The Complete Starfleet Library

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1973

Star Trek 9Star Trek 9
James Blish
Bantam
183 pages

Contents

Preface
Return to Tomorrow
The Ultimate Computer
That Which Survives
Obsession
The Return of the Archons
The Immunity Syndrome

Blurb

Explore the outer reaches with the Enterprise and her crew as they exchange bodies with an alien intelligence; engage in deadly war games; pursue a vaporous creature to a desolate planet; and probe a fearsome zone of darkness that threatens to destroy them all.

Comments

See Star Trek 1, published in 1967, for comments.

Star Trek Annual 1974Star Trek Annual 1974
World Distributors

Contents

The Enterprise Mutiny
Museum at the End of Time
Day of the Inquisitors

Comments

"The Enterprise Mutiny," "Museum at the End of Time," and "Day of the Inquisitors" are reprints of issues 14, 15, and 16 of the Gold Key Star Trek comic. Thanks to Randy Brower for the contents and cover scan.

See the first volume of Star Trek Annual, published in 1969, for comments.

"The Trouble With Tribbles"Tribbles cover
David Gerrold
Ballantine
272 pages, plus 32 pages of photos

Contents

A Word to the Fore
From Winnie the Pooh to Aristotle; or, Getting Ready for Opportunity's Knock
"Tomorrow Was Yesterday"
"The Protracted Man" and "Bandi"
"The Fuzzies"
"A Fuzzy Thing Happened to Me"
Aboard the Good Ship Enterprise
"The City on the Edge of Forever"
"The Trouble With Tribbles"
Tribble-Making
Author! Author!
The Very Best Tribble Story Ever Told...
Acknowledgments

Blurb

The complete story of one of Star Trek's most popular episodes:
- From first draft to final shooting script
- The how and why of TV writing
- Three previously unpublished episodes
- Working on the Star Trek lot
- Personal stories of the stars
- 32 pages of photos
- Original illustrations by Tim Kirk
- More! More! More!

Comments

David Gerrold tells how he wrote and sold the script for what became one of Trek's most popular episodes. Along the way, he outlines a few other proposed scripts that were never used (although one, "Tomorrow Was Yesterday," later became the inspiration for Gerrold's Trek novel The Galactic Whirlpool). He also describes how a script becomes a TV show, discussing the behind-the-scenes work that went into bringing the tribbles to life. The full script of the episode is included, as are an early story treatment and script outline.

The World of Star Trek coverThe World of Star Trek
David Gerrold
Ballantine
276 pages, plus 64 pages of photos

Contents

The First World of Star Trek: Gene Roddenberry's Dream
The Star Trek Family -- The People Who Made The Enterprise Fly
First Season Episodes
Second Season Episodes
Third Season Episodes
The Star Trek Phenomenon
Star Trek's Fans
Star Trek Analyzed -- The Unfulfilled Potential
The Return of Star Trek...?
Acknowledgments

Blurb

Here are the worlds of Star Trek
Gene Roddenberry's brilliant conception -- the first viable science fiction world designed for a TV series
The show itself, and the people who created it -- the writers, the stars, the technicians
The fans -- the world the show created -- and how they kept Star Trek alive in the face of network opposition
With sixty-four pages of pictures from the episodes themselves, and with original photos by Stan Burns...

Comments

One of the most important early books about Star Trek, this book took a much broader look at the series than did Gerrold's "Trouble With Tribbles." There's a history of the making of the show, including classic anecdotes about practical jokes on the set; a list of episodes; a section on the development of Trek fandom; and, perhaps most importantly, some serious criticism of the show. Gerrold was a fan, but he saw a number of problems with the show, and he set out to analyze them and, where possible, to offer solutions. Fourteen years later, Gene Roddenberry took some of Gerrold's advice while creating The Next Generation.

A revised edition of The World of Star Trek was published by Bluejay Books in 1984.


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