mere 17 stories. The author acknowledges the show was full of dramatic clichés and scientific inaccuracies, but despite these shortcomings, Battlestar Galactica was a dramatically resonant series full of unique and individual characters, such as Commander Adama (Lorne Greene) and ace warrior Captain Apollo (Richard Hatch). The author contends that Battlestar Galactica was a memorable attempt to make science fiction accessible to mainstream television audiences. The brilliant work of artist John Dykstra brought a new world of special effects to network television. Battlestar Galactica also skillfully exploited legends and names from both the Bible and ancient mythology, which added a layer of depth and maturity to the weekly drama.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Fifty Year Mission The Next 25 Years From The Next Generation to J J Abrams

The Fifty Year Mission  The Next 25 Years  From The Next Generation to J  J  Abrams

MAURICE HURLEY (coexecutive producer, Star Trek: The Next Generation) Worf is the warrior. He's easy to write for. He deals with what the warrior has to deal with, which is not the external enemy, but the enemy inside.

Author: Edward Gross

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781250089472

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 864

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This is the true story behind the making of a television legend. There have been many books written about Star Trek, but never with the unprecedented access, insight and candor of authors Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross. Having covered the franchise for over three decades, they’ve assembled the ultimate guide to a television classic. The Fifty-Year Mission: Volume Two is an incisive, no-holds-barred oral history telling the story of post-Original Series Star Trek, told exclusively by the people who were there, in their own words—sharing the inside scoop they’ve never told before—unveiling the oftentimes shocking true story of the history of Star Trek and chronicling the trials, tribulations—and tribbles—that have remained deeply buried secrets... until now. The Fifty-Year Mission: Volume Two includes the voices of hundreds television and film executives, programmers, writers, creators, and cast, who span from the beloved The Next Generation and subsequent films through its spin-offs: Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise, as well J.J. Abrams’ reimagined film series.
Categories: Performing Arts

Star Trek The Next Generation Before Dishonor

Star Trek  The Next Generation  Before Dishonor

An enemy so intractable that it cannot be reasoned with.

Author: Peter David

Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek

ISBN: 1416527427

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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An enemy so intractable that it cannot be reasoned with. The entire race thinks with one mind and strives toward one purpose: to add our biological distinctiveness to their own and wipe out individuality, to make every living thing Borg. In over two centuries, the Federation has never encountered a greater threat. Twice Starfleet assembled and threw countless starships to stand against them. The Borg were stopped, the price paid in blood. Humanity breathed a sigh of relief, assuming it was safe. And with the destruction of the transwarp conduits, the Federation believed that the killing blow had finally been struck against the Borg. Driven to the point of extinction, the Borg continue to fight for their very existence, for their culture. They will not be denied. They must not be stopped. The old rules and assumptions regarding how the Collective should act have been dismissed. Now the Borg kill first, assimilate later. When the Enterprise manages to thwart them once again, the Borg turn inward. The dark places that even the drones never realized existed are turned outward against the enemy they have never been able to defeat. What is revealed is the thing that no one believed the Borg could do.
Categories: Fiction

Nerd Ecology Defending the Earth with Unpopular Culture

Nerd Ecology  Defending the Earth with Unpopular Culture

Star Trek: The Next Generation continues the globalist utopianism of creator Gene Roddenberry, such that a Klingon—one of the enemies of the United Federation of Planets in the first series— ...

Author: Anthony Lioi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472567642

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on Drawing on a wide range of examples from literature, comics, film, television and digital media, Nerd Ecology is the first substantial ecocritical study of nerd culture's engagement with environmental issues. Exploring such works as Star Trek, Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, the fiction of Thomas Pynchon, The Hunger Games, and superhero comics such as Green Lantern and X-Men, Anthony Lioi maps out the development of nerd culture and its intersections with the most fundamental ecocritical themes. In this way Lioi finds in the narratives of unpopular culture - narratives in which marginalised individuals and communities unite to save the planet - the building blocks of a new environmental politics in tune with the concerns of contemporary ecocritical theory and practice.
Categories: Social Science

The Romulan Stratagem

The Romulan Stratagem

On a mission to an unexplored planet near the Klingon/Romulan border, the U.S.S. Enterprise™ travels to the planet Eloh to negotiate Federation memebership.

Author: Robert Greenberger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743421300

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 704

On a mission to an unexplored planet near the Klingon/Romulan border, the U.S.S. Enterprise™ travels to the planet Eloh to negotiate Federation memebership. But upon arrival, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his diplomatic team find themselves face to face with Commander Sela, an old Romulan enemy -- who's there to convince the Elohsians to join the Romulan Empire. When a series of fatal indidents casts suspicion on both delegations, Data must form an uneasy alliance with Sela to prove the innocence of the Starship Enterprise™ crew -- or lose a sprategic stronghold to the Federation's greatest enemy.
Categories: Fiction

The Influence of Star Trek on Television Film and Culture

The Influence of Star Trek on Television  Film and Culture

In several iterations of Star Trek, “ultimate enemies” from past series have been “adopted” into the Federation, in particular by humans. Star Trek's Klingons became humanized in The Next Generation's Worf; The Next Generation's Borg ...

Author: Lincoln Geraghty

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476612799

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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When the first season of Star Trek opened to American television viewers in 1966, the thematically insightful sci-fi story line presented audiences with the exciting vision of a bold voyage into the final frontiers of space and strange, new galactic worlds. Perpetuating this enchanting vision, the story has become one of the longest running and most multifaceted franchises in television history. Moreover, it has presented an inspiring message for the future, addressing everything from social, political, philosophical, and ethical issues to progressive and humanist representations of race, gender, and class. This book contends that Star Trek is not just a set of television series, but has become a pervasive part of the identity of the millions of people who watch, read and consume the films, television episodes, network specials, novelizations, and fan stories. Examining Star Trek from various critical angles, the essays in this collection provide vital new insights into the myriad ways that the franchise has affected the culture it represents, the people who watch the series, and the industry that created it.
Categories: Social Science

Star Trek The Next Generation A Singular Destiny

Star Trek  The Next Generation  A Singular Destiny

Cestus III and the Gorn in TOS/“Arena”; Peter David for the Kreel in TNG: Strike Zone; Fred Dekker for P'Jem in ENT/“The Andorian Incident”; Diane Duane for Eisn in TOS: My Enemy, My Ally, and Artaleirh in TOS: The Empty Chair (and also ...

Author: Keith R. A. DeCandido

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416598138

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 347

The Shape of Things to Come The cataclysmic events of Star Trek: Destiny have devastated known space. Worlds have fallen. Lives have been destroyed. And in the uneasy weeks that follow, the survivors of the holocaust continue to be tested to the limits of their endurance. But strange and mysterious occurrences are destabilizing the galaxy's battle-weary Allies even further. In the Federation, efforts to replenish diminished resources and give succor to millions of evacuees are thwarted at every turn. On the borders of the battered Klingon Empire, the devious Kinshaya sense weakness -- and opportunity. In Romulan space, the already-fractured empire is dangerously close to civil war. As events undermining the quadrant's attempts to heal itself become increasingly widespread, one man begins to understand what is truly unfolding. Sonek Pran -- teacher, diplomat, and sometime adviser to the Federation President -- perceives a pattern in the seeming randomness. And as each new piece of evidence falls into place, a disturbing picture encompassing half the galaxy begins to take shape...revealing a challenge to the Federation and its allies utterly unlike anything they have faced before.
Categories: Fiction

Star Trek The Next Generation Triangle Imzadi II

Star Trek  The Next Generation  Triangle  Imzadi II

us, while praiseworthy, has been the downfall of a number of races who thought they had no enemies.” “And who would be our enemy?” Gart said in amusement, as if the very idea were beyond ludicrous. “I do not know. But there is an enemy.

Author: Peter David

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743420716

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Even in the 24th century, three is definitely a crowd. Imzadi: to the people of the planet Betazed, including Counselor Deanna Troi of the Starship Enterprise™, it means "beloved" and denotes a special closeness that can never be truly broken. Or can it? In his acclaimed earlier novel, Imzadi, bestselling author Peter David explored the special bond between Deanna Troi and Commander William T. Riker. It revealed new facets of their long and intimate relationship and put that bond to its ultimate test in a powerful and unforgettable story that remains one of the most popular Star Trek® adventures ever published. Imzadi was a New York Times bestseller in both hardcover and paperback. Now David examines the heart of Deanna Troi from an altogether different perspective, as he reveals for the first time the full story of Troi's troubled romance with Lieutenant Commander Worf. At first glance, they cannot be more different. She is an empath, gentle and acutely sensitive to the needs and feelings of others. He is a fierce Klingon warrior, dedicated to a harsh and warlike code of honor. Brought together, however, by a common need to care for Alexander, Worf's troubled, motherless son, they discover hidden reserves of courage and compassion within each other. Soon mutual respect leads to much stronger emotions as they embark on an unexpected courtship, much to the surprise and discomfort of William Riker. But does Worf's future truly lie with Deanna...or on a distant outpost called Deep Space 9™? And whom indeed shall Troi ultimately call "imzadi"? Imzadi II is a compelling story, an untold chapter in the history of the Starship Enterprise™.
Categories: Fiction

The Politics of Star Trek

The Politics of Star Trek

Reflective of Schmitt's friend/enemy reasoning, in The Next Generation episode “Face of the Enemy” (1993), the point is made that Romulans have an “absolute certainty about . . . who is a friend and who is an enemy.

Author: George A. Gonzalez

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137546326

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 219

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The Star Trek franchise reflects, conveys, and comments upon the key philosophical tensions of the modern era. This book details the manner in which these tensions and controversies are manifested in Star Trek across its iterations, arguing that Star Trek offers an indispensable contribution to our understanding of politics in the modern era.
Categories: Performing Arts