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Star Trek Compendium

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This updated compendium of everyone's favorite star travelers contains exciting never-before-published material from the hit movies Star Trek IV and Star Trek V. Photos and index.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 12th 1993 by Titan Books Ltd (first published 1981)
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John Yelverton
Jul 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic compendium that's loaded with tons of little known facts about the greatest TV show of all time.
Jul 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Trekkies, Trekkers, Klingons
Recommended to Michael by: Serendipity
This is everything a fan wants in an episode guide. Well-written, comprehensive, adoring, but still critical when appropriate. I purchased this while I was "collecting" episodes from The Original Series (TOS) by taping them on VHS from broadcast television. I needed a complete list of episodes, and there was no Internet in those days, for you young folks' information. This book provided that. But, it also provided informative and thoughtful write-ups, insider information, and discussion of the i ...more
Feb 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction, 2013
Cool reference book that gives a mini-summary of each (original series) Star Trek episode, plus a little bit of trivia about each. There are nice black and white photos posted throughout.

A wonderful addition to any Star Trek library.
Well written by Allan Asherman, but covers only the Original Series; the revised edition includes the first three Star Trek movies.
Daniel Kukwa
May 18, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
The first behind-the-scenes book I ever read that covered classic Star Trek. It hold a nostalgic place in my heart, although it's not the most informative book. It's certainly enthusiastic (perhaps sycophantically so) and full of interesting facts I wasn't aware of at the time. However, as a record of the development of the series and its individual episodes & movies, it pales next to the more straightforward & well-researched chronicles found in similar books covering TNG and DS9.

In sp
A major flaw: no list of guest stars with each episode. The book definitely could've benefited from a design featuring sidebars (to handle the "story outline" versions of episodes, for example).

There is the occasional (all too rare) flash of humor ("Mr Spock was certainly the character who had the most exposure during Trek's third season. The evidence would indicate, however, that Dr McCoy's operation to restore the Vulcan's brain in the season opener was not entirely successful"). For the most
Mar 27, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure, fun, science
Being a Trekkie, I just enjoyed EVERYTHING about the Compendium! It is a season by season, episode by episode account of the entire Original Series for Star Trek. Pictures of the actors on the set, tidbits about actors and scenes abound for those who like to know the behind the scenes stuff. ("What actor has played both a Romulan and a Vulcan?" type of trivia)

If you don't like Star Trek? Don't bother, this book will bore you. Love TOS? Then you'll enjoy this greatly!
Sep 23, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
A good guide to the original series, with episode synopses, lots of interesting notes and anecdotes about the making of each individual episode, animated episode, and movie, and other "backstage" stories such as the casting process that brought the classic crew together.
Sep 13, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is an episode by episode look at the Star Trek phenomenon. This was written as the various shows were still on the air which gives it a dated feel. But it does answer a few questions. This is more for the blossoming fan - - if that is a good phrase to describe it.
Sep 19, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
not enough cool pics of sets and/or costumes...but there is a lot of cool trivia and info about the production, e.g. same set as used in another episode though they made it look different with colored lights. I feel like I'm learning some production tips from it.
Feb 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Why go elsewhere, this is the holy grail of classic Star Trek. Although one can differ with some of the opinions here, it is a fine reference work for fans. It stays away from too much pop culture kitsch, instead covering all the bases, for the hardcore and casual fans.
Jan 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lot of behind the scenes stuff and a listing of all the episodes with plenty of information and trivia.
Keith Bowerman
My version only goes up to STAR TREK V. Nice bit of background information on each episode.
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Allan Asherman is an author and researcher of several genre-related projects. His Star Trek-related projects include The Star Trek Compendium, The Star Trek Interview Book and The Making of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

He has also authored dozens of magazine and newspaper articles on films and television. An authority on the classic TV series The Adventures of Superman, he has worked in several
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