* While some of the images in the excepts are shown in color, all images in the book are in black and white.
By Marc Cushman with Susan Osborn
Foreword by John D. F. Black and Mary Black
Do you think you know Star Trek?
Until you’ve read the These are the Voyages - TOS book series … you don’t!
These are the Voyages – TOS [Star Trek: The Original Series]: Seasons One, Two, and Three – combine together to make a heralded three-book series on the behind-the-scenes production of the science-fiction series which began television’s most successful franchise.
The Saturn Award-winning three volumes of These Are the Voyages meticulously document the conception, writing and production of every episode from the Emmy Nominated and Hugo Award-winning iconic series.
Star Trek creator and executive producer, Gene Roddenberry, producers Robert H. Justman and John D.F. Black, and story editor Dorothy C. Fontana, allowed author Marc Cushman access to thousands of memos, letters and documents written during Star Trek’s three-season run.
Combining hundreds of interviews over decades of research materials, including the exclusive licensing of the A.C. Nielsen ratings for every episode, and approximately 400 rare and often never-before-seen pictures in each volume, These Are the Voyages is a compelling “biography of a television series.”
With his unique writing approach, interweaving memos, internal documents, vintage reviews, articles and interviews, Cushman has created a time machine for readers to travel back to the 1960s and experience firsthand how this historic and ground-breaking show not only came to be, but also the subsequent battles fought with network and studio executives to keep that era’s most ambitious and costly TV series on the air.
Leonard Nimoy called these books “astounding.”
Rod Roddenberry called them “the bible to Star Trek and how it was made.”
The New York Post said, “Trek fans will die and get beamed up to heaven!”
These are the Voyages – TOS [The Original Series] are the most definitive behind-the-scenes books ever written on Star Trek!