A Brief Guide to Star Trek by Brian J. Robb

By Brian J. Robb

For over forty years "Star Trek" has made a lovely cultural effect. Now extra renowned than ever - J.J. Abrams' reinvented "Star Trek" motion picture was once one of many field place of work hits of 2009, grossing $385 million around the globe - the 'franchise' keeps to have cultural, social and political resonance all over the world. "Star Trek" has replaced not only the way in which we glance at area but additionally our personal international. It gave the tradition a lexicon of catchphrases, from "Beam me up, Scotty" to Dr McCoy's many court cases starting "I'm a physician, no longer a [...]"! a lot of the 'future' know-how depicted on "Star Trek" has come to add in lifestyle, from the communicator-like cellular phone to machine contact monitors now taken without any consideration. some of the world's so much renowned scientists have been encouraged to pursue their careers (as have been many writers and artists) as a result of an early publicity to "Star Trek". In "A short advisor to famous person Trek", professional Brian J Robb charts the increase of the convey and explores its impression on our tradition.

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American TV shows typically cost non-US TV networks between one-quarter to one-tenth of the cost of making their own TV shows (Feigenbaum 1996). In 1974, Variety estimated that a US TV program shown on a Hong Kong TV network cost between $60 and $75; in Costa Rica, between $35 and $45, and in Kuwait, between $60 and $90. In 1981, a Philippines TV network could import a 13-part US TV series for $2,500, whereas a locally produced TV series that ran for the same time would cost $10,400 (Boyd 1984).

State broadcasters are to be opposed, as are barriers to the cross-border flow of information. In state-corporate rhetoric following World War II, the “free flow of information” was represented as a means of building a free, democratic, and peaceful world order based on cultural pluralism and exchange (Rosenberg 1984: 215). In practice, the free flow doctrine was employed to make the US corporate media system appear to be the most free and most democratic, while framing those that did not emulate the US model as un-free and un-democratic.

In practice, the free flow doctrine was employed to make the US corporate media system appear to be the most free and most democratic, while framing those that did not emulate the US model as un-free and un-democratic. Furthermore, the free flow doctrine “championed the rights of media proprietors to sell wherever and whatever they wished” (Thussu 2006: 55–56). By the mid-1980s, this had become an argument for the “free trade” in audio-visual products (Comor 1997). The US government saw the free flow of US media as a means of ideological influence too.

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