Title: The Making of Star Trek
Authors: Stephen E. Whitfield & Gene Roddenberry
Cover artist: photos
Yours for: [SOLD! 12-5-10]
Best things about this cover:
- If I were a Star Trek fan, I would be geeking out so hard over this very cool paperback original
- That Enterprise is absurdly model-kit-looking in this photo. Maybe that's the point? "How it works!—we make cheap-ass models and use trick photography, suckers."
- Further, "How it works"? I like how it implies that the tech is real.
- Those are two handsome spacemen.
Best things about this back cover:
- A "biography" of a TV show! Printed while said show was still on the air. Pretty visionary / ballsy.
- Seriously, this back cover isn't lying. This book is Thick and chock full of photos, internal memos, a miniature episode guide, and a chapter entitled "Whither Star Trek?"! Oh, and whoever owned this book originally was a megageek, as there are tiny clipped-out TV Guide epsiode summaries taped and/or paperclipped into the episode guide section. Also, this section is annotated in some kind of code.
When the first screening was over, the general reaction from the people in the room was, "This is the most fantastic thing we've ever seen."
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