In September Hero Collector—the publishing arm of Eaglemoss—will be celebrating the 55th anniversary of the Star Trek franchise with a special book that takes a fresh look a the show that started it all back in 1966. We have all the details and some sample pages to give you a taste.
Celebrate the show that started it all
Following the highly-praised book on Star Trek: Voyager from 2020, Hero Collector is releasing the next title in the series, Star Trek – A Celebration. Due on September 21 and in time to celebrate the 55th anniversary of The Original Series, the new book promises to be “the ultimate guide to the making of the Star Trek.” Like the Voyager book, this focus on TOS is co-written by Eaglemoss’ Ben Robinson. He has teamed up with journalist and former editor of StarTrek.com Ian Spelling.
The new Star Trek book boasts 256 pages filled with brand-new and archival conversations, and over 200 photos and sketches, many rarely seen or never-before-seen, that shine a fresh light on the actors, writers, directors, production and costume designers, composers, prop builders, visual effects and makeup artists, and more who brought Star Trek to life. The book also pays tribute to the fans who campaigned to save the show, looks back at the earliest Trek conventions, and breaks down 12 key episodes.
Regarding the new book, co-author Ian Spelling tells TrekMovie:
Our goal with Star Trek – A Celebration was to explore every facet of the show and have it all in one place. Other books have examined this aspect or that aspect of TOS, or they’ve looked at it as a piece of the overall Star Trek phenomenon, and they’ve done a great job of it. Ben and I were laser-focused on the show itself, its creation and production and impact. We spoke to people who’ve very rarely been interviewed. There are stories we’d never heard before, including Muhammad Ali visiting the set, hoping to meet Nichelle Nichols. We tracked down photos and sketches that were either never seen or hardly ever seen before. Actually, I showed the book to George Takei and his husband, and they pointed out photos of George from TOS that they’d never seen. It’s also our hope and expectation that longtime fans will find something fresh in Star Trek – A Celebration and that it will help franchise newcomers embrace the show that started it all.
Coming in September
Also new from Hero Collector
There are three other new Star Trek books from Hero Collector. Released this summer was the Star Trek Shipyards: The Delta Quadrant, Vol. 2: Ledosian to Zahl. and Star Trek Shipyards: Star Trek Starships — 2294-The Future.
And coming next month is Star Trek Designing Starships: Deep Space 9 And Beyond.
Keep up with all the Star Trek books and merchandise news and reviews at TrekMovie.com.
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