Wednesday, July 3, 2013
A NEW BOOK ABOUT OUR FAVORITE TREK: "THESE ARE THE VOYAGES: SEASON ONE"
Now a new book called "These Are The Voyages" is being released claiming it's "The book Gene Roddenberry and Robert Justman wanted you to read". Big words to live up to.
This will be a three-volume work, broken down into each of the three seasons of production. The book's web page goes on to say this:
"In the late 1980s Gene Roddenberry and Robert H. Justman gave Marc Cushman permission and encouragement to write the definitive history of "Star Trek®: The Original Series". They backed up their stamp of approval by providing Marc exclusive access to all the production documents generated by the series -- everything from the creation of the idea by Gene Roddenberry to the last day of production.
The set contains hundreds of previously unpublished insights and recollections from actors, directors, producers, and production crew, capturing what went on from every perspective, including memos dictated by Roddenberry while reading drafts to the series scripts. The books offer a unique look behind-the-scenes in the form of original staff memos, contracts, schedules, budgets, network correspondence, and the censor reports from NBC Standards and Practices. " Excerpts of the book can be read HERE.
So I'm hooked! I love reading about all the behind-the-scenes stuff from the Original Series so this is a no-brainer for me. Bring it on!