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Author(s): Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Sondra Marshak, and Joan Winston
Publisher: Corgi Books (UK)
Bantam Books (US)
Published: October 1975
Pages: 288
Reference(s): ISBN 0552099147
Aboard Star Trek's flagship, the U.S.S. Enterprise, the starfaring adventurers are still dreaming the impossible – and making it come true...

Star Trek Lives! is a reference book published in 1975. The book analyzes aspects of the Original Series, and discusses the fandom that developed as a result of the show.

Summary

From the book jacket (first US edition)
What the creators of Star Trek are doing now
Their goals and achievements since Star Trek
Their plans for Star Trek's return...
From the book jacket (first UK edition)
First a television gamble... now a phenomenal success story...
Star Trek
The science fiction series that achieved undreamed-of success and started an amazing cult that grows larger with each Star Trek programme and every Star Trek book...
Star Trek Lives! is the book written especially for Star Trek fans. It contains fascinating inside information about the creators of the series, its stars, the aims of the Star Trek team and details of the projects and activities of the millions of devoted Star Trek fans.

Excerpts of copyrighted sources are included for review purposes only, without any intention of infringement.

Contents

  • Foreword by Gene Roddenberry
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: The Discovery Effect
  • Chapter 2: The Tailored Effect
  • Chapter 3: "I Should Never Have Answered The Phone"
  • Chapter 4: The Spock Charisma Effect
  • Chapter 5: The Optimism Effect
  • Chapter 6: The Goal Effect
  • Chapter 7: "Beauty May Be Only Skin Deep, But Chopped Liver Can Get You Anywhere Or Six Glorious Days On The Star Trek Set"
  • Chapter 8: What Are They Doing Now?
  • Chapter 9: Do-It-Yourself Star Trek - The Fan Fiction


Contents

  • Foreword by Gene Roddenberry
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: The Discovery Effect
  • Chapter 2: The Tailored Effect
  • Chapter 3: "I Should Never Have Answered The Phone"
  • Chapter 4: The Spock Charisma Effect
  • Chapter 5: The Optimism Effect
  • Chapter 6: The Goal Effect
  • Chapter 7: "Beauty May Be Only Skin Deep, But Chopped Liver Can Get You Anywhere Or Six Glorious Days On The Star Trek Set"
  • Chapter 8: What Are They Doing Now?
  • Chapter 9: Do-It-Yourself Star Trek - The Fan Fiction

Contributions

Most of the book is written in an essay style by Lichtenberg and Marshak, whereby they examine the show and its fandom.

Winston's contributions however, consist of two anecdote like accounts of events. In Chapter 3 she recalls her memories of the first Star Trek convention, explains how it came about, and her role in its organization.

Chapter 7 revolves around her visit to the set during the filming of "Turnabout Intruder".

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