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Seminar paper from the yr 2010 within the topic American reports - tradition and utilized Geography, grade: 1,0, collage 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 challenge: to discover unusual new worlds, to search out new existence and new civilizations, to boldly move, the place not anyone has long past before."
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those are the outlet strains 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 almost certainly have estimated the cultural and political effect celebrity Trek might have even 4 a long time later. He however estimated very sincerely that this “trek” could take its viewers to “strange new worlds […] and new civilizations”. That this may precisely fall into the sector of the discourses of postcolonial stories is not any mere twist of fate. the hole 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. for this reason celebrity Trek will be learn as one other type of travelogue. the aim of this paintings is to set up the narratives of megastar Trek as a travelogue within the context of imperialist and colonial discourses. Having performed so, i'm going to learn megastar Trek’s status inside of those discourses. My concentration is going to be at the depiction of “the different” inside of celebrity Trek. at the foundation of 1 episode of the television sequence, big name Trek: the subsequent new release i'll juxtapose the argument of critics that Trek is both racist and imperialist in its notion or the depiction of a fascinating Utopia.

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