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'Star Trek': Where Have All the Starships Gone?

After the events of 9/11, many Star Trek fan clubs and online role playing ships disappeared from view. How do I know? I was one of the people in those communities.

L.D. Barnes
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Film

'Star Trek' and the Problem With B-4 and After 2379

What is it about this moment in time that renders the Star Trek franchise incapable of envisioning its own future?

Nicole Berland
Film

I Can Do Zat!: Anton Yelchin's 'Star Trek' Legacy

Remember how Yelchin wrestled with vampires, neo-Nazis, pirates, and adultery to earn his place as Chekov aboard the USS Enterprise?

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Nation-Building on Bajor: Why 'Deep Space Nine' Is Really the Post-9/11 'Star Trek'

Despite debuting in the early '90s, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine offers timely insights into 21st-century global politics.

Dominic Nardi
Film

Future Technology in the 'Star Trek' Reboots: Complex Future(s)

Star Trek doesn’t foretell a type of future as a concrete inevitable outcome and final destination, it presents us with a fictional diegetic vision of how the world could be.

Carl Wilson and Garrath T. Wilson
Film

Future Technology in the 'Star Trek' Reboots: Tethered and Performative

If space is the “final frontier”, then the technology that facilitates the adventure is one of the central mechanisms by which we can learn new things about ourselves and our society.

Carl Wilson & Garrath T. Wilson
Film

Star Trek at 50

On 8 September 1966, the sci-fi television show Star Trek aired its first episode, setting into motion a chain of events that would leave no aspect of pop culture unchanged.

Film

The Continuing Voyages: 'Star Trek' Reboot Fandom and 'Prime Universe' Canon

Just as there's no beginning or ending to works of the imagination, the possibilities of story cannot be exhausted.

Cait Coker
Television

To Seek Out New Star Trek Fans and Form New Star Trek Civilizations

As the most well-studied fandom, Star Trek fans have shaped the way that seminal concepts in fan studies have emerged.

Mary Ingram-Waters
Film

The Persistence of Vision: The Radical Liberalism of 'Star Trek'

Star Trek speaks across cultures, emphasising tolerance, equality, freedom and fraternity; in doing so, it has never been more necessary.

Mike Finn
Film

To Explore Strange New Worlds: 'Star Trek' and Its Pornographic Parodies

Pornographic productions created with mindful attention to the source material and fandom may well be considered as transformative works of fan art.

Sebastiaan Gorissen

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