For fans waiting for Scott Tipton‘s Star Trek Vault book, due to be released in several weeks, a short video gives a preview of the goodies that are included with the book.
“Charting the first forty years of Star Trek, Star Trek Vault is the ultimate treasure trove of Star Trek imagery and memorabilia, sure to appeal to both the casual and die-hard fan. Author Scott Tipton has written numerous Star Trek comics. His award-winning website, comics101.com, was named one of Entertainment Weekly‘s ‘100 Greatest Websites.'”
In the video preview, some of the extras included with the book can be seen. The extras include the following removable reproductions: on-set signage, blueprints for Captain Picard’s chair, stickers for the 1979 trading card set (Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the Enterprise), the Wrath of Khan collectible flag, a Japanese Star Trek: The Voyage Home movie poster, concept artwork for Picard’s robotic Borg arm, script pages from Star Trek: Insurrection with hand-written shooting notes, an invitation to the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine wrap party, and a reproduction of a Whitman coloring book circa 1968.
Tipton explained what fans can expect from the book. “The book covers all the television series, including The Animated Series, of which I’m a huge fan,” he said, “and the films, and provides for each a brief production history, some critical commentary, the cultural impact, and a look at the merchandising, and does so in a fun, conversational fashion, accompanied by tons of photos and illustrations and reproductions of some of the rarest and most interesting pieces of Trek memorabilia we could find.”
James Sawyer, an expert on Star Trek merchandise, assisted Tipton with the book, helping to select and to photograph merchandise form the original series and for the feature film section of the book. “I also think the fans are going to be really jazzed with some of the selections we made for the book,” he said. “With forty-five years of history, there is a lot of merchandise to choose from. The Vault takes that long history and filters it all into one beautiful tome, with neat little pull-out items and pictures to supplement Scott’s engaging prose.”
Star Trek Vault will be released by Abrams in the U.S. on October 1, and by Aurum Press in the UK on October 6. The video preview can be seen at StarTrek.com.