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Title: Remixing of individuals results in doomed new persons in Star Trek
Authors: Grech, Victor E.
Keywords: Science fiction -- History and criticism
Star Trek fiction
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Finnish Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy Research
Citation: Grech, V. E. (2016). Remixing of individuals results in doomed new persons in Star Trek. Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research, 3(1), 21-28.
Abstract: The science fiction genre is unique in that it allows almost magical remixes, including that of two separate physical individuals, such that the controlling mind becomes a single and seamless character. This occurs in three episodes within the Star Trek franchise. It will be shown that the circumstances leading to this event are validated in a pseudo-scientific way. The new, merged personality is shown to be increasingly reluctant to relinquish existence in order to allow the two previous personalities to re-exist. However, Star Trek’s respect for the sanctity of the individual’s boundaries forces this separation, reifying the old status quo even at the expense of a new entity that is greater than the sum of the original parts.
ISSN: 23422009
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