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Star Trek 101: A Practical Guide to Who, What, Where, and Why

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  43 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
In the future, a heroic captain and his crew explore the Galaxy in a really fast spacecraft. The crew's standing orders are:
"...to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before."™
Simple, straightforward -- that's Star Trek.® So what's all the fuss? Why do news crews always seem to find someone, somewhe
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ebook, 320 pages
Published September 23rd 2008 by Pocket Books/Star Trek (first published 2008)
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Alejandro
Must-have for any All-Trekker!


BOLDLY READING

This is easily one of the best reference books that you can get about Star Trek.

There are a lot of reference books about Star Trek in the market (I know since I have the luck of having many of them!) and each one is really useful in its own particular way, however I consider that this guide is one of the most useful that you can get.

In fact, I always have this book at hand and it's the one that I check more, all the time. Without exageration, I can
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Infinite
Oct 25, 2011 Infinite rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Star Trek 101 is an excellent reference book for star trek fans or those that are intersted in star trek. It includes a brief overview of series episode (including the animated series which is considered by many to not be canon), descriptions and key points of each movie (except star trek 2009), and the key characters in each series. For fans that have questions such as: exactly what episode did kirk say scotty beam me up?, what is subspace, exactly?, and why do the comand uniforms in TNG have r ...more
Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
I read this as part of my literary celebration of 50 years of Trek.

And yes, I read all 734 plot synopses, plus the descriptions of the feature films etc. It certainly helped me see new connections, often subtle ones, and coincidences, in the world of Trek lore. I hadn't realized, to provide a superficial example, that episode 142 of Voyager is called "Muse," while episode 93 is called "The Muse." I hardly knew anything about The Animated Series before reading this reference work.

The style is bre
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Justin Rees
Jan 31, 2011 Justin Rees rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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An excellent guide to the grandeur that is Star Trek :). As a beginner to the franchise, but an instant fan, this book is perfect for introducing you to everything you need to know to watch any of the Star Trek series' or movies. With many cool features like different tech explanations, alien species/character indexes, individual episode synopsis' and much more, this is the ultimate guide to anything Trek. A must read for long time fans, or new time enjoyers, and if you are a newbie like me, get ...more
Beth
Oct 06, 2009 Beth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A fun introduction to Star Trek for the uninitiated, and a tongue-in-cheek review of Trek's various incarnations for those in the know. Two minor quibbles--William Riker is referred to as "Jonathan" in the episode synopsis for "These Are The Voyages..." (283), and Tom Paris is listed as having been "drummed out of Starfleet Academy after he lied about his involvement in an accident that killed several students" (163) (he had already graduated--I suspect the authors confused Paris with the charac ...more
Jennifer Daniel
Aug 17, 2009 Jennifer Daniel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Not at all ashamed to admit I am a total Star Trek nerd! This was a great guide to all the various series and films. Superb quotes from all my favorite characters.

How many of you can boast that you speak a little Klingon?

jIna Schu' vaj!
Ron
Jun 10, 2011 Ron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More of a "reference" book as opposed to something you'd sit down and read, kept it handy while watching the episodes
Daniel Kukwa
Jan 25, 2011 Daniel Kukwa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It works as a refresher for old-school fans, but it works even better at its main task: teaching new fans about the world of Star Trek...and why that world is bloody amazing!
Rob
Aug 08, 2008 Rob rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: geek
fantastic for neophytes, but hardcore fans have long since had this info seared into their brains.
Abraham Ray
nice book about star trek!
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Mostly harmless.
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