A Brief Guide to Star Trek

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Little, Brown Book Group, Apr 19, 2012 - Performing Arts - 304 pages
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For over 40 years Star Trek has made a phenomenal cultural impact. Now more popular than ever - J.J. Abrams' reinvented Star Trek movie was one of the box office hits of 2009, grossing $385 million worldwide - the 'franchise' continues to have cultural, social and political resonance around the world. Star Trek has changed not just the way we look at space but also our own world. It gave the culture a lexicon of catchphrases, from "Beam me up, Scotty" to Dr McCoy's many complaints beginning "I'm a doctor, not a [...]!" Much of the 'future' technology depicted on Star Trek has come to feature in everyday life, from the communicator-like mobile phone to computer touch screens now taken for granted. Many of the world's most prominent scientists were inspired to pursue their careers (as were many writers and artists) due to an early exposure to Star Trek. In A Brief Guide to Star Trek, expert Brian J Robb charts the rise and rise of the show and explores its impact our culture.

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User Review  - Janitag - Goodreads

Loads and loads of interesting information. Good for anyone who would want to learn more about Star Trek. Read full review

Review: A Brief Guide to Star Trek

User Review  - Goodreads

Loads and loads of interesting information. Good for anyone who would want to learn more about Star Trek. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Brian J Robb is the managing editor of Titan Magazines and overlooks the official monthly tie-in publication Star Trek which is distributed in the UK and US. He lives in London and is very well connected to all the sci fi world

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