Now, travel back to 1967, with Star Trek entering its second season on NBC as the incredible, in depth, behind-the-scenes story gets even more remarkable. For Gene Roddenberry and his talented team, launching Star Trek was nearly an impossible task. Keeping it on the air was even harder.
Learn why Leonard Nimoy almost didn't return for Season Two.
Explore why Lucille Ball, whose Desilu Productions, had gambled big on financing Star Trek, would lose her studio.
Discover the real reason producer Gene Coon suddenly quit in the middle of the second year.
Find out about the unproduced episodes written by renowned science fiction masters.
Read the memos from Roddenberry and his staff, and NBC, concerning all 26 Season Two episodes.
Witness the continuing deception by the network over the show's ratings, and how the fans took on a corporate giant to save their favorite series.
"Compelling, page-turning ... the most important book of Star Trek journalism ever done and is just as gripping as [Marc Cushman's] look at the shows and launch of the first season." - Jeff Bond, Editor, Geek Magazine
"With These Are the Voyages - TOS: Season Two, author Marc Cushman has topped his amazing predecessor!" - Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood
"You can trust these books! You won't be reading a P.R. man's spins. This is honest and this is how it was being there making Star Trek." - Walter Koenig (Chekov).
Season One is on Amazon in hardback, softback and Kindle
|Publisher:||Jacob Brown Media Group|
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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.