Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Book Review - Star Trek: the Next Generation: On Board The USS Enterprise
About the Book
Famed for its original storylines, endearing and complex characters as well as the sheer enjoyment of watching, "Star Trek" is a serious hobby for some, a part-time job for others, and a rich source of fun for all. "On Board The U.S.S. Enterprise" is the golden ticket for a once-in-a-lifetime, access-all-areas personal tour of the fabled corridors of the U.S.S. Enterprise, deconstructed with all the seriousness and depth of an equivalent guide to the Titanic. Captain Picard's Starship Enterprise has become the enduring image of "Star Trek: TNG", and this is the legend at the centre of this title.
About the Author
Husband-and-wife team Michael and Denise Okuda. Michael was the scenic art supervisor for Star Trek: The Next Generation and was responsible for the control panels, signage, written languages, computer readout animations and more. He was nominated for the Best Visual Effects Emmy for his work on the show. He also worked on the movies Star Trek IV, Star Trek V and Star Trek VI among others. The Okudas have since worked together as consultants on the Star Trek: TNG high definition upgrade project, created the text commentary in the Star Trek Special Edition DVDs, and special text for the Star Trek fan collection series. Michael has also helped Christies with the cataloging of Star Trek items for auction. Michael co-authored Star Trek: Ships of the Line and Star Trek: TNG Technical Manual, and together they wrote The Star Trek Encyclopedia, Star Trek Chronology: The History of the Future and were technical consultants for the U.S.S. Enterprise Haynes manual.
My Take on the Book
This is a tome of information for anyone that love Star Trek: The Next Generation! I used to love watching this show and getting drawn in by not only the acting in the act doors in their roles but also by the technology and the allure of the idea of interacting with species unlike our own. This book takes you behind the scenes of this great series and allows you unprecedented access to understanding what you were seeing over the many seasons that it was on. This was a great book, well written for anyone who enjoyed this series. Full of full-color images and technical details that will blow your mind, this is a book that I would recommend to all Star Trek fans and the CD is also a great add-on that all will enjoy as well, as it provides even more in depth informtion to the series itself!
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