Well, that's it for blunders and for physics. In the first edition I made a joke, picked up by the New York Times, suggesting that if enough people wrote in I would consider a sequel, titled The Physics of Star Trek II: The Wrath of ...
Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Performing Arts
How does the Star Trek universe stack up against the real universe? What warps when you're traveling at warp speed? What is the difference between a wormhole and a black hole? Are time loops really possible, and can I kill my grandmother before I am born? Anyone who has ever wondered "could this really happen?" will gain useful insights into the Star Trek universe (and, incidentally, the real world of physics) in this charming and accessible guide. Lawrence M. Krauss boldly goes where Star Trek has gone-and beyond. From Newton to Hawking, from Einstein to Feynman, from Kirk to Picard, Krauss leads readers on a voyage to the world of physics as we now know it and as it might one day be.
Lawrence Krauss's wonderful book The Physics of Star Trek was written way back in 1995. It's reasonably fair to say that Lawrence's book kick-started the subgenre of “science of” books which are now a popular feature of publishers' ...
Author: Mark Brake
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Boldly go where no man has gone before and discover the real science behind the cyborgs, starships, aliens, and antimatter of the Star Trek galaxy. Star Trek is one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time. It has changed our cultural landscape in so many ways since it first aired in 1966. The franchise has generated billions of dollars in revenue, leading to a wide range of spin-off games, novels, toys, and comics. Star Trek is noted for its social science, too, with its progressive civil rights stances and its celebration of future diversity that began with The Original Series, one of television's first multiracial casts. The Science of Star Trek explores one of the greatest science-fiction universes ever created and showcases the visionary tech that inspired and influenced the real-world science of today. The perfect Star Trek gift for fans of the franchise, this book addresses many unanswered, burning questions, including: What can Star Trek tell us about aliens in our Milky Way? How has Star Trek influenced space culture? What can Star Trek tell us about planet hunting? What Star Trek machines came true? When will we boldly go? Learn more about one of our favorite modern epics with The Science of Star Trek!
STAR. TREK. IN. THE. CLASSROOM,. SCIENCE,. AND. PROFESSIONAL. LIVES. Elizabeth Baird Hardy DOI: 10.4324/9780429347917-45 While many teachers have challenging classes, the Starfleet cadets of Captain Spock (Leonard Nimoy) in The Wrath of ...
Author: Leimar Garcia-Siino
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Literary Criticism
The Routledge Handbook of Star Trek offers a synoptic overview of Star Trek, its history, its influence, and the scholarly response to the franchise, as well as possibilities for further study. This volume aims to bridge the fields of science fiction and (trans)media studies, bringing together the many ways in which Star Trek franchising, fandom, storytelling, politics, history, and society have been represented. Seeking to propel further scholarly engagement, this Handbook offers new critical insights into the vast range of Star Trek texts, narrative strategies, audience responses, and theoretical themes and issues. This compilation includes both established and emerging scholars to foster a spirit of communal, trans-generational growth in the field and to present diversity to a traditional realm of science fiction studies.
3 Also included: the massive collection of work by fans in virtually every medium, as well as science fiction and fantasy conventions featuring or foregrounding Trek through memorabilia sales and guest star appearances.
Author: Douglas Brode
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Performing Arts
This collection of essays looks at the groundbreaking impact of the original Star Trek series (1966-1969) and the various themes that the show conveyed, not only during its run but in the subsequent film and cartoon versions featuring the original characters and cast members.
Lawrence Krauss, The Physics of Star Trek (New York: Harper Perennial, 1995). 8. For discussion of various philosophical questions raised within the Star Wars saga, see Jason T. Eberl and Kevin S. Decker, eds., The Ultimate Star Wars ...
Author: Kevin S. Decker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Reunites the editors of Star Trek and Philosophy with Starfleet’s finest experts for 31 new, highly logical essays Features a complete examination of the Star Trek universe, from the original series to the most recent films directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Introduces important concepts in philosophy through the vast array of provocative issues raised by the series, such as the ethics of the Prime Directive, Star Trek’s philosophy of peace, Data and Voyager’s Doctor as persons, moral relativism and the Federation’s quest for liberation, the effect of alternate universes on reality and identity, the Borg as transhumanists, Federation Trekonomics, Star Trek’s secular society, and much, much more…! An enterprising and enlightening voyage into deep space that will appeal to hardcore fans and science fiction enthusiasts alike Publishing in time to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the original TV series
The vessel is propelled by the force of the warp itself, riding it “like a surfboard on a wave,” according to physicist Lawrence M. Krauss in his invaluable book The Physics of Star Trek. Scifi precedents: Fasterthanlight space travel ...
Author: Mark Clark
Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema
Category: Performing Arts
(FAQ). Star Trek FAQ tells the complete story of Star Trek , from the before the beginning (the books, films, and TV shows that inspired producer Gene Roddenberry to create Star Trek ) until after the end (when the show emerged as a cultural phenomenon in syndication), and including dramatic behind-the-scenes stories (e.g., Leonard Nimoy's struggle with alcoholism and actress Grace Lee Whitney's controversial firing) often omitted from "authorized" histories of the program. Along with in-depth looks at the pre- and post- Trek careers of the show's iconic leads, Star Trek FAQ includes profiles of guest stars and "redshirt" extras alike, as well as the many writers, technicians, and artisans whose efforts enabled Star Trek to take flight. The book also explores the show's unprecedented resurgence in the 1970s with chapters devoted to early Star Trek fiction, merchandising, and the short-lived animated series. Combining a wealth of fascinating information about every facet of the show's production with original analysis of Star Trek 's enduring appeal and cultural influence, Star Trek FAQ goes where no Star Trek book has gone before.
The Physics of Star Trek (New York: Basic Books, 2007). Kropotkin, Peter. Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution (London: Heinemann, 1902). Kymlicka, Will. Multicultural Citizenship: A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights (Oxford: Clarendon ...
Author: José-Antonio Orosco
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Countering the dystopic and the apocalyptic, Star Trek's Philosophy of Peace and Justice introduces political philosophical reflections on peace, justice, and non-violence through dramatic plots in the utopian Star Trek Universe. Using key insights from a global array of philosophers, thinkers, and activists, including Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar Chavez, Angela Davis, Martha Nussbaum, Johan Galtung, and Desmond Tutu, José-Antonio Orosco guides readers through different Star Trek episodes, applying key concepts from peace and justice studies. In the Star Trek Universe, seemingly impossible realities, based on peace and justice exist indefinitely in a post-scarcity society marked by economic cooperation. Orosco continues its bold utopian mission and brings new challenges to the field of peace and justice studies that center anti-racism and intersectional theory to encourage the exploration, over conquest, of our own galaxy.
Foreword to Krauss, The Physics of Star Trek, p. xiii. Ironically, Janeway's role here is the precise opposite to that performed on many occasions by Captain Kirk, who regularly induces computers and robots to selfdestruct by presenting ...
Author: Duncan Barrett
Category: Social Science
In a world shrunk by modern transport and communication, Star Trek has maintained the values of western maritime exploration through the discovery of ‘strange new worlds’ in space. Throughout its fifty-year history, the ‘starry sea’ has provided a familiar backdrop to an ongoing interrogation of what it means to be human. This book charts the developing Star Trek story from the 1960s through to the present day. Although the core values and progressive politics of the series’ earliest episodes have remained at the heart of Star Trek throughout half a century, in other ways the story it tells has shifted with the times. While The Original Series and The Next Generation showed a faith in science and rationalism, and in a benign liberal leadership, with Deep Space Nine and Voyager that ‘modern’ order began to decline, as religion, mental illness and fragmented identities took hold. Now fully revised and updated to include the prequel series Enterprise and the current reboot film series, this new second edition of Star Trek: The Human Frontier – published to coincide with Star Trek’s golden jubilee celebrations – addresses these issues in a range of cultural contexts, and draws together an unusual combination of expertise. Written to appeal to both the true Trekker and those who don’t know Star Trek from Star Wars, the book explores and explains the ideas and ideals behind a remarkable cultural phenomenon.