These Are The Voyages is a three part series that provides stunningly detailed documentation of the creation, production, and post production of both pilots and all three seasons of Star Trek, including story development, the writing of the teleplays, casting, set design, shooting, editing and the struggle to complete innovative special effects that were state of the art for their time.
The set contains hundreds of previously unpublished insights and recollections from actors, directors, producers, and production crew, capturing what went on from every perspective, including memos dictated by Roddenberry while reading drafts to the series scripts. The books offer a unique look behind-the-scenes in the form of original staff memos, contracts, schedules, budgets, network correspondence, and the censor reports from NBC Standards and Practices.
In volume one, Marc Cushman looks behind the scenes of the first season of The Original Series. Volumes two and three will be available in 2014.
In the 1980s Gene Roddenberry and Robert H. Justman gave Marc Cushman permission to write the definitive history of the first Star Trek. They backed their stamp of approval by providing documentation never before shared with the public. These are the Voyages, published in three volumes – one designated for each season of TOS – will take you back in time and put you into the producers’ offices, the writers’ room, onto the soundstages, and in front of your TV sets for the first historic broadcasts. Included are hundreds of memos between Roddenberry and his staff, production schedules, budgets, fan letters, behind-the-scenes images, and the TV ratings, documenting the making of each episode of the “Classic 79” in staggering detail. Buckle your seat belts, the trek of a lifetime begins here.
The book has 668 pages
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