September 8th, 1966 on NBC at 8:30pm, the United States got its first look at what was to become an american phenomenon. That night when Star Trek debuted america changed and has never been the same since. Three years is all that Star Trek lasted on NBC, only to be canceled and to return under a syndicated network. It was only then that the series gained the recognition that it so deserved. Comparing Star Trek to series such as Space: 1999, or Battlestar Galactica of the 80’s is hard because Star Trek is more than a out-and-out science fiction program, it’s a science fiction program that is reflecting political and social climate in the United States during the 1960 's. Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek’s creator, is quoted during one interview saying,
A man of science who spent his whole life to discover something big, and a guy who is not related to science at any ways but being slightly forced into a dangerous journey of a scientist. Even movies made by those books have similarities that might interest people who read the book. Maybe it is a problem of old filmmakers, but to both of those movies was a woman with some irrational thoughts about the scientific journey but she is slightly adding a little romantic note to the whole movie.
Thinking specifically about the book and movie The Martian, I definitely think that both have given humans hope that Mars is an option for future habitability, especially if we manage to completely ruin Earth. At the same time, if you go off of the sheer number of shows, movies, and books regarding what Earth looks like after we wreck it, a vast majority of people also assume that it’s not if we ruin our planet, it’s when. The best example I could think of regarding the overwhelming response to The Martian, is a tweet I saw from Andy Weir talking about how he’d been invited to talk with some people at NASA. Not only did people find the book interesting, but people are also latching onto the hard science he used as a framework for the story.
The use of all the military and the focus on more powerful political people in the movie made it feel more science fiction that the book. The fact that Gerry Lane in the main character in the novel, and we’re basically hitching a ride on his own story, gave the movie an action vibe, similar to the ones that superhero movies give off. We basically have one man, who starts off as a pretty normal civilian, and ends up saving all of humanity from the bad guy- or bad guys in this case. The film was a bit more selfish with its adaptation, focusing on the story of Gerry Lane, and what he goes through in order to stop the zombies. In the novel, we are told the there is a “patient zero” who is a young boy who is thought to be the original infected person.
Two of the ideologies that Nichols talks about in his book are dominant and alternative ideology. He says that the dominant ideology is the system that has the power and most people agree with (289). On the same page, he says an alternative ideology is the one that, “resist, challenges, or subverts the dominant ideology.” This is the straightforward set of ideologies that film used; it placed the aliens as the dominate ideology and the humans that fought against them as the alternative ideology. Like most action films, They Live uses these two ideologies to make clear protagonist and antagonist; this kind of setup makes it
A cynical critic might suppose that the last two hours of “Interstellar” were composed in a fit of spoiler hysteria. Nondisclosure pleas from the studio have been unusually specific. Forget about telling you what happens: I’m not even supposed to tell you who’s in the thing, aside from the people you’ve seen on magazine covers. I guess I can disclose that Cooper and Brand are accompanied by two other astronauts, played by a witty, scene-stealing David Gyasi and a deadpan Wes Bentley, and also by a wry robot who speaks in the voice of Bill
There are many issues in Star Wars Episode for, but this text treats two of the. First being the issue of rebellion against a legitimate ruler and secondly, the issue of the over reliance on technology. Rebellion one of the main theme of the movie. At the very beginning, princess Leia is fighting the Empire and gets caught.
SPOILERS!!! (If you have not already watched the Newest Star Wars I apologize in advance) Favourite Movie I found it difficult to choose which movies was my favorite. However, by at this moment in time, the movie would have to be Star Wars The Force Awakening. This particular trilogy is action-packed and emotional, that leaves the audience wanting more as the credits roll by. The most memorable scene from the movie was when would be the scene when Han Solo went to confront his son but lead to the death of Han Solo, by the hand of his son, Kylo Ren.
Advertisements can get old very quickly; they are usually repetitive, boring, and a waste of everyone’s time. People are getting better at ignoring advertisement, but occasionally, some brilliant advisement can be stuck in one’s head. One advertisement for Orion Telescopes was particularly interesting. With just three images, the moon, the American flag, and the Made in China on the flag, it captured the capability of their product and added an ironic twist at the end. The simplistic design, the clear message, and the interesting layout works great together to promote their telescope, and intrigue their American consumer.
Several differences and similarities will be discussed in this essay, such as how Star Wars is more about fighting evil and Star Trek is more about keeping the peace throughout the universe. Star Wars begins with a story setting that was revolutionary during its time with aliens, spaceships, and blasters. The characters deal with conflict with good versus evil. In the Star Wars trilogy, there is an underlying energy or "force" that brings one to either the light or dark side. The "Energy" relates to one choosing which path, good or evil.
Old Republic vs. New Republic Many people may not realize, but the Star Wars universe is much larger than they think. There many books and games with many stories that are not told in the movies. These stories are spread out along the Star Wars timeline that dates from 13 billion years Before the Battle of Yavin (BBY) to 139 years After the Battle of Yavin (ABY). There are two main time periods that divide the Star Wars timeline: the Old Republic and the New Republic.
In several ways the novella Anthem can be compared to the modern day communist dictatorship North Korea. Although they are similar in some places they are completely different in other ways. Ways they are able to be compared and contrasted are the forms of government, the state and mentality of the citizens, and development or progress as a civilization. Although it is often said that anywhere can be better than a certain place, such as people saying that school is the worst place that exists for a relatable example, there are various different factors that play into the overall condition of something that it can be extremely difficult to tell. To finish the previous thought, school can be hated because people are put up to endure hours upon
Star Wars is an epic space opera film series created by George Lucas, which includes galactic battles, theatrical adventure, as well as chivalric romance. The music, mainly composed by John Williams, gives depth to the storyline and is something that fans of all ages will always remember. The specific Star Wars movie that I have chosen to analyze is Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, which was released on May 25, 1983.
Reflection: Star Wars – Hero’s Journey Star Wars, one of the most famous films to this day, was written and directed by George Lucas. Star Wars a film that follows the story of Luke Skywalker, a young man from the planet of Tatooine living with his aunt and uncle. But, his life is forever changed when his uncle decides to buy a pair of seemingly normal droids, R2D2 and C3po. Skywalker shortly comes to find that stored inside of R2-D2 is a message from Princess Leia, who is being held hostage by the Galactic Empire, asking for help from Obi-Wan Kenobi. So Luke Skywalker, along with Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, Chewy, R2D2 and C3po embark on a mission to rescue the beautiful Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.