Inside Star Trek: The Real Story

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Pocket Books, Jun 1, 1997 - Performing Arts - 458 pages
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In the spring of 1964, a rumpled, soft-spoken ex-cop named Gene Roddenberry walked into the office of Herbert F. Solow, the new head of production at Desilu Studios. Roddenberry presented an idea for a new science fiction television series called Star Trek. Immediately seeing the show's potential, Solow struck a script development deal with Roddenberry on the spot. Soon, Solow and Roddenberry brought Robert H. Justman on board as assistant director and together the three men embarked on an incredible odyssey that would make television history.

"Inside Star Trek" is a comprehensive look at the development and life of a television and cultural phenomenon. It is also a story no one else could tell. Between them, Solow and Justman had a hand in virtually every aspect of the development and production of Star Trek--from the battles with NBC and the internal conflicts with studio executives to the behind-the-scenes decisions about actors and their characters, writers, scripts, directors, budgets, and the endless details of weekly television production.

Here is the simple, fascinating and accurate account of a unique television series launched against astronomical odds a series that transported millions of viewers into another world and into an unprecedented, thirty-year, multimedia, multibilliondollar cultural phenomenon.

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Review: Inside Star Trek: The Real Story (Star Trek)

User Review  - Laura Scott - Goodreads

I've read just about all of the "making of" books on Star Trek, starting with The Making of Star Trek (which is still perhaps my favorite). For anyone who does film, video, television production, this ... Read full review

Review: Inside Star Trek: The Real Story (Star Trek)

User Review  - TrumanCoyote - Goodreads

Pluses and minuses--tended to seem a bit canned; the long quotes from the principals were obviously written/prepared, even though they looked like an oral history--and who wrote the text in the middle ... Read full review

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