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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Star Trek Book

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.  

Allies, 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.