Gene Roddenberry s Star Trek

This collection of essays looks at the groundbreaking impact of the original Star Trek series (1966-1969) and the various themes that the show conveyed, not only during its run but in the subsequent film and cartoon versions featuring the ...

Gene Roddenberry s Star Trek

This collection of essays looks at the groundbreaking impact of the original Star Trek series (1966-1969) and the various themes that the show conveyed, not only during its run but in the subsequent film and cartoon versions featuring the original characters and cast members.

Gene Roddenberry

A no-holds-barred look at the complex and driven visionary who created Star Trek gives a backstage portrait based on inside sources that reveals the whole man, alcoholic, self-promoting, womanizing, yet intensely creative.

Gene Roddenberry

A no-holds-barred look at the complex and driven visionary who created Star Trek gives a backstage portrait based on inside sources that reveals the whole man, alcoholic, self-promoting, womanizing, yet intensely creative.

The Man who Created Star Trek Gene Roddenberry

Traces the life and career of the creator of "Star Trek," covering his early years in television, his failed projects as well as his successes, and the development of "Star Trek"

The Man who Created Star Trek  Gene Roddenberry

Traces the life and career of the creator of "Star Trek," covering his early years in television, his failed projects as well as his successes, and the development of "Star Trek"

Star Trek Creator

The Authorised Biography of Gene Roddenberry.

Star Trek Creator

The Authorised Biography of Gene Roddenberry

The Impossible Has Happened

This book reveals how an undistinguished writer of cop shows set out to produce 'Hornblower in space' and ended up with an optimistic, almost utopian view of humanity's future that has been watched and loved by hundreds of millions of ...

The Impossible Has Happened

September 8, 2016 will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the debut of the world's most successful science fiction television series: Star Trek. In this new biography Lance Parkin, author of Aurum's acclaimed Magic Words: The Extraordinary Life of Alan Moore, will go in search of the show's creator, Gene Roddenberry. This book reveals how an undistinguished writer of cop shows set out to produce 'Hornblower in space' and ended up with an optimistic, almost utopian view of humanity's future that has been watched and loved by hundreds of millions of people around the world. Along the way Lance will examine some of the great myths and turning points in the franchise's history, and Roddenberry's particular contribution to them. He will look at the truth in the view that the early Star Trek advanced a liberal, egalitarian and multi-racial agenda, chart the various attempts to resuscitate the show during it's wilderness years in the 1970s, explore Roddenberry's initial early involvement in the movies and spin-off Star Trek: The Next Generation (as well as his later estrangement from both), and shed light on the colourful personal life, self-mythologising and strange beliefs of a man who nonetheless gifted popular culture one if its most enduring narratives.

Gene Roddenberry

Presents an interview with the creator of "Star Trek," detailing his memories on the television shows, the characters, and his philosophical thoughts

Gene Roddenberry

Presents an interview with the creator of "Star Trek," detailing his memories on the television shows, the characters, and his philosophical thoughts

The Star Trek Reader IV

Fiction based on televised episodes of Star Trek (the original series).

The Star Trek Reader IV

Contains 21 novelized episodes.

The Star Trek Reader II

Presents novelized episodes from the popular television series about the wanderings of the Starship Enterprise

The Star Trek Reader II

Presents novelized episodes from the popular television series about the wanderings of the Starship Enterprise

Star Trek The Motion Picture

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Trek: The Motion Picture with this classic movie novelization written by legendary Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry!

Star Trek  The Motion Picture

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Trek: The Motion Picture with this classic movie novelization written by legendary Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry! The original five-year mission of the Starship Enterprise to explore strange new worlds and to seek out new life and new civilizations has ended. Now James T. Kirk, Spock, Dr. McCoy, and the rest of the crew of the Enterprise have separated to follow their own career paths and different lives. But now, an overwhelming alien threat—one that is ignoring all attempts at communication and annihilating all opposition in its path—is on a collision course with Earth, the very heart of the United Federation of Planets. And the only vessel that Starfleet can send in time to intercept this menace is a refitted Enterprise, with her old crew heeding the call to once again boldly go where no one has gone before….

These Are the Voyages

These Are the Voyages, the exhaustive, award-winning book series by Marc Cushman, continues, utilizing memos and letters from Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, his colleagues, the studios, and the networks.

These Are the Voyages

These Are the Voyages, the exhaustive, award-winning book series by Marc Cushman, continues, utilizing memos and letters from Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, his colleagues, the studios, and the networks. Production reports, TV ratings, vintage press coverage, and interviews combine to document the events between the end of the Original Series and the beginning of the Trek movie franchise. It's the story of how Roddenberry sought to escape from Star Trek's shadow and stake new ground. Meanwhile, the series stars discovered that their popularity, like Roddenberry's, was tied to a show which simultaneously typecast them. Volume 1 of this two-book set covers the first half of the 1970s, with coverage of Pretty Maids All in a Row, Genesis II, The Questor Tapes, Planet Earth, Strange New Worlds, Star Trek: The Animated Series, and much more. Volume 2 will examine the last half of the decade, including Spectre, "Star Trek Phase II," and 1979's Star Trek - The Motion Picture. The book is over 700 pages within a hardcover bound book.

The Making of Star Trek the Motion Picture

Traces the history and production of the multimillion-dollar motion picture Star Trek.

The Making of Star Trek  the Motion Picture

Traces the history and production of the multimillion-dollar motion picture Star Trek.

Star Trek Starfleet Is

This commemorative book highlights 50 of the key traits of the Star Trek universe and demonstrates, through memorable images and beautiful artwork, how these ideals are personified by everyone from Kirk and Spock, to Picard and Janeway, to ...

Star Trek  Starfleet Is

What is Starfleet? It is the universe’s most famous and inspirational coalitions of all time. It has boldly gone where no pop culture franchise has gone before. It is the foundation for a thriving community of passionate fans. Creator Gene Roddenberry said Star Trek “was an attempt to say that humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate but take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in life forms . . . If we cannot learn to actually enjoy those small differences, to take a positive delight in those small differences between our own kind, here on this planet, then we do not deserve to go out into space and meet the diversity that is almost certainly out there.” After more than 50 years, 11 television series, 13 movies, and countless fan conventions later, Star Trek fans of all ages continue to gather—in person or virtually-- and enjoy, share, and live up to Roddenberry’s optimistic vision of the future. Fully authorized and filled with full-color images spanning the entire canon, Star Trek: Starfleet is… celebrates of Roddenberry’s vision. This commemorative book highlights 50 of the key traits of the Star Trek universe and demonstrates, through memorable images and beautiful artwork, how these ideals are personified by everyone from Kirk and Spock, to Picard and Janeway, to Burnham and Mariner, and their voyages to everywhere from Earth to Vulcan, from Q’onoS to the Delta Quadrant, and even to the Mirror Universe and back in time—and how they are actively and sincerely lived by the Star Trek fans themselves. What is Starfleet? Starfleet is fun. Starfleet is not always logical. Starfleet is adventure. Starfleet is brave. Starfleet is compassion. Starfleet is diverse. Starfleet is evolving. And it is by sharing their passions, supporting one another through difficult times, celebrating one another’s successes, and boldly going into a bright and hopeful future that Star Trek fans show that, above all, Starfleet is family. Starfleet is forever. A portion of the proceeds from Starfleet Is . . . will benefit ALS research.

Star Trek History and Us

This book charts the history of Gene Roddenberry's creation across five decades alongside the cultural development of the United States and asks: are we heading for the utopian Federation future, or is it slipping ever further away from ...

Star Trek  History and Us

Since 1966, the Star Trek television franchise has used outer space and the thrilling adventures of the crews of the U.S.S. Enterprise to reflect our own world and culture. Kirk and Spock face civil rights issues and Vietnam war allegories while Picard, Data, and the next generation seek an ordered, post-Cold War stability in the Reagan era. The crews of Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise must come to terms with our real life of war, manifest destiny in the 21st century, and the shadow of 9/11. Now, as the modern era of the franchise attempts to portray a utopia amidst a world spinning out of control, Star Trek remains about more than just the future. It is about our present. It is about us. This book charts the history of Gene Roddenberry's creation across five decades alongside the cultural development of the United States and asks: are we heading for the utopian Federation future, or is it slipping ever further away from reality?

These Are the Voyages

This fifth volume in the book series focuses on the second half of the 1970s, with Gene Roddenberry's TV pilots and various other projects, the expansion of the Star Trek fandom, and the numerous efforts to make a Star Trek feature film, ...

These Are the Voyages

Continuing detailed documentation of the making and impact on popular culture of the Star Trek series and its spin-off movies and TV series, including fan sub-culture with clubs, conventions, merchandising. This fifth volume in the book series focuses on the second half of the 1970s, with Gene Roddenberry's TV pilots and various other projects, the expansion of the Star Trek fandom, and the numerous efforts to make a Star Trek feature film, resulting in the production and release of 1979's Star Trek - The Motion Picture.

Star Trek the Motion Picture

In order to prevent the earth from being destroyed by a deadly, luminescent cloud from deep space, Starfleet refits the U.S.S. Enterprise and brings together James Kirk, now an admiral, and the vessel's original crew

Star Trek the Motion Picture

In order to prevent the earth from being destroyed by a deadly, luminescent cloud from deep space, Starfleet refits the U.S.S. Enterprise and brings together James Kirk, now an admiral, and the vessel's original crew

The Q Chronicles

Gathers eleven scripts from the three new Star Trek television series featuring the enigmatic character, Q

The Q Chronicles

Gathers eleven scripts from the three new Star Trek television series featuring the enigmatic character, Q

Boarding the Enterprise

An eclectic mix of essays about the original Star trek series, which is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year, featuring behind-the-scenes anecdotes and an examination of the show's enduring appeal.

Boarding the Enterprise


The Literary Galaxy of Star Trek

Finally, like literature, Star Trek seeks to help in the human endeavor of understanding the world and its place in the universe. This book explores all of those connections.

The Literary Galaxy of Star Trek

How is the android Data like Shakespeare's character Hamlet? Is the vengeful Khan (original series episode "Space Seed" and the film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) an echo of Captain Ahab in Moby Dick? The links between Star Trek and literature are vast: themes and characters that reflect those in classic literature; characters that quote literature in their dialog; and an enormous body of nonfiction books, novels, articles that have grown from the saga. Finally, like literature, Star Trek seeks to help in the human endeavor of understanding the world and its place in the universe. This book explores all of those connections. The Next Generation's Captain Picard frequently quotes Shakespeare. Captain Janeway from Voyager reenacts literature in holodeck novels. Jake Sisko, son of Deep Space Nine's Commander Benjamin Sisko, becomes an award-winning writer. Beginning with Captain James T. Kirk's first appearance in the original series, then continuing through four subsequent series and ten movies, this book draws parallels between Star Trek stories and literary classics such as Hamlet, Paradise Lost, Ulysses, Dracula, and the New Testament, and works by the likes of Booker T. Washington, Edgar Allan Poe and William Shakespeare. Appendices list the literary works discussed and the episodes and movies mentioned, each giving the chapters where references can be found.

Lessons Learned From Star Trek

Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek was more like a Shakespearean play, never shy to entertain, but also teach a lesson at the same time. Even with the death of Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek has continued in Gene's footsteps, by continuing to ...

Lessons Learned From Star Trek

This is the third edition of "Lessons Learned from Star Trek". This updated e-book is a collection of articles, which in an entertaining way, discuss important philosophical and moral issues, that our world is facing, by using the themes from the science fiction series, Star Trek. If you are a Trekkie, nor never heard of the TV series; this book is for everybody, and provides an entertaining overview of the franchise. Our world is facing so many problems today, and humanity needs to look to the lessons seen in Star Trek, as the perfect guide to help all of us discuss as a society, on how we can come together to create a better world. The world needs Star Trek, now, more than ever!