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Author(s): Brian J. Robb
Publisher: Robinson Publishing
Published: 19 April 2012
Pages: 288
Reference(s): ISBN 1849015147 (paperback)
ASIN B005RYLVIY (Kindle)

A Brief Guide to Star Trek, subtitled The Essential Guide to the Classic TV Series and the Movies, is an unofficial reference book. Published by Robinson Publishing, and written by Brian J. Robb, it was released in April 2012.

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For over 40 years Star Trek has made a phenomenal cultural impact. Now more popular than ever - J.J. Abrams' reinvented Star Trek movie was one of the box office hits of 2009, grossing $385 million worldwide - the 'franchise' continues to have cultural, social and political resonance around the world. Star Trek has changed not just the way we look at space but also our own world. It gave the culture a lexicon of catchphrases, from "Beam me up, Scotty" to Dr McCoy's many complaints beginning "I'm a doctor, not a [...]!" Much of the 'future' technology depicted on Star Trek has come to feature in everyday life, from the communicator-like mobile phone to computer touch screens now taken for granted. Many of the world's most prominent scientists were inspired to pursue their careers (as were many writers and artists) due to an early exposure to Star Trek. In A Brief Guide to Star Trek, expert Brian J. Robb charts the rise and rise of the show and explores its impact our culture.

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