Viktor Frankl, Tragic Optimism, & "Star Trek" novels

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Sci, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Sci

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    This is probably one of the best analyses I've ever seen of why Star Trek matters and why Star Trek novels rock.

    Kudos to David Mack, from whose Twitter account I caught this link!
     
  2. Paris

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    That was a fantastic blog post Sci. Thanks for posting a link to it :)
     
  3. captcalhoun

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    well, he certainly picked four of my favourite Trek novels as the Greatest: Destiny and Prime Directive.
     
  4. Admiral Buzzkill

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    I can't read any more about how important Star Trek is. After four decades of watching it and participating in the fandom I don't believe a word of it. I still like it fine, though. And Frankl is worth reading for reasons that have nothing to do with pop culture distraction.
     
  5. snakespeare

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    It's an awesome blog. Thanks.
     
  6. Greg Cox

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    Nice essay.
     
  7. Destructor

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    Man's Search for Meaning had a profound impact on me as a teenager with depression, I recommend it to everyone. This is the first time I've seen it reference in relation to Trek, however!
     
  8. Therin of Andor

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    Maybe you don't hang with the right people? ;)

    "Star Trek didn't just shape the way I thought and felt, it also gave tangible expression to thoughts and feelings that were already there...": loved that bit!