Ships of the Line - (Star Trek) by Margaret Clark & Doug Drexler (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 174Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: TelevisionSeries Title: Star TrekFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Star TrekAge Range: AdultBook theme: History & CriticismAuthor: Margaret Clark & Doug DrexlerLanguage: English About the Book For the very first time collected together are the images of starships that Star Trek fans have raved about for years. The volume is being published in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the series. Book Synopsis They dared to risk it all in a skiff of reeds or leather, on a ship of wood or steel, knowing the only thing between them and certain death was their ship. To explore, to seek out what lay beyond the close and comfortable, every explorer had to embrace danger. And as they did so, what arose was a mystical bond, a passion for the ships that carried them. From the very first time humans dared to warp the fabric of space, escaping from the ashes of the third World War, they also created ships. These vessels have become the icons of mankind's desire to rise above the everyday, to seek out and make the unknown known. And these ships that travel the stellar seas have stirred the same passions as the ones that floated in the oceans. While every captain has wished that their starship could be outfitted in the same manner as the sailing ship H.M.S. Beagle -- without weapons -- that proved untenable. From the start, Starfleet realized that each vessel, due to the limited range of the early warp engines, must be able to stand alone against any attack. Thus arose the idea, taken from the days of wooden sailing ships, that every Starfleet vessel must stand as a ship of the line. Through the actions of their captains and crews, countless starships have taken on that role. Here we remember some of those ships and their heroic crews. In celebration of the fortieth anniversary of Star Trek, here for the very first time collected together are the spectacular images from the highly successful and acclaimed Star Trek: Ships of the Line calendars. Gloriously rendered, each of these illustrations was created exclusively for Pocket Books. With text by Michael Okuda (The Star Trek Encyclopedia), the story of each of these valiant starships comes to life. About the Author Margaret Clark is a writer and editor from Long Island, New York and has worked on several Star Trek novels and books. Doug Drexler is a visual effects artist, designer, and illustrator from Long Island. He has worked on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, and several films. He lives in California.
Star Trek FAQ (Unofficial and Unauthorized) - (FAQ (Applause)) by Mark Clark (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 413Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: TelevisionSeries Title: FAQ (Applause)Format: PaperbackPublisher: Applause BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: History & CriticismAuthor: Mark ClarkLanguage: English About the Book STAR TREK FAQ: EVERYTHING LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT THE FIRST VOYAGES OF THE STARSHIP ENTERPRI Book Synopsis 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.
Star Trek: Lost Scenes - by Curt McAloney & David Tilotta (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 272Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: TelevisionFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Titan Books (UK)Age Range: AdultBook theme: Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror, GenresAuthor: Curt McAloney & David TilottaLanguage: English About the Book "Think you know everything about the Original Series? Think again. Star Trek: The Lost Scenes is packed with hundreds of never-before-seen color photos of the world's ultimate sci-fi series. Professionally restored images are used to chronicle the making of the series, reassemble deleted scenes, and showcase bloopers from the first pilot through the last episode,"--Amazon.com. Book Synopsis Fascinating compilation of previously unseen and fully restored stills from The Original Series, showing William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and other cast crew filming the iconic show. Think you know everything about the Original Series? Think again. Star Trek: The Lost Scenes is packed with hundreds of never-before-seen color photos of the world's ultimate sci-fi series. Professionally restored images are used to chronicle the making of the series, reassemble deleted scenes, and showcase bloopers from the first pilot through the last episode. Whether you're a new Star Trek fan or a seasoned veteran, this book is a must-have. Review Quotes "Think you've seen every episode of Star Trek: The Original Series and know everything about them? Think again." - StarTrek.com "like discovering the Lost Ark of Star Trek fandom" "A great surprise that delivers all that fans could hope for, this book is the result of some serious, scholarly work on the part of the authors, full of great film research and analysis." borg.com "Prepare to set your brain on stunned when you slowly leaf through this magnificent edition" SyFy "Even if you've read every authoritative book available on the history of Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: Lost Scenes is going to take you somewhere new." Trek Movie "If you're a Trekkie, and have a soft spot for the original TV series, then this book is just what Bones ordered." Entertainment Buddha "literally a feast for the senses, and one of the greatest research tomes ever published for Star Trek, which is no small feat considering how many books chronicling the series' amazing history have been produced" Trekcore.com "a fascinating look at the series that is sure to be held in high esteem by fans." Cinema Sentries "David Tilotta and Curt McAloney have put together a gorgeous book. For hardcore Star Trek fans this one is a delight." Fangirl Nation "An essential addition to any Star Trek fan's bookcase" SciFi Bulletin "Make no mistake, 'Star Trek: Lost Scenes' is not only a worthy addition to your library, but it's also sure to go down as an essential 'Trek' tome" Sciencefiction.com About the Author David Tilotta is a professor at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. A frequent collaborator with graphic artist Curt McAloney, their Star Trek work has appeared in Titan's Star Trek Magazine, Star Trek: The Original Series 365 by Paula M. Block with Terry J. Erdmann and on CBS's official Star Trek website (startrek.com). Curt McAloney is an accomplished graphic artist who resides in Rosemount, MN. A frequent collaborator with university professor and writer David Tilotta, their Star Trek work has appeared in Titan's Star Trek Magazine, Star Trek: The Original Series 365 by Paula M. Block with Terry J. Erdmann and on CBS's official Star Trek website (startrek.com).
Klingon for the Galactic Traveler - (Star Trek) by Marc Okrand (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 272Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: TelevisionSeries Title: Star TrekFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Star TrekAge Range: AdultBook theme: ReferenceAuthor: Marc OkrandLanguage: English About the Book For readers who didn't get a chance to buckle down and study the Klingon dictionary before their trip to Qo'noS, here's a user-friendly version to help out on that next vacation. Book Synopsis Heghlu'meH QaQ jajvam. It is a good day to die. What is the proper response to this? What should I do? Now, with Klingon for the Galactic Traveler you will know. Organized into four easy-to-use sections, this book will guide your steps through the Klingon language and customs: The regional dialects of the Empire Common, everyday usage of the language The slang phrases and curses that color the Klingon volcabulary Most importantly, the proper verbal, physical, and cultural responses. A misspoken word to a Klingon, who is quick to take offense and even quicker to take action, could have dire consequences. This book is the indispensable guide for the galactic traveler.
Crowded Coop, LLC Star Trek Original Series Retro Tech Duffel Bag
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The Starfleet Survival Guide - (Star Trek) by David Mack (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 192Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: TelevisionSeries Title: Star TrekFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Touchstone BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: Guides & ReviewsAuthor: David MackLanguage: English About the Book Standard issue for Starfleet Officers throughout the Federation and beyond, here is a vital tool for space survival, covering everything from space-suit leaks, hot-wiring a tri-corder, and hostile alien encounters. Illustrations. Book Synopsis As the brave men and women of Starfleet carry out their duties -- mapping countless solar systems, greeting new species and establishing ties with civilizations large and small -- they live, work, and face the possibility that they could die in space. How do Starfleet's finest survive the countless dangers to be discovered as they boldly go where no one has gone before? Find out with this special edition of The Starfleet Survival Guide! Contains up tp date, declassified information on STANDARD EQUIPMENT -- NONSTANDARD USES UNCONVENTIONAL MEDICINE DANGEROUS LIFE-FORMS EXTREME SCENARIOS And more! For further reference, or if you are considering and exciting and fulfilling career in the diplomatic and scientific fleet of the United Federation of Planets, please contact your local Starfleet representative.
Star Trek: The Official Poster Collection - by Insight Editions (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 32Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: FilmFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Insight EditionsAge Range: AdultBook theme: Science Fiction & Fantasy, GenresAuthor: Insight EditionsLanguage: English Book Synopsis Gallop around the cosmos and celebrate the legacy of one of the most iconic and beloved sci-fi franchises with Star Trek: The Official Poster Collection. In 1966, Star Trek dared to boldly go where no man had gone before, launching one of the one of the most beloved and longest-running sci-fi franchises of all time. This official poster collection includes 32 removable posters featuring imagery from the iconic series and movies. Now fans can proudly display images of their favorite characters from the original series, such as Captain James T. Kirk, Spock, Uhura, Sulu, and more! About the Author Insight Editions is a publisher of illustrated books on photography, music, and popular culture. Elegant and informative, their books showcase the best of art, photography, and design in exquisite presentations of the bookmaker's craft. They are located in San Rafael, CA.
Star Trek: The Wisdom of Picard - by Chip Carter (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 208Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: TelevisionFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Adams Media CorporationAge Range: AdultBook theme: Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror, GenresAuthor: Chip CarterLanguage: English About the Book "Any Star Trek fan knows that Captain Jean-Luc Picard is renowned for his impressive oratory skills, preferring negotiation and diplomacy over violence and destruction. Now, you can finally ponder all of his wisdom in one place-from his thoughts on leadership and sense of duty to justice and the limitlessness of exploration-in Star Trek: The Wisdom of Picard. Journey with the Starfleet captain through his seven seasons on Star Trek: The Next Generation to the Star Trek movies to the current series Star Trek: Picard. Star Trek: The Wisdom of Picard boldly goes where no book has gone before to log Picard's timeless advice in one impressive collection, perfect for Star Trek fans everywhere! Make it so!"-- Book Synopsis Discover all of Captain Jean-Luc Picard's sage advice, insight, and wisdom from the deck of the U.S.S. Enterprise and beyond in this ultimate collection of wise words from the esteemed Starfleet captain. Any Star Trek fan knows that Captain Jean-Luc Picard is renowned for his impressive oratory skills, preferring negotiation and diplomacy over violence and destruction. Now, you can finally ponder all of his wisdom in one place--from his thoughts on leadership and sense of duty to justice and the limitlessness of exploration--in Star Trek: The Wisdom of Picard. Journey with the Starfleet captain through his seven seasons on Star Trek: The Next Generation to the Star Trek movies to the current series Star Trek: Picard. Star Trek: The Wisdom of Picard boldly goes where no book has gone before to log Picard's timeless advice in one impressive collection, perfect for Star Trek fans everywhere! Make it so! Review Quotes "An excellent gift." --Geekstronomy"[A] great compilation." --Trek Core"A great collectable." --SciFiChick"A great stocking stuffer." --TrekNewsNet"A quote for every situation." --Three If By Space"A wonderful little gift book." --The Roarbots "Handsomely presented." --Starburst Magazine"Words to lean on." --Milwaukee Journal Sentinal"A great holiday selection." --Den of Geek"A must-read publication." --Harsh Light News
Exploring Star Trek: Voyager - by Robert L Lively (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 286Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: TelevisionFormat: PaperbackPublisher: McFarland & CompanyAge Range: AdultBook theme: Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror, GenresAuthor: Robert L LivelyLanguage: English About the Book "In 1995, Star Trek: Voyager brought a new dynamic to Star Trek's familiar, starship oriented, show. Lost 70,000 light-years into space, the Voyager and its crew faced an uncertain and changeable future, echoing anxieties felt in the United States at the time. These fifteen essays interrogate the context, characters, and themes of Star Trek: Voyager, as they relate to the culture and zeitgeist of the 1990s. Essays on gender show how the series both challenges and reinforces typical sci-fi stereotypes through the characters of Captain Janeway, Kes and Seven of Nine, while essays on identity examine the show's intersections with disability studies, race and multiracial identities, family dynamics, and emerging AI and humanity. Using the epic journey of the Odyssey as a starting point for the series, and ending with an examination of the impacts of inception at the birth of the internet age, this book shows the many ways in which Voyager negotiated different perspectives for what the future of the universe and the USA could be"-- Book Synopsis In 1995, Star Trek: Voyager brought a new dynamic to Star Trek's familiar, starship oriented, show. Lost 70,000 light-years in space, Voyager and its crew faced an uncertain and changeable future, echoing anxieties felt in the United States at the time. These fifteen essays explore the context, characters, and themes of Star Trek: Voyager, as they relate to the culture and zeitgeist of the 1990s. Essays on gender show how the series both challenges and reinforces typical SF stereotypes through the characters of Captain Janeway, Kes and Seven of Nine, while essays on identity examine the show's intersections with disability studies, race and multiracial identities, family dynamics, and emerging AI and humanity. Using the epic journey of Homer's Odyssey as a starting point for the series, and ending with an examination of the impacts of inception at the birth of the internet age, this book shows the many ways in which Voyager negotiated different perspectives for what the future of the galaxy and the USA could be. Review Quotes "A delightfully entertaining and informative collection...recommended"--Choice About the Author Robert L. Lively is a professor of English at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada. His work has appeared in Rhetoric Review, Popular Culture Review, Tormented Space, Wormhole Weapons, and The Worlds of Farscape: Essays on the Groundbreaking Television Series.
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Star Trek Shipyards: The Borg and the Delta Quadrant Vol. 1 - Akritirian to Kren Im - Annotated by Ian Chaddock & Marcus Riley & Mark Wright
Edition: AnnotatedNumber of Pages: 232Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: FilmFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Hero CollectorAge Range: AdultBook theme: Science Fiction & Fantasy, GenresAuthor: Ian Chaddock & Marcus Riley & Mark WrightLanguage: English Book Synopsis Featuring ships of the Borg and vessels of the Delta Quadrant, the first of two companion volumes of ships from STAR TREK: VOYAGER. This volume begins with the ships operated by STAR TREK's greatest villains: the Borg, including the Borg Cube and Sphere, the Borg Queen's Ship, the Renegade Borg Vessel and the Borg Tactical Cube. From there, it profiles more than thirty-five ships operated by the species Voyager encountered in the Delta Quadrant, featuring ships from A - Akritirian to K - Krenim. With technical overviews and operational histories, the ships are illustrated with CG artwork - including original VFX models made for the show. The vessels include warships, fighters, transports, hospital ships, patrol ships, racing ships, and shuttles. Each ship is illustrated with CG artwork, including original VFX models made for the TV show, and is presented with its technical data and operational history. A size chart showing Borg ships to scale is included, and an appendix of listings for each ship's debut appearance, and of other appearances throughout the Star Trek series. After you read this, be sure to check out the companion volume - THE DELTA QUADRANT: Ledosian to Zahl, which profiles more than 50 ships of the Delta Quadrant species, among them the Lokirrim Warship, the Species 8472 Bioship, and the Vidiian Warships. With previously unseen artwork specially created in CG the two official volumes form the most comprehensive account of Delta Quadrant ships from STAR TREK VOYAGER ever produced. THE BORG AND DELTA QUADRANT: Akritirian to Krenim IS THE FIFTH BOOK IN THE SERIES STAR TREK SHIPYARDS. Review Quotes For the hardcore Trek fans who love poring over the minutiae of the ships and craft featured in any given frame, they've pretty much had to live with screengrabs made by other fans from any given series ... these books provide the kind of detail you could never see from blurry screen shots, or even slow-motion frame captures. - Tara Bennett, SyFy Wire, SyFy.com Resistance will be futile when The Borg and the Delta Quadrant: Akritirian to Krenim assimilates readers. - Russ Burlingame, ComicBook.comVerdict: An excellent, detailed resource for those with an interest in the Delta Quadrant's vessels. It's quite an eye-opener how many different ships there are ... ! - Nick Joy, SciFiBulletin.com If you think you know everything about these ships, you're in for a surprise or two as Hero Collector has some hidden gems to uncover. Inside the books, you'll find illustrations unlike any before, and also included are the ships' specifications, and how long they've been in operation, along with other pertinent details that Starfleet needs to know about one of its greatest enemies. - Rachel Carrington, RedShirtsAlwaysDie.com If you are a big fan of the Borg, Star Trek: Voyager or ships, you will enjoy this book. If you're a fan of all three, you're going to love this book ... This is an excellent reference book for Borg ships and especially for the ships of the Delta Quadrant and a must-have for fans. - T'Bonz, TrekToday.comDetailed, amazing illustrated and created by people who have an obvious love of the franchise, these books have become nothing short of go-to guides for all fans. - Dave Milburn, TrekCentral.net About the Author Ian Chaddock is a writer and editor who has worked extensively on sci fi, television, film, music and popular culture in a career in entertainment publishing spanning almost two decades. As well as STAR TREK, his credits on film and TV tie-in publications include Rick And Morty, WWE, MARVEL, and DC. He has also contributed as a Deputy Editor for various music publications.
Technical Manual - (Star Trek: The Next Generation) by Mike Okuda & Michael Okuda (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 192Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: TelevisionSeries Title: Star Trek: The Next GenerationFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Star TrekAge Range: AdultBook theme: ReferenceAuthor: Mike Okuda & Michael OkudaLanguage: English About the Book Mike Okuda and Rick Sternbach, the technical advisors to the smash TV hit, take readers into the incredible world they've created for the show. Filled with blueprints, sketches and line drawings, the Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual explains the principles behind everything from the transporter to the holodeck--and takes an incredible look at the brand-new Enterprise. Black-and-white photographs. Book Synopsis The Star Trek: The Next Generation(R) Technical Manual, written by Rick Sternbach and Michael Okuda, the technical advisors to Star Trek: The Next Generation, provides a comprehensive schematization of a Galaxy-class starship. From the bridge to the shuttlebays, from the transporter room to crews' quarters, this book provides a never-before-seen glimpse at the inner, intricate workings of the most incredible starship ever conceived. Full of diagrams, technical schematics, and ship's plans, the Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual also takes a detailed look at the principles behind Star Trek(R)'s awesome technology -- from phasers to warp drive to the incredible holodeck. About the Author Rich Sternbach is a Hugo and Emmy Award-winning visual artist with extensive film and television experience. Famous for his work on Star Trek, he has been responsible for a number of starship designs. He co-wrote the Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual and the Deep Space Nine Technical Manual.
U.S.S. Enterprise Haynes Manual - (Star Trek) by Ben Robinson & Marcus Riley (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 160Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: TelevisionSeries Title: Star TrekFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Star TrekAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Ben Robinson & Marcus RileyLanguage: English About the Book This long-awaited new "Star Trek" technical manual--nearly two years in the making--presented in the world-renowned Haynes Manual format details the intricacies of the "Enterprise." Book Synopsis The U.S.S. Enterprise is without doubt the most famous starship in history. The vessels that have carried the name have saved the galaxy countless times and her captains, including Archer, Kirk, and Picard, have been legendary. This Haynes Manual provides in-depth information about these extraordinary ships, from the Enterprise NX-01, to Captain Kirk's Enterprise NCC-1701 and Captain Picard's Enterprise NCC-1701-D including histories of each vessel, technical information about their systems, and discussions of key technologies such as transporters and warp-speed travel. Find out exactly what powered these ships, how they were armed and what it took to operate them. The book features newly created artwork throughout, including full-ship cutaways of each Enterprise, key systems, and interior locations together with detailed new exterior views by one of STAR TREK's original visual effects artists. This Haynes Manual is fully authorized by CBS and technical consultant Michael Okuda, who spent thirteen years working on STAR TREK TV series and movies.
The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years - by Edward Gross & Mark A Altman
Number of Pages: 576Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: TelevisionFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Thomas Dunne BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: History & CriticismAuthor: Edward Gross & Mark A AltmanLanguage: English About the Book Volume one of a fifty year oral history of Star Trek by the people who were there, in their own words, sharing never-before-told stories. Book Synopsis This is the unauthorized, uncensored and unbelievable true story behind the making of a pop culture phenomenon. The original Star Trek series debuted in 1966 and has spawned five TV series spin-offs and a dozen feature films, with an upcoming one from Paramount arriving in 2016. The Fifty-Year Mission is a no-holds-barred oral history of five decades of Star Trek, told by the people who were there. Hear from the hundreds of television and film executives, programmers, writers, creators and cast as they unveil the oftentimes shocking story of Star Trek's ongoing fifty-year mission -a mission that has spanned from the classic series to the animated show, the many attempts at a relaunch through the beloved feature films. Make no mistake, this isn't just a book for Star Trek fans. Here is a volume for all fans of pop culture and anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of a television touchstone. Review Quotes "Breathtaking in scope and depth, this is a must-read for Star Trek lovers as well as anyone who wants a better understanding of how television and film production works." --Booklist, starred review "An absolute must for any Star Trek fan." --Kirkus Reviews "As a lifelong fan, I thought I knew everything there was to know about Star Trek. Thankfully, I was wrong. Thanks to revealing, honest and -- dare I say it? -- fascinating interviews from the insiders who were really there, The Fifty-Year Mission is an epic tome that's full of so much fantastic information, I felt like I was discovering the incredible behind-the-scenes story of Star Trek (and Hollywood, for that matter) all over again. It's a page-turner in every sense of the word, and I could not put it down." --Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood About the Author EDWARD GROSS has an extensive history of covering film and television as a member of the editorial staff of a wide variety of magazines, including CINESCAPE, STARLOG, CINEFANTASTIQUE, SFX, FEMME FATALES, MOVIE MAGIC, LIFE STORY and SCI-FI NOW. He has written numerous non-fiction books and, along with THE FIFTY-YEAR MISSION coauthor Mark Altman, has written more about Star Trek over the past 35 years than just about anyone else. MARK A. ALTMAN has been hailed as the world's foremost Trekspert by the LOS ANGELES TIMES. Altman is a former journalist for such publications as THE BOSTON GLOBE, CINEFANTASTIQUE and GEEK. He is also the writer/producer of the beloved romantic comedy, FREE ENTERPRISE, starring William Shatner and Eric McCormack as well as the hit TV series AGENT X, CASTLE, NECESSARY ROUGHNESS and FEMME FATALES.
Warped - (Star Trek: The Next Generation) by Mike McMahan (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 288Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: TelevisionSeries Title: Star Trek: The Next GenerationFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Star TrekAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Mike McMahanLanguage: English About the Book "Based on the Twitter account @TNGS8 created by Mike McMahan and based upon Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation created by Gene Roddenberry." Book Synopsis The official parody guide to the unaired eighth season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, based on the popular @TNG_S8 Twitter account from creator Mike McMahan! In the basement of the Star Trek archives, behind shelves of U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D models, bags of wigs, and bins of plastic phasers, sits a dusty cardboard box. Inside is a pile of VHS tapes that contain never-before-seen episodes and behind-the-scenes footage for something truly amazing. The world thinks there are only seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but there's one more. A secret season. Actually, not really. But that didn't stop Mike McMahan, creator of the parody Twitter account @TNG_S8, from making a guide full of: REAL* TNG SEASON 8 FACTS AND STORIES! REAL* TNG SEASON 8 DIALOGUE AND IMAGES! (* Again, not really, of course. This is humor. Sorry.) So impress your friends and bewilder your enemies with your newfound knowledge of these very lost Star Trek episodes! Engage! (TM), (R), & (c) 2015 CBS Studios, Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Star Trek: Deep Space 9 & the U.S.S Defiant Illustrated Handbook - Annotated by Simon Hugo & Ben Robinson (Hardcover)
Edition: AnnotatedNumber of Pages: 192Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: FilmFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Hero CollectorAge Range: AdultBook theme: Science Fiction & Fantasy, GenresAuthor: Simon Hugo & Ben RobinsonLanguage: English Book Synopsis Fourth in the series of STAR TREK ILLUSTRATED HANDBOOKS, this guide takes an in-depth look at the space station Deep Space 9 and the starship U.S.S. Defiant. The perfect gift for the Star Trek fan in your life! Exploring the former Cardassian space station in detail, this volume looks at Deep Space 9's history and operation under the command of Captain Benjamin Sisko of the United Federation of Planets. The chapters feature the station, the warship the U.S.S. Defiant, and the small, multi-purpose runabouts used as transport by the crew. With technical information from official sources, annotated exterior views and isometric illustrations of key locations, this handbook provides an extraordinary reference guide to 24th century Federation life on the diplomatic outpost. With technical information from official sources, annotated exterior views and isometric illustrations of key locations, this volume provides an extraordinary reference guide to 24th century Federation life on the diplomatic outpost. Review Quotes From the inside flap This volume of the Illustrated Handbook series offers an opportunity to explore the former Cardassian Space Station Terok Nor, under joint Bajoran-Federation administration. Beginning with an account of the station's construction and operation, from power storage and propulsion to maneuvering, weapons, and defenses, the pages provide a walk-through of the whole station. Isometric illustrations reveal Cardassian and Federation technology, operations rooms, and crew quarters, plus key areas and systems of one of the first-ever Federation warships, the U.S.S. Defiant. About the Author Simon Hugo is a freelance writer and editor specializing in pop culture and top brands, in particular film and television on which he has written widely. Simon is also the author of several books about LEGO. Ben Robinson is best known as the man behind Eaglemoss's Official Star Trek Starships collection, which in the last three years has become the largest and best-regarded collections of model Star Trek ships ever produced.Ben has been involved with Star Trek for 20 years. Ben was the launch editor of the huge Star Trek Fact Files reference work, which sold over 50 million units. Then he went on to edit the US Star Trek: The Magazine, which ran between 1999 and 2003. He has co-written two Haynes Manuals, the first featuring all seven Enterprises, and the second focusing on the Klingon Bird-of-Prey. Ben is particularly passionate about the writing, design, and visual effects behind the series. In the last two decades he has conducted extensive interviews with many of the most significant figures in the history of Star Trek from Dorothy Fontana and Matt Jefferies to Michael Piller, Ira Steven Behr, Ron D. Moore, and Bryan Fuller.
Star Trek - by Aaron Harvey & Rich Schepis (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 160Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: TelevisionFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Weldon OwenAge Range: AdultBook theme: Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror, GenresAuthor: Aaron Harvey & Rich SchepisLanguage: English About the Book This book is the first to document the animated series, each episode lovingly and authoritatively described by authors who had astonishing access to behind-the-scenes tales, original scripts, and the talent who made it all happen. Book Synopsis The first and only guide to the beloved and star-studded Star Trek: The Animated Series, the in-canon (mostly) continuation of the iconic Star Trek: Original Series. Star Trek was left for dead in 1969, after the cancellation of The Original Series (TOS). However, even though new adventures of the Enterprise and its crew were not being produced, it remained in the zeitgeist due to syndication and fan-run conventions. As a result, Star Trek became more popular and led to Gene Roddenberry and Filmation Studios continuing the Enterprise's original five-year mission on Saturday morning television. Star Trek: The Animated Series (TAS) was a critical success, airing 22 episodes over two seasons and earning the franchise its first Emmy Award in 1975. The show featured the voices of almost the entire original cast, including William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, along with TOS writers Dorothy Fontana ("Journey to Babel"), David Gerrold ("The Trouble with Tribbles"), acclaimed science-fiction author Larry Niven, and many more. This book is the first officially dedicated to TAS, and provides fans with behind-the-scenes production documents, never-before-seen art, and all-new interviews with the people who produced the Enterprise's new animated adventures. Star Trek: The Official Guide to The Animated Series reveals the efforts it took to translate TOS into animated form, includes a Databank encyclopedia of new and returning characters, ships, and planets, as well as trivia, bloopers, and TAS's connections to other Star Trek shows. About the Author Rich Schepis is a life-long Trekkie and writer, whose recent work has appeared on Star Trek sites including TrekCore, The Rogues Portal, and TrekMovie. His love of the franchise and especially John de Lancie's indelible performance of Q led him to bestowing that name upon his cat; much to his chagrin, she has appeared to take on many of the omnipotent being's personality traits. Aaron Harvey is a graphic designer and podcaster. He's the host of the "Saturday Morning Trek" podcast on Trek.FM and has created cover art for Star Trek comics as well as other posters, T-shirts, and other fantastic Trek-related imagery.
The Klingon Dictionary - (Star Trek) by Marc Okrand (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 192Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: TelevisionSeries Title: Star TrekFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Star TrekAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Marc OkrandLanguage: English About the Book From the man who designed the Klingon language and culture for the Star Trek feature films and Star Trek: The Next Generation, here is a comprehensive sourcebook for Klingon language and syntax--the only one of its kind. Book Synopsis The Klingon Dictionary is the first comprehensive sourcebook for Klingon language and syntax, including fundamental rules of grammar as well as words and expressions that illustrate the complex nature of Klingon culture. It features a precise pronunciation guide, rules for proper use of affixes and suffixes, and a small phrasebook with Klingon translations for essential expressions such as Activate the transport beam, Always trust your instincts, and the ever-popular Surrender or die! About the Author Marc Okrand Marc Okrand devised the dialogue and coached the actors speaking the KlingonTM language heard in Star Trek III: The Search for SpockTM, Star Trek V: The Final FrontierTM, and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered CountryTM. The Klingon language he developed has also been used in a number of episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation & reg and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine & reg. In addition, he created the Vulcan dialogue for Star Trek II: The Wrath of KhanTM and Star Trek III.
Star Trek: Kirk Fu Manual - by Dayton Ward (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 64Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: TelevisionFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Insight EditionsAge Range: AdultBook theme: Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror, GenresAuthor: Dayton WardLanguage: English Book Synopsis In unabashed celebration of Captain James T. Kirk's singular fighting skills, Star Trek: Kirk Fu Manual is every Starfleet cadet's must-have training guide for surviving the final frontier. As captain of the legendary U.S.S. Enterprise, James T. Kirk engaged in his share of fisticuffs, besting opponents with a slick combination of moves and guile that remains unmatched. Is there anyone you'd rather have watching your back as you take on Klingons, alien gladiators, genetically engineered supermen, and even the occasional giant walking reptile? Kirk Fu is a series of unarmed combat techniques developed by one of Starfleet's most celebrated starship captains over several years of encounters with alien species on any number of strange new worlds. A blend of various fighting styles, Kirk Fu incorporates elements of several Earth-based martial arts forms as well as cruder methods employed in bars and back alleys on planets throughout the galaxy. It is as unorthodox in practice as it is unbelievable to behold. Including excerpts from Kirk's own notes and personal logs, the Star Trek: Kirk Fu Manual is the perfect training guide for surviving the depths of space. With proper training and practice, every Starfleet cadet can become one with Kirk Fu. Review Quotes "The Star Trek: Kirk Fu Manual is a surprising and wonderful love letter to Star Trek" -- "Daily Star Trek News""The Star Trek: Kirk Fu Manual is a worthy addition to any Star Trek fan's collection" -- "Future of The Force""Ward's sharp wit and vast Star Trek knowledge combined with Cornia's illustrations make for a quick and entertaining read."-- "TrekMovie" About the Author Dayton Ward is the New York Times best-selling author or co-author of numerous novels and short stories, including a whole bunch of stuff set in the Star Trek universe. He lives in Kansas City with his wife and two daughters. Find Dayton on the web at www.daytonward.com. Christian Cornia is an Italian artist who has created designs for many publishers, advertisers, video games, and role-playing games. He currently works with the international illustration agency Advocate Art and teaches character animation design at the Reggio Emilia International School of Comics. Christian's most notable work includes several Scooby-Doo projects, inking for Marvel Comics, and illustrating the graphic novel Brina, which was published by Tunué in 2017. More artwork at www.christiancornia.it
Star Trek: The Motion Picture: The Art and Visual Effects - by Jeff Bond (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 176Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: FilmFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Titan Books (UK)Age Range: AdultBook theme: Science Fiction & Fantasy, GenresAuthor: Jeff BondLanguage: English Book Synopsis The official guide to the film artistry of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Forty years ago, Star Trek: The Motion Picture brought Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise crew to the big screen and changed the course of the Star Trek franchise. Now, celebrate this landmark anniversary by discovering the visual artistry that made this an enduring science fiction classic. For the first time ever, explore archival material created by legendary Star Trek collaborators, including Robert Abel, Syd Mead, Ralph McQuarrie, Andrew Probert, and Ken Adams. Review Quotes Absolutely stunning' - StarTrek.com "Good reading for your favorite diehard Star Trek fan" - Borg.com "A feast for fans" - Comingsoon.net "A much-needed look into the heart of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, at the real human adventure that brought the movie to life" - Trek Movie "A veritable treasure trove of Trek lore and production information... providing a wondrous opportunity to reassess a first instalment all too often forgot" - Adventures in Poor Taste "A fully-realized history of the oft-misunderstood classic film that paved the way for Trek's ongoing (and seemingly never-ending) legacy" - Trekcore "This close look at the film's design may serve to inspire some newfound respect for the Enterprise's first big-screen jaunt" - The Film Stage About the Author Jeff Bond is the author of Danse Macabre: 25 years of Danny Elfman and Tim Burton, and The Music of Star Trek. He was Executive Editor of Geek magazine and Senior Editor at CFQ, the revival of Cinefantastique magazine, from 2003 to 2006. He covers film music and other subjects for the Hollywood Reporter and has written hundreds of movie and television soundtrack liner notes booklets.
The Ultimate Star Trek and Philosophy - (Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture) by William Irwin & Kevin S Decker & Jason T Eberl (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 368Genre: PhilosophySub-Genre: EasternSeries Title: Blackwell Philosophy and Pop CultureFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Wiley-BlackwellAge Range: AdultAuthor: William Irwin & Kevin S Decker & Jason T EberlLanguage: English Book Synopsis Reunites the editors of Star Trek and Philosophy with Starfleet's finest experts for 31 new, highly logical essays Features a complete examination of the Star Trek universe, from the original series to the most recent films directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Introduces important concepts in philosophy through the vast array of provocative issues raised by the series, such as the ethics of the Prime Directive, Star Trek's philosophy of peace, Data and Voyager's Doctor as persons, moral relativism and the Federation's quest for liberation, the effect of alternate universes on reality and identity, the Borg as transhumanists, Federation Trekonomics, Star Trek's secular society, and much, much more...! An enterprising and enlightening voyage into deep space that will appeal to hardcore fans and science fiction enthusiasts alike Publishing in time to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the original TV series From the Back Cover Can a starship captain be both great and moral? Can Vulcans and androids really have (or be) friends? What is it like to be a hologram, shapeshifter, or incorporeal entity? Why do the Borg frighten us so much? Is there room for God in the Star Trek universe? Is Q just a sadistic pest or a provocateur of human advancement? The Ultimate Star Trek and Philosophy boldly goes where no book has gone before in pursuit of a greater philosophical understanding of the galaxy's final frontier. It reunites the editors of Star Trek and Philosophy with Starfleet's finest experts for 30 new, highly logical essays to provide a thorough examination of the Star Trek universe - from the original series to the most recent films directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). The essays introduce important concepts in philosophy through the vast array of provocative issues raised by the series, such as the ethics of the Prime Directive, Star Trek's philosophy of peace, Data and Voyager's Doctor as persons, moral relativism and the Federation's quest for liberation, the effect of alternate universes on reality and identity, the Borg as transhumanists, Federation Trekonomics, and Star Trek's secular society. Available in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the endlessly inventive and beloved Star Trek franchise, this is an enterprising and enlightening voyage into deep space that will appeal to hardcore fans and science fiction enthusiasts alike. About the Author Kevin S. Decker is Professor of Philosophy at Eastern Washington University, where he teaches ethics, American and Continental philosophy, and philosophy of popular culture. He is co-editor of Philosophy and Breaking Bad (2016) and Who is Who? The Philosophy of Doctor Who (2013). He is co-editor, with Jason T. Eberl, of The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015), Star Trek and Philosophy (2008), and Star Wars and Philosophy (2005).Jason T. Eberlis the Semler Endowed Chair for Medical Ethics and Professor of Philosophy at Marian University in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he teaches bioethics, ethics, and medieval philosophy. He has edited or contributed to books on Battlestar Galactica, Sons of Anarchy, Metallica, Terminator, The Hunger Games, The Big Lebowski, Stanley Kubrick, J.J. Abrams, and Avatar. His most recent books are The Routledge Guidebook to Aquinas' Summa Theologiae (2015) and The Philosophy of Christopher Nolan (2016). He is co-editor, with Kevin S. Decker, of The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015), Star Trek and Philosophy (2008), and Star Wars and Philosophy (2005).
Star Trek, History and Us - by A J Black (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 202Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: TelevisionFormat: PaperbackPublisher: McFarland & CompanyAge Range: AdultBook theme: Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror, GenresAuthor: A J BlackLanguage: English About the Book "Since 1966, the Star Trek television franchise has used outer space and the thrilling adventures of the crews of the U.S.S. Enterprise to reflect our own world and culture. Kirk and Spock face civil rights issues and Vietnam war allegories while Picard, Data, and the next generation seek an ordered, post-Cold War stability in the Reagan era. The crews of Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise must come to terms with our real life of war, manifest destiny in the 21st century, and the shadow of 9/11. Now, as the modern era of the franchise attempts to portray a utopia amidst a world spinning out of control, Star Trek remains about more than just the future. It is about our present. It is about us. This book charts the history of Gene Roddenberry's creation across five decades alongside the cultural development of the United States and asks: are we heading for the utopian Federation future, or is it slipping ever further away from reality?"-- Book Synopsis Since 1966, the Star Trek television franchise has used outer space and the thrilling adventures of the crews of the U.S.S. Enterprise to reflect our own world and culture. Kirk and Spock face civil rights issues and Vietnam war allegories while Picard, Data, and the next generation seek an ordered, post-Cold War stability in the Reagan era. The crews of Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise must come to terms with our real life of war, manifest destiny in the 21st century, and the shadow of 9/11. Now, as the modern era of the franchise attempts to portray a utopia amidst a world spinning out of control, Star Trek remains about more than just the future. It is about our present. It is about us. This book charts the history of Gene Roddenberry's creation across five decades alongside the cultural development of the United States and asks: are we heading for the utopian Federation future, or is it slipping ever further away from reality? About the Author A.J. Black writes and podcasts about popular culture in entertainment on his blog Cultural Conversation and podcast network "We Made This." He lives in Wiltshire, England.