Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Muir, John Kenneth (2009-04-29), CULT MOVIE REVIEW: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), Retrieved on 2017-05-27
Folksonomies: criticism symbolism


27 MAY 2017

 Star Trek: The Motion Picture as a Meditation on Cybernetics

Consider for a moment just how many times Star Trek: The Motion Picture lingers upon the important act of a man entering -- or connecting to -- a machine. We watch Kirk's shuttle pod "dock" with Enterprise after a long, lingering examination of the ship. We see Spock, in a thruster suit, "penetrate" -- in his words, "the orifice" leading to the next interior "chamber" of V'Ger. This terminology sounds very biological, doesn't it? Consider that Spock next mentally-joins with V'Ger, utilizing a...
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