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The set contains hundreds of previously unpublished insights and recollections from actors, directors, producers, and production crew, capturing what went on from every perspective, including memos dictated by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 two, Marc Cushman looks behind the scenes of the second season of The Original Series. The final book should be available later in the year.
For Gene Roddenberry and his talented staff and crew, launching Star Trek was a near impossible task. Keeping it on the air was even harder. Leonard Nimoy almost didn’t make it back to the Enterprise for the start of Season Two. Lucille Ball gambled big in putting Desilu behind the chancy sci-fi venture, and would become the next to fall, losing her studio. Discover the real reason Gene Coon suddenly quit as series producer at the mid point of Season Two. Learn which stories by renowned science fiction masters never made it to the screen and why, and which episodes almost didn’t make it in front of the camera. Read the memos from Roddenberry and his staff, and NBC, concerning all 26 Season Two episodes, and witness the continuing deception by the network over the TV ratings, and how the fans took on a corporate giant to save their favorite series.
Foreword by Walter Koenig
The second volume in the These Are the Voyages trilogy of books is available now.
Visit thesearethevoyagesbooks.com to buy your copy and have it autographed by the authors.
These Are The Voyages, TOS, Season One: Volume 1 is also available by using the links below
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