The Influence of Star Trek on Television, Film and Culture

Reading 'Star Trek' from a variety of severe angles, the essays during this assortment supply very important insights into the myriad ways in which the franchise has affected the tradition it represents, the folks who watch the sequence, and the that created it.

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Not only would Paramount profit immediately, but each local station could schedule TNG in a time slot most conducive to the maximum viewership in their area. The show would not be subject to the whims of its own network’s schedulers or the competition other networks decided to throw against it, decisions that would a›ect every market nationwide. This was how the original series had moved from mainstream flop to cult phenomenon, and the pattern repeated itself. The fame of Trek brought in a large number of viewers to sample the show, and many of them stayed.

In the mean time Roddenberry was (with permission) using Asimov’s name on 250 telegrams protesting the show’s imminent demise, and was employing acquaintances to decorate NBC executives’ cars with “Mr. Spock for President” bumper stickers that he had had printed, all at studio expense (Solow and Justman, ¡996: 385–6). Roddenberry’s ¡9 February letter to the Miami Herald (Solow and Justman, ¡996: 379) brags that, after a special committee of NBC vice presidents failed to conclude that the campaign was organized in-house, NBC reversed its premature decision to cancel Star Trek.

Star Trek Phase II”: The Lost Series. New York: Pocket Books, ¡997. Shatner, William. “Star Trek” Memories. With Chris Kreski. London: HarperCollins, ¡993. Snodgrass, Melinda. ” Omni ¡4, no. 3 (December ¡99¡): 52. , and Robert H. Justman. Inside “Star Trek”: The Real Story. New York: Pocket Books, ¡996. Spinrad, Norman. ” Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 9, no. ¡¡ (November ¡985). Reprinted in Norman Spinrad. Science Fiction in the Real World. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, ¡990.

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