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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  395 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Erdmann was given unprecedented access to every aspect of the production of Star Trek Deep Space Nine in order to compile this book which is considered, by some, the ultimate guide to Star Trek's grittiest and most complex series. ...more
Paperback, 736 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by Star Trek
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J.W. Braun
May 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing
If I could give this book six stars, it would get it. Easily the best of all the Star Trek Companion books, if you've got the Deep Space Nine series on DVD, it's a must have. It's well written, in depth, and has every juicy tidbit you'd ever want to know about the series - and then some. ...more
Sep 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Basically, this book is text DVD extras for every episode of DS9. If you like craft nuts-and-bolts stuff, it is a wonderful experience to read each entry in this book after you watch each episode. Warning: the book is written under the assumption that you've already seen the whole show. Spoilers are woven throughout. ...more
John Yelverton
Jul 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful companion to the Deep Space Nine series.
Aug 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Star Trek Deep Space Nine is my favorite Star Trek series. I grew up watching this show and got immersed in the great characters. Star Trek has always been like an old friend to me, one that I may have lost touch with but always has been in the back of my mind. I think I read this book years ago, but decided to read it again after a recent renewal in watching Star Trek, in particular old TNG episodes. I own a few seasons of this show on DVD. The book has an introduction to each season, then an e ...more
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sachbuch-gelesen

Obwohl ich Star Trek mit vereinzelten Classic-Episoden für mich entdeckt habe (später habe ich natürlich alle gesehen, auch die animated Folgen), mit TNG zum Fan wurde und dann auch Voyager und Enterprise kennenlernte, hat Deep Space Nine einen besonderen Platz in meinem Herzen und es ist über die Jahre die Serie geworden, die von allen Serien am häufigsten über meinen Bildschirm flimmert (es ist 2017 und noch ist meine Hoffnung auf HD-Version dieser Serie nicht gestorben).

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Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Deep Space Nine is not only the best Star Trek show of all time, but it's also one of the Top 3 shows in the history of sci-fiction. That said, it's also the red headed stepchild of Star Trek, and is only now getting appreciated.

The Companion book is the closest thing to the special features extras on DVDs. Because of CBS/Paramount/whoever owns the right, they're never going to release them at an affordable price. Although there is the IndieGoGo DS9 backed project that should be out soon.

If you
Flo Balde
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
AMAZING ! I Was able to finally get a copy of this book and it’s more than a simple companion book.
Each episode is deeply analysed with BtheScene facts/ production noteS/ sketches...

Ps: I’m French and English is my 2nd language. You must be fluent to read this book.

Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this show
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
By far the best of the Star Trek Compendiums, this is so rich with stories in front of and behind the scenes for each episode. Just great!
Kay Hudson
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
Another book I started last summer when DS9 began its run on Heroes & Icons. I had missed big chunks of the show during its original run, and hadn't seen it at all since it wrapped up. I had to track this out-of-print book down through Alibris, and it was well worth it. Like the Voyager Companion, it has episode synopses, cast lists, and lots of pictures. The only index covers episode titles. What makes this book so much better than the other Star Trek volumes is the extensive behind the scenes ...more
Aug 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The best of the 'Companion...' books to the various Star Trek incarnations by a country mile, Erdmann has produced the most comprehensive single volume book to deal with one specific Star Trek related series or subject. The synopses are fulsome however unlike corresponding entries in companions produced by other authors for the other series Erdmann can double or sometimes even triple the amount of background information for an episode. The photos are a good mix of official shots and some unoffic ...more
Oct 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This is a very interesting work, commissioned and researched over the series' entire 7-year-period. 'Deep Space Nine' is a probing work of television that deserves a good guide. This is far from perfect - some entries lack the depth or critical analysis that one would like - but it also offers a great deal. Overall, Erdmann covers every aspect of production from casting and writing to props and costume creation. On top of this, the show's writers are somewhat critical of their own work when need ...more
Daniel Kukwa
Feb 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: star-trek
The most honest account, the most detailed account, the most hilarious & fascinating account...this is the ULTIMATE behind-the-scene episode guide & story of the most amazing of the modern Star Trek series. Rather appropriate, given that DS9 was the series with the depth to deserve such a detailed examination.
Apr 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
I previously read most of the Next Generation Companion, and the Star Trek Chronology, and while those both have cool information, the Deep Space Nine Companion has much more detail and is in an excellent style to read, very engaging. I'm learning a lot about the episode plots, but also a lot about how a TV series can work. Just what I need now. ...more
Robert Morrow
Jan 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This was a series that did not get the attention it deserved. Exceptionally well-written and insightful, DS9 was the culmination of the original vision (and it's been all downhill since). The Companion gives great backstory to the development and writing of this excellent series. ...more
V.A. Hezaran
Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic book for a fan of the show. Synopses and behind the scenes info for each episode, including fascinating looks at the creative process make it a must not only if you're a fan but also if you're interested in the inner workings of a tv show. ...more
Jul 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Mentre anni fa ancora attendevo che le TV italiche trasmettessero l'intera serie, ebbi la fortuna di acquistare questo ottimo volume, e la sfortuna di spoilerarmi alcune situazioni. Oggi è quanto mai essenziale per un vero appassionato di Star Trek. ...more
Jun 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
This companion guide has all the episodes of Star Trek Deep Space Nine but also has other information from behind the scenes and why certain things happened in different episodes.
Jun 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I love this book!!! As much fun as rewatching the series is, watching each episode and then reading the "behind the scenes" pages on it is that much more fun. Absolute brilliance. ...more
Tony Laplume
Mar 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The definitive guide to the best Star Trek TV series.
Bryn Young-roberts
Jul 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Awsome insight into how a tv show is made, episode by episode over the course of 7 years
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