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Seminar paper from the 12 months 2010 within the topic American experiences - 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 firm. Its carrying on with project: to discover unusual new worlds, to find new existence and new civilizations, to boldly move, the place nobody has long gone before."
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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 writer Gene Roddenberry wouldn't potentially have estimated the cultural and political impression celebrity Trek might have even 4 many years later. He however predicted very in actual fact that this “trek” could take its viewers to “strange new worlds […] and new civilizations”. That this might precisely fall into the sector of the discourses of postcolonial reviews isn't any mere twist of fate. the outlet credit very straightforwardly point out what voyages the viewers will perform. The exploration of “strange new worlds” and “new civilizations” recollects the narratives of Imperialism and Colonialism. hence big name Trek will 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 celebrity Trek’s status inside of those discourses. My concentration is going to be at the depiction of “the different” inside of big name Trek. at the foundation of 1 episode of the television sequence, megastar Trek: the subsequent 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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