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The Sociology of Star Trek

Shatnerfan

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Report this Aug. 11 2006, 6:14 pm

Hello,

My name is John Tenuto.  I am a sociology professor from the College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois (www.clcillinois.edu).  Myself and my family are all fans of Star Wars, superheroes, and Star Trek.

I teach sociology classes, including Sociology of Star Wars, Sociology of Superheroes, and Sociology of Star Trek. I have been granted a sabbatical to research fans of these three science fiction genres.

The main goals of the research are:

1) Create a accurate picture of fans, instead of media generated stereotypes
2) Compare fans of Star Trek with fans of superheroes and Star Wars.

I am asking for you to share your opinions about the Star Trek phenomenon.  Your answers will be reported in summary form only, along with the answers of others taking the questionnaire. Your name or other identifying information will not be asked.

The results will be compiled and shared with students in sociology classes at the College of Lake County and elsewhere. If you would like a copy of the report, please send an email during the month of December, 2006 to: jtenuto@clcillinois.edu

If you are under the age of 18, please do not complete this questionnaire. It is designed for those 18 years of age and older.  Thank you for agreeing to complete this questionnaire.

The website for the Star Wars questionnaire is: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=188252422932

The website for the Superman questionnaire is: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=379582422683

The website for the Star Trek questionnaire is: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=189232419860

Shatnerfan

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Report this Aug. 29 2006, 4:16 pm

Hello,

Thank you for the comments. One of the goals of the Sociology of Star Trek is to share the data with Star Trek fans. The month of December looks about the month when the data will be available for Star Trek.
As of yesterday, nearly 3300 people have completed the questionnaire about Star Wars.
1600 people have completed the questionnaire about Superman, and 1500 people have completed the questionnaire about Star Trek.

Thank you for the help with the Sociology of Star Trek.

John Tenuto

Mirrorverse2112

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Report this Aug. 29 2006, 6:22 pm

You're welcome, although I had a hard time choosing just _one_ version of Superman or ST.

Not a SW fan.

whoahleslie

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Report this Aug. 29 2006, 6:47 pm

i have a book about the ethics of star trek.

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