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...?ntil 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.
by Edward Gross, Mark A. Altman
by Mark Spragg
by Edward Bloor
by Edward Fritsch, Nate Rosenblatt
by David Mark
by Mark Lawrence
by Edward J. Renehan, Jr.
by Edward J. Larson
by Mark Landler
by Mark Edmundson
"Did you know that Jonathan Frakes (Commander William Riker on "Star Trek: The Next Generation") really could play the trombone or that network executives worried that Jolene Blalock's (the Vulcan T'Pol on "Star Trek: Enterprise") ears were too pointy? These and hundreds of other factoids are sprinkled throughout this entertaining and exhaustive oral history of the second golden era of the Star Trek franchise, which runs from 1987 to the present. More than a dozen voice talents admirably read the hundreds of quotes and opinions from scores of "Star Trek" cast, crew, and insiders, with an emphasis on the writers and producers. But when one hears the names of such living luminaries as Patrick Stewart and Kate Mulgrew, it's a shame not to hear their iconic voices reading their own words. Still, this is an absolute must for the serious fan. B.P. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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