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Set Phasers to Stun: 50 Years of Star Trek

Marcus Berkmann



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11 July 2017
Films, movies & cinema; Television; Science fiction; Star Trek Reference
Series: Star Trek
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.)
By:   Marcus Berkmann
Imprint:   Abacus
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 195mm,  Width: 131mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   255g
ISBN:   9780349141152
ISBN 10:   0349141150
Series:   Star Trek
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   11 July 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Set Phasers to Stun: 50 Years of Star Trek

Wise, touching and funny . . . Berkmann is a master of observation. On every page you will find yourself nodding in agreement at some thought you've shared but never expressed quite so pithily . . . Middle-aged men should read this book for all the bumps of recognition - Express, on A SHED OF ONE'S OWN A laugh or carefully crafted insight on almost every page - Mail on Sunday on A SHED OF ONE'S OWN

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