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*Science Fiction Film and Television* seeks submissions for a special issue
on "*Star Trek* at 50."

Since its premiere on September 8, 1966, Gene Roddenberry's *Star Trek *has
become shorthand for liberal optimism about the future, even as the
franchise's later entries have moved towards increasingly dark depictions
of aging (ST II-VII), war (DS9), lifeboat ethics (VOY), and post-9/11
securitization (ENT). This internal tension has now culminated in the
rebooted "Abramsverse" depiction that -- while nominally directed towards
reinvigorating the franchise by returning it to its youthful origins-- has
seen the Spock's home planet of Vulcan destroyed by terrorists (ST) and the
Federation itself corrupted by a coup from its black-ops intelligence wing
(STID).

*SFFTV* invites fresh approaches to *Star Trek *media in the context of its
amazing longevity and continued popularity, with possible emphases on:

* revivals, retcons, and reboots

* canon and canonicity

* *Star Trek* and/as "franchise"

* fan cultures, fan productions, and fan sequels

* *Star Trek* ephemera and paratexts

* lost episodes and unproduced scripts

* parody and pastiche (*Galaxy Quest, Star Trek XXX,* "The Wrath of
Farrakhan," etc.)

* spinoff media like video games and comics

* *Star Trek* and politics

* *Star Trek* and science/technology/invention

* *Star Trek* and race

* *Star Trek*, sex, gender, and orientation

* *Star Trek* and disability

* *Star Trek* and aesthetics

* *Star Trek *and aging

* *Star Trek*'s influence on other works or on the culture at large

* *Star Trek* and other Roddenberry productions (*The Questor Tapes, Earth:
Final Conflict, Andromeda*)

Articles of 6,000-9,000 words should be formatted using MLA style and
according to the submission guidelines available on our website.
Submissions should be made via our online system at
http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com:80/lup-sfftv
<http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/lup-sfftv>. Articles not selected for the
special issue will be considered for future issues of *SFFTV.*

Any questions should be directed to the editors, Mark Bould (
[log in to unmask]), Sherryl Vint ([log in to unmask]), and Gerry
Canavan ([log in to unmask]).

The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2015, with anticipated
publication in *Star Trek*'s 50th anniversary year.

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*Science Fiction Film and Television* is a biannual, peer-reviewed journal
published by Liverpool University Press. Edited by Mark Bould (UWE),
Sherryl Vint (Brock University), and Gerry Canavan (Marquette University),
with an international board of advisory editors, it encourages dialogue
among the scholarly and intellectual communities of film studies, sf
studies and television studies. We invite submissions on all areas of sf
film and television, from Hollywood productions to Korean or Turkish sf
film, from Sci-Fi Channel productions to the origins of SF TV in *Rod Brown
of the Rocket Rangers* or *The Quatermass Experiment.* We encourage papers
which consider neglected texts, propose innovative ways of looking at
canonical texts, or explore the tensions and synergies that emerge from the
interaction of genre and medium. We publish articles (6000-8000 words),
book and DVD reviews (1000-2000 words) and review essays (up to 5000
words), as well as archive entries (up to 5000 words) on theorists (which
introduce the work of key and emergent figures in sf studies, television
studies or film studies) and texts (which describe and analyse little-known
or unduly neglected films or television series). *Science Fiction Film and
Television* is hosted online by Metapress and is accessible at
http://liverpool.metapress.com/content/121631/. Online access is free to
existing subscribers.

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