Star Trek FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the First Voyages of the Starship Enterprise (Unofficial and Unauthorized)by Mark Clark
(FAQ). This book is not endorsed, sponsored, or affiliated with CBS Studios Inc., Paramount Pictures, or the "Star Trek" franchise. Star Trek FAQ tells the complete story of Star Trek , from the before the beginning (the books, films, and TV shows that inspired producer Gene Roddenberry to create Star Trek ) until after the end (when the show emerged as a cultural phenomenon in syndication), and including dramatic behind-the-scenes stories (e.g., Leonard Nimoy's struggle with alcoholism and actress Grace Lee Whitney's controversial firing) often omitted from "authorized" histories of the program. Along with in-depth looks at the pre- and post- Trek careers of the show's iconic leads, Star Trek FAQ includes profiles of guest stars and "redshirt" extras alike, as well as the many writers, technicians, and artisans whose efforts enabled Star Trek to take flight. The book also explores the show's unprecedented resurgence in the 1970s with chapters devoted to early Star Trek fiction, merchandising, and the short-lived animated series. Combining a wealth of fascinating information about every facet of the show's production with original analysis of Star Trek 's enduring appeal and cultural influence, Star Trek FAQ goes where no Star Trek book has gone before.
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I’ve been a Trekkie, or Trekker, ever since Star Trek’s second season. My mom wouldn’t let me watch during the first season, because it was described as an “adult science fiction program” and some of the women’s outfits were very risqué for TV back them. I did however sneak a peek at a few season one episodes at a friend’s house from time to time, but didn’t watch full time until season two. I’ve had models of the ships and gadgets, paperback books, blueprints, episode guides, trading cards, Star Fleet manuals, VHS and DVDs…everything and anything that was connected to Star Trek. I even flew to NYC for the 1974 convention. I have since attended several local Star Trek conventions. Over the past four decades I’ve read dozens of books about the classic show, but after a while they all started sounding the same. This book does hash over a lot of familiar territory, but goes far beyond that. In a sense, it boldly goes where no Star Trek book has gone before. It covers other projects by Star Trek’s many actors, writers, produces, and director before and after the original series. Many episodes are discussed in detail from a somewhat different point of view, dealing with various themes like civil rights, political unrest, religion, etc. It discusses the various feuds that formed before, during and after the filming of the three seasons. The book starts out long before Star Trek existed covering its conception, birth, life, death, and its resurrection in syndication and animation. For the first time in quite a while, I was learning new things about Star Trek. I highly recommend this book to every Star Trek fan and even those who aren’t fans, but are interested in how Star Trek has influenced our lives today. I’m now anxious for the next book to come out focusing on the many other Star Trek television series and major motion pictures.