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Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  600 ratings  ·  23 reviews
L'8 settembre 1987, più di 20 anni dopo la prima trasmissione della Serie Classica di Star Trek, milioni di fan americani si sono seduti di fronte al proprio televisore per assistere al debutto di una serie tutta nuova. Episodio dopo episodio, "Star Trek: the next generation" fece nascere un futuro in cui la collaborazione e la mutua comprensione diventarono le chiavi per ...more
Paperback, Revised, 384 pages
Published January 7th 2003 by Star Trek (first published 1992)
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Sophie Crane
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Every episode of the next gen, even the film's. Would recommend this book for all the info you want in the episodes. ...more
J.W. Braun
May 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
This guide is well written and includes photos for every episode, but it's not as in depth as it could be. The poorer episodes have the least information. It seems that the worse an episode is, the less the author wants to draw attention to it. The movie information is pretty good.

One last note: this book was originally published following the fifth season of TNG, and subsequent editions added information as the series moved forward (ultimately producing seven seasons and four feature films.) Un
John Yelverton
Jul 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic companion that is even better than many online sources.
Marcello Tarot
Ricchissimo di informazioni

Un libro davvero ben fatto, con notizie sfiziose di tutti i generi sia riguardo questioni “tecniche” della serie sia riguardo gli ospiti e molto altro.
Recensione originariamente pubblicata su nell’estate del 2010.
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A forza di rileggere e sfogliare questa utilissima guida i miei fratelli ed io l'abbiamo quasi distrutta.
Ma è sempre un piacevole ripasso quando hai da verificare qualche episodio e non hai il tempo (ovverso quasi sempre) di riguardarti gli episodi.
May 03, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek, nonfiction
Thrifted this a while back. Paints a very rosy picture of behind the scenes happenings, glossing over many events. Also the author clearly has a hate-on for Riker and Deanna's relationship. ...more
Rena Sherwood
Damn -- I still wish I had this book.

Star Trek: The Next Generation is one of my favorite television shows of all time. I remember scratching my head and saying, "Is that it?" at the end of the original broadcast of the series pilot back in 1987. I also remember predicting, "Oh, this show will never last."


I remember those two things -- and yet I cannot remember many of the plots of the episodes I've come to love and cherish in the series -- which rapidly improved in the second through final sea
Feb 17, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a big fan of Star Trek, and I really enjoyed revisiting TNG episodes I haven't thought about or seen in ages. This book provides a different perspective on the show, discussing the special effects and technical challenges, script-writing, and alternative story ideas that never saw the light of day. It's a fascinating look at how one of the best shows on television operated, and a glimpse at ideas that might have been.

That said, there is one major flaw that prevented me from rating it higher
Jun 07, 2007 rated it it was amazing
I love this book. My dad had the first version sitting on his coffee table when I was little, and I read it so much that he picked me up the newer version (with all seven seasons and Generations) for a birthday.

This is the show companion that I compare to all other companions before I buy them. I love the plot summaries for each episode and the introduction for each season. My favorite feature, however, that I have never found in other companions, is the "behind-the-scenes" details for each epis
Daniel Kukwa
Feb 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-trek
It's not quite to the level of the DS9 Companion, as it's missing the warts-and-all opinions from the writers and producers, and the final two seasons have larger analysis sections than the first five seasons.

Overall, this book is a bit more restrained, especially on the movie front. But it's not "too" restrained...which means we still end up with a fine record of The Next Generation, from the moment of its birth, to it's ground-breaking run on TV and the silver screen. Well worth the read.
Rich Meyer
Feb 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
The first edition of this book is pretty good, though it tends to have a lot of tangental photos for the episodes. A bit too much background info in places, as well; I could really care less about behind-the-scenes politics and that sort of thing. A one-paragraph synopsis does not warrant three-quarters of a page of background information. Still, it at least gives a lot of character information and covers the entire series, up to the Star Trek Generations movie.
Nicholas Whyte[return][return]Does the duty of a book like this, each episode getting a very brief plot, cast and crew summary and a slightly longer behind-the-scenes commentary, with a bit more commentary of each of the seasons ...more
Nov 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, non-comics
This was a great find for me when I was into ST:TNG all those years ago. It's really in-depth and has lots of tidbits of information that enthusiasts of the show will appreciate. Really great gift idea for fans of the show. ...more
Jul 29, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
An invaluable resource to achieving true dorkitude.
Dec 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
A fun recap of TNG episodes. Some interesting tidbits. They could have dug a bit deeper in terms of rating or evaluating the episodes. But nonetheless, a fun recap of all of the episodes.
Sep 27, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Next Gen fans
Shelves: science-fiction
Good reference, if at times lacking depth in behind-the-scenes material.
COMPANION: STAR TREK, NEXT GENERATION (Star Trek Next Generation (Unnumbered)) by Nemecek (1992)
Bryn Young-roberts
Interesting look at what goes on into making the tv show, but lacks the detail of similar books
COMPANION: STAR TREK, NEXT GENERATION (Star Trek Next Generation (Unnumbered)) by Nemecek (1992)
Ron Cole
Aug 12, 2011 rated it liked it
Someone should have proofread this before it was published. Not as good as the Deep Space 9 Companion. Still, it's always good to get a little extra Star Trek! ...more
Covers the first 44 episodes of the series.
Tony Romine
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As good as The Twilight Zone companion, full of excellent backstories and behind the scenes information. Essential for anyone with a passing interest in the series.
Joseph Matthews
Aug 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nice to have while watching the show. Provides notes and information on every episode in production order.
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