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I wrote Star Trek FAQ, in part, because there are so many other Trek books already out there. The sheer, dizzying multitude of Trek literature can be daunting for casual fans - that silent legion of viewers who love Star Trek but don't speak Klingonese or go to the grocery store wearing a Starfleet uniform (not that there's anything wrong with that). These fans don't regularly attend conventions, may not consider themselves Trekkers, and don't have time to sift through the mountain of Trek-themed works at the local book store or library. Yet their patronage of Star Trek TV series and movies has made the franchise a cultural touchstone. Star Trek FAQ is aimed primarily at this audience, distilling the overwhelming volume of Trek scholarship into easily consumable sips.
However, I'm confident that diehards who purchase every new Star Trek book that reaches the market (may the Great Bird of the Galaxy bless your souls) will find much of interest in Star Trek FAQ. I spent eight months fishing into the nooks and crannies of Trek lore for revealing yet underreported stories and illuminating minutiae. Applause Books' FAQ format enables me to combine this material with more familiar elements of the Star Trek story in unconventional ways, smashing them together in the literary equivalent of a super-collider to produce fresh insights. I'm convinced you'll find the results exhilarating whether this is the first Star Trek book you've read or the fiftieth.
Author and film historian Mark Clark writes about classic movies and TV shows. Star Trek FAQ is his third book. A sequel, Star Trek FAQ 2.0, is forthcoming in 2013. Mark is a graduate of the University of Louisville and a former film critic for the Louisville Courier-Journal. He now resides in Mentor on the Lake, Ohio.
a great companion to M. Clark's, no relation, Star Trek FAQ 2, The Next Generation. Detailed synopses on TOS episodes, Animated Series, and early Full-feature movies and related... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Michael E. Clark
Lots of info here. Even if you're a die hard Star Trek fan that thinks you already know all there is to know about your favorite TV show there is plenty here that will interest... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Louis A. Carnivale
A very well written over all view of TOS , lots of information on actors, episodes, sets, etc.. Actually there is a bit too much info; but I just glossed over the parts I was... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Robbie Nagy
I have read, I think, all of the books and heard all of the stories. This isn't anything new. This is old stuff, recycled. To make a buck. Read morePublished on April 23, 2013 by Ronald R. Allen Jr.
There is a lot of research that went into this book. There are some great photos, and then are some photos of VHS tapes which should have been edited out I think. Read morePublished on March 20, 2013 by J. D. Plotner
This book is full of useful instights into what went on to make trek and each episodes. I found many things that i was umaware about. its a really good read.Published on January 26, 2013 by E
Chances are, even if you're not a fan of Star Trek (in any of its incarnations), you can reference Captain Kirk, "live long and prosper," and "beam me up, Scottie" in conversation. Read morePublished on July 2, 2012 by T. Dotts
I found this book while looking for a copy of "The Twilight Zone Companion" at a local bookstore. With it's unassuming cover (and lack of any official Paramount endorsement) I... Read morePublished on June 29, 2012 by Alan
Well written review of one of my favorite tv series. I'm considered a 'die hard' fan and yet was surprised and pleased to read so many insider facts about Star Trek and it's... Read morePublished on June 19, 2012 by fieldmouse