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23,719.

That's how many minutes have been committed to film during the thirty year — and counting — history of Star Trek. Since its inception as a groundbreaking show, through its current incarnations on television and as a series of motion pictures, more than 395 hours of Star Trek have been filmed. If you watch it all consecutively, you'd be glued to your television set around the clock for more than 16 days.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to create just one sequence of scenes that can last as little as a minute or two? Minutes may not seem like a lot out of thirty years' worth of science fiction magic, but for the thousands of men and women both in front of and behind the cameras, each and every one of those minutes has been a labor of love, blood, sweat, and tears, all created without a net.

With the author as our guide, we will follow the creation of three separate sequences — one each from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine®, Star Trek: Voyager®, and the upcoming motion picture Star Trek: Insurrection™. From the first meetings of the writers to the preproduction meetings, from the concept sketches to the realized set, from the early morning makeup session to the bleary-eyed midnight shooting the author has been there. Peering over the shoulders of the writers, the filmmakers, the graphic artists, and the visual-effects wizards, the author reports each Herculean task as it is accomplished. Action! takes you there for each moment.

After reading Action!, an utterly unique work, you will never watch Star Trek® quite the same way again. (Oh, and in case you haven't timed this, it took you about two minutes to read this flap copy.)

About the Author

Terry J. Erdmann contributed to Star Trek: Where No One Has Gone Before, and currently is writing the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine® Companion. As a publicist, he has helped to create the marketing campaigns for dozens of motion pictures, from Cocoon, Aliens, Willow, and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier™ to Encino Man, What's Love Got To Do With It, Father of the Bride Part II, StarGate, and G.I. Jane. Terry is a UCLA graduate living in Southern California with his wife, their Collie, and their mean old cat.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

What It's All About...
AN INTRODUCTION

Star Trek: Voyager
"HOPE AND FEAR"

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
"TEARS OF THE PROPHETS"

Star Trek: The Next Generation
STAR TREK: INSURRECTION

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671025427
Subtitle:
Action!
Other:
Erdmann, Terry
Author:
Erdmann, Terry J.
Publisher:
Star Trek
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Television
Subject:
Film - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
Television - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
Star trek television programs
Subject:
Science Fiction - Star Trek
Subject:
Cinematography
Subject:
Star trek films
Subject:
Star trek, deep space nine
Subject:
Star trek, voyager
Subject:
Star trek, insurrection
Subject:
Science / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Unnumbered Hardcover
Series:
Star Trek Unnumbered Hardcover
Publication Date:
19981101
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
10.875 x 9.125 in 50.560 oz

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