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Title Star trek and sacred ground : explorations of Star trek, religion, and American culture / edited by Jennifer E. Porter and Darcee L. McLaren.
Imprint Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, [1999]
©1999

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Subject Star Trek films -- Religious aspects.
Star Trek television programs -- Religious aspects.
Alt Name Porter, Jennifer E., 1964-
McLaren, Darcee L., 1965-
Description 1 online resource (xii, 315 pages)
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-295) and index.
Summary "Drawing on a number of methodologies and disciplinary perspectives, this book boldly goes where none has gone before by focusing on the interplay between Star Trek, religion, and American culture as revealed in the four different Trek television series, and the major motion pictures as well. Explored from a Trek perspective are the portrayal and treatment of religion; the religious and mythic elements; the ritual aspects of the fan following; and the relationship between religion and other issues of contemporary concern."--Jacket.
Contents Introduction : Star trek, religion, and American culture / Jennifer E. Porter and Darcee L. McLaren -- From thwarted gods to reclaimed mystery? : an overview of the depiction of religion in Star trek / Anne Mackenzie Pearson -- Classic Star trek and the death of God : a case study of "who mourns for Adonis?" / Robert Asa -- Religion and science in Star trek : the next generation : God, Q, and evolutionary eschatology on the final frontier / Gregory Peterson -- Deeds of power : respect for religion in Star trek : deep space nine / Peter Linford -- (Re)covering sacred ground : new age spirituality in Star trek : voyager / Darcee L. McLaren and Jennifer E. Porter -- Intimations of immortality : death/life mediations in Star trek / Jon Wagner -- Suffering, sacrifice and redemption : Biblical imagery in Star trek / Larry Kreitzer -- The outward voyage and the inward search : Star trek motion pictures and the spiritual quest / Ian Maher -- Biblical interpretation in the Star trek universe : going where some have gone before / Jeffrey Scott Lamp -- "Star trek to me is a way of life" : fan expressions of Star trek philosophy / Michael Jindra -- On the edge of forever : understanding the Star trek phenomenon as myth / Darcee L. McLaren -- To boldly go : Star trek convention attendance as pilgrimage / Jennifer E. Porter.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Note Print version record.
ISBN 058529190X (electronic bk.)
9780585291901 (electronic bk.)
0791443337 (hc ; alk. paper)
0791443345 (pb ; alk. paper)
9780791443330 (hc ; alk. paper)
9780791443347 (pb ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 45728740
Additional Format Print version: Star trek and sacred ground. Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, ©1999 0791443337 (DLC) 98052147 (OCoLC)40559714
Table of Contents
 Acknowledgments 
 1Introduction: Star Trek, Religion, and American Culture / Jennifer E. Porter, Darcee L. McLaren1
Pt. IReligion in Star Trek 
 2From Thwarted Gods to Reclaimed Mystery? An Overview of the Depiction of Religion in Star Trek / Anne Mackenzie Pearson13
 3Classic Star Trek and the Death of God: A Case Study of "Who Mourns for Adonais?" / Robert Asa33
 4Religion and Science in Star Trek: The Next Generation: God, Q, and Evolutionary Eschatology on the Final Frontier / Gregory Peterson61
 5Deeds of Power: Respect for Religion in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine / Peter Linford77
 6(Re)Covering Sacred Ground: New Age Spirituality in Star Trek: Voyager / Darcee L. McLaren, Jennifer E. Porter101
Pt. IIReligious and Mythic Themes 
 7Intimations of Immortality: Death/Life Mediations in Star Trek / Jon Wagner119
 8Suffering, Sacrifice and Redemption: Biblical Imagery in Star Trek / Larry Kreitzer139
 9The Outward Voyage and the Inward Search: Star Trek Motion Pictures and the Spiritual Quest / Ian Maher165
 10Biblical Interpretation in the Star Trek Universe: Going Where Some Have Gone Before / Jeffrey Scott Lamp193
Pt. IIIReligion and Ritual in Fandom 
 11"Star Trek to Me Is a Way of Life": Fan Expressions of Star Trek Philosophy / Michael Jindra217
 12On the Edge of Forever: Understanding the Star Trek Phenomenon as Myth / Darcee L. McLaren231
 13To Boldly Go: Star Trek Convention Attendance as Pilgrimage / Jennifer E. Porter245
 TV Episodes and Movies Cited271
 Bibliography279
 List of Contributors297
 Index299