Star Trek as Myth: Essays on Symbol and Archetype at the Final Frontier

Star Trek as Myth: Essays on Symbol and Archetype at the Final Frontier

by Matthew Wilhelm Kapell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786447249

ISBN-13: 9780786447244

Pub. Date: 03/01/2010

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

In the past, the examination of myth has traditionally been the study of the "Primitive" or the "Other." More recently, myth has been increasingly employed in movies and in television productions. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Star Trek television and movie franchise. This collection of essays on Star Trek brings together perspectives from scholars in

Overview

In the past, the examination of myth has traditionally been the study of the "Primitive" or the "Other." More recently, myth has been increasingly employed in movies and in television productions. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Star Trek television and movie franchise. This collection of essays on Star Trek brings together perspectives from scholars in fields including film, anthropology, history, American studies and biblical scholarship. Together the essays examine the symbolism, religious implications, heroic and gender archetypes, and lasting effects of the Star Trek "mythscape."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786447244
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Series:
Genre/SF & Fantasy
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
239
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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