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A Brief Guide to Star Trek by Brian J. Robb
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An illuminating, if flawed, guide to America's eminent sci-fi franchise. Robb slants the encyclopaedic tone towards an indicting, less-than-objective tone sometimes - for example, offering that most Enterprise episodes might've been "incomprehensible gibberish" - but largely offers a thorough analysis and history of the Trek franchise all the way up to just prior to Into Darkness's release.

The latter half of the book gets bogged down largely in description of the shows rather than lots of their production history (see individual series Companions, especially DS9's, for more of that), but the former is a really fascinating outline of how Roddenberry got the original show off the ground with Desilu Studios.

It's not compendious the way the Companions or Memory Alpha are, but it's a worth guide nonetheless.

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Reading Progress

July 19, 2015 – Shelved
July 19, 2015 –
page 36
July 20, 2015 – Started Reading
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August 19, 2015 –
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August 25, 2015 –
page 132
December 23, 2015 –
page 148
December 27, 2015 – Finished Reading

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