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    the space ship but he refuses to take this step because he does not want the indigenous species to see the space craft. Subsequently, the Commander/ Captain of the team, James T. Kirk views the scenario and decides to teleport him. Kirk believes to save one’s life instead of following the Prime Directive. It can be argued that Kirk endangered everyone’s life, but he believed to save one’s life and yet Spock does not see him as the “rescuer” or a form of “God”. Influenced by German philosopher, Ludwig

  • James T. Kirk's Journey: Theory of Monomyth

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    as a hero (Campbell). These stages can be applied to a smash hit released in 2009, a science-fiction film titled Star Trek. James T. Kirk in Star Trek closely follows Campbell’s theory as he departs from his childhood home in Iowa, fights a rogue Romulan enemy, and returns to Earth as a Starfleet captain. The movie starts out with a spectacular space battle that showcases James’ father’s valor as he sacrifices himself to save the crew of his condemned starship. In doing so he saves 800 lives, including

  • Comparing Star Trek and Homer's Odyssey

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    James Tiberius Kirk is a name that reigns throughout the entities of space; a fearless leader traveling throughout the galaxies on a mission of peace and conquest. Kirk battles countless species of aliens and encounters numerous walks of life in the Milky Way. While Captain Kirk is a very pragmatic leader, he is, at times, very boisterous and boastful; one could say that he is a modern day Narcissus. After reading this description, it occurs to me that James Tiberius Kirk is not a modern day Narcissus;

  • Star Trek

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    "Star Trek": A Chronicle Space... the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship "Enterprise." Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds... to seek out new life and new civilizations... to boldly go where no one has gone before... The above blurb has been used to introduce the television show Star Trek: The Next Generation. The show's run has elapsed that of it's predecessor, the original Star Trek. The original spawned six movies and endless conventions, and both have given

  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture

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    The film I’m discussing is Star Trek: The Motion Picture. The film, which takes place in the 23rd century, is about the newly appointed Admiral Kirk and his crew taking back the Enterprise in order to stop a force that is threatening Earth. Although problematic with regards to gender issues, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, along with the original television show and the other movies, used aliens and the futuristic as a tool to examine race and sexuality issues in a way that hadn’t really been explored

  • Spock Analysis

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    control his anger any longer. The young Spock then proceeded to fight one of the boys (Star Trek). In this scene, Spock allows the other boys to provoke him. Spock losses control of his emotions because of what someone else said. Later in the film Kirk goads Spock into fighting him. Spock is then forced to “relinquish [his] command based on the fact that [he has] been emotionally compromised” (Star Trek). Just like when he was a child, Spock allows someone else to affect his emotions. One of Epictetus

  • Cultural Experience In Star Trek: The Voyage Home

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    In the movie "Star Trek: The Voyage Home" Captain Kirk and company travel back to the twentieth century to save the world by saving the whales. The movie came out in 1986, and I was a 27 year old former Star Trek lover with a devotion to environmental issues. If you had asked me about whaling and a cultural exemption back then I know what my answer would have been: Tough Darts! Get a life you creeps. Killing a whale because of your culture? Too bad, so sad. While I personally still feel there

  • Star Trek and Philsophy

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    Stars.” One of the first science fiction shows directed at adults instead of children, Roddenberry hoped to combine adventure and morality, modeling the show’s format on traditional mythological storytelling, which is most obviously seen in the trio of Kirk, Spock and McCoy. To fully appreciate Star Trek’s influence, you have to understand its enormous scope. Although the first series only ran for three years, the show gained popularity in syndication. It would go on to spawn five new series with a total

  • Q&A: Studs Lonigan

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    Studs Lonigan Studs Lonigan is the protagonist and the name of the trilogy of three novels, Young Lonigan, the Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan and Judgment Day, by the American author James T. Farrell. The novel is a classic depiction of Irish life in the South side of Chicago and how Studs Lonigan comes of age in the setting. It is particularly in the second part that Farrell brings to light the venom of racism and how its unchecked spread helped to produce and reproduce the ghetto. The main

  • Young Lonigan by James T. Farrell

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    Young Lonigan by James T. Farrell "After they had left the parlor, Studs sat by the window. He looked out, watching the night strangeness, listening. The darkness was over everything like a warm bed-cover, and all the little sounds of night seemed to him as if they belonged to some great mystery. He listened to the wind in the tree by the window. The street was queer, and didn’t seem at all like Wabash Avenue. He watched a man pass, his heels beating a monotonous echo. Studs imagined him to