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From the book jacket
"...Good words. That's where ideas begin."
- Dr. David Marcus to Admiral James T. Kirk, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
It makes us wonder. It makes us smile. But most of all, it makes us think.
More than any other single aspect, Star Trek is defined by the strength of its ideas. For decades this television and movie phenomenon has reached out to its audience, spanning generations and inspiring them not simply with the power of its voice, but with the meaning behind it.
Quotable Star Trek demonstrates the truly universal appeal of Gene Roddenberry's extraordinary creation. Words of wit, wisdom, and compelling insight applicable to everyday life from The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and eight Star Trek motion pictures have been meticulously researched and collected in one volume. Intensely thought-provoking and thoroughly entertaining, Quotable Star Trek has something for everyone, and is a must-have for every devoted fan.

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  • Introduction
  • 1. The Human Condition
  • 2. The Quality of Life
  • 3. Simple Pleasures
  • 4. Human Nature
  • 5. Making Sense of the Universe
  • 6. The Search for Knowledge
  • 7. Life and Death
  • 8. Good and Evil
  • 9. Theology and Faith
  • 10. Parents, Children, and Family
  • 11. Love
  • 12. The Sexes
  • 13. Friendship and Loyalty
  • 14. Honesty and Trust
  • 15. Courtesy and Respect
  • 16. Communication and Diplomacy
  • 17. Justice and Law
  • 18. Peace and War
  • 19. Politics
  • 20. Freedom
  • 21. Leadership
  • 22. Duty and Honor
  • 23. Humor
  • 24. Challenge and Risk
  • 25. Fear and Prejudice
  • 26. Logic and Emotion
  • 27. Business
  • 28. Technology
  • 29. Medicine
  • 30. Dramatis Personae
  • 31. For the Fans
  • 32. Personal Favorites
  • Acknowledgements
  • Index

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