BOOK REVIEW: Return to Tomorrow March 18, 2015by Brian Drew , Filed under: Books,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),History , comments closed
“Each of us, at some time in our lives, turns to someone – a father, a brother, a god – and asks: Why am I here? What was I meant to be?”
This scene from the Director’s Edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture is meant to convey the existential crisis that V’Ger(and to a lesser extent Spock, Kirk, and Decker) is experiencing. The same can be said about the film itself, which was pulled in many different directions from the beginning and, due to numerous outside forces, struggled to find itself.
That struggle is brought together in vivid detail in Return to Tomorrow, an oral history of the film from author Preston Neal Jones and publisher Creature Features.
“Return to Tomorrow” shipping this week December 8, 2014by Brian Drew , Filed under: Books,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),History , comments closed
Just in time for the film’s 35th Anniversary, the long-awaited oral history of Star Trek: The Motion Picture will be released this week from author Preston Neal Jones and Creature Features Publishing. More info after the jump.
Book Review: Star Trek Voyager: Acts of Contrition November 18, 2014by Robert Lyons , Filed under: Books,Review , comments closed
TrekMovie looks at the latest literary adventure of the Starship Voyager as we review Kirsten Beyer’s new novel, “Acts of Contrition”.
Author Marc Cushman would like to release the third volume of These Are The Voyages this fall, and he’s turned to Kickstarter to make it happen. More after the jump.
Book Review: Star Trek Seekers 2: Point of Divergence September 25, 2014by Robert Lyons , Filed under: Books,Review , comments closed
In the aftermath of the widespread awakening of virtually unstoppable psychokinetic powers among the Tomol people, Captain Atish Khatami and the crew of the starship Endeavour join with crew of the scout ship Sagittarius to prevent a dangerous relic of the powerful Shedai from getting a foothold among the stars. The TrekMovie review of “Star Trek: Seekers 2: Point of Divergence” follows the jump.
Book Review: Star Trek: Seekers 1: Second Nature September 1, 2014by Robert Lyons , Filed under: Books,Review , comments closed
The Vanguard Star Trek novel series may be history, but author David Mack is making some new history in the Taurus Reach with “Second Nature”, the first book in the "Star Trek: Seekers" series. The TrekMovie review follows the jump.
TrekInk Exclusive: ‘New Life and New Civilizations – Exploring Star Trek Comics’ Preview + Author Interview July 30, 2014by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Books,Comics,Interview,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Nearly 47 years have passed since the first Star Trek comic was published in 1967. Hundreds of comics creators have kept Trekkies entertained with four-color tales published in more than one thousand Star Trek comics. What is it about these comics that keeps us engaged? This August, Sequart Organization will try to answer that question with the release of a collection of essays edited by Joseph F. Berenato that explore Star Trek comics. TrekMovie interviews Joe to learn what motivated him to take on this project and we’ll give you a heads up about what you’ll find in the book.
SDCC14 Exhibitor Hall: First Look At QMx USS Reliant + 2015 Star Trek Hallmark Ornaments + More Trek Merch July 27, 2014by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Apparel,Books,Collectibles,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Memorabilia,Merchandise,Replicas,Toys , comments closed
TrekMovie visited the San Diego Comic Con 2014 Exhibitor Hall to check out some of the Star Trek merchandise on hand, including first looks at QMx’s USS Reliant Artisan Replica and the 2015 Star Trek Hallmark ornaments. Check those and much more out below.
Book Review: Fun With Kirk and Spock July 25, 2014by Robert Lyons , Filed under: Books,Humor,Review,TOS , comments closed
Welcome to your childhood, with some adult panache! Robb Pearlman sends up the very best of Star Trek (and its worst as well) in the new hootfest of a Star Trek parody book that is "Fun with Kirk and Spock."
Altman & Gross Writing ‘Unauthorized Oral History’ Of Star Trek For 50th Anniv. + More Non-Fic Trek Announced July 24, 2014by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Books,History,Trek Franchise , comments closed
A couple of weeks ago TrekMovie previewed upcoming non-fiction Star Trek books, and now the list is getting longer with newly announced titles covering the history of the franchise, Trek fashion and even Trek ‘travel books.’ More details below.Books,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),History,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Just in time for the film’s 35th Anniversary, a new book detailing the production of Star Trek: The Motion Picture is coming this fall, and TrekMovie has a first look at the details. Find out more and how you can pre-order below.
Preview Of Non-Fiction Star Trek Books For 2014/2015 – From Fun To Artwork To Scholarly Texts July 11, 2014by James Edward , Filed under: Books,History,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Following up from our look forward to all the Star Trek fiction coming in the next year, today we take a look at the non-fiction, both scholarly and fun. See what is coming below.Books,DS9,ENT,TNG,TOS,VOY , comments closed
Missing a regular dose of Trek in your life? Thankfully the Star Trek novel line continues to keep the Star Trek universe alive, with new adventures every month set after, and amongst, the events of the TV and film series. On top of that, the recently revived and expanded ebook line gives us an episode-feel novella every other month. So today TrekMovie takes a look at what is coming up in Star Trek fiction over the next year.
New Book Based on Parody Twitter Account @TNG_S8: “An Engaging Guide to the Never-Aired 8th Season” June 27, 2014by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Books,Humor , comments closed
A super-popular (and funny) Star Trek Twitter feed is being turned into a full fledged book. For those unfamiliar with @TNG_S8, it is a hilarious, spot-on parody of The Next Generation, which takes the form of episode synopses from an imaginary eighth season. Find out more below the jump.
These Are The Voyages Season 2 released April 18, 2014by Brian Drew , Filed under: Books,History,TOS , comments closed
The eagerly awaited second volume of author Marc Cushman’s exhaustive examination of the production of The Original Series, These Are The Voyages, was released this past Wednesday, and we have a closer look.
The first volume, which covered the history of the series from its earliest stages to the end of season one, was lauded by critics, fans, and cast members for it’s incredible attention to detail. Leonard Nimoy himself called the book’s level of research “astounding…an incredible job”.
The second volume, which covers the entirety of season two and features a forward by Walter Koenig, promises to be even more expansive than the first. According to the promotional materials the second book will cover a variety of interesting topics:
- Learn why Leonard Nimoy almost didn’t return for Season Two.
- Explore why Lucille Ball, whose Desilu Studios had gambled big on financing Star Trek, would lose her studio in trying to keep Star Trek on the air.
- Discover the real reason Gene Coon suddenly quit as series producer in the middle of Season Two.
- Learn which stories by renowned science fiction masters never made it to the screen and why.
- Find out which episodes almost didn’t make it in front of the camera.
- Read the memos from Roddenberry and his staff, and NBC, concerning all 26 episodes from Season Two.
- Witness the continuing deception by the network over the show’s ratings, and how the fans took on a corporate giant to save their favorite series.
Larry Nemecek’s Stellar Cartography Full Review & Unboxing December 5, 2013by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Books,Merchandise,Review , comments closed
Star Trek Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library is the latest and greatest book out from trekspert Larry Nemecek. Inside Stellar Cartography is so much more than a book. It comes with 10 large, high-quality posters suitable for framing or simply admiration, plus the 48-page book with additional prints of the larger maps and the history and context behind those maps, including tales about the various cultures and interactions within each of the maps. TrekMovie was delighted to get a copy of the new book. See our full review and an unboxing video after the jump.
Exclusive Interview with These Are The Voyages author Marc Cushman October 27, 2013by Nancy Garrett , Filed under: Books,Interview,Merchandise , comments closed
Next Generation writer Michael Piller said: “A writer is very much like the captain on a star ship facing the unknown. When you face the blank page and you have no idea where you’re going. It can be terrifying, but it can also be the adventure of a lifetime.” After completing These Are The Voyages, a three-volume set about The Original Series, author Marc Cushman surely must have experienced the ultimate of adventures. Season One is out now, with Two and Three on the way. TrekMovie.com sat down with author Marc Cushman to talk about his experiences writing the historical Trek series. Hit the jump for our incredibly in-depth extensive interview.
Ortiz TOS episode art prints colleced into a limited edition book and new TAS posters September 14, 2013by Matt Wright , Filed under: Art,Books,TAS,TOS , comments closed
Pop artist Juan Ortiz who has been creating retro movie-style posters for all Original Series episodes recently completed all TOS episodes. Titan Books is now releasing the entire TOS collection in a limited edition coffee table book in the US and UK. It’s a great deal for those who want all of the episode posters in one collection. Ortiz has now moved on to The Animated Series, and is on a fourth wave of posters for those episodes.Books,Review,TOS , comments closed
It is time to catch up on some of the new 2013 Trek novels so today we have two reviews of novels from the original Star Trek series universe: Tony Daniel”s "Devil’s Bargain" and David R. George III’s "Allegiance In Exile."
TrekInk: Review of Star Trek: The Newspaper Comics Vol. 1 and a request from Library of American Comics April 15, 2013by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Books,Comics,Review,TOS , comments closed
Captain’s Log: Stardate 7493.5 – On a survey mission through an uncharted sector of the galaxy, we have picked a radio transmission from an unexplored sun system. This is how the newspaper adventures of the Enterprise began, back in December 1979. Most Trekkies aren’t familiar with these comics, but that’s ok, because IDW’s Library of American Comics can help. More after the break.