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Star Trek

Star Trek is an American media franchise based on the science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry. The first television series, called Star Trek and now known as "The Original Series", debuted on September 8, 1966 and aired for three seasons on NBC, it followed the voyages of the starship USS Enterprise on its five-year mission, the purpose of, "to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before!". The USS Enterprise was a space exploration vessel built by the United Federation of Planets in the 23rd century; the Star Trek canon includes the Original Series, an animated series, six spin-off television series, the film franchise, further adaptations in several media. In creating Star Trek, Roddenberry was inspired by C. S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower series of novels, Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, television westerns such as Wagon Train; these adventures continued in the 22-episode Star Trek: The Animated Series and six feature films.

Six other television series were produced: Star Trek: The Next Generation follows the crew of a new starship Enterprise, set a century after the original series. The most recent Star Trek television series, Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard, stream on digital platforms; the adventures of the Next Generation crew continued in four additional feature films. In 2009, the film franchise underwent. Three films were made in this alternate universe. An additional television series is in Star Trek: Lower Decks. Appearing on CBS All Access, it is scheduled to debut in 2020. Star Trek has been a cult phenomenon for decades. Fans of the franchise are called "Trekkies" or "Trekkers"; the franchise spans a wide range of spin-offs including games, novels and comics. Star Trek had a themed attraction in Las Vegas that opened in 1998 and closed in September 2008. At least two museum exhibits of props travel the world; the series has Klingon. Several parodies have been made of Star Trek. In addition, viewers have produced several fan productions.

As of July 2016, the franchise had generated $10 billion in revenue, making Star Trek one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time. Star Trek is noted for its cultural influence beyond works of science fiction; the franchise is noted for its progressive civil rights stances. The Original Series included; as early as 1964, Gene Roddenberry drafted a proposal for the science fiction series that would become Star Trek. Although he publicly marketed it as a Western in outer space—a so-called "Wagon Train to the Stars"—he told friends that he was modeling it on Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, intending each episode to act on two levels: as a suspenseful adventure story and as a morality tale. Most Star Trek stories depict the adventures of humans and aliens who serve in Starfleet, the space-borne humanitarian and peacekeeping armada of the United Federation of Planets; the protagonists have altruistic values, must apply these ideals to difficult dilemmas. Many of the conflicts and political dimensions of Star Trek represent allegories of contemporary cultural realities.

The Original Series addressed issues of the 1960s, just as spin-offs have reflected issues of their respective decades. Issues depicted in the various series include war and peace, the value of personal loyalty, imperialism, class warfare, racism, human rights, sexism and the role of technology. Roddenberry stated: " a new world with new rules, I could make statements about sex, Vietnam and intercontinental missiles. Indeed, we did make them on Star Trek: we were sending messages and they all got by the network." "If you talked about purple people on a far off planet, they never caught on. They were more concerned about cleavage, they would send a censor down to the set to measure a woman's cleavage to make sure too much of her breast wasn't showing"Roddenberry intended the show to have a progressive political agenda reflective of the emerging counter-culture of the youth movement, though he was not forthcoming to the networks about this. He wanted Star Trek to show what humanity might develop into, if it would learn from the lessons of the past, most by ending violence.

An extreme example is the alien species, the Vulcans, who had a violent past but learned to control their emotions. Roddenberry gave Star Trek an anti-war message and depicted the United Federation of Planets as an ideal, optimistic version of the United Nations, his efforts were opposed by the network because of concerns over marketability, e.g. they opposed Roddenberry's insistence that Enterprise have a racially diverse crew. The central trio of Kirk, McCoy from the Original Series was modeled on classical mythological storytelling. There is a mythological component with science fiction. It's people looking for answers – and science fiction offers to explain the inexplicable, the same as religion tends to do... If we accept the premise that it has a mythological element all the stuff about going out into space and meeting new life – trying to explain it and put a human element to it – it's a hopeful vision. All these things offer hope and imaginative solutions for the future. In early 1964, Roddenberry presented a brief treatment for a television series to Desilu Production

The King of the Street Cleaners

The King of the Street Cleaners, is a 1977 comedy drama film directed by Zeki Ökten and starring famous Turkish comedy actor Kemal Sunal. The film was written by Umur Bugay. Cahit Berkay and Özdemir Erdoğan composed the film music; the film won awards at the 15th Antalya Film Şener Şen. Şakir, working for the garbage office, puts great pressure on his team. Hacer, who lives in the same neighborhood, is a cleaner and in love with poor garbage man man Apti. Şakir however is in love with Hacer and has a better standing with Hacer's family. His standing with her family changes. Kemal Sunal - Apti Şakrak Şener Şen - Zabıta boss of Şakir Ayşen Gruda - Hacer İhsan Yüce - Hacer‘s father Erdal Özyağcılar - Hacer's older brother Türker Tekin - Doorman İsmail İlyas Salman - Doorman Nejat Gürçen - Gazino Boss İhsan Bilsev - The Patron Man Muadelet Tibet - Hanife Salih Sarikaya - Coffee Shop Nezahat Tanyeri - Mother of Shakir Nermin Özses - Mother of Hacer Ertuğrul Bilda The King of the Street Cleaners on IMDb

Sound of My Dream

Sound of My Dream is a Chinese music program. It aired on Zhejiang Satellite TV for three seasons starting November 4, 2016. Created by Zhejiang Satellite TV, top singers and amateur singers give mutual advice to each other on how to do their best to show the essence of music; the show consists of celebrity judges/tutors and other music industry experts panelists. While every season the details have changed, the foundational premise remains the same; every episode a number of talented singers, amateur or otherwise, perform in front of the audience and judges to showcase their talent. They are given the chance to "challenge" a celebrity tutor by singing one of the celebrity's songs. In exchange, the celebrity is assigned one of four randomly selected songs and has three hours to come up with a cover performance of this song. Contestant and celebrity perform after three hours their respective covers, the expert panelists judge whether the contestant has "defeated" the celebrity with their performance.

Categories include singing ability, emotion/performance, etc. If the contestant is judged to have defeated the celebrity in that round, they are allowed to challenge another celebrity; the goal is to defeat them all. However, few contestants have made it past the first round, only a handful have succeeded in making it to the third round. Prizes for the winners vary by season: Season One gave contestants a chance to perform at the end-of-season concert, while Season Two awarded contestants their own original song for each celebrity they defeated; this show has made a number of contestants famous, as well as elevated the fame of the celebrity tutors, in particular JJ Lin. The performances and full episodes are uploaded to Zhejiang's YouTube channel: "ZJSTV Music Channel." Official website