Set Phasers to Stun : 50 Years of Star Trek

Author(s): Marcus Berkmann


Forty-seven years after NBC killed it off, Star Trek celebrates its half-century in a state of rude health. Boldly going where several other people have been before, Marcus Berkmann tells the story of this sturdy science fiction vehicle from its first five-year mission (rudely curtailed to three), through the dark years of the 1970s, the triumphant film series and The Next Generation, to the current 'reboot' films, with a younger cast taking on the characters of Kirk, Spock, McCoy and co. With wit, insight and a huge pile of DVDs, he seeks to answer all the important questions. Why did Kirk's shirt always get torn when he had a fist fight? What's the most number of times Uhura said 'Hailing frequencies open, sir' in a single episode? (Seven.) And what's the worst imaginable insult in Klingon? (Your mother has a smooth forehead.)

Product Information

As well as being a paid-up Trekkie, Marcus Berkmann is author of the Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller A Shed of One's Own and Rain Men.

General Fields

  • : 9780349141152
  • : alliance distribution services
  • : alliance distribution services
  • : May 2017
  • : 195mm X 131mm X 21mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Marcus Berkmann
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 320
  • : Integrated pix, if any