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 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.

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.

Mission 51

Mission 51
Author: Fernando Crôtte
Release: 2022-02-15
Editor: Inkshares
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781950301300
Language: en
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Fifty previous Torkiyan missions were obliterated in space, but new technology gives Mission 51 a better chance to reach the legendary planet Cerulea—also known as planet Earth. Zeemat, a peaceful Torkiyan who’d rather hold a paintbrush than a weapon, has been assigned to his planet’s fifty-first mission against his own will. After suffering a catastrophic journey, Zeemat’s spacecraft crashes in what becomes known as Area 51. Taken captive by a rather brutal cohort of FBI agents, he finds a friend only in his gentle and kind translator, Dr. Linda Deltare. As the FBI torture grows increasingly merciless, Zeemat must find a way to escape his holding cell or perish, never to see the outside world he traveled so far to see. In his quest for freedom and happiness, Zeemat must learn to survive in a strange new land and fight against militant forces from both his native and adopted planets.

The Art of Star Trek

The Art of Star Trek
Author: Judith Reeves-Stevens
Release: 1997-10-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1439108552
Language: en
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From the public's first glimpse of the original Starship Enterprise to the brave new worlds explored in Star Trek: Voyager, the never-ending phenomenon that is Star Trek has treated generations of viewers to a dazzling barrage of unforgettable images of the future. Bizarre alien beings, breathtaking extraterrestrial landscapes, exotic costumes, state-of-the-art special effects, and remarkably convincing futuristic sets and props and equipment have brought Gene Roddenberry's inspiring vision to life before the public's awestruck eyes. The Art of Star Trek is a one-of-a-kind gallery of Star Trek artwork, as well as tribute to the many artists, designers, and technicians whose diverse talents and imagination created the distinctive look of the Star Trek universe. Every incarnation of Star Trek is explored: The Original Series, The ANimated Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager, and the films -- with the complete behind-the-scenes story of Star Trek's design history. With hundreds of full-color illustrations and photographs, many from private collections, readers will at last be able to linger on Star Trek's rich visual legacy and trace the evolution of and images from their initial conceptions to their final form on television and film screens. Like all great works of art, the many sights and visual surprises of Star Trek have been built from scratch through a combination of inspiration and painstaking effort. The Art of Star Trek covers the entire universe of Star Trek artwork and production design to reveal how, in all of its various forms, Star Trek has allowed us to look boldly into the future and see what no one has seen before. The Art of Star Trek is the art of pure imagination, the art of a bright, hopeful future, and the art of three remarkable decades on nonstop action and adventure. Lavishly illustrated, it is a book to be read and referred to time after time, as well as one that will become a cherished chronicle fo Star Trek's first thirty years.

Star Trek

Star Trek
Author: Robert Greenberger
Release: 2012-11-08
Editor: Voyageur Press (MN)
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780760343593
Language: en
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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.

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.

Indianapolis

Indianapolis
Author: Lynn Vincent,Sara Vladic
Release: 2019-05-21
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9781501135958
Language: en
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “GRIPPING…THIS YARN HAS IT ALL.” —USA TODAY * “A WONDERFUL BOOK.” —Christian Science Monitor * “ENTHRALLING.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) * “A MUST-READ.” —Booklist (starred review) A human drama unlike any other—the riveting and definitive full story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history. Just after midnight on July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis is sailing alone in the Philippine Sea when she is sunk by two Japanese torpedoes. For the next five nights and four days, almost three hundred miles from the nearest land, nearly nine hundred men battle injuries, sharks, dehydration, insanity, and eventually each other. Only 316 will survive. For the first time Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic tell the complete story of the ship, her crew, and their final mission to save one of their own in “a wonderful book…that features grievous mistakes, extraordinary courage, unimaginable horror, and a cover-up…as complete an account of this tragic tale as we are likely to have” (The Christian Science Monitor). It begins in 1932, when Indianapolis is christened and continues through World War II, when the ship embarks on her final world-changing mission: delivering the core of the atomic bomb to the Pacific for the strike on Hiroshima. “Simply outstanding…Indianapolis is a must-read…a tour de force of true human drama” (Booklist, starred review) that goes beyond the men’s rescue to chronicle the survivors’ fifty-year fight for justice on behalf of their skipper, Captain Charles McVay III, who is wrongly court-martialed for the sinking. “Enthralling…A gripping study of the greatest sea disaster in the history of the US Navy and its aftermath” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), Indianapolis stands as both groundbreaking naval history and spellbinding narrative—and brings the ship and her heroic crew back to full, vivid, unforgettable life. “Vincent and Vladic have delivered an account that stands out through its crisp writing and superb research…Indianapolis is sure to hold its own for a long time” (USA TODAY).

Leonard

Leonard
Author: William Shatner,David Fisher
Release: 2016-02-16
Editor: Macmillan
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781250083326
Language: en
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New York Times Bestseller Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner first crossed paths as actors on the set of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Little did they know that their next roles as Spock and Captain Kirk, in a new science fiction television series, would shape their lives in ways no one could have anticipated. In seventy-nine television episodes of Star Trek and six feature films, they grew to know each other more than most friends could ever imagine. Over the course of half a century, Shatner and Nimoy saw each other through personal and professional highs and lows. In this powerfully emotional book, Shatner tells the story of a man who was his friend for five decades, recounting anecdotes and untold stories of their lives on and off set, as well as gathering stories from others who knew Nimoy well, to present a full picture of a rich life. As much a biography of Nimoy as a story of their friendship, Leonard is a uniquely heartfelt book written by one legendary actor in celebration of another.

Inside Star Trek

Inside Star Trek
Author: Herbert F. Solow,Robert H. Justman
Release: 1997-06-01
Editor: Pocket Books/Star Trek
Pages: 458
ISBN: 0671009745
Language: en
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A history of the classic television series describes the 1964 collaboration of the authors and Gene Roddenberry and chronicles the personalities, production methods, and special effects that resulted in the show's phenomenal legacy

The Making of Star Trek

The Making of Star Trek
Author: Stephen E. Whitfield,Gene Roddenberry
Release: 1968
Editor: New York : Ballantine Books
Pages: 414
ISBN: OCLC:474927734
Language: en
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A Vision of the Future

A Vision of the Future
Author: Stephen Edward Poe
Release: 1998-04-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780671534813
Language: en
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A behind-the-scenes collector's look at the hit television series begins before the first filming and is lavishly illustrated with exclusive phtographs. Original. TV tie-in.

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.

The Secret of Bell Island

The Secret of Bell Island
Author: Mike Phelan
Release: 2021-10-29
Editor: FriesenPress
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781039127319
Language: en
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When Matt McCarty travels five thousand miles to Newfoundland, his only intention is to put the ghosts of his past to rest along with his estranged, recently deceased alcoholic father. Instead, he will be drawn into danger and the adventure of a lifetime, unknowingly continuing the taciturn mystery man’s unfinished, clandestine wartime mission from 1942. U-boats have already torpedoed shipping within sight of Bell Island’s shore, but now, seventy-five years later, something terrible left behind by the enemy threatens a cataclysm that could destroy the peaceful existence of everyone in Conception Bay. As father and son’s stories weave back and forth in time, the present will collide with the past as Matt discovers both beautiful and deadly secrets above and deep below in the long abandoned iron ore mines of Bell Island.

Rocky

Rocky
Author: Edward Gross
Release: 2007-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 143
ISBN: 140532001X
Language: en
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Get in the ring with the first and only official Rocky tie-in guide ever Experience the excitement of Rocky in this definitive punch-by-punch guide to all six films, including the finale Rocky Balboa. Behind-the-scenes facts and insider information tell you everything you ever wanted to know. Delve into the minds of the characters and explore the fights in glorious jab-by-hook detail. With over 1,000 mind-blowing stills and pictures from the films. A foreword by star, writer and director Sylvester Stallone completes this ultimate guide for Rocky fans of every age.

50 Children

50 Children
Author: Steven Pressman
Release: 2014-04-22
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780062237491
Language: en
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Based on the acclaimed HBO documentary, the astonishing true story of how one American couple transported fifty Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Austria to America in 1939—the single largest group of unaccompanied refugee children allowed into the United States—for readers of In the Garden of Beasts and A Train in Winter. In early 1939, America's rigid immigration laws made it virtually impossible for European Jews to seek safe haven in the United States. As deep-seated anti-Semitism and isolationism gripped much of the country, neither President Roosevelt nor Congress rallied to their aid. Yet one brave Jewish couple from Philadelphia refused to silently stand by. Risking their own safety, Gilbert Kraus, a successful lawyer, and his stylish wife, Eleanor, traveled to Nazi-controlled Vienna and Berlin to save fifty Jewish children. Steven Pressman brought the Kraus's rescue mission to life in his acclaimed HBO documentary, 50 Children. In this book, he expands upon the story related in the hour-long film, offering additional historical detail and context to offer a rich, full portrait of this ordinary couple and their extraordinary actions. Drawing from Eleanor Kraus's unpublished memoir, rare historical documents, and interviews with more than a dozen of the surviving children, and illustrated with period photographs, archival materials, and memorabilia, 50 Children is a remarkable tale of personal courage and triumphant heroism that offers a fresh, unique insight into a critical period of history.

Above and Below

Above and Below
Author: Edward Gross
Release: 2012-11
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 146
ISBN: 1593932804
Language: en
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Beauty and the Beast may be a tale as old as time, but never has it been more imaginatively told than in the 1987-1990 live action television series created by Ron Koslow. The concept has a noble lion-man, Vincent (Ron Perlman), a member of a vast wondrous community located beneath the streets of Manhattan, who saves the life of New York socialite turned assistant district attorney Catherine Chandler (Linda Hamilton). As he nurses her back to health, a connection is formed between them that drives the rest of the series as their worlds intertwine, exploring their love and the darker underpinnings of society. For the series' 25th anniversary, the author looks back at the making of the series, beginning with profiles of Hamilton and Perlman. His research continues with a behind-the-scenes look at every episode through the eyes of the various writers and directors who helped bring it to life, among them George R.R. Martin, creator of Game of Thrones; and the team of Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, creative minds behind Homeland. Together, they recount struggles with the network, (including fears regarding the Catherine/Vincent romance), the challenge of changing creative course in response to declining ratings, and being forced to completely reconceptualize the series when Hamilton departed at the end of season two and they struggled with how to produce the show without a leading lady to portray Beauty. Discover the magical, enthralling history of the imaginative series in a richly researched work that captures the glamour, excitement, and back stories never before told. About the Author: Edward Gross is an entertainment journalist, who has served on the editorial staff on a number of magazines and web sites. He is currently executive editor of Movie Magic and Life Story magazines, a regular contributor to SciFi Now and Geek, and the author of numerous nonfiction works covering film and television.

They Knew

They Knew
Author: James Gustave Speth
Release: 2021-08-24
Editor: MIT Press
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780262366793
Language: en
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A devastating, play-by-play account of the federal government's leading role in bringing about today's climate crisis. In 2015, a group of twenty-one young people sued the federal government for violating their constitutional rights by promoting the climate catastrophe, depriving them of life, liberty, and property without due process of law. They Knew offers evidence for their claims, presenting a devastating, play-by-play account of the federal government's role in bringing about today's climate crisis. James Speth, tapped by the plaintiffs as an expert on climate, documents how administrations from Carter to Trump--despite having information about climate change and the connection to fossil fuels--continued aggressive support of a fossil fuel based energy system. What did the federal government know and when did it know it? Speth asks, echoing another famous cover up. What did the federal government do and what did it not do? They Knew (an updated version of the Expert Report Speth prepared for the lawsuit) presents the most compelling indictment yet of the government's role in the climate crisis, showing a forty-year failure to take action. Since Juliana v. United States was filed, the federal government has repeatedly delayed the case. Yet even in legal limbo, it has helped inspire a generation of youthful climate activists. An Our Children’s Trust Book

Year of Yes

Year of Yes
Author: Shonda Rhimes
Release: 2015-11-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 311
ISBN: 9781476777092
Language: en
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The creator of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" details the one-year experiment with saying "yes" that transformed her life, revealing how accepting unexpected invitations she would have otherwise declined enabled powerful benefits.

Humans to Mars

Humans to Mars
Author: David S. F. Portree
Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 152
ISBN: NASA:31769000641459
Language: en
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