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Re: Shakespeare, Star Trek, and William Shatner
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0341  Monday, 13 April 1998.

[1]     From:   Sean Kevin Lawrence <
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        Date:   Friday, 10 Apr 1998 08:41:10 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0334  Shakespeare, Star Trek, and William Shatner

[2]     From:   Stephen Buhler <
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        Date:   Friday, 10 Apr 1998 11:10:27 -0500 (CDT)
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[3]     From:   Bill Gelber <
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        Date:   Friday, 10 Apr 1998 19:29:38 -0600
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From:           Sean Kevin Lawrence <
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Date:           Friday, 10 Apr 1998 08:41:10 -0700
Subject: 9.0334  Shakespeare, Star Trek, and William Shatner
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0334  Shakespeare, Star Trek, and William Shatner

Tanya Gould writes:

> As for the Transformed Man (1968), it was made smack in the middle of
> the Star Trek / hippie heyday.  Enough said?  Perhaps, but Richard is
> right when he calls it horrendous.  I can't get past 30 seconds of Lucy
> in the Sky without collapsing in hysterical laughter.

Yes, the CBC's "comedy classics" played it a couple of summers ago, even
though it isn't intentionally comedic.

Cheers,
Sean.

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From:           Stephen Buhler <
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Date:           Friday, 10 Apr 1998 11:10:27 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: 9.0334  Re: Shakespeare, Star Trek, and William
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0334  Re: Shakespeare, Star Trek, and William
Shatner

The Spring 1995 issue of *Extrapolation*, for which Susan C. Hines
served as guest editor, was devoted to Shakespeare and various
incarnations of *Star Trek*.  Hines' introduction discusses "What's
Academic About *Trek*" and three articles focus on *Star Trek VI: The
Undiscovered Country*: "A Nation of Hamlets: Shakespeare and Cultural
Politics," John Pendergast; "'Who Calls Me Villain?': Blank Verse and
the Black Hat," Stephen M. Buhler; and "Cosmic Hamlets?: Contesting
Shakespeare in Federation Space," Mark Houlahan.  The remaining essays
explore (pardon the expression) the uses of Shakespeare as revised and
revisited in the first two television series: "'Very bad poetry,
Captain': Shakespeare in *Star Trek*," Mary Buhl Dutta; "Ontological and
Ethical Allusion: Shakespeare in *The Next Generation*," David
Reinheimer; and "Some Suspect of Ill: Shakespeare's Sonnets and 'The
Perfect Mate,'" Emily Hegarty.

Stephen Buhler

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From:           Bill Gelber <
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Date:           Friday, 10 Apr 1998 19:29:38 -0600
Subject: 9.0334  Re: Shakespeare, Star Trek, and William
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0334  Re: Shakespeare, Star Trek, and William
Shatner

Speaking of Christopher Plummer in Shakespeare, does anyone know of the
existence of a video of Plummer in Hamlet (with Michael Caine and Robert
Shaw, among others)?  For that matter, although I am going off on a
tangent, how about Richard Chamberlain's Hamlet for Hallmark Hall of
Fame?

Sincerely,
Bill Gelber
 

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