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To boldly go where no one has gone before: symbolic annihilation and queer interventions in the Star Trek universe

Venzo, Paul 2016, To boldly go where no one has gone before: symbolic annihilation and queer interventions in the Star Trek universe, Queer studies in media and popular culture, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 285-296, doi: 10.1386/qsmpc.1.3.285_1.

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Title To boldly go where no one has gone before: symbolic annihilation and queer interventions in the Star Trek universe
Author(s) Venzo, Paul
Journal name Queer studies in media and popular culture
Volume number 1
Issue number 3
Start page 285
End page 296
Total pages 12
Publisher Intellect
Place of publication Bristol, Eng.
Publication date 2016-09-01
ISSN 2055-5695
2055-5709
Keyword(s) Science Fiction
queer
television
Summary Despite queer readings and interpretations by scholars and fans alike, the official Star Trek universe is devoid of any concrete or obvious representation of LGBTIQ identities. While this appears to be a case of symbolic annihilation, two recent episodes of the Internet series Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II (2004–, webseries), titled ‘Blood and Fire: Part One’ and ‘Blood and Fire: Part Two’, finally go where official Star Trek texts could, or would, not. Taking up the dual perspective of both fan and scholar, in this article I argue that these episodes use the conspicuous absence of representations of sexual diversity in the Star Trek franchise proper as the impetus for a creative intervention, one that embodies the capacity of science fiction texts to explore human sexuality beyond the confines of heteronormative identities.
Language eng
DOI 10.1386/qsmpc.1.3.285_1
Field of Research 209999 Language, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 950299 Communication not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Intellect
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