The author, Mark Clark, provides in one volume more information that you ever thought possible to exist on this perennial Sci Fi favourite..
The book is divided into 6 main themes, the first of which looks at the pre-history of Star Trek. Here we find out about the show’s creator, Gene Roddenberry, and the journey he took in realising his dream. Clark also explores what the cast did before Star Trek made them household names.
He then looks at behind the scenes incidents which influenced the show and goes on to examine in wonderful detail the mythology and universe of Star Trek. The author clearly knows his stuff and he conveys his enthusiasm for his subject with great skill. He examines the philosophy of the show and the commentary it made on society of the late 1960s as well as discussing the legacy of Gene Rodenberry’s work.
Would you like this if you weren’t a Trekker? Maybe not, but if you have more than a passing interest in Captain Kirk, Mister Spock, Bones, et al, you could do much worse than invest in this brilliant book.