8 Dec The Post-colonial Enterprise: Hybridity, Hyperreality, and the Myth of Star Trek in Rushdie’s “Chekov and Zulu”. All about Chekov and Zulu [short fiction] by Salman Rushdie. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Salman Rushdie – Chekov and Zulu. No description. by. Michelle Cook. on 30 April Comments (0). Please log in to add your comment. Report abuse.

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Clearly the characters were deeply affected by the American television show, even though Chekov admits that they never saw the show as children and simply used their imaginations to create legends around the characters they had heard of. Newer Post Older Post Home. However, these two Indian trekkies are more like James Bond than they are like Geeks. Present to your audience. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Please log in to add your comment.

Present to your audience Start remote annd. Check out this article to learn more or contact your system administrator. Chekov and Zulu are the two zuulu characters, and we never learn their real names, although Rushdie does tell us that Zulu is a Sikh. They know how to lose tails and infiltrate terrorist cells to retrieve secret documents that they can then give to their government, who can in turn use them to take down sleeper cells in their own country.

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I thought that the story best exemplified the connection that Rushdie was trying to make between the West and the East, and the story used the overlying humor of the two diplomatic agents love and understanding of the iconic characters from the Starship Enterprise to examine the serious nature of the connection between England and the terrorism that afflicted India and caused the death of some of its great leaders. But there is one important difference: In reality, these revolutionists were often the starting point for bloody struggles and terrorist organizations.

They are not centrally important characters, much chskov these spies might be dispensable. When you take a closer look at the characters it all makes sense.

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Chekov and Sulu are both humans from the general content of Asia, zklu in a story that takes place in India. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article.

Chekov and Zulu reside in London, and are on a mission from a their government to discover who is behind the attack. Nobody messes with my Trek. Chekov, in his spare time, makes money by entertaining wealthy business men, who donate money to the Indian government. Zul was intended to not be notably Chinese, Japanese, Laotian, Filipino, etc. You are commenting using your WordPress.

He is played by chejov Russian actor whose father was a known communist. Fill in cheoov details below or click an icon to log in: Why are they called this?

Their honor and devotion zluu challenged and they must bend over backwards to prove themselves and survive in their world. Zulu on the other hand, is a simple family man who prefers to focus only on the mission at hand.

Hikaru Sulu was, for the show, the personified image of a melting pot. The two men endlessly amd their mission to an adventure from the Star Trek television show, which is endlessly humorous.

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But not, apparently, in certain circumstances, yours. Cancel Reply 0 characters used from the allowed. Your review was pretty cool, but I think that he definitely messed UP Kirk’s and Spock’s characterization’s.

Attention spans, storytelling, goldfish and more Latest posts. His name is made up so that it cannot be researched if he is Japanese or Chinese, the actor who played him is the child of Japanese-Americans and raised in California with no Asiatic chekog to tie him to a specific region.

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In America, people like this are referred to as Trekkies, and are generally written off as nerds regardless of what they do in life. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You could easily dispense these characters and these men, yet individually and together they add something to the operations of the mission. Add a personal note: Notify me of new comments via email. Clearly Zulu has a much different opinion than Chekov.

These are obviously more glamorous characters than Sulu and Chekov, they are also significantly more well known. Do you really want to delete this prezi? Send link to edit together this prezi using Prezi Cgekov learn more: Zhu Que April 14, at 9: Send the link below via email or IM Copy. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here See more popular or the latest prezis.