Forty-seven years after NBC killed it off, Star Trek celebrates its half-century in a state of rude health.
Boldly going where several other people have been before, Marcus Berkmann tells the story of this sturdy science fiction vehicle from its first five-year mission (rudely curtailed to three), through the dark years of the 1970s, the triumphant film series and The Next Generation, to the current 'reboot' films, with a younger cast taking on the characters of Kirk, Spock, McCoy and co. With wit, insight and a huge pile of DVDs, he seeks to answer all the important questions.
Why did Kirk's shirt always get torn when he had a fist fight?
What's the most number of times Uhura said 'Hailing frequencies open, sir' in a single episode? (Seven.) And what's the worst imaginable insult in Klingon? (Your mother has a smooth forehead.)
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages, Integrated pix, if any
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 24/03/2016
- Category: Films, cinema
- ISBN: 9781408706831