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Boarding the Enterprise: Transporters, Tribbles and the Vulcan Death Grip in Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek (Smart Pop)

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Trekkies and Trekkers alike will get starry-eyed over this eclectic mix of essays on the groundbreaking original Star Trek series. Star Trek writers D. C. Fontana and David Gerrold, science fiction authors such as Howard Weinstein, and various academics share behind-the-scenes anecdotes, discuss the shows enduring appeal and influence, and examine some of the classic features of the show, including Spocks irrationality, Scottys pessimism, and the lack of seatbelts on the Enterprise. The impact of the cultural phenomenon on subsequent science-fiction television programs is explored, as well as how the show laid the foundation for the science fiction genre to break into the television medium.

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Gerrold (author of "Trouble with Tribbles") and award-winning SF author Sawyer lead 16 contributors, ranging from fans and social commentators to the equally legendary scriptwriter D.C. Fontana straight into a time and place where nothing said "the final frontier" like short pants. They examine why designer Bill Theiss glued actors into costumes that never revealed what they promised, how the lack of authenticity of the OK Corral set worked, why the guys in certain colored jerseys always died, and how fan fiction has grown and changed since the Internet. Along with the insider information comes insights on what the series meant within its cultural contexts and how it changed thinking about war, race, gender, the Other, science, exploration and television. The editors include a welcome episode reference and handily avoid explaining to purists why Kirk had "to boldly go" rather than "to go boldly." Distributed by IPG.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Gerrold (author of "Trouble with Tribbles") and award-winning SF author Sawyer lead 16 contributors, ranging from fans and social commentators to the equally legendary scriptwriter D.C. Fontana straight into a time and place where nothing said "the final frontier" like short pants. They examine why designer Bill Theiss glued actors into costumes that never revealed what they promised, how the lack of authenticity of the OK Corral set worked, why the guys in certain colored jerseys always died, and how fan fiction has grown and changed since the Internet. Along with the insider information comes insights on what the series meant within its cultural contexts and how it changed thinking about war, race, gender, the Other, science, exploration and television. The editors include a welcome episode reference and handily avoid explaining to purists why Kirk had "to boldly go" rather than "to go boldly." Distributed by IPG. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This eclectic mix of essays on "Star Trek," the groundbreaking original series created by Gene Roddenberry, offers behind-the-scenes anecdotes, discussions on the show's enduring appeal and influence, and its impact on subsequent science-fiction television programs.

About the Author

David Gerrold is the author of the Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated The Man Who Folded Himself, When Harlie Was One, and the Chtorr, Dingillian, and Star Wolf series. He also wrote "The Trouble with Tribbles" episode of Star Trek, which was voted the most popular Star Trek episode of all time. He lives in Northridge, California. Robert Sawyer is the author of several science fiction novels, including the Nebula Award–winning The Terminal Experiment and the Hugo Award–nominated Calculating God.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781932100877
Author:
Gerrold, David
Publisher:
Benbella Books
With:
Wilson, Leah
Editor:
Gerrold, David; Sawyer, Robert J.
Editor:
Sawyer, Robert J.
Author:
Wilson
Author:
Sawyer, Robert J.
Author:
Leah
Author:
Wilson, Leah
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Television - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
Television - History & Criticism
Subject:
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subject:
Film and Television-Critics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Smart Pop
Publication Date:
20060731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
215
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 12 oz

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