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The Art of John Alvin Book Review

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014


Trek fans may remember John Alvin‘s work on the Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country poster, but the artist created many other iconic movie posters.

The Art of John Alvin, written by his widow Andrea Alvin, explores over three dozen of these posters, beginning with 1974’s Blazing Saddles.


New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics Review

Friday, August 8th, 2014


The Book:

New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics features almost two dozen articles on various aspects of Star Trek comics; from the earliest ones published to recently-published comics.

Beginning with a foreword by David Gerrold (The Trouble With Tribbles), the structure of the book is as follows:


Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection Review

Thursday, August 7th, 2014


Several of the ships from the Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection have arrived at TrekToday along with their accompanying magazines.

The magazines provide in-depth profiles of each ship, design sketches and histories of the shooting model(s) and histories of the ship’s appearance on screen.


To Be Takei Review by Spencer Blohm

Thursday, July 24th, 2014


The beloved George Takei, better known as the original Sulu around these parts, is the subject of a new documentary by Filmmaker Jennifer Krootz called To Be Takei. The documentary looks at the entirety of George’s life; covering everything including his difficult childhood, his breakthrough role on Star Trek, and his activism in recent years. It is currently available exclusively on DIRECTV, from July 3rd to August 5th, before the film is released in theaters August 22.

Krootz begins the film with Takei’s childhood, which was relatively simple until America was thrust into WWII following the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. As a Japanese-American, Takei and his family were the victims of paranoia within the U.S. government, and were taken from their home in California to be placed in an internment camp in Arkansas. From the age of five until he was eight, Takei lived the life of a prisoner, an event which had a profound effect on him, as he describes in the film.


These Are The Voyages TOS Season Two Book Review

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014


A new book, These are the Voyages TOS Season Two, written by Marc Cushman with Susan Osborn, has just been released. This is the second book of three in a series.

These are the Voyages TOS Season Two provides details regarding the creation of Star Trek‘s second season, with plot details, anecdotes from the actors and those involved with each episode, and fan reaction to the episodes.


Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years Book Review

Friday, November 1st, 2013




The Story

Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years, written by David A. Goodman, is an “in universe” history of Star Trek that celebrates the 150th anniversary of the founding of the United Federation of Planets.

The book “chronicles the pivotal era leading up to Humankind’s First Contact with Vulcan in 2063, the Romulan War in 2156, the creation of the Federation in 2161, and the first 150 years of the intergalactic democracy up until the year 2311. Meticulously researched, this account covers a multitude of alien species, decisive battles, and the technology that made the Age of Exploration possible. It includes field sketches, illustrations, and reproductions of historic pieces of art from across the Galaxy, along with over fifty excerpts from key Federation documents and correspondence, Starfleet records, and intergalactic intelligence.”


Fan Phenomena Star Trek Book Review

Friday, October 4th, 2013


The Story:

Fan Phenomena, a new series of books that explore the fan culture of various popular television shows, movies and actors, released one that covers Star Trek fandom.


Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-Ray/DVD Review

Friday, October 4th, 2013


The Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Movie Set:

Two discs are included in this release of Star Trek into Darkness. The discs come in a plastic case, which is inside of a plastic cover sleeve.


The Art of Juan Ortiz Star Trek Book Review

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013


The Story:

The Art of Juan Ortiz Star Trek is the story of how Juan Ortiz came to create posters for each episode of the original series, including The Cage.

The book begins with a biography of Ortiz, leading up to his decision to make the posters. The majority of the book features each of the eighty posters. The last part of the book features an index with an entry for each episode, which contains: a thumbnail-sized photo of the poster, a description of the episode, a quote from the episode, and a comment from Ortiz on the poster from that episode.


Maybe We Need a Letter from God: The Star Trek Stamp Book Review

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013



The Story:

Maybe We Need a Letter from God: The Star Trek Stamp, a recently-released book written by Bill Kraft, chronicles the campaign to get the U.S. Post Office to release a Star Trek-themed stamp.

The campaign to get a Star Trek stamp began in 1985, and Kraft hoped that one would be issued in time for the twentieth anniversary of Star Trek which was to take place in 1986. But Kraft and his Star Trek Stamp Committee quickly found out that the Post Office was less than enthusiastic about the idea of a Star Trek stamp.


These Are The Voyages TOS Season One Book Review

Friday, August 16th, 2013

A new book, the first in a trilogy, These are the Voyages TOS Season One, written by Marc Cushman and Susan Osborn, has just been released.

Five hundred and eighty pages in length, These are the Voyages TOS Season One gives readers the story behind the creation of Star Trek, and details about each episode from that inaugural season.


Star Trek: The Next Generation S4 Blu-ray Review

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

The fourth season of Star Trek: The Next Generation has arrived on Blu-ray and fans will enjoy the new CGI updates and some new special features.

This six-disc set includes all twenty-six episodes from the season, audio commentaries, and special features, including documentaries, deleted scenes and a gag reel.