Leave it to DK Books to pull out all the stops when it comes to commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the original Star Trek TV series and its subsequent movies and the various TV series that followed.
Star Trek started out as a ground-breaking 1960s TV series that upset the
status quo of broadcast TV series. It
would go on to spawn various movies, TV shows, video games, books and an entire
pop culture phenomenon.
All over the world the names Spock, Kirk, Scotty, McCoy, Picard, Riker,
Janeway and other TV series and movie stars associated with Star Trek are
recognized. Phasers, Transporters,
Tricorders, Warp Drive and dozens of science fiction devices, ships and space
phenomenon made popular in the movies and TV series have become catch phrases.
Join DK Books as it explores strange new worlds boldly explained.
As a huge Star Trek fan (I watched the original series when it was first
broadcast) I am thrilled by the contents of this book.
Packed with full-color photos and art the book delves into the genesis of
the series, the Star Trek history of planets, people, the Federation, aliens
and their societies, the Prime Directive, the rebooting of the Star Trek
Universe, alternate realities, Starfleet, time travel, the various Enterprise
starships and man's first venture out to the distant stars.
Beginning with Zephram Cockrane's historical first Warp travel journey to
the early Enterprise under the command of Jonathan Archer to Kirk's Enterprise
and crew, Pike's ship, April's Enterprise, the Enterprises B & C, Picard's Enterprises
D and E, Deep Space 9 and Voyager.
Along the way readers learn of the Romulans, Klingons, Q, the Borg and
dozens of other alien life forms.
Each facet of the Star Trek Universe is lovingly chronicled with attention
and detail given to key crew members and characters throughout the long run of
Star Trek TV shows and movies.
enemies, alien entities, space anomalies, weapons, ships, planets and so much
more are carefully examined, explained and given their proper due.
Contributing authors, Paul Ruditis, Sandford Galden-Stone
and Simon Hugo are to be commended on their outstanding work on this very important
and pivotal literary work celebrating 50 years of the Star Trek phenomenon.