A Brief Guide to Star Trek

[PDF] A Brief Guide to Star Trek | by ↠ Brian J. Robb - A Brief Guide to Star Trek, A Brief Guide to Star Trek This essential guide will cover all prominent actors including William Shatner Leonard Nimoy and Patrick Stewart and will explore the connection between Star Trek and the US cold war foreign policy [PDF] A Brief Guide to Star Trek | by ↠ Brian J. Robb - A Brief Guide to Star Trek, A Brief Guide to Star Trek This essential guide will cover all prominent actors including William Shatner Leonard Nimoy and Patrick Stewart and will explore the connection between Star Trek and the US cold war foreign policy

  • Title: A Brief Guide to Star Trek
  • Author: Brian J. Robb
  • ISBN: 9780762444397
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Paperback
A Brief Guide to Star Trek

[PDF] A Brief Guide to Star Trek | by ↠ Brian J. Robb, A Brief Guide to Star Trek, Brian J. Robb, A Brief Guide to Star Trek This essential guide will cover all prominent actors including William Shatner Leonard Nimoy and Patrick Stewart and will explore the connection between Star Trek and the US cold war foreign policy why much of the far out science from the show is now at the forefront of research why linguistics are now studying Klingon and much [PDF] A Brief Guide to Star Trek | by ↠ Brian J. Robb - A Brief Guide to Star Trek, A Brief Guide to Star Trek This essential guide will cover all prominent actors including William Shatner Leonard Nimoy and Patrick Stewart and will explore the connection between Star Trek and the US cold war foreign policy

  • [PDF] A Brief Guide to Star Trek | by ↠ Brian J. Robb
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A Brief Guide to Star Trek

About “Brian J. Robb

  • Brian J. Robb

    Brian J Robb is the New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling biographer of Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, and Brad Pitt He has also written books on silent cinema, the films of Philip K Dick, Wes Craven, and Laurel and Hardy, the Star Wars movies, Superheroes, Gangsters, and Walt Disney, as well as science fiction television series Doctor Who and Star Trek His illustrated books include an Illustrated History of Steampunk and a guide to J.R.R Tolkien s Middle earth Winner, Best Book, Tolkien Society Awards He writes and edits the Chaplin Film by Film centenary blog site and is co editor of the Sci Fi Bulletin website He lives in Edinburgh.



668 thoughts on “A Brief Guide to Star Trek

  • To be honest I am a bit dissapointed by this book Even though there is a lot of interessting information on who was involved in the ongoing Star Trek creative process and how the whole idea evolved, it leaves a very bitter aftertaste.Yes, of course, the TV business is not all jolly and happy and the maker of a hero show don t have to be heros themselves but the whole tone of the book and its judgement on all Start Trek TV shows is quite hard The only thing that seems to be good is the new 2009 m [...]


  • A very forensic look at the history of ST especially production trivia and background Critical of Gene Roddenberry s reputation as creator of every aspect of the franchise, and offers assesssment of why some spinoffs were succesful than others.


  • Beam this one up, that s an order I was addicted to this book and couldn t put it down If your a Trekkie, Trekker or just have a passing interest in the show which has impacted so many lives, this is a must read and a peak behind the curtain



  • This is that rarest of things, a thoughtful history of science fiction Naturally, there is the story of how Roddenberry created Star Trek but the contributions of many others, including D C Fontana and Gene L Coon, are detailed too No longer will Star Trek seem one man s vision but a team effort, which makes sense Plus, this makes it easier to accept Roddenberry s flaws e.g womanising, embellishing the truth, needing adulation and latterly health problems as he is not entirely to thank for Star [...]


  • I really, really do love Star Trek.If you ve ever seen my facebook or my twitter, it s made obvious, there are references everywhere I was first properly hooked into the voyages of the Starship Enterprise in 2009, when J.J Abrams reboot came about, and that was because 13 year old me had the BIGGEST crush on Chris Pine not that anything has changed.And from then on, I was hooked Star Trek s reboot was great, but the original series Just wow Everything about the Star Trek universe fascinates me, [...]


  • As far as Trek primers go, you could do a hell of a lot worse than this.Brian Robb s A Brief Guide to Star Trek is a short, breezy read that takes you through the various stages of Trek s lifecycle, encompassing short chapters on each of the series, Gene Roddenberry s life and career beyond the series, the various film series and a summary at the end.There s some good information here, albeit in a tone that assumes readers want to get into the minutiae of why certain actors hated starring in the [...]


  • Nice one Not a pandering fan or studio based thing cataloging the franchise with pretty pictures, and glorifying it with constant praise, but an honest to goodness mostly honest look at the background creation and the varying reception of each series and the films, and the reasons for the rise and fall in quality of the franchise over time Really appreciated the unwillingness to present Roddenberry as an all powerful deity responsible for the best of Trek, this book acknowledges his initial spar [...]


  • This was 99cents as a Kindle Deal of the Day so in trying it I didn t think I had anything to lose.Now I like Star Trek Probably a lot than the next person But not enough to call myself a real Trekkie, although I do know the odd even rule of Star Trek Original Cast films Funnily enough for a book written by someone who is very clearly a fan not only of Star Trek but also of the trivia that surrounds it, this rule didn t get a mention.The book is nicely laid out with a section chapter devoted to [...]


  • I started watching Star Trek as a child both my parents had watched it growing up, and for us, watching Star Trek was as normal or not as watching a Disney movie Personally, I ve always preferred Voyager, the story of a lost star ship trying to find its way home to Earth I m not sure if it was this ongoing undercurrent storyline or the fact that Voyager had a female captain that I loved most, but nonetheless, it was and still is my favourite, despite all its flaws This book goes back to the ver [...]


  • On September 8, 1966, Star Trek premiered on NBC to some fanfare after a lot of work on the part of Gene Roddenberry 46 years, 11 to be 12 films, 5 spin off series hundreds of books later the phenomenon that begin that night has taken on a life of its own Brian J Robb explores the history of the Star Trek the series across all the ups downs from the background of Gene Roddenberry to the struggles to get the first pilot eventually the second one on the air to the movies the spin off series in A B [...]


  • An illuminating, if flawed, guide to America s eminent sci fi franchise Robb slants the encyclopaedic tone towards an indicting, less than objective tone sometimes for example, offering that most Enterprise episodes might ve been incomprehensible gibberish but largely offers a thorough analysis and history of the Trek franchise all the way up to just prior to Into Darkness s release.The latter half of the book gets bogged down largely in description of the shows rather than lots of their product [...]


  • I m a Star Trek fan Not the most rabid, die hard Trekker , but just a good ol Trekkie, who loves TOS and TNG, while liking for the most part the other series that followed Having said that, I found this book an informative, fascinating look into the genesis of Star Trek, from the beginning, through all the TV shows and feature films.Some have commented that there is a streak of meanness in this book, but I didn t find that Rather, I felt the author did his best Vulcan and was logical in his appr [...]


  • I waited until some time had passed since completing my own history to check out Brian s take Thankfully, our approaches to the source material is different enough readers can enjoy both this year without worrying too much about duplication His is a analytical approach while mine is a combination of nuts bolts and the entire fan side Brian s was a fine, enjoyable read that heklped put some things into a nice perspective Well worth a look.


  • A wealth of information on every incarnation of Star Trek marred by repetitions and an underlying sense of meanness I almost got the sense that the author did not really like Star Trek in general and Gene Roddenberry in particular.


  • To be honest, I only read the first few chapters I was only interested in the original television program I watched none of the spinoffs and only saw the original cast movie What was read was well written and very interesting.


  • I m a huge Star Trek fan so was happy to find this book.I was a bit disappointed with it in that the harsh judgement in it was a bit much Always good to have criticisms but I think some of it was unnecessary In the end, a very interesting book filled with some cool facts.


  • A good condensed and critical overview of the whole franchise Some well worn production tales I had long forgotten alongside fresh anecdotes and perspectives made this a surprisingly enjoyable read when i really thought I had already read seen it all.



  • A good read for anyone interested in Star Trek Especially interesting are the revelations of stories that went unmade and alternative casting ideas.


  • Pictureless and uncompelling description of the politics and economics of the famous Star Trek series of films and television shows Three stars for getting me from cover to cover.



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