Synopses & Reviews
Trekkies and Trekkers alike will get starry-eyed over this eclectic mix of essays on the groundbreaking original Star Trek series. Star Trek writers D. C. Fontana and David Gerrold, science fiction authors such as Howard Weinstein, and various academics share behind-the-scenes anecdotes, discuss the shows enduring appeal and influence, and examine some of the classic features of the show, including Spocks irrationality, Scottys pessimism, and the lack of seatbelts on the Enterprise. The impact of the cultural phenomenon on subsequent science-fiction television programs is explored, as well as how the show laid the foundation for the science fiction genre to break into the television medium.
This eclectic mix of essays on "Star Trek," the groundbreaking original series created by Gene Roddenberry, offers behind-the-scenes anecdotes, discussions on the show's enduring appeal and influence, and its impact on subsequent science-fiction television programs.
About the Author
is the author of the Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated The Man Who Folded Himself, When Harlie Was One,
and the Chtorr, Dingillian, and Star Wolf
series. He also wrote "The Trouble with Tribbles" episode of Star Trek, which was voted the most popular Star Trek episode of all time. He lives in Northridge, California. Robert Sawyer
is the author of several science fiction novels, including the Nebula Award–winning The Terminal Experiment
and the Hugo Award–nominated Calculating God.