Love for All Things – Warp Factor Trek

Star Trek: The Motion Picture, a novel based on the screenplay by Harold Livingston and Alan Dean Foster, was the very first Star Trek novel from Pocket Books. Published in 1979, it is the only novel by Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek. It is one of the purest distillations of the themes of Star Trek. I consider it essential reading for the deep understanding of what Star Trek is all about: not the pretty girl, the planet or monster of the week, not the gumdrop console controls or torn uniforms or fistfights, but the underlying core value of the show: the love for all things within the universe, known or unknown, whether those things be Gorn, or Romulans, or Balok.

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