Captains Log – Stardate September 1966! This date was the onset to a cult following of one of the most popular television series for that era, Star Trek. We were introduced to alien races, starships, space travel, warp speed, strange new worlds, dimensions and final frontiers. Since then Star Trek has boldly taken us where no man has gone before in the U.S.S Enterprise.
“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.”
Star Trek, a pioneer in space travel, has not only made a huge impact on all the space shows that followed in its warp trail, but it’s also influenced viewers to become die-hard fans. Star Trek fans will be thrilled to learn about a new release, The Star Trek Book – Strange New Worlds Boldly Explained. It spans across 50-years of deep space history logged in one tell-all comprehensive compendium.
The Star Trek Book is five main sections, Space – the Final Frontier, Starfleet, Federation Allies and Enemies, Science and Technology and New Life and New Civilizations.
Captain James Kirk, Spock, Dr. McCoy, Scotty, Uhura, Sulu and Chekov were the initial faces that first introduced us to life on a spaceship. This included their missions and their personal lives, and along the way, we developed a deep bond with the characters. We mimicked the actions and adopted some of their phrases and vocabularies. Interestingly, did you know that no one ever said: “Beam me up Scotty.” But, how many of you have said, “Live long and prosper?”
The book starts off with the known universes, Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta Quadrants. Star Trek’s goal is the have a united federation that includes all the planets and races within. Federation Charters are created and alliances are made. But as you recall from the many episodes, not all races will comply. Included is information and detailed scenes from The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and The Enterprise.
Graphic and detailed scenes from various episodes and movies are shown. You’ll learn about the history of war, high-tech technology, planet classifications, alternative realities and Starfleet vessels. Specific races are delved into and their beliefs are expressed. They also cover the characters, their name, species, and division of Starfleet they belong to. We always got a kick out of the Ferengi’s. Quark, Rom, and their Moogie. “You’ve proven yourself a true Ferengi when you’ve betrayed friends and family for personal gain.”
Remember the immortal Q? He was arrogant, inflexible, and very easily bored. He enjoyed making people miserable for his own pleasure. He had the ability to create and reshape matter to generate entire fantasy worlds and then effortlessly relocate them. But if you recall, he was stripped of his power because of his cruelty. As you peruse through the book, you’ll be reminded of other characters or races you either loved and perhaps even despised. The Klingons, Cardassians, Romulans, Borg, Jem’Hadar, Vulcans, Changelings, and Talaxians to name a few are also covered.
Let’s not forget about the fantastic beasts that made a cameo on several episodes. Some of the most menacing threats in the universe come from vicious beasts. Some fear these beasts, while other species keep them as pets. Mugato, Sehlat, Targ and the beloved Tribbles are some of the creatures covered in The Star Trek Book.
There is so much fantastic information, excitement and adventure in the final frontier. And it’s all captured in The Star Trek Book for fans. Great for gifting. Hardcover and retails for under $30.
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