📒 The Star Trek Book by Paul Ruditis

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN_10 : 9781465459770
Copyright Year : 2016-06-07
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Celebrate 50 years of one of the longest running and beloved sci-fi franchises with The Star Trek Book. This comprehensive guide to the series delves into the myriad worlds and different dimensions visited by the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Discover the amazing science of Star Trek and how it has influenced real-world technology such as flip phones. Featuring informative and analytical text combined with exciting photography and infographics throughout, The Star Trek Book is broken down into main categories such as science and technology, Starfleet, allies and enemies, and more. Perfect for fans of the various Star Trek TV series, including The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise, The Star Trek Book details everything you need to know about 50 years of excitement and adventure on the final frontier. ® & © 2016 CBS Studios Inc. © 2016 Paramount Pictures Corporation. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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📒 The Physics Of Star Trek by Lawrence M. Krauss

Genre : Science
Publisher : Basic Books
ISBN_10 : 9780465008636
Copyright Year : 2007-08-02
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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.

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📒 First Frontier by James I. Kirkland

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 9780743420266
Copyright Year : 2000-09-22
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A Star Trek adventure set during The Original Series era and featuring James T. Kirk and the U.S.S. Enterprise crew! While testing a new shielding device, the U.S.S. EnterpriseTM is caught in the middle of a Klingon/Romulan battle. The Enterprise crew rescues a lifepod, and they are confronted by a Klingon who claims to know nothing of human existence. Convinced the Klingon is telling the truth, Captain Kirk hurries to Starfleet Headquarters in search of answers. But upon arriving on Earth, the Starship Enterprise crew finds that Earth is a vast jungle-like paradise where large, reptillian animals rule, with no signs of human life anywhere. Kirk must travel to the past in search of the key to the mystery, or face the destruction of the human race.

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📒 Star Trek by Bruce E. Drushel

Genre : Art
Publisher : Intellect Books
ISBN_10 : 9781783200238
Copyright Year : 2013
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From a decidedly inauspicious start as a low-rated television series in the 1960s that was cancelled after three seasons, Star Trek has grown to a multi-billion dollar industry of spin-off series, feature films, and merchandise. Fueling the ever-expanding franchise are some of the most rabid and loyal fans in the universe, known affectionately as Trekkies. Perhaps no other community so typifies fandom as the devoted aficionados of the Star Trek television series, motion pictures, novels, comic books, and conventions. Indeed, in many respects, Star Trek fans created modern fan culture and continue to push its frontiers with elaborate fan-generated video productions, electronic fan fiction collectives, and a proliferation of tribute sites in cyberspace. In this anthology, a panel of rising and established popular culture scholars examines the phenomenon of Star Trek fan culture and its most compelling dimensions. The book explores such topics as the impact of the recent “rebooting” of the iconic franchise on its fan base; the complicated and often contentious relationship between Star Trek and its lesbian and gay fans; the adaptation of Star Trek to other venues, including live theatre, social media, and gaming; fan hyperreality, including parody and non-geek fandom; one iconic actor's social agenda; and alternative fan reactions to the franchise's villains. The resulting collection is both snapshot and moving picture of the practices and attitudes of a fan culture that is arguably the world's best-known and most misunderstood. Striking a balanced tone, the contributors are critical yet respectful, acknowledging the uniquely close and enduring relationship between fans and the franchise while approaching it with appropriate objectivity, distance, and scope. Accessible to a variety of audiences—from the newcomer to fan culture to those already well-read on the subject—this book will be heralded by fans as well as serious scholars.

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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 1439173206
Copyright Year : 2010-03-30
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A social experiment was conceived. Its goal was to breed the best, the brightest, the most malleable and most loyal soldiers to ever serve. To this end, the Romulan Empire used its own children, blinded by the belief that anything that would bring glory to the praetor was justified. And when the winds of politics changed, these children were abandoned, left to die on a world so horrifying that it was dubbed—by those who dared to cling to life—Hellguard. One wild child, Saavik, was rescued by Spock. He took the half-Vulcan, half-Romulan child home to his parents, knowing that if anyone could reach and rescue Saavik, it was them. Now a Starfleet officer, Saavik has striven to honor her mentor and her Vulcan heritage. But recent events have shaken her. Left behind on Vulcan while the rest of the Enterprise crew goes to face court-martial for stealing and destroying their ship, the young science officer is adrift when two men from her past confront her. Tolek, another Hellguard survivor, tells Saavik that the survivors are being killed one-by-one and only they can discover who and why. The other, a Romulan who claims to be her father, swears it is the Vulcans who are eliminating the Hellguard survivors because they are an embarrassment to all of Vulcan, but that she has the power to stop it, by bringing down the Vulcan ambassador, Sarek. Not knowing where to turn, not knowing whom to trust, Saavik must find her own answers, and discover who she truly is.

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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 9781416554707
Copyright Year : 2007-10-16
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Redefining a familiar universe for a more modern time, Star Trek: The Next Generation introduced Captain Jean-Luc Picard, the officers and crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D, and the worlds of the twenty-fourth century to a new legion of Star Trek ® fans. In the two decades since, viewers and readers have embraced these heroes, thrilled to their personal achievements, their shared victories, their passionate loves...and mourned their painful losses. Celebrate the twentieth anniversary of this landmark series by joining these now-legendary characters for all-new adventures: fourteen stories that span the time from before their earliest voyages through their missions onboard the Enterprise-E -- untold tales of intrigue, action, insight, and exploration, as told by: Christopher L. Bennett - Greg Cox - Keith R.A. DeCandido Bob Ingersoll & Thomas F. Zahler - David A. McIntee - Scott Pearson Michael Schuster & Steve Mollmann - Susan Shwartz Amy Sisson - James Swallow - Geoff Trowbridge Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore - Richard C. White

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📒 The Absolute And Star Trek by George A. Gonzalez

Genre : Philosophy
Publisher : Springer
ISBN_10 : 9783319477947
Copyright Year : 2016-12-23
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This volume explains how Star Trek allows viewers to comprehend significant aspects of Georg Hegel’s concept the absolute, the driving force behind history. Gonzalez, with wit and wisdom, explains how Star Trek exhibits central elements of the absolute. He describes how themes and ethos central to the show display the concept beautifully. For instance, the show posits that people must possess the correct attitudes in order to bring about an ideal society: a commitment to social justice; an unyielding commitment to the truth; and a similar commitment to scientific, intellectual discovery. These characteristics serve as perfect embodiments of Hegel’s conceptualization, and Gonzalez's analysis is sharp and exacting.

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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 0743406710
Copyright Year : 2002-01-19
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SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW STAR TREK®? WELL, FIRE UP THOSE NEURONS, BECAUSE HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO PROVE IT! 1. How many tribbles did Spock calculate had bred aboard Deep Space Station K-7? 2. What type of life-form was the Caretaker? A. Sporocystian B. Solanagen C. Silicon D. Unidentifiable 3. In which episode is a deaf mediator the key to ending a war that has persisted for fifteen centuries? 4. Match the ship with its appropriate registry number: A. U.S.S. Voyager i. NX-74205 B. U.S.S. Defiant ii. NX-2000 C. U.S.S. Pegasus iii. NCC-74656 D. U.S.S. Excelsior iv. NCC-53847 5. Name: A. Sulu's daughter C. Kira's father B. Troi's older sister D. Tuvok's wife The answers to those questions and many others are just pages away in The Definitive Star Trek Trivia Book, the ultimate collection of memory testers, brainteasers, and mind-bending minutiae from thirty-four years of movies and TV series. More than two thousand fill-in-the-blanks, multiple-choice questions, and matching questions are organized into themed chapters such as "Galactic History," "About the Crews," "Alien Species," "Star Trek Science," and "Command Questions." This jam-packed, fun-filled illustrated trivia book is just what devoted Star Trek fans have always wanted: the means to test themselves and one another on one of the richest and most complex fictional universes ever created.

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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 9781476719009
Copyright Year : 2013-07-30
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Captain James T. Kirk discovers two intruders from Earth in the year 1968 on the Enterprise in 2268, a Vulcan and a member of an unknown race who has spent twenty years trying to bring about the destruction of humanity.

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📒 The Badlands by Susan Wright

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 9780743406741
Copyright Year : 2000-01-26
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Located dangerously near the Cardassian border, the unstable region of space known as the Badlands has long been a hazard to interstellar navigation, characterized by violent plasma storms and other even stranger phenomena. Many starships have faced destruction there, including at least two incarnations of the Starship Enterprise™.... James T. Kirk braves the perils of the Badlands to confront a Romulan Bird of Prey that has entered Federation space in pursuit of a fleeing smuggler. But trespassing Romulans may be the least of Kirk's problems when the mysterious forces at work in the Badlands threaten both his ship and his crew! A generation later, Jean-Luc Picard faces the same phantom menace when he commands his Enterprise into the Badlands on a mission vital to Federation-Cardassian relations. With Will Riker's life on the line, and the entire ship in jeopardy, it's up to Lieutenant Commander Data to determine the true nature of the Badlands' hidden danger!

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