Thomas writes Star Trek book chapter

A book chapter published in May 2017 has been authored by Elizabeth A. Thomas, senior lecturer and public relations sequence head.

Published by DePaul University Press (Chicago), the book is Time Lords and Tribbles, Winchesters and Muggles. It covers the best of the Midwest Popular Culture Conference presentations from 2011 through 2016.

Thomas’ chapter, titled “50 Years of Trek and the Fascinating Lessons We’ve Learned,” covers the moral codes of Star Trek.  

According to Thomas, the original Star Trek television series set clear examples for living a moral life.

In her extensive study of the 50-year compilation of Trek’s television, literature, film and fan culture, she describes specific lessons taught in each of Star Trek’s incarnations.
Most science fiction fans know the basic lessons of Star Trek – non-interference is the prime directive, to boldly go where no one has gone before, Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations, the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few (or the one). Upon deeper inspection, Thomas unlocks a vast universe of Trek teachings in this latest publication. 

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Posted on 05 January 2018 by jmcjournal

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