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Star Trek Lives !

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Thanks to you, Star Trek fans...

Aboard Star Trek's flagship, the U.S.S. Enterprise, the starfaring adventurers are still dreaming the impossible--and making it come true.

Star Trek Lives! Personal Notes and Anecdotes by Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Sondra Marshak and Joan Winston

* What the creators of Star Trek are doing now
* Their goals and achievements since Star Trek
* Their p
Paperback, 274 pages
Published 1975 by Bantam Books
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Sep 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An absolutely delightful book by three women, early fans of Star Trek. Through their eyes you'll experience the very first Star Trek convention, a visit to the TOS set, and interviews with Gene Roddenberry, Leonard Nimoy and more. You'll also hear their perspectives on fan culture (including fanfiction), and Star Trek's characters, philosophy, and reasons for its lasting appeal.

It's a very easy, enjoyable read, and essential reading for Star Trek fans.
Jul 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
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I've been a trekker since the original show back in the 1960s. My large wall poster of Spock with the Enterprise pictured behind him is long gone, but this book brings back so many good memories of that show.
Oct 03, 2018 rated it liked it
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A fun read for my fellow Trekkies that brought back fond memories of Star Trek and conventions in the 70s and 80s (Creation Conventions in Philly, for one). I watched the Star Trek blooper reels at these conventions, in dark rooms off of the main show area. I also remember the sacredness of the time when Star Trek (or any favorite show) was on: rearranging your schedule so you could be home in front of the television, no talking except during commercials, turn off the phone, don't answer the doo ...more
Jun 21, 2017 rated it liked it
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2.5 stars. Not as fun as I had hoped. In many ways the book is dated and has a negative vibe about it. I had hoped it would be fun and relaxed, but instead it was a bit hokey and geeky/naive. I found the chapter alignment to be cumbersome and not always interesting.
Judy Green
Dec 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great fun
Lisa (Harmonybites)
Apr 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Memorable to me as one of the first books to delve into the Star Trek phenomenon. It's very gosh wow, but it's rich in anecdote and in analysis of how and why fans felt so intensely about the series, back when in 1975 Star Trek was more dead than alive, seen only in syndication of the original three season show and a brief season of animated episodes from 1973 to 1974. This was before the films and new series such as Next Generation jumps started it and sent the motor running. It deals with the ...more
Michael Hanscom
An enjoyable read for Trek aficionados, especially for the historical context, as this was written post-original series, but pre-everything else official. Lots of snippets of interviews with the cast and creators, and some great behind-the-scenes looks at the final days of shooting the show and the first convention. Lots of looks at mid-70's fandom, with a strong emphasis on the appeal of Kirk and Spock (but especially Spock) to women, even exploring the world of "slash" fiction (no, "slash" is ...more
Jun 19, 2010 rated it liked it
There were many parts of this book I enjoyed, but the chapters on the various effects got repetitive. They brought up the same points for each effect -- I enjoyed the anecdotal chapters better (the convention, the time on set, the fan-fiction). The Where are they Now chapter was a little sad, as now, many of them have passed away. (though William Shatner is still going strong)

A little bit dated, but enjoyable to read about the beginnings of a pretty crazy and really strong fandom -- still.
Apr 10, 2009 rated it really liked it
A good fun book. Written in 1975 so much of it is old history. But there is interview material with the major actors of the Classic Trek Series and some inside scoops on the setting up of the early Trek Conventions, as well as material about the early rise of Star Trek fan fiction. Enjoyable.
Dec 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Some of the analysis’ language is a little dated, but the core of Star Trek Lives! remains—why people love the show to the point of fandom and how you can get involved. Well, could, back in 1975. A, shall we say, fascinating piece of fannish history.
Aug 02, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Jacqueline Lichtenberg is creator of the Sime~Gen Universe, primary author of Star Trek Lives!, founder of the Star Trek Welcommittee, creator of the term Intimate Adventure, winner of the Galaxy Award for Spirituality in Science Fiction and one of the first Romantic Times Awards for Best Science Fiction Novel. Her work is now in e-book form, audio-dramatization and on XM Satellite Radio. She has ...more