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Seminar paper from the 12 months 2010 within the topic American stories - tradition and utilized Geography, grade: 1,0, college of Frankfurt (Main) (Neue Englischsprachige Kulturen und Literaturen), language: English, summary: "Space, the ultimate Frontier. those are the voyages of the starship company. Its carrying on with project: to discover unusual new worlds, to search out new existence and new civilizations, to boldly pass, the place not anyone has long gone before."
- beginning credit of superstar Trek: the subsequent iteration

those are the hole traces of 1 of the main winning franchises of pop culture: celebrity Trek. In 1966 while the 1st episode of the science-fiction sequence “Star Trek” the unique sequence was once aired on US tv writer and author Gene Roddenberry wouldn't very likely have estimated the cultural and political effect celebrity Trek could have even 4 many years later. He however predicted very in actual fact that this “trek” may take its viewers to “strange new worlds […] and new civilizations”. That this is able to precisely fall into the sphere of the discourses of postcolonial reviews isn't any mere accident. the outlet credit very straightforwardly point out what voyages the viewers will perform. The exploration of “strange new worlds” and “new civilizations” remembers the narratives of Imperialism and Colonialism. hence celebrity Trek could be learn as one other kind of travelogue. the aim of this paintings is to set up the narratives of famous person Trek as a travelogue within the context of imperialist and colonial discourses. Having performed so, i'll study superstar Trek’s status inside those discourses. My concentration is going to be at the depiction of “the different” inside celebrity Trek. at the foundation of 1 episode of the television sequence, megastar Trek: the following iteration i'm going to juxtapose the argument of critics that Trek is both racist and imperialist in its belief or the depiction of a fascinating Utopia.

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