Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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    In the genre of science fiction, authors and directors create new worlds of fantastic possibilities. Some of these worlds take place in our future, theorizing about things that are to come, while others take us to galaxies far, far away. Regardless of where or when the story takes place, particular conventions are always certain. One such convention is that when a new technology is central to the plot, the technology will cause harm. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan demonstrates this through the building of the Genesis project, Jurassic Park through the revival of dinosaurs, and I, Robot through the creation of robots and the “three laws”. These three films demonstrate how new technologies turn from helpful, new phenomena, to something that…

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    “There are certain things men must do to remain men. Your computer would take that away.” Wise words from Captain James T. Kirk. “The Ultimate Computer,” an episode from Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek: The Original Series, effectively details human reaction toward technology and how far advancement should extend. Star Trek scrutinizes the consequences of space travel and exploration, advancement of technology, and militarization. In the episode “The Ultimate Computer,” the crew of the U.S.S.…

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    Prometheus was constantly at odds with Zeus, and endured severe punishment for giving fire to humans. Zeus punished Prometheus through humankind as well, by indirectly unleashing all evils on the world. Symbolism related to Prometheus can be found in fire, the colours of fire, punishment, trickery, forethought or intelligence, progress, rebellion, garlands, and camaraderie. Prometheus is perfect to endorse “Fight-Me-Not Flames” because he has gone through hardship that could have been avoided…

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