Boldly go where your knowledge of Star Trek will become as big as the universe itself with the These are the Voyages Star Trek TOS Season One Hardcover Book, and find out what it was like to work with Gene Roddenberry as the adventures of Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise were brought to life for television.
This 600-page beast of a book contains tons of goodies that will probably thrill any hardcore Trekker –
After decades of research, hundreds of exclusive interviews, and the inclusion of thousands of documents, from story outlines to scripts to interoffice memos between Roddenberry and his creative staff, correspondences with NBC and Desilu Studios, production schedules, budgets, and even the Nielsen ratings for every episode of the first Star Trek series, These are the Voyages serves as a time machine, taking the reader back to witness the creation, writing and making of Star Trek.
Some of the things that will be learned are:
- The true production order of the episodes (never before properly identified)
- The truth behind the ratings (Star Trek often won its time slot and was usually NBC’s top-rated Thursday night series, and again, Friday night series)
- The actual cost of each episode, when and where and how each scene from every episode was filmed, who wrote what part of which scripts (often not the writer given the screen credit)
- Fan letters and trade reviews from the time of the first broadcast
The book also includes a foreword written by TOS first season producer and writer John D.F. Black, and Mary Black.
From now until the end of October, the These are the Voyages Star Trek TOS Season One Hardcover will be available for $27.95 at Amazon.com. After Halloween, the book goes back to its original retail price of $39.95.