📒 The Star Trek Book by Paul Ruditis

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN_10 : 9781465459770
Copyright Year : 2016-06-07
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Celebrate 50 years of one of the longest running and beloved sci-fi franchises with The Star Trek Book. This comprehensive guide to the series delves into the myriad worlds and different dimensions visited by the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Discover the amazing science of Star Trek and how it has influenced real-world technology such as flip phones. Featuring informative and analytical text combined with exciting photography and infographics throughout, The Star Trek Book is broken down into main categories such as science and technology, Starfleet, allies and enemies, and more. Perfect for fans of the various Star Trek TV series, including The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise, The Star Trek Book details everything you need to know about 50 years of excitement and adventure on the final frontier. ® & © 2016 CBS Studios Inc. © 2016 Paramount Pictures Corporation. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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📒 Star Trek Book by Paul Ruditis

Genre : Star Trek films
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ISBN_10 : 0241232279
Copyright Year : 2016-06
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Celebrate 50 years of Star Trek and explore one of the greatest science fiction universes ever created with The Star Trek Book. Boldly go where no one has gone before to discover all things Star Trek. Explore every era of the Star Trek movies and TV series in detail, featuring everything from visionary technology such as communicators and warp drive, to iconic spacecraft such as the Starship Enterprise; from alien species like Vulcans and Klingons, to well-loved characters such as Captain Kirk and Spock. Discover the astonishing science of the Star Trek universe and how it inspired and influenced real-world technology, such as the flip phone. The Star Trek Book is the perfect souvenir to celebrate 50 years of thrilling adventures on the final frontier. TM & © 2015 CBS Studios Inc. © 2015 Paramount Pictures Corp. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Genre : Performing Arts
Publisher : Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN_10 : 9780241289709
Copyright Year : 2016-06-01
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Celebrate 50 years of Star Trek and explore one of the greatest science fiction universes ever created with The Star Trek Book. Boldly go where no one has gone before to discover all things Star Trek. Explore every era of the Star Trek movies and TV series in detail, featuring everything from visionary technology such as communicators and warp drive, to iconic spacecraft such as the Starship Enterprise; from alien species like Vulcans and Klingons, to well-loved characters such as Captain Kirk and Spock. Discover the astonishing science of the Star Trek universe and how it inspired and influenced real-world technology, such as the flip phone. The Star Trek Book is the perfect souvenir to celebrate 50 years of thrilling adventures on the final frontier. TM & © 2015 CBS Studios Inc. © 2015 Paramount Pictures Corp. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved

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📒 Star Trek by Bruce E. Drushel

Genre : Art
Publisher : Intellect Books
ISBN_10 : 9781783200238
Copyright Year : 2013
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From a decidedly inauspicious start as a low-rated television series in the 1960s that was cancelled after three seasons, Star Trek has grown to a multi-billion dollar industry of spin-off series, feature films, and merchandise. Fueling the ever-expanding franchise are some of the most rabid and loyal fans in the universe, known affectionately as Trekkies. Perhaps no other community so typifies fandom as the devoted aficionados of the Star Trek television series, motion pictures, novels, comic books, and conventions. Indeed, in many respects, Star Trek fans created modern fan culture and continue to push its frontiers with elaborate fan-generated video productions, electronic fan fiction collectives, and a proliferation of tribute sites in cyberspace. In this anthology, a panel of rising and established popular culture scholars examines the phenomenon of Star Trek fan culture and its most compelling dimensions. The book explores such topics as the impact of the recent “rebooting” of the iconic franchise on its fan base; the complicated and often contentious relationship between Star Trek and its lesbian and gay fans; the adaptation of Star Trek to other venues, including live theatre, social media, and gaming; fan hyperreality, including parody and non-geek fandom; one iconic actor's social agenda; and alternative fan reactions to the franchise's villains. The resulting collection is both snapshot and moving picture of the practices and attitudes of a fan culture that is arguably the world's best-known and most misunderstood. Striking a balanced tone, the contributors are critical yet respectful, acknowledging the uniquely close and enduring relationship between fans and the franchise while approaching it with appropriate objectivity, distance, and scope. Accessible to a variety of audiences—from the newcomer to fan culture to those already well-read on the subject—this book will be heralded by fans as well as serious scholars.

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📒 First Frontier by James I. Kirkland

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 9780743420266
Copyright Year : 2000-09-22
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A Star Trek adventure set during The Original Series era and featuring James T. Kirk and the U.S.S. Enterprise crew! While testing a new shielding device, the U.S.S. EnterpriseTM is caught in the middle of a Klingon/Romulan battle. The Enterprise crew rescues a lifepod, and they are confronted by a Klingon who claims to know nothing of human existence. Convinced the Klingon is telling the truth, Captain Kirk hurries to Starfleet Headquarters in search of answers. But upon arriving on Earth, the Starship Enterprise crew finds that Earth is a vast jungle-like paradise where large, reptillian animals rule, with no signs of human life anywhere. Kirk must travel to the past in search of the key to the mystery, or face the destruction of the human race.

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📒 The Physics Of Star Trek by Lawrence M. Krauss

Genre : Science
Publisher : Basic Books
ISBN_10 : 9780465008636
Copyright Year : 2007-08-02
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What warps when you're traveling at warp speed? What is the difference between a wormhole and a black hole? Are time loops really possible, and can I kill my grandmother before I am born? Anyone who has ever wondered “could this really happen?” will gain useful insights into the Star Trek universe (and, incidentally, the real world of physics) in this charming and accessible guide. Lawrence M. Krauss boldly goes where Star Trek has gone-and beyond. From Newton to Hawking, from Einstein to Feynman, from Kirk to Picard, Krauss leads readers on a voyage to the world of physics as we now know it and as it might one day be.

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📒 Star Trek by Robert Greenberger

Genre : Performing Arts
Publisher : Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN_10 : 9780760343593
Copyright Year : 2012-11-08
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This is the first book to combine an authoritative history of the Star Trek franchise—including all six television series and eleven feature films—with anecdotes about the show from those who helped shape it from the outside in: the fans. Star Trek expert Robert Greenberger covers everything from show creator Gene Roddenberry’s initial plans for a series combining science-fiction and Western elements, the premiere of the original series in 1966, its cancellation, the franchise’s return in an animated series, and its subsequent history on television and film, up to expectations for the 2013 J.J. Abrams film. Along the way, Greenberger analyzes Star Trek’s unique cultural impact and tremendous cult following, including the famous (and first ever) save-the-show mail campaign. But this isn't a sugarcoated history; this book chronicles the missteps as well as the achievements of Roddenberry and others behind the franchise. Approximately two dozen sidebars provide personal experiences of dedicated Trekkies who influenced or became a part of the franchise. Star Trek fandom is unparalleled in the effects it has had on the franchise itself. The book is illustrated with a large collection of photographs of memorabilia, many of which have never been seen before in print.

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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 9781416525486
Copyright Year : 2006-12-29
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Through four decades, five television series comprising over seven hundred episodes, ten feature films, and an animated series, fandom's thirst for more Star Trek stories has been unquenchable. From the earliest short-story adaptations by James Blish in the 1960s, followed by the first original Star Trek novels during the seventies, and on throughout the eighties, nineties, and into the twenty-first century, fiction has offered an unparalleled expansion of the rich Star Trek tapestry. But what is it that makes these books such a powerfully attractive creative outlet to some and a compelling way to experience the Star Trek mythos anew to others? Voyages of Imagination takes a look back on the first forty years of professionally published Star Trek fiction, revealing the personalities and sensibilities of many of the novels' imaginative contributors and offering an unprecedented glimpse into the creative processes, the growing pains, the risks, the innovations, the missteps, and the great strides taken in the books. Author Jeff Ayers has immersed himself in nearly six hundred books and interviewed more than three hundred authors and editors in order to compile this definitive guide to the history and evolution of an incomparable publishing phenomenon. Fully illustrated with the covers of every book included herein, Voyages of Imagination is indexed by title and author, features a comprehensive timeline, and is a must-have for every fan.

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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 9780743440011
Copyright Year : 2007-02-27
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With the help of Captain Archer and Doctor Phlox, Commander Charles "Trip" Tucker stages his own death in order to join a shadowy, secret organization to launch a deep undercover invesigation into the Romulans' powerful new warp drive to determine if it could pose a threat to a fragile new alliance. Original.

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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 1439173206
Copyright Year : 2010-03-30
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A social experiment was conceived. Its goal was to breed the best, the brightest, the most malleable and most loyal soldiers to ever serve. To this end, the Romulan Empire used its own children, blinded by the belief that anything that would bring glory to the praetor was justified. And when the winds of politics changed, these children were abandoned, left to die on a world so horrifying that it was dubbed—by those who dared to cling to life—Hellguard. One wild child, Saavik, was rescued by Spock. He took the half-Vulcan, half-Romulan child home to his parents, knowing that if anyone could reach and rescue Saavik, it was them. Now a Starfleet officer, Saavik has striven to honor her mentor and her Vulcan heritage. But recent events have shaken her. Left behind on Vulcan while the rest of the Enterprise crew goes to face court-martial for stealing and destroying their ship, the young science officer is adrift when two men from her past confront her. Tolek, another Hellguard survivor, tells Saavik that the survivors are being killed one-by-one and only they can discover who and why. The other, a Romulan who claims to be her father, swears it is the Vulcans who are eliminating the Hellguard survivors because they are an embarrassment to all of Vulcan, but that she has the power to stop it, by bringing down the Vulcan ambassador, Sarek. Not knowing where to turn, not knowing whom to trust, Saavik must find her own answers, and discover who she truly is.

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