Star Trek – The Original Series: A Celebration is a brand new 256-page coffee table book that dives deep into the making of the original adventures of Captain Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise, and IGN has a preview of the chronicle that features rare and never-before-seen images from the show that boldly went where no show had gone before.
The book will be available on September 21, 2021 – the same month as Star Trek’s 55th anniversary – and its pages are filled with new and archival conversations and over 200 photos and sketches that, according to the publisher, “shine a fresh light on the actors, writers, directors, production and costume designers, composers, prop builders, visual effects and makeup artists, and more, who brought Star Trek to life.”
It also celebrates the fans who helped save the show in its early days, gives a glimpse of the earliest Star Trek conventions, and breaks down 12 of the most important episodes from the series.
You can check out a few pages of the new book below alongside the cover jacket:
This new hardcover book comes with an MSRP of $34.95 USD/$44.95 CAD and follows Star Trek: Voyager – A Celebration as the second release in Hero Collector’s Celebration line.
Star Trek – The Original Series: A Celebration is written by both Ben Robinson and Ian Spelling. Robinson is in charge of Eaglemoss’ official Star Trek Starships collection and was not only the launch editor of the Star Trek Fact Files reference work, but also was an editor for the US Star Trek: The Magazine. Spelling is an entertainment journalist who has interviewed such Star Trek legends as Gene Roddenberry, George Takei, James Doohan, and more. He was also an editor of StarTrek.com from 2010-2019 and has made a couple guest appearances on Star Trek itself.
“Our goal was to craft a book that was the written and visual equivalent of a great convention,” Spelling says. “We’ve brought fresh eyes to everything and tried to strip the myths away from the reality and we’ve discovered new stories that had never been told. We tracked down actors and crew whom people hadn’t heard from much – or ever – and are thrilled to include them in A Celebration.”
“Fans have read and seen bits and pieces of Star Trek’s production history, but A Celebration gathers everything in one place and puts it in context,” Robinson added. “We tracked down some incredibly rare pictures and artwork that have never been printed before. However well you think you know Star Trek, there’s something new for you. It’s really the Star Trek book I’ve always wanted to add to my collection.”
You can order a copy of Star Trek – The Original Series: A Celebration right here.
For more on Star Trek, check out the biggest news from Star Trek Day 2021, including a new look at Picard Season 2, the premiere date of Star Trek: Discovery’s fourth season, and the newest cast members of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, a list that includes younger version of classic Star Trek: The Original Series characters like Cadet Nyotah Uhura.
Also, be sure to also check out our interview with William Shatner on the occasion of the first four Trek films hitting 4K.
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