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Star Trek and History


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Acknowledgments: A Piece of the Action: The Pleasures of Sharing Star Trek xi A Timeline of Stardates xiii Alan Kistler Star Trek Series and Movie Titles: A Universal Translator xxv Introduction: Time Warps and Future Histories 1 Nancy R. Reagin PART ONE Characters [Are] Welcome: Backstories 1 Riding Posse on the Final Frontier: James T. Kirk, Hero of the Old West 7 Alice L. George 2 More Than "Just Uhura": Understanding Star Trek's Lt. Uhura, Civil Rights, and Space History 22 Margaret A. Weitekamp 3 The Compassionate Country Doctor and Cold-Blooded Biomedicine: Bones, Spock, and Medicine beyond the Machine 39 Brenda Gardenour 4 Who Is Q? 57 Alan Kistler PART TWO Kirk and Spock Take on Earth History 5 The Final Reflection?: A Mirrored Empire?: Klingon History and American History 71 Lori Maguire 6 Vietnam, Star Trek, and the Real Future 87 H. Bruce Franklin 7 You're Doing It Wrong: Cause and Effect in Star Trek's Histories 109 Michael Lewis 8 If This Is the (Final) Frontier, Where Are the Natives? 125 Amy H. Sturgis 9 Terrorizing Space: Star Trek, Terrorism, and History 143 John Putman 10 To Boldly Go When No One Has Gone Before (or After): Star Trek's Timelines 158 Karma Waltonen PART THREE Future Culture 11 Shakespeare (and the Rest of the Great Books) in the Original Klingon 179 Elizabeth Baird Hardy 12 Information Technology in Star Trek: Android versus Android, iPads versus PADDs, Facebook versus the Borg 194 Brent McDonald 13 History on the Holodeck 212 Marcus Schulzke 14 Why Star Trek's Cartography Is So Stellar, or How the Borg Mapped/Changed Everything 226 Matthew D. Mingus 15 Who's the Devil?: Species Extinction and Environmentalist Thought in Star Trek 242 Dolly Jorgensen PART FOUR Other Races Have Histories Too, You Know 16 Nothing Unreal Exists: The Contradictory Logic of Vulcan History 263 Alex Robles 17 Alien Babes and Alternate Universes: The Women of Star Trek 280 M. G. DuPree 18 Klingons: Going Medieval on You 295 Christian Domenig 19 Nazis, Cardassians, and Other Villains in the Final Frontier 307 Amy Carney Negotiating the Legacy of Star Trek and Its Fans 323 Rick Worland Starfleet Academy Instructors 341 Index: Databanks 349

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NANCY R. REAGIN is the Chair of the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Pace University in New York City, where she is also a professor of history. She has published several books in modern European history, and has firm opinions about how the holodeck and other technologies could be used to teach history at Starfleet Academy. She is also the editor of Twilight and History and Harry Potter and History , and the coeditor of Star Wars and History .

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