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Xjenza Online Vol. 1 Iss. 2 - October 2013
The Pygmalion-Galatea myth in relation to simulation scenarios in Star Trek

Authors: Victor Grech

Corresponding: Victor Grech (victor.e.grech@gov.mt)

Keywords: none

Doi: http://dx.medra.org/10.7423/XJENZA.2013.2.03

Issue: Xjenza Online Vol. 1 Iss. 2 - October 2013

Abstract:
Star Trek has existed since 1966, with a total of 738 hours of viewing time. Like most science ction, the series frequently alludes to religion or myth but censors such references for the modern world-view by sanitising them with scienti c or scienti c-sounding explanation. This paper illustrates the depiction of the Galatea-Pygmalion myth in the franchise and relates these to simulation scenarios.