Synopses & Reviews
Star Trek Vault
charts the remarkable history of the world's most popular science fiction series, examining the franchise's first 40 years. Covering all six Star Trek television series and the ten original feature films, the book highlights the far-reaching social and scientific optimism that underpins the franchise, dwelling on milestones such as its groundbreaking mixed-race casts and technologies that have since become commonplace, before taking an in-depth look at the making of each series and movie. Fully illustrated with more than 350 images, and including 13 interactive reproductions of the most fascinating memorabilia from the CBS archives--on-set signage, hand-drawn storyboards, blueprints for Picard's captain's chair, and a vintage T-shirt transfer--Star Trek Vault
provides a broad perspective on the voyages of Captains Kirk, Picard, Sisko, Janeway, and Archer. The ultimate treasure trove of Star Trek imagery and memorabilia, Star Trek Vault
is sure to appeal to both the casual and the die-hard fan.
Praise for Star Trek Vault:
“[A] treat for your inner Trekkie. Its the perfect gift whether you are a fan of Kirk or Picard. Or Janeway . . . we guess.” —Entertainment Weekly
When Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek
was cancelled from network television in 1969, few could have guessed that, more than four decades later, Star Trek
would have become one of the most popular and enduring entertainment properties of all time. Yet, after finding success in syndication during the 1970s, the world of Star Trek
has grown to encompass six television series, 11 feature films, and countless novels, comic books, and video games.
Star Trek Vault charts this remarkable history, covering the franchise’s first 40 years. Fully illustrated with more than 350 images, and including 14 interactive reproductions of the most fascinating memorabilia—on-set signage, concept storyboards, blueprints for Picard’s captain’s chair, and uniform badges from the original series—Star Trek Vault provides a broad perspective on the voyages of Captains Kirk, Picard, Sisko, Janeway, and Archer. The ultimate treasure trove of Star Trek imagery and memorabilia, Star Trek Vault is sure to appeal to both the casual and the die-hard fan.
About the Author
Scott Tipton has written numerous Star Trek comics. His award-winning website, comics101.com, was named to Entertainment Weeklys “The 100 Greatest Websites.”