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Star Trek: The Complete Unauthorized History: To Boldly Go Where No Fan Has Gone Before

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This is the first book to combine an authoritative history of the Star Trek franchise—including all six television series and eleven feature films—with anecdotes about the show from those who helped shape it from the outside in: the fans. Star Trek expert Robert Greenberger covers everything from show creator Gene Roddenberry’s initial plans for a series combining science- ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 15th 2012 by MBI Publishing Company (first published August 1st 2003)
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William Galaini
Alright... I love me some Star Trek. To those of you trekkies out there, you could easily ascertain someone's outlook on life by the Star Trek they enjoyed most:


If you loved the original most: You are an Old-school, fun-loving sort

If you loved the Next Generation most: You are a forgiving and optimistic intellectual

If you loved Deep Space 9 the most: You are committed to ideals, yet cynic towards their ends

If you loved Voyager the most: You didn't see the three shows mentioned prior

If you loved
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Norma Bush
Receiving as a Good Reads giveaway. Can't wait for it to arrive so I can edit my review and rating. I'll keep you posted.
Ariel
If anything, I enjoyed the many pictures taken from Farpoint and Shore Leave Conventions.
Nancy
I have loved Star Trek for a very long time...but kept my geekiness to myself until I was in college and TNG was on TV. DS9 and Voyager continued my love, while Enterprise was a big hot mess (I pretend it wasn't made), so this book was an enjoyable behind the scenes look at my obsession. Being a fan, I have read other books about the series, but this provided a few new nuggets of info plus some great pictures. A great website that I recently discovered with 'new' episodes of the original series ...more
Donna Parker
This book took me a long time to read, not because it wasn’t spectacular, quite the contrary, because it was spectacular. I wanted to savour each of the over 250 pages of pure, unadulterated joy crashing over me in waves. I’m not going to dwell on the ‘unauthorized’ part, I understand, there’s diehards out there who are going to be, yip, yip, yip, but whatever, the mythology of Trek is bigger than reality, who knows what is real and what had grown through the shrouded Trek hallows, at any rate, ...more
Carolyn Marie
beautiful, glossy photos that are fascinating to fans of any star trek series. however, there must be a disclaimer that the photos consist of collectibles from all over and memorabilia and such, there are not cast photos or set photos. that part was a disappointment. this is a book for the fans though, and the photos are a celebration of the fans and how they have kept the Star Trek franchise going. i love the book because it unites fans of all the different franchise parts, TNG, the original, D ...more
Michael Goth
A really well researched and written book that is a great overview of the nearly 50 year history of Star Trek. Once I picked it up, I could not put it down. There were many new things I learned while reading this book, including more about the infamous behind-the-scenes battles that transpired during the first season of Star Trek-The Next Generation. The book's only short comings was that it tended to mention the comic book adaptations a little too often. Also, many of the people who contributed ...more
Agatha
Thorough discussion of all things Star Trek through the first reboot film; lots of great illustrations as well
Jacqueline
Interesting if short and too the point. It also is a heavy book not easy to read comfortably. If you want detail head to William Shatner's memories books or Nicholas Meyers book. The amount of fan photos and Star Trek products was nice if a bit too much.
Jeremy
I was expecting something like Sean Howe's Marvel Comics: The Untold Story. This was more like a Wikipedia entry.
Abraham Ray
it's a interesting book to say the least.
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