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Star trek

  1. 1. STAR TREK What does Star Trek mean to you . Write them down
  2. 2. STAR TREK – SCREENED FIRST IN THE USA 8 SEPTEMBER 1966 (IMDB,2011) Release Date: 12 July 1969 (UK) BBC (Anderson, J. 1985)  Watch Star Trek. (5 Mins)  Why did the series have a cult following?
  3. 3. GENE RODDENBERRY (1921-1991) Ex –pilot & LAPD officer  Wanted long term TV show  Arthcur C Clarke  Wanted to talk about love, war, nature, God, sex and pass the sensors  “it all seems so make believe” (Dillard. 1996)  Westerns on TV (Worland.2003)  Budget 
  4. 4. “ONE TO BEAM UP”(FOSTER, D. 1979) Cheap TV  Two pilots  Three year run  Cancelled  Why?   What then happened?  WORLD WIDE success – SOLD in OVER 300 territories ( Hise, J.1995)
  5. 5. A NEW HOPE (LUCAS 1977)  With the success of Star Wars – Paramount studios commissioned a movie STAR TREK THE MOTION PICTURE The over 20 year 10 sequels
  6. 6. STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION With the success of the movies.  On TV  The 70s & 80s 
  7. 7. US SCI-FI CRAZY
  8. 8. UK SCI-FI CRAZY
  9. 9. THE NEXT GENERATION  See trailer First season  Making the series became cheaper. 
  10. 10. STAR TREK - FRANCHISE Exhibition – Science museum Books Conventions Comics Games
  11. 11. TREK THE PHILOSOPHY The future (Huxley)  New concept in sci-fi – cultural effect  Klingon  Roddenberry’s legacy  Breaking boundaries -Political 
  12. 12. PRACTITIONER/THEORIST  Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody …….. Clive Barnes
  13. 13. TREK PHILOSOPHY  Do you know that you have the first nonstereotypical role on television? You're a first. This is not a female role. This is not a black role. This is a quality role, and this is an equal role, and it is in a command position. You have to carry on, because not only do little black children and do women see you and aspire and do you have meaning for them, but everyone else sees us for the first time the way we are supposed to be - on an equal basis, and on a level of dignity and authority and with the highest of qualifications. Martin Luther King to Nichelle Nichols
  14. 14. STAR TREK FAMILY
  15. 15. STAR TREK FAMILY
  16. 16. STAR TREK FAMILY
  17. 17. TECHNOLOGY  Science fiction to science fact David A. Batchelor (2009). "The Science of Star Trek". NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.  Lawrence M. Krauss (1995). The Physics of Star Trek.  Star Trek Navigraphic - how Trek tech compares with existing technology 
  18. 18. TECHNOLOGY  Science fiction paves the way to science fact by showing us a possible vision of a positive future
  19. 19. THE DATAPAD
  20. 20. THE COMMUNICATOR
  21. 21. THE BORG COLLECTIVE
  22. 22. PRACTITIONER/THEORIST  Science fiction has never really aimed to tell us when we might reach other planets, or develop new technologies, or meet aliens. Science fiction speculates about why we might want to do these things, and how their consequences might affect our lives and our planet. John Clute (1995)
  23. 23. PRACTITIONER/THEORIST  In the 23rd century universe of "Star Trek," people talked to each other using wireless personal communicators, had easy access to a vast database of information and spent hours gazing at a big wall-mounted video screen…on 21st century Earth, that future is already here. Evangelista (2004)
  24. 24. PRACTITIONER/THEORIST  When I designed the UI (user interface) for the Palm OS back in '93, my first sketches were influenced by the UI of the Enterprise bridge panels” Rob Haitani, product design architect for Palm-One Inc
  25. 25. THE FANS
  26. 26. TO GO WHERE NO ONE HAS GONE BEFORE (RODENNBERRY, G. 1982)
  27. 27. IF YOU WERE WRITING ABOUT STAR TREK What would you write about.  What would you compare?  What would you discover?  What arguments would you raise?  Would you write about anything else apart from the TV series?  What kind of research would you do?  Where sources would you use (methodology)  What kind of citations would you use? 
  28. 28. FIND A SOURCE ON STAR TREK  Find one source on Star Trek that sums up what you have learned. Direct quote  Citation  Journal/article that looks at something different 

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