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Old 02-09-2010, 15:47   #1
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Star Trek - The Original Series Book

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Anyone else got this book yet?
Star Trek": The Original Series 365
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* Hardcover: 744 pages
* Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (1 Sep 2010)
* Language English
* ISBN-10: 0810991721
* ISBN-13: 978-0810991729
* Product Dimensions: 24.2 x 16.4 x 5.6 cm

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Star Trek 365 is the definitive, comprehensive and authorised guide to Star Trek: The Original Series, Gene Roddenberry's landmark, groundbreaking television programme that first aired from 1966-69 and went on to become an international phenomenon. A cornerstone of popular and sci-fi culture for more than four decades, the show first catapulted William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy to fame and has, through a long series of feature-film and television spinoffs, led to the creation of a uniquely rich and detailed fictional universe. A visual celebration of the original voyages of the starship Enterprise, Star Trek 365 covers each episode and season in unprecedented detail, combining in-depth synopses, behind-the-scenes histories, and interviews with writers, cast, crew and fans with critical commentary on how the show's themes resonated when they first aired and how they continue to be relevant today. The book also looks at the original days of Star Trek fandom and the show's enduring cultural legacy, from the launching of NASA's Space Shuttle Enterprise in 1978 to the Smithsonian's exhibition of rare Star Trek material in 1992 to the present day. In addition to its wealth of never-before-seen images and newly commissioned photography of models, props, costumes, collectibles and ephemera, Star Trek 365 uses unprecedented access to the CBS archives to reproduce a treasure trove of still images - newly retouched and remastered - taken directly from the series' original 16mm film slides. Written by longtime CBS insider Paula M. Block, Star Trek 365 boldly goes where no other Star Trek book has gone before, combining rare and iconic imagery with a complete reference guide to the original show's seventy-nine episodes - a perfect gift for Star Trek fans of all ages.
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Paula M. Block is the author of Star Trek 101, The Magic of Tribbles, Star Trek: ACTION! and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion. She is a contributing writer to Valley Magazine, the Chicago Sun-Times, and Movieland Magazine. As an adolescent fan, she watched Star Trek during its original run, followed the franchise as mass syndication transformed a cancelled show into a cult phenomenon, and went on to work behind the scenes at Paramount Pictures, managing Star Trek publishing of all types for more than two decades. Terry J. Erdmann has written several Star Trek books, including Action! and The Tribble Handbook. He colloborated with J.M. Dillard on Where No-one Has Gone Before, the pictorial history of Star Trek. Dorothy Fontana served as a writer for several beloved episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series, having worked on the show's development as Gene Roddenberry's personal assistant. She was also instrumental to the creation of Star Trek: The Next Generation and currently lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches screenwriting at the American Film Institute.
Saw it in a shop the other day for £20 ish, but Amazon have it for £10 del, so gone for it (use the link above).

Great book for what I still think was the best of all the Star Trek versions and still the ones that I automatically think about when someone says 'Star Trek'.

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Old 02-09-2010, 18:00   #2
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I have moved your post to the book forum, Mr New
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Personally I'll be going for the USS Enterprise Haynes Workshop Manual
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Personally I'll be going for the USS Enterprise Haynes Workshop Manual
Have not seen a copy to flick/look at of that yet so was going to wait to see one or read a review first, then might get that one as well.

Got the The Original Series Book yesterday and it really is a great one for fans of the original series. At 700pages+ its also quiet heavy and must have cost Amazon well over £5 to send it, so they cant be making much on this.
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I saw this in Waterstones last week. At twenty quid - too steep. But I will definitely be buying this online.
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Looks pretty good, I'll have a look for a tenner. Thanks new.

If you want a bit more juice, then the book 'Inside Star Trek' by Bob Justman and Herb Solow (the producers of TOS) is highly recommended. Doesn't seem to be in print at the moment but it's available easily enough on amazon.
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This is also worth a read. It's Bill Shatner's memoir of Star Trek. He uses the book to settle one or two scores and lament the faltering of relationships with certain other cast members, but there's lots of other background material, such as the tale of Grace Lee Whitney's wrestle with her weight and alcoholism. Definitely a good book to dip in to.
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