The Fifty Year Mission The Next 25 Years From The Next Generation to J J Abrams

The Fifty Year Mission  The Next 25 Years  From The Next Generation to J  J  Abrams
Author: Edward Gross,Mark A. Altman
Release: 2016-08-30
Editor: Macmillan
Pages: 864
ISBN: 9781250089472
Language: en
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This is the true story behind the making of a television legend. There have been many books written about Star Trek, but never with the unprecedented access, insight and candor of authors Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross. Having covered the franchise for over three decades, they’ve assembled the ultimate guide to a television classic. The Fifty-Year Mission: Volume Two is an incisive, no-holds-barred oral history telling the story of post-Original Series Star Trek, told exclusively by the people who were there, in their own words—sharing the inside scoop they’ve never told before—unveiling the oftentimes shocking true story of the history of Star Trek and chronicling the trials, tribulations—and tribbles—that have remained deeply buried secrets... until now. The Fifty-Year Mission: Volume Two includes the voices of hundreds television and film executives, programmers, writers, creators, and cast, who span from the beloved The Next Generation and subsequent films through its spin-offs: Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise, as well J.J. Abrams’ reimagined film series.

Fifty Year Mission the Next 25 Years Volume Two from the Next Generation to J J Abrams

Fifty Year Mission  the Next 25 Years  Volume Two  from the Next Generation to J  J  Abrams
Author: Edward; Altman Gross,Mark A. Altman
Release: 2016-08-29
Editor: Nero
Pages: 656
ISBN: 186395872X
Language: en
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"This is the unauthorised, uncensored and unbelievable true story behind the making of a pop culture phenomenon. The original Star Trek series debuted in 1966 and has spawned five TV series spin-offs and a dozen feature films, with an upcoming one from Paramount arriving in 2016. The Fifty Year Mission is a no-holds-barred oral history of five decades of Star Trek, told by the people who were there. Hear from the hundreds of television and film executives, programmers, writers, creators and cast as they unveil the often shocking, always fascinating story of Star Trek's ongoing fifty-year mission - a mission that has spanned from the classic series to the animated show, to the many attempts at a relaunch to the beloved feature films. Make no mistake; this isn't just a book for Star Trek fans. Like Saturday Night Live's bestselling Live From New York, here is the next volume for all fans of pop culture and anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of a television touchstone."

The Fifty Year Mission The Next 25 Years From The Next Generation to J J Abrams

The Fifty Year Mission  The Next 25 Years  From The Next Generation to J  J  Abrams
Author: Edward Gross,Mark A. Altman
Release: 2016-08-30
Editor: Macmillan
Pages: 864
ISBN: 9781250089465
Language: en
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Volume two of a fifty-year oral history of Star Trek by the people who were there sharing never-before-told stories.

The Fifty Year Mission The Complete Uncensored Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek The First 25 Years

The Fifty Year Mission  The Complete  Uncensored  Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek  The First 25 Years
Author: Edward Gross,Mark A. Altman
Release: 2016-06-28
Editor: Macmillan
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781466872851
Language: en
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This is the unauthorized, uncensored and unbelievable true story behind the making of a pop culture phenomenon. The original Star Trek series debuted in 1966 and has spawned five TV series spin-offs and a dozen feature films, with an upcoming one from Paramount arriving in 2016. The Fifty-Year Mission is a no-holds-barred oral history of five decades of Star Trek, told by the people who were there. Hear from the hundreds of television and film executives, programmers, writers, creators and cast as they unveil the oftentimes shocking story of Star Trek's ongoing fifty-year mission -a mission that has spanned from the classic series to the animated show, the many attempts at a relaunch through the beloved feature films. Make no mistake, this isn't just a book for Star Trek fans. Here is a volume for all fans of pop culture and anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of a television touchstone.

The Fifty year Mission

The Fifty year Mission
Author: Mark A. Altman,Edward A. Gross
Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 848
ISBN: OCLC:951607502
Language: en
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The Fifty-Year Mission: Volume Two is an incisive, no-holds-barred oral history telling the story of post-Original Series Star Trek, told exclusively by the people who were there, in their own words--sharing the inside scoop they've never told before--unveiling the oftentimes shocking true story of the history of Star Trek and chronicling the trials, tribulations--and tribbles--that have remained deeply buried secrets... until now.

Star Trek History and Us

Star Trek  History and Us
Author: A.J. Black
Release: 2021-03-29
Editor: McFarland
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9781476643229
Language: en
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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?

Star Trek s Philosophy of Peace and Justice

Star Trek s Philosophy of Peace and Justice
Author: José-Antonio Orosco
Release: 2022-02-24
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781350236820
Language: en
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Countering the dystopic and the apocalyptic, Star Trek's Philosophy of Peace and Justice introduces political philosophical reflections on peace, justice, and non-violence through dramatic plots in the utopian Star Trek Universe. Using key insights from a global array of philosophers, thinkers, and activists, including Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar Chavez, Angela Davis, Martha Nussbaum, Johan Galtung, and Desmond Tutu, José-Antonio Orosco guides readers through different Star Trek episodes, applying key concepts from peace and justice studies. In the Star Trek Universe, seemingly impossible realities, based on peace and justice exist indefinitely in a post-scarcity society marked by economic cooperation. Orosco continues its bold utopian mission and brings new challenges to the field of peace and justice studies that center anti-racism and intersectional theory to encourage the exploration, over conquest, of our own galaxy.

Star Trek A Cultural History

Star Trek  A Cultural History
Author: M. Keith Booker
Release: 2018-09-15
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781538112762
Language: en
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This book looks at how the original Star Trek became a cultural phenomenon, generating numerous spin-offs and feature films and inspiring multiple series, films, books, etc. In addition to the show’s creation and its place in science fiction, the author looks at the series through the prisms of American political history, technology, and fandom.

Nobody Does it Better

Nobody Does it Better
Author: Edward Gross,Mark A. Altman
Release: 2020-02-11
Editor: Forge Books
Pages: 504
ISBN: 9781250300966
Language: en
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The ultimate oral history of the only gentleman secret agent with a license to kill... and thrill...telling the incredible, uncensored true stories of the James Bond franchise and spy mania. For over five decades, the cinematic adventures of James Bond have thrilled moviegoers. Now, bestselling authors Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross take you behind-the-scenes of the most famous and beloved movie franchise of all-time filled with reflections from over 150 cast, crew, critics and filmmakers who reflect on the impact of this legendary movie franchise as well as share their thoughts about their favorite (and least) favorite 007 adventures and spy mania which gripped fans the world over in the wake of the success of the James Bond films. From Russia--with love, course--to Vegas, from below the bright blue waters of the Bahamas in search of a missing nuclear weapon to the top of the Golden Gate Bridge, from below the seas in Stromberg’s new Noah's Ark of Atlantis into orbit with Hugo Drax, Nobody Does It Better: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of James Bond tells the amazing, true story of the birth of James Bond through the latest remarkable James Bond adventures as well as the Spy mania classics that enthralled the world. It’s Bond and Beyond from the critically acclaimed authors of the bestselling The Fifty-Year Mission and So Say We All. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Slayers Vampires The Complete Uncensored Unauthorized Oral History of Buffy Angel

Slayers   Vampires  The Complete Uncensored  Unauthorized Oral History of Buffy   Angel
Author: Edward Gross,Mark A. Altman
Release: 2017-09-26
Editor: Tor Books
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781250128935
Language: en
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From the bestselling authors of the critically acclaimed two-volume series The Fifty-Year Mission, comes Slayers & Vampires: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Buffy The Vampire Slayer & Angel. Two decades after its groundbreaking debut, millions of fans worldwide remain enthralled with the incredible exploits of Joss Whedon’s Buffy Summers, the slayer and feminist icon who saved the world...a lot; as well as Angel, the tortured vampire with a soul who fought against the apocalyptic forces of evil. Now, go behind-the-scenes of these legendary series that ushered in the new Golden Age of Television, with the candid recollections of writers, creators, executives, programmers, critics and cast members. Together they unveil the oftentimes shocking true story of how a failed motion picture became an acclaimed cult television series, how that show became a pawn between two networks, and the spin-off series that was as engaging as everything that came before. This is the amazing true story of Buffy and the friends, vampires, slayers, and demons who changed television forever. The authors talked to almost 100 writers, producers, directors, filmmakers, sociologists and stars from Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel in new and vintage interviews from their personal archives, among them: Joss Whedon Guillermo del Toro Felicia Day Anthony Stewart Head Charisma Carpenter James Marsters David Boreanaz Amy Acker J. August Richards Eliza Dushku Christian Kane Julie Benz And More! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Exploring Star Trek Voyager

Exploring Star Trek  Voyager
Author: Robert L. Lively
Release: 2020-03-19
Editor: McFarland
Pages: 286
ISBN: 9781476638737
Language: en
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In 1995, Star Trek: Voyager brought a new dynamic to Star Trek's familiar, starship oriented, show. Lost 70,000 light-years in space, Voyager and its crew faced an uncertain and changeable future, echoing anxieties felt in the United States at the time. These fifteen essays explore the context, characters, and themes of Star Trek: Voyager, as they relate to the culture and zeitgeist of the 1990s. Essays on gender show how the series both challenges and reinforces typical SF stereotypes through the characters of Captain Janeway, Kes and Seven of Nine, while essays on identity examine the show's intersections with disability studies, race and multiracial identities, family dynamics, and emerging AI and humanity. Using the epic journey of Homer's Odyssey as a starting point for the series, and ending with an examination of the impacts of inception at the birth of the internet age, this book shows the many ways in which Voyager negotiated different perspectives for what the future of the galaxy and the USA could be.

Playing Utopia

Playing Utopia
Author: Benjamin Beil,Gundolf S. Freyermuth,Hanns Christian Schmidt
Release: 2019-11-30
Editor: transcript Verlag
Pages: 332
ISBN: 9783839450505
Language: en
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Media narratives inform our ideas of the future - and Games are currently making a significant contribution to this medial reservoir. On the one hand, Games demonstrate a particular propensity for fantastic and futuristic scenarios. On the other hand, they often serve as an experimental field for the latest media technologies. However, while dystopias are part of the standard gaming repertoire, Games feature utopias much less frequently. Why? This anthology examines playful utopias from two perspectives. It investigates utopias in digital Games as well as utopias of the digital game; that is, the role of ludic elements in scenarios of the future.

The Influence of Star Trek on Television Film and Culture

The Influence of Star Trek on Television  Film and Culture
Author: Lincoln Geraghty,Donald E. Palumbo,C.W. Sullivan III
Release: 2014-07-15
Editor: McFarland
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9781476612799
Language: en
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When the first season of Star Trek opened to American television viewers in 1966, the thematically insightful sci-fi story line presented audiences with the exciting vision of a bold voyage into the final frontiers of space and strange, new galactic worlds. Perpetuating this enchanting vision, the story has become one of the longest running and most multifaceted franchises in television history. Moreover, it has presented an inspiring message for the future, addressing everything from social, political, philosophical, and ethical issues to progressive and humanist representations of race, gender, and class. This book contends that Star Trek is not just a set of television series, but has become a pervasive part of the identity of the millions of people who watch, read and consume the films, television episodes, network specials, novelizations, and fan stories. Examining Star Trek from various critical angles, the essays in this collection provide vital new insights into the myriad ways that the franchise has affected the culture it represents, the people who watch the series, and the industry that created it.

Secrets of the Force

Secrets of the Force
Author: Edward Gross,Mark A. Altman
Release: 2021-07-13
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781250236883
Language: en
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From the authors of The Fifty-Year Mission and So Say We All, comes the first and only comprehensive oral history of the Star Wars movie franchise. For the past four decades, no film saga has touched the world in the way that Star Wars has, capturing the imaginations of filmgoers and filmmakers alike. Now, for the first time ever, Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman, the bestselling authors of The Fifty-Year Mission, are telling the entire story of this blockbuster franchise from the very beginning in a single exhaustive volume. Featuring the commentaries of hundreds of actors and filmmakers involved with and impacted by Star Wars, as well as writers, commentators, critics, executives, authors, film historians, toy experts and many more, Secrets of the Force, will reveal all in Altman and Gross’s critically acclaimed oral history format from the birth of the original film through the latest sequels and the new televisions series.

Star Trek the Next Generation

Star Trek  the Next Generation
Author: Rick Sternbach
Release: 1996
Editor: Pocket Books/Star Trek
Pages: 16
ISBN: 0671500937
Language: en
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A fan's collection of "Enterprise" blueprints reveals every deck, corridor, and corner of the ship that explored the vast reaches of space

The Making of Star Trek Deep Space Nine

The Making of Star Trek  Deep Space Nine
Author: Judith Reeves-Stevens,Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Release: 1994
Editor: Pocket Books/Star Trek
Pages: 319
ISBN: 0671874306
Language: en
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An insider's view of the making of the hit series "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" offers anecdotes, insights into what viewers see, little-known stories, and a detailed look at every stage of production

Captains Logs

Captains  Logs
Author: Edward A. Gross,Mark A. Altman
Release: 1995
Editor: Little Brown
Pages: 361
ISBN: 0316329576
Language: en
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A lavishly illustrated guide takes readers behind the scenes of every episode of Star Trek and The Next Generation, with additional sections on Deep Space Nine and Voyager. Original. 75,000 first printing.

The Continuing Mission

The Continuing Mission
Author: Judith Reeves-Stevens,Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Release: 1998
Editor: Pocket Books/Star Trek
Pages: 300
ISBN: 0671025597
Language: en
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This tribute to the creation of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" celebrates the tenth anniversary of the popular TV series, profiling the people who originated it. 700+ illustrations & color photos.

So Say We All The Complete Uncensored Unauthorized Oral History of Battlestar Galactica

So Say We All  The Complete  Uncensored  Unauthorized Oral History of Battlestar Galactica
Author: Edward Gross,Mark A. Altman
Release: 2018-08-21
Editor: Tor Books
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781250128959
Language: en
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From Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross, the bestselling authors of the definitive two-volume Star Trek oral history, The Fifty-Year Mission, comes the complete, uncensored, unauthorized oral history of Battlestar Galactica in So Say We All. Four decades after its groundbreaking debut, Battlestar Galactica—both the 1978 original and its 2004 reimagining have captured the hearts of two generations of fans. What began as a three-hour made for TV movie inspired by the blockbuster success of Star Wars followed by a single season of legendary episodes, was transformed into one of the most critically acclaimed and beloved series in television history. And gathered exclusively in this volume are the incredible untold stories of both shows—as well as the much-maligned Galactica 1980. For the first time ever, you will learn the unbelievable true story of forty years of Battlestar Galactica as told by the teams that created a television legend in the words of over a hundred cast, creators, crew, critics and executives who were there and brought it all to life. So Say We All! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Star Trek Coda Book 3 Oblivion s Gate

Star Trek  Coda  Book 3  Oblivion s Gate
Author: David Mack
Release: 2021-11-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781982159689
Language: en
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The crews of Jean-Luc Picard, Benjamin Sisko, Ezri Dax, and William Riker unite to prevent a cosmic-level apocalypse—only to find that some fates really are inevitable. THEIR MOST DAUNTING MISSION WILL BE THEIR FINEST HOUR. The epic Star Trek: Coda trilogy comes to a shattering conclusion as the Temporal Apocalypse forces Starfleet’s greatest heroes to make the greatest sacrifices of their lives. ™, ®, & © 2021 CBS Studios, Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.