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The Art of Star Trek

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From the public's first glimpse of the original Starship "Enterprise" to the brave new worlds explored in Star Trek: Voyager, the never-ending phenomenon that is Star Trek has treated generations of viewers to a dazzling barrage of unforgettable images of the future. Bizarre alien beings, breathtaking extraterrestrial landscapes, exotic costumes, state-of-the-art special e ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Pocket Books (first published November 1st 1995)
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John Yelverton
May 26, 2014 John Yelverton rated it it was amazing
An absolutely beautiful book of amazing artwork from the wonderful world of "Star Trek".
Sep 15, 2013 Andrew rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a book that is trying to be too many things. Its part concept art (which is what you would expect considering its title) and part archive - since it charts the development of props and sets as much as the design and concepts of the look of the film and shows.
However it does go in to surprising details - of shows that never where to rejected designs (and sometimes where those rejected designs have sneaked back in to the show when no one was looking)
All in all its a fascinating look in to
Feb 28, 2008 Derrith rated it really liked it
This book is not one I would ordinarily choose. It was left on a table in the library by one of my students who had been pretending to read it. (Yes, pretending...) It piqued my curiosity, so I opened it. I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, what one would call a Trekkie. I am not even a true fan, really, of Star Trek, though I have watched and enjoyed it on occasion. I can, however, appreciate the art of it. The creativity of the concept and the imagination of its creators is really qui ...more
Feb 29, 2016 Sharyn rated it really liked it
Oh I am soooo a trekkie/trekker
Eugene Caputi
May 14, 2012 Eugene Caputi rated it liked it
Kinda thin especially when one compares it to coffee table books like The Art of Star Wars. Some interesting design stuff that hadn't been seen before but mainly more of all the stills we've been seeing since day 1.

I'd say the most interesting things for me were the sketches of the Young Captain Kirk and young Spock characters from the animated series. As in, they were going to make Kirk and Spock teenagers, an idea so bad that it was immediately scuttled but sort of resurfaced in the 2009 rebo
Daniel Kukwa
Jul 20, 2011 Daniel Kukwa rated it it was ok
Shelves: star-trek
It's a pretty decent coffee-table book (updated to early DS9 and Voyager), but there are many more detailed and fascinating art-based explorations of the Star Trek universe available. This is a glorified teasing sampler, with a few fascinating early sketches thrown in for good measure. It's just too general for my taste.

Daniel Taylor
Aug 23, 2014 Daniel Taylor rated it really liked it
This beautifully presented book crams into its pages heaps of rare titbits about the production of Star Trek. It's a must-read for the trivia buffs and for those who appreciate the art of Star Trek.
Jun 07, 2008 Joey rated it it was amazing
It's real
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