Franchise: Star Trek: The Original Series
Storyline: Star Trek: Guides
Paperback Page Count: 184
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“Space… the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations — to boldly go where no man has gone before…”
On September 8, 1966, those now-familiar words first introduced an entire generation of television viewers to Star Trek. Over the course of its three-year network run, the show developed a fan following unprecedented in entertainment history — a following that is still growing with the release of each new Star Trek motion picture.
Much of the show’s appeal came from its blueprint for the future — a future where man had put aside his differences to reach the stars. Star Trek gave us a Russian and an American working side-by-side, television’s first interracial kiss, the name for America’s first space shuttle — Enterprise — and a host of unforgettable characters: the unflappable Captain Kirk, his half-human science officer Spock, the irascible Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy, and ever-resourceful engineer Montgomery Scott, to name but a few.
The Star Trek Compendium is your official guidebook to the Star Trek universe. Relive the voyages of the starship Enterprise with a complete show-by-show guide to the series (as well as the Emmy Award-winning animated shows and the Star Trek movies), including plot summaries, fascinating behind-the-scenes production information, and credits for each. Follow the creation of Gene Roddenberry’s series step-by-step — and Star Trek’s road to the big screen. Illustrated with over 125 specially selected photographs — including at least one from each episode — and fully indexed, this is the indispensable reference work to one of the most memorable television shows of all time — Star Trek.