Star Trek The Original Series The Weight Of Worlds

Author: Greg Cox
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476702853
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The Ephrata Institute is an intellectual think tank at the outer fringes of the final frontier. Dedicated to the arts and sciences, the Institute seems an unlikely target for an invasion, but it proves easy pickings when the Crusade comes from beyond, determined to impose its harsh, unbending Truth on all the worlds of the Federation. Armed with weaponized gravity, the alien Crusaders will stop at nothing to rescue the universe from its myriad beliefs . . . even if it means warping the mind and soul of every sentient being they encounter. Responding to an urgent distress signal, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise soon find themselves in conflict with the Crusade, and facing individual challenges. When Kirk and Spock are transported to the Crusade’s distant homeland to confront the source of the invasion, Sulu finds himself trapped behind enemy lines, while Lieutenant Uhura is faced with possibly the most difficult decisions of her career. As the Crusade sets its sights beyond Ephrata IV, it is up to the Enterprise and its besieged crew to keep freedom of thought from being crushed beneath the weight of worlds!

Star Trek The Original Series The Continuing Missions Volume I

Author: Greg Cox
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147673335X
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Three original novels set in the universe of Star Trek: The Original Series! This ebook bundle includes: The Rings of Time That Which Divides Department of Temporal Investigations: Forgotten History

Star Trek The Original Series The Folded World

Author: Jeff Mariotte
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476702829
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When the U.S.S. Enterprise receives a distress call from the U.S.S. Raven, they encounter an anomaly that defies all reason where normal rules of time and space do not apply. Original. 60,000 first printing.

The Business Of Media Distribution

Author: Jeff Ulin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136070699
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First published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Star Trek The Original Series Windows On A Lost World

Author: V.E. Mitchell
Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek
ISBN: 9780671795122
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While exploring the ruins of an ancient civilization on the uninhabited planet of Careta IV, the crew of the Enterprise discovers windows to a strange alien environment. Original.

Double Double

Author: Michael Jan Friedman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743419960
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DOUBLE, DOUBLE On a routine exploratory mission, the Starship U.S.S. Hood picks up a distress signal from a research expedition thought lost long ago -- the expedition of Dr. Roger Korby, one of the centuries' greatest scientific minds. Korby himself is dead, it seems, but his colleagues have made a most incredible discover -- a discovery they insist the Hood's captain see for himself. Reluctantly, the captain agrees to beam down... Meanwhile, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise™ begins long-overdue shore leave on Tranquility Seven. James T. Kirk is looking forward to a few days of rest and relaxation....until what seems like a bizarre case of mistaken identity plunges Kirk into a whirlpool of mayhem and murder. And puts an inhuman stranger with his memories and anilities in command of the Enterprise.

Media Franchising

Author: Derek Johnson
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814743897
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"Johnson astutely reveals that franchises are not Borg-like assimilation machines, but, rather, complicated ecosystems within which creative workers strive to create compelling 'shared worlds.' This finely researched, breakthrough book is a must-read for anyone seeking a sophisticated understanding of the contemporary media industry." —Heather Hendershot, author of What's Fair on the Air?: Cold War Right-Wing Broadcasting and the Public Interest While immediately recognizable throughout the U.S. and many other countries, media mainstays like X-Men, Star Trek, and Transformers achieved such familiarity through constant reincarnation. In each case, the initial success of a single product led to a long-term embrace of media franchising—a dynamic process in which media workers from different industrial positions shared in and reproduced familiar cultureacross television, film, comics, games, and merchandising. In Media Franchising, Derek Johnson examines the corporate culture behind these production practices, as well as the collaborative and creative efforts involved in conceiving, sustaining, and sharing intellectual properties in media work worlds. Challenging connotations of homogeneity, Johnson shows how the cultural and industrial logic of franchising has encouraged media industries to reimagine creativity as an opportunity for exchange among producers, licensees, and evenconsumers. Drawing on case studies and interviews with media producers, he reveals the meaningful identities, cultural hierarchies, and struggles for distinction that accompany collaboration within these production networks. Media Franchising provides a nuanced portrait of the collaborative cultural production embedded in both the media industries and our own daily lives.

Trekkers

Author: Nikki Stafford
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 1550225030
Size: 55.95 MB
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In the 1960s, a generation was introduced to a crew of people who were going 'where no man has gone before'. After it was cancelled, fans began watching the show in reruns, going to conventions to hear the stars talk about their experiences, and collecting paraphernalia from the show. The Trekkie was born. Since then the Star Trek franchise has boomed, and the fandom has grown along with it. This book gathers, for the first time, stories of how Star Trek has touched people's lives, by people who think that Star Trek isn't just a show, but a way of life.