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Phasers on stun! : how the making (and remaking) of Star Trek changed the world  Cover Image Book Book

Phasers on stun! : how the making (and remaking) of Star Trek changed the world / Ryan Britt.

Britt, Ryan, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780593185698
  • ISBN: 0593185692
  • Physical Description: 383 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Plume, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-354) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Spock stole his own brain : the creation of Star Trek: the original series -- Space cowboys : the writing of The original series -- Infinite diversity, finite genes : the progressive politics and diversity of Star Trek in the '60s -- The trouble with Trekkies : the death of The original series and the birth of Star Trek fandom -- An almost totally new enterprise : the animated series and the fusion of Star Trek and NASA -- Killing Spock : the motion picture, the wrath of Khan, and the mainstreaming of Trek -- Colorful metaphors : the search for Spock and the voyage home, and Star Trek of the 1980s -- Undiscovered generations : the saga of the three Saaviks and the desperate need for The next generation -- You will be assimilated : The next generation assumes command -- The dreamer and the dream : deep space nine finally delivers on the promise of The original series -- There's coffee in that Nebula! voyager tears down the Starfleet boys' club -- Magic carpet rides : Star Trek's obsession with time travel, First contact, and Star Trek's first prequel-Enterprise -- It's sabotage! The Star Trek reboot films and the redefining of twentyfirst-century blockbusters -- Disco inferno : Star Trek: discovery and the twenty-first-century renaissance of Trek on TV -- The pride of Starfleet : Trek's long road to LGBTQ representation -- Choose to live : picard and lower decks flip the script on Star Trek's definition of success -- The human adventure is just beginning : Strange new worlds and imperfect secret to Star Trek's immortality. -- Which Star Trek is which? A brief guide to all the Treks, ever.
Summary, etc.:
"Written with inside access, comprehensive research, and a down-to-earth perspective, Phasers on Stun! chronicles the entire history of Star Trek, revealing that its enduring place in pop culture is all thanks to innovative pivots and radical change"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Star Trek television programs > History.
Star Trek films > History.
Science fiction television programs > United States > History.
Science fiction films > United States > History.

Available copies

  • 3 of 6 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 0 current holds with 6 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 791.45 BRITT 2022 (Text) 0001002418018 Nonfiction New Available -

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