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The Resource Star trek and American television, Roberta Pearson and Máire Messenger Davies ; with a foreword by Sir Patrick Stewart

Star trek and American television, Roberta Pearson and Máire Messenger Davies ; with a foreword by Sir Patrick Stewart

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Star trek and American television
Title
Star trek and American television
Statement of responsibility
Roberta Pearson and Máire Messenger Davies ; with a foreword by Sir Patrick Stewart
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the heart of one of the most successful transmedia franchises of all time, Star Trek, lies an initially unsuccessful 1960s television production, Star Trek: The Original Series. In Star Trek and American Television, Pearson and Messenger Davies, take their cue from the words of the program's first captain, William Shatner, in an interview with the authors: 'It's a television show.' In focusing on Star Trek as a television show, the authors argue that the program has to be seen in the context of the changing economic conditions of American television throughout the more than four decades of Star Trek's existence as a transmedia phenomenon that includes several films as well as the various television series. The book is organized into three sections, dealing with firstly, the context of production, the history and economics of Star Trek from the original series (1966-1969) to its final television incarnation in Enterprise (2002-2005). Secondly, it focuses on the interrelationships between different levels of production and production workers, drawing on uniquely original material, including interviews with star captains William Shatner and Sir Patrick Stewart, and with production workers ranging from set-builders to executive producers, to examine the tensions between commercial constraints and creative autonomy. These interviews were primarily carried out in Hollywood during the making of the film Nemesis (2002) and the first series of Star Trek: Enterprise. Thirdly, the authors employ textual analysis to study the narrative 'storyworld' of the Star Trek television corpus and also to discuss the concept and importance of character in television drama. The book is a deft historical and critical study that is bound to appeal to television and media studies scholars, students, and Star Trek fans the world over. With a foreword by Sir Patrick Stewart, Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation"--Provided by publisher
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EBLCP
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Pearson, Roberta E
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Davies, Máire Messenger
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  • Television series
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Television series
  • United States
Label
Star trek and American television, Roberta Pearson and Máire Messenger Davies ; with a foreword by Sir Patrick Stewart
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Star trek and American television history -- Art, commerce, and creative autonomy -- The craft-workshop mode of production -- Actors: the public face of Star trek -- World building -- Character building -- Conclusion: "It's not a television show."
Control code
ocn877770834
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (239 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306661478
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt65sgnv
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)877770834
Label
Star trek and American television, Roberta Pearson and Máire Messenger Davies ; with a foreword by Sir Patrick Stewart
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Star trek and American television history -- Art, commerce, and creative autonomy -- The craft-workshop mode of production -- Actors: the public face of Star trek -- World building -- Character building -- Conclusion: "It's not a television show."
Control code
ocn877770834
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (239 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306661478
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt65sgnv
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)877770834

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