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Anybody interested in Star Trek?
by jorgedr on August 13th, 2009

So my geeky side has been wondering if anybody would be interested to get together and talk/watch/theorize Star Trek ;) I must confess that I am a fan of the newer series as opposed of the original one but maybe I can be persuaded to watch the original movies and TV show.

So far I have the complete series for The Next Generation and Voyager. I also have the First Contact and Nemesis movies.

I have not really think this through. Maybe we can watch the old movies (which we would have to find) or maybe we can watch some of the most interesting episodes. Currently I am watching the Season 5 of TNG. I just got season 5, 6 and 7 so I am watching every single episode. Either way if anybody out there is interested let me know.

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by Luv2Bike on August 13th, 2009

Hey Jorge,
I am excited about Distirct 9 which starts this weekend. I do enjoy Star Trek but limited time does not allow me to watch the old ones.

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by jorgedr on August 14th, 2009

Ah!! District 9.. I am certainly going this weekend to watch that one.. That is the type of science fiction that I like.. I was also into Battle Star Galactica but then the story got kind of off tracks and I stopped watching it.. I only saw the series finally after watching the first two seasons...
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by LeComte on August 14th, 2009

Jolan Tru,

Regarding TOS, I've noticed that it is easier to enjoy if you can look at TNG as the philosophical progression of TOS. Also the parallels between characters in the two series are quite similar. Even smaller things such as the tension between Picard and (Dr.) Crusher parallel the tension between Chapel and Spock. The loneliness of command with Kirk is also mirrored with Picard, Sisko and most notably Capt. Janeway with her holo-boyfriend. Don't even get me started on the Prime Directive. Plus it's a real kick to notice a new crew member with a little too much camera time and just know that most likely he/she's gonna kick the bucket.

A lot of people write this off as plot recycling, however I tend to rationalize it by realizing this is what probably happens when 400 people are on a deep space voyage for multiple years.

So yeah, I would be quite interested.
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by vaden on August 14th, 2009

Interested folks should read the Star Trek chapter in "Gilligan Unbound: Pop Culture in the Age of Globalization." The whole thing's a lot of fun. Plus, it's at the library.

From Library Journal
Popular television shows are commonly a reflection of national principles. Shakespeare scholar Cantor (English, Univ. of Virginia) here analyzes four of the most famous prime-time series in the history of television with particular attention to how these shows portrayed American ideals and influences. Cantor shows us how the castaways of Gilligan's Island re-created America in their isolation and how Star Trek reflected Cold War fears and sensibilities. He also speculates about the post-Cold War, cynical, introspective Springfield of The Simpsons and how society's distrust of Washington is evident in the skepticism that characterizes The X-Files. Perhaps a little too cerebral for average TV viewers, this book is an upbeat if scholarly treatise on nationalism in popular culture. Recommended for academic media and communications collections. David M. Lisa, Wayne P.L., NJ
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