Star Trek

Parallel Narratives

  • Authors
  • Chris Gregory

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction: ‘to boldly go …’ — approaching the texts of Star Trek

  3. Star Trek, television and cinema

  4. Star Trek, myth and ritual

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-104
    2. Chris Gregory
      Pages 105-113
  5. Psychological, political and social themes in Star Trek

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 197-225

About this book


In Star Trek Chris Gregory analyses the reasons for the continuing success of the Star Trek phenomenon, traces its overall development and comments on how the differences between 1990s and 1960s series reflect changes in the mass media environment during this period. He examines Star Trek as a series of generic and mythological texts, compares TV and filmed versions, explores its 'cult' appeal and looks in detail at its psychological, social and political themes.


cinema Classicism gender mass media media television

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