Star Trek Visions of Law and Justice

Author: Robert H. Chaires
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 0966808029
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Law

Star Trek Visions of Law and Justice collects fourteen articles connecting popular media with academic inquiry, illustrating the connections between the future world ofStar Trek and current issues in international law, law and justice, and the American legal system. It makes an ideal text to teach students interdisciplinary academic concepts using a familiar, popular media phenomenon.

Neue Welten Star Trek als humanistische Utopie

Author: Michael C. Bauer
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783662574492
Release Date: 2018-07-25
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Am 8. September 1966 schrieb die NBC Fernsehgeschichte: An diesem Tag strahlte der US-amerikanische Fernsehsender die erste Folge einer neuen Science-Fiction-Serie aus, mit einer Geschichte über eine außerirdische Lebensform, die Salz zum Überleben braucht und aus Verzweiflung mehrere Mannschaftsmitglieder des Raumschiffes Enterprise ermordet. So recht ahnte bei NBC wohl niemand, dass in diesen 50 Minuten der Grundstein für ein ungeheuer erfolgreiches Science-Fiction-Franchise gelegt wurde: Star Trek. Allein der 50. Geburtstag von Star Trek wäre schon Grund genug gewesen, der Serie eine wissenschaftliche Tagung zu widmen. Noch dazu kommt: Ihrem Erfinder Gene Roddenberry wird nachgesagt, „seine“ Serie nach seinen eigenen humanistischen Überzeugungen geformt, im Star Trek-Universum mithin eine humanistische Utopie verwirklicht zu haben. Aber stimmt das? Ist die Zukunftsvision von Star Trek eine, in der alle humanistischen Ideale erfüllt sind? Eine Welt, in der friedliche Kooperation und die freie Entfaltung aller Individuen die (oft genug auch mörderische) Konkurrenz hinter sich gelassen haben? Diesen und vielen weiteren spannenden Fragen rund um Star Trek gingen die Gäste einer hochkarätigen, interdisziplinären Tagung vom 15. bis 17. April 2016 in Nürnberg nach. Eingeladen hatte der Humanistische Verband Bayern. Der vorliegende Band dokumentiert die Beiträge.

We only want to be your partners

Author: Uwe Meyer
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 3631566808
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Foreign Language Study

In diesem Band wird mit transdisziplinarer Methodik die ideologische Dimension analysiert, die der fiktionalisierten Darstellung internationaler Beziehungen in "Star Trek: Enterprise" (2001-2005) eingeschrieben ist. Dabei wird deutlich, dass die schon in fruheren "Star-Trek"-Serien erkennbare Fortentwicklung von den liberalen Wurzeln des Franchise anhalt und zu manchem Tabubruch fuhrt. Schwerpunkte sind das Bild der Klingonen und Romulaner, die in "Star Trek" traditionell die UdSSR/Russland bzw. die VR China reprasentieren, die Auseinandersetzung mit dem Islamismus, dem 11. September 2001 und dem "war on terror "sowie nicht zuletzt die Darstellung der Menschheit, welche synonym fur die USA steht. Die Arbeit schliesst mit einem Blick auf die Grunde fur das vorzeitige Serienaus und auf die Zukunft von "Star Trek.""

Star Trek and the British Age of Sail

Author: Stefan Rabitsch
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476664637
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Ocean travel in literature

Clear all moorings, one-half impulse power and set course for a mare incognitum... A popular culture artifact of the New Frontier/Space Race era, Star Trek is often mistakenly viewed as a Space Western. However, the Western format is not what governs the worldbuilding of Star Trek, which was, after all, also pitched as "Hornblower in space." Star Trek is modeled on the world of the "British Golden Age of Sail" as it is commonly found in the genre of sea fiction. This book re-historicizes and remaps the origins of the franchise and subsequently the entirety of its fictional world--the Star Trek continuum--on an as yet uncharted transatlantic bearing.

Stories About Science in Law

Author: Professor David S Caudill
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409497561
Release Date: 2013-02-28
Genre: Law

Presenting examples of how literary accounts can provide a supplement to our understanding of science in law, this book challenges the view that law and science are completely different. It focuses on stories which explore the relationship between law and science, especially cultural images of science that prevail in legal contexts. Contrasting with other studies of the transfer and construction of expertise in legal settings, this book considers the intersection of three interdisciplinary projects: law and science, law and literature, and literature and science. Looking at the appropriation of scientific expertise into law from these perspectives, this book presents an original introduction into how we can gain insight into the use of science in the courtroom and in policy and regulatory settings through literary sources.


Author: St. John's University (New York, N.Y.). School of Law
ISBN: STANFORD:36105063756386
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Law

Computers Of Star Trek

Author: Lois H. Gresh
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465011756
Release Date: 2008-01-04
Genre: Computers

The depiction of computers on the various "Star Trek" series has ranged from lame to breathtakingly imaginative. This book covers the gamut, and makes lucid and entertaining comparison of these fictional computers with those that now exist or are likely to inhabit our future. Throughout its history, "Star Trek" has been an accurate reflection of contemporary ideas about computers and their role in our lives. Affectionately but without illusions, The Computers of Star Trek shows how those ideas compare with what we now know we can and will do with computers.

Books in Print

ISBN: UOM:39015062097749
Release Date: 2005
Genre: American literature

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

The Star Trek Cookbook

Author: Ethan Phillips
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671000226
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Cooking

Reveals the secret preparation techniques behind interstellar dishes and drinks sampled by both the crews of Federation starships and the patrons of Quark's bar, and offers recipes adapted to more locally available ingredients

Religions of Star Trek

Author: Ross Shepard Kraemer
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0813341159
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Performing Arts

The religious themes present in the phenomenally popular sci-fi series and presented here will engage Star Trek fans and the culturally curious

Q in Law

Author: Peter David
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671040994
Release Date: 1991-10-01
Genre: Fiction

When two powerful rival families of the spacefaring merchant race called the Tizarin are to be joined through marriage, theU.S.S. Enterprise™ is chosen as the site for the wedding. Though Captain Picard is pleased by the happy duty, his pleasure is cut short by the arrival of the Federation delegate from Betazed: Lwaxana Troi -- the mother of ship's counsellor, Deanna Troi. Despite Lwaxana Troi's romantic overtures toward the captain, the celebration seems to go smoothly until the situation is further complicated by the arrival of the notorious and all powerful being called Q -- who has come to examine and challenge the human concept of love. Suddenly, the festivities are in turmoil, the powerful Tizarin families are on the verge of war, and Lwaxana Troi is determined to teach Q a lesson in love that he will never forget...

Captains Logs

Author: Edward A. Gross
Publisher: Little Brown
ISBN: 0316329576
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Science

A lavishly illustrated guide takes readers behind the scenes of every episode of Star Trek and The Next Generation, with additional sections on Deep Space Nine and Voyager. Original. 75,000 first printing.

A History and Critical Analysis of Blake s 7 the 1978 1981 British Television Space Adventure

Author: John Kenneth Muir
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476604930
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Performing Arts

Blake’s 7, Terry Nation’s science fiction tale of cosmic freedom fighters, became a hit series in Great Britain when it premiered in 1978. Eight years later, the show quickly became a cult program in America. A dramatization of futuristic outlaw heroes who defend the innocent from both alien and human conquering forces, the series might better be said to be equal parts Robin Hood and The Magnificent Seven. The series defied traditional genre elements of science fiction television, and developed the concept of the continual “story arc” years before such shows as Babylon 5 and Deep Space Nine. This book provides a critical history and episode guide for Blake’s 7, including commentaries for all 52 episodes. Also included are analytical essays on the show, dealing with such topics as themes, imagery and story arc; a consideration of the series as a futuristic Robin Hood myth; cinematography and visual effects; and an overview of Blake’s 7 in books, comics and videos. A detailed appendix lists the genre conventions found in the series. The author also includes information about Blake’s 7 fan clubs and Internet sites.

Doing Justice Knowing God

Author: Anthony Mansueto
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781621899778
Release Date: 2011-03-11
Genre: Religion

Doing Justice: Knowing God represents a fundamentally new departure in ethical theory. Drawing on the work of Alasdair MacIntyre, John Milbank, and Franklin Gamwell, it argues that that modern and postmodern moral theory is fundamentally inadequate, and that the current crisis of values can be resolved only on the basis of a substantive vision of the Good. But it goes beyond these thinkers to argue that such a vision must be grounded metaphysically in a revitalized doctrine of Being. The result is a radically historicized natural-law ethics. This ethics argues that not only human individuals but human societies and indeed the universe as a whole grow and develop toward God. The fundamental moral law is to act in such a way as to promote this development. The book draws out the implications of this insight for our understanding of the virtues as well as for social justice.