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What it is - how it happened - how it works!

Introduction (blurb)[]

First Edition[]

The Biography of the Leading Science Fiction TV Program. STAR TREK! The long, hard battle of television's first step toward adult science fiction, with the complete story on how the U.S.S. Enterprise was designed, her weaponry, equipment and power sources, the original concept behind the show, how the continuity is maintained, backgrounds of the characters, biographies of the stars, and pictures, diagrams, illustrations - the whole authentic history!

Second Edition[]

The Book On How to Write for TV! The only book of its kind! The complete history of a top TV series - how a television show is conceived, written, sold and produced.


  • Introduction
  • Part I: Birth Pangs
  • As It Was in the Beginning
  • Creation
  • A Spark of Life
  • "The Cage"
  • Inside a Television Studio
  • A Blueprint for Starflight
  • Voyage One
  • Part II: An Official Biography of a Ship and Its Crew
  • Prelude
  • The U.S.S. Enterprise
  • Mission and Men
  • The Ship's Captain
  • Mr. Spock
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Engineering Officer Scott
  • Other Star Trek Regulars
  • The Bad Guys
  • Part III: From Then Until Now
  • Putting The Show on the Road
  • These Are the Voyages
  • Steady As She Goes
  • Part IV: The Star Trek Production -- A Closer Look
  • In the Beginning Was the Word
  • Making the Scene
  • Feinbergers, Tribbles, and Other Things
  • Hunting for Aliens
  • Metamorphosis: Humans and Humanoids
  • Aliens -- Dressed and Undressed
  • Quiet on the Set, Please!
  • Beyond Human Ken
  • Part V: Whither Star Trek?
  • Seasons Follow
  • Bits and Pieces
  • Whither Star Trek?

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