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e-Book Future Perfect: How Star Trek Conquered Planet Earth download

e-Book Future Perfect: How Star Trek Conquered Planet Earth download

by Jeff Greenwald

ISBN: 0670873993
ISBN13: 978-0670873999
Language: English
Publisher: Viking (June 1, 1998)
Pages: 273
Category: Movies
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Jeff Greenwald's 'Star Trek' was a place "where humanity's highest calling was exploration" (like America's real space . This book is full of very useful insights into the effect Star Trek has had on humanity in the last 32 years.

Jeff Greenwald's 'Star Trek' was a place "where humanity's highest calling was exploration" (like America's real space program) and its values were freedom and compassion. In America, we have a semblance of freedom but compassion is sorely lacking. Only a made-up comic book world can have both simultaneously. By reporting on Star Trek's impact on so many different cultures, Jeff Greenwald is following in Gene Roddenberry's footsteps. He is helping his readers see not just themselves, but the diversity that exists among Star Trek's fans world-wide.

This book is full of very useful insights into the effect Star Trek has had on humanity in the last 32 years.

Future Perfect: How Star Trek Conquered Planet Earth (1998, Viking; 1999, Penguin; 2016, Kindle). How to travel ethically: An interview with writer and responsible tourism expert Jeff Greenwald". Scratching the Surface: Impressions of Planet Earth from Hollywood to Shiraz (2002, Naga Press). Snake Lake (2010, Counterpoint Press). Greenwald has written stories and essays for such publications as The New York Times Magazine, Wired, National Geographic Adventure, Outside, and Salon. The Savvy Traveler Rundown - Week of October 24, 2003. Wheeler, Tony; Maureen Wheeler (April 2007).

Real World article(written from a Production point of view). Future Perfect: How Star Trek Conquered Planet Earth. Half of all Americans are Star Trek fans – this is the ultimate look at the phenomenon for and about trekkers here and the world over. Eight blockbuster movies. Five TV series, now airing in over a hundred and fifty countries worldwide. Thirteen Trek books are sold every minute. And trekkers log on to hundreds of Internet chat groups.

Nominally a history of Star Trek, this book expands its mission to examining the deepest roots of the cultural .

Nominally a history of Star Trek, this book expands its mission to examining the deepest roots of the cultural phenomenon the TV show has become over the years. Its appeal cuts across racial, ethnic, and religious lines, with stories from a time when all people are united as citizens of Earth

Future Perfect also journeys into the minds of Star Trek’s creators

His travels take him from an Indian bazaar to a Japanese spa; from a Klingon wedding in Germany to a Venetian Trekker feast. Future Perfect also journeys into the minds of Star Trek’s creators.

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A lively history of the seemingly inexhaustible popularity of the TV series and its progeny with the popular culture and imagination of America and the world features interviews with Patrick Stewart, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., and the Dalai Lama. 40,000 first printing. Tour.
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Uanabimo
Star Trek, the phenomenon, a treasure of tales for the future, but teaching us
in the present lessons we need to know. It did, indeed, take the "world" by storm
and still influences our thoughts, today.

Painshade
Jeff Greenwald observes and interviews various Star Trek authors, producers and TV Stars as well as Star Trek Fans all around the world. What is the result of that? The answer is: amazing! I can't remember having read anything like it before!
First of all, he has a very fluent, easy-to-read writing style. You just sit there, flip over one page after another and get sucked into the book. After ten pages, I was unable to put the book aside for anything else but work, food or sleep. But the book does not stop there. Jeff Greenwald has written a very thoughtful, very reflective book on the Star Trek Fandom. No matter which facet he meets - may it be authors, producers, stars or the common Trekker - he shows a insight about how Star Trek gives each personal dream and hope a shape.
Jeff tells us those stories of hopes and dreams - but always with a twinkle in his eyes, ready to catch remarks of people who may have hopes, but are as well capable to laugh about themselves.
Oh boy - I waited long for such a book!

Anayaron
Greenwald sets out to explain Star Trek's appeal, arguing that interest in the series soared only when the 'real thing' - the moon landings - had come to an end, and there was nothing else to serve as a vent for people's interest in space travel. The author spent time on the set of 'First Contact,' and he travels the world to interview Trekkers in the UK, Japan, Hungary, Germany, Italy, and India, where he describes how each culture puts its own spin on the Trek legacy. As well, he interviews a variety of celebrities about the impact of Trek. It sounds like a great formula, but somehow the end result falls short of its potential. The interviews of fans get a bit tedious, and Greenwald's style of writing up celebrity interviews puts too much emphasis on the interviewer.
Celebrities interviewed include Leonard Nimoy, Patrick Stewart, Gates McFadden, Kate Mulgrew (who comes across as the nicest of the bunch), Michael Dorn, Producer/writer Brannon Braga, Kurt Vonnegut, Arthur Clarke, and the Dalai Lama (yes, really).

MegaStar
This 'trekker' tribute was written by a Buddhist-loving fan of all genres in which 'Star Trek' appeared from 1966 on. He lived in Kathmandu for awhile and is a fan of Dalai Lama, also. He mentions the science fiction writer, Arthur Clarke as a guide to the motorcycle cop who invented the land of Captain Kirk and his crew along with the 'Enterprise.'

In 1997, Gene Roddenberry's ashes, along with those of LSD guru Timothy Leary and twenty-two other individuals whose families paid $4,800 for the tiny tubes the size of a cigar as they were fired into orbit aboard a Pegasus rocket. After six years, that would make it 2003, the satellite would become a shooting star as it disintegrated into the night sky. He had higher dreams for Roddenberry's (The Great Bird) legacy, "they should be tucked into the armature of some interstellar probe, with digitally encoded episodes of the 'Star Trek' series.

From the comic books to the t.v. series, the crew are still a part of the lives of fans in obscure areas of the world. The movies were not as well-received, reaping almost $100,000 for one of them. Examples of the show's lingo can be heard in Belfast, Tokyo, Berling, London -- anywhere television can be seen.

The 'Enterprise' may be the most famous vehicle since Noah's Ark; more popular that Dr. Who's telephone time-travel box, and Mrs. Peel's fancy car, even Get Smart's shoe phone. England's rocketeer can't be more newsworthy than Homer Hickman of West Virginia ('October Sky' film was made in Knoxville and the surrounding area). The stars are gone now, but the spirit will live on.

Since I didn't watch any of the t.v. '60s series (though my boys did), I saw some of the movies. "Beam me up, Scotty" was Greek to me, a landlubber. That space lingo sounded more like Fred & Wilma (Betty & Barney) in prehistoric fantasy world. Now, I did see all of the 'Star Wars' movies.

Jeff Greenwald's 'Star Trek' was a place "where humanity's highest calling was exploration" (like America's real space program) and its values were freedom and compassion. In America, we have a semblance of freedom but compassion is sorely lacking. Only a made-up comic book world can have both simultaneously. Jeff has also written FEARLESS SALES, SIZE OF THE WORLD, and SCRATCHING THE SURFACE (2002).

Sironynyr
In this unprecedented view of how and why Star Trek has captured the psyche of the entire world, Jeff Greenwald has gone where no author has gone before. He has taken an objective view of the Star Trek craze (making this book a must read for not only ST fans, but for everyone!) from the far east to America. With unprecedented access to the sound stages of ST First Contact and Paramount's Hart building (where the writers weave their magic), this book is a ST fan's dream come true. Only after reading Mr. Greenwald's "away missions" can people truly understand how a 35 year old American-made TV show can capture the minds and hearts of people all over the world. Interview with cultural icons such as the Dalai Lama, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Nimoy, Patrick Stewart, and others help make this book the superb creation that it is. Make sure to eat a good meal and have a long nap before attempting to read "Future Perfect," because once you p! ick it up you won't be able to do anything else until you finish it. Mr. Greenwald's clear and concise method of writing allows you to dive into the book, only to resurface once you have read it in its entirety. The only thing I didn't like about the book was that it ended. I could have easily read another 500 pages full of the author's amazing insights and sense of humor! Copywrite 1998.

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