These are the Voyages - TOS: Season Two

These are the Voyages - TOS: Season Two


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ISBN-13: 9780989238151
Publisher: Jacob Brown Media Group
Publication date: 06/05/2014
Pages: 708
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.50(d)

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Marc Cushman is an author and Los Angeles based screenwriter and director. His television writing assignments include scripts for Star Trek: The Next Generation, Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, and Diagnosis: Murder. His feature film credits include Desperately Seeking Paul McCartney, The Magic of Christmas, and In The Eyes Of A Killer. As a writer/producer, Marc created and served as show runner for two TV series: the cult comedy Channel K and its spin-off, the original Bachelor Pad. Marc is the author of the "biography of a TV show," I Spy: A History Of The Groundbreaking Television Series (McFarland & Co., 2007), and the definitive examination of the making of the original Star Trek series, with his 2,100 page, three-volume set, These Are The Voyages, TOS.

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These are the Voyages - TOS: Season Two 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Beverly_D More than 1 year ago
This is a must-have for fans of the show, or even those interested in the workings of television, the pop culture of the time.  (Noting in passing, I KNEW they must have had to clear legal with Robert Heinlein to do The Trouble with Tribbles, who sounds like he was very gracious about it.) It continues with a very deep drill-down on each show, a little bit about the scripts that didn't pass muster, the guest stars, and ends with the incredible letter-writing campaign by fans that helped convince NBC to NOT pull the plug on the show, and that whole, tense, are-we-being-cancelled-or-not waiting period for the crew and production team. It doesn't hesitate to point out the flaws in people like Gene Roddenberry and his obsession with making certain episodes, like The Omega Glory, which would come around and bite him later. Like I did when I read the first volume, I'd read a chapter, then watch the episode, so it took me a long time to get through it, but added immeasurably to my enjoyment of the program. Disclaimer: Marc Cushman and Sue Osborn are personal friends, but I don't give five star reviews to just anyone, friend or not. This is truly a fact-filled, interesting and informative read.