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The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years

The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years
  • Author : Edward Gross,Mark A. Altman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-06-28
  • Total pages :544
  • ISBN : 1466872853
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Summary : This is the unauthorized, uncensored and unbelievable true story behind the making of a pop culture phenomenon. The original Star Trek series debuted in 1966 and has spawned five TV series spin-offs and a dozen feature films, with an upcoming one from Paramount arriving in 2016. The Fifty-Year Mission is a no-holds-barred oral history of five decades of Star Trek, told by the people who were there. Hear from the hundreds of television and film executives, programmers, writers, creators and cast as they unveil the oftentimes shocking story of Star Trek's ongoing fifty-year mission -a mission that has spanned from the classic series to the animated show, the many attempts at a relaunch through the beloved feature films. Make no mistake, this isn't just a book for Star Trek fans. Here is a volume for all fans of pop culture and anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of a television touchstone.

The Fifty-Year Mission: The Next 25 Years: From The Next Generation to J. J. Abrams

The Fifty-Year Mission: The Next 25 Years: From The Next Generation to J. J. Abrams
  • Author : Edward Gross,Mark A. Altman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-08-30
  • Total pages :864
  • ISBN : 1250089476
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Summary : This is the true story behind the making of a television legend. There have been many books written about Star Trek, but never with the unprecedented access, insight and candor of authors Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross. Having covered the franchise for over three decades, they’ve assembled the ultimate guide to a television classic. The Fifty-Year Mission: Volume Two is an incisive, no-holds-barred oral history telling the story of post-Original Series Star Trek, told exclusively by the people who were there, in their own words—sharing the inside scoop they’ve never told before—unveiling the oftentimes shocking true story of the history of Star Trek and chronicling the trials, tribulations—and tribbles—that have remained deeply buried secrets... until now. The Fifty-Year Mission: Volume Two includes the voices of hundreds television and film executives, programmers, writers, creators, and cast, who span from the beloved The Next Generation and subsequent films through its spin-offs: Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise, as well J.J. Abrams’ reimagined film series.

Nobody Does it Better

Nobody Does it Better
  • Author : Edward Gross,Mark A. Altman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-02-11
  • Total pages :504
  • ISBN : 1250300967
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Summary : The ultimate oral history of the only gentleman secret agent with a license to kill... and thrill...telling the incredible, uncensored true stories of the James Bond franchise and spy mania. For over five decades, the cinematic adventures of James Bond have thrilled moviegoers. Now, bestselling authors Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross take you behind-the-scenes of the most famous and beloved movie franchise of all-time filled with reflections from over 150 cast, crew, critics and filmmakers who reflect on the impact of this legendary movie franchise as well as share their thoughts about their favorite (and least) favorite 007 adventures and spy mania which gripped fans the world over in the wake of the success of the James Bond films. From Russia--with love, course--to Vegas, from below the bright blue waters of the Bahamas in search of a missing nuclear weapon to the top of the Golden Gate Bridge, from below the seas in Stromberg’s new Noah's Ark of Atlantis into orbit with Hugo Drax, Nobody Does It Better: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of James Bond tells the amazing, true story of the birth of James Bond through the latest remarkable James Bond adventures as well as the Spy mania classics that enthralled the world. It’s Bond and Beyond from the critically acclaimed authors of the bestselling The Fifty-Year Mission and So Say We All. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

So Say We All: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Battlestar Galactica

So Say We All: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Battlestar Galactica
  • Author : Edward Gross,Mark A. Altman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-08-21
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 1250128951
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Summary : From Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross, the bestselling authors of the definitive two-volume Star Trek oral history, The Fifty-Year Mission, comes the complete, uncensored, unauthorized oral history of Battlestar Galactica in So Say We All. Four decades after its groundbreaking debut, Battlestar Galactica—both the 1978 original and its 2004 reimagining have captured the hearts of two generations of fans. What began as a three-hour made for TV movie inspired by the blockbuster success of Star Wars followed by a single season of legendary episodes, was transformed into one of the most critically acclaimed and beloved series in television history. And gathered exclusively in this volume are the incredible untold stories of both shows—as well as the much-maligned Galactica 1980. For the first time ever, you will learn the unbelievable true story of forty years of Battlestar Galactica as told by the teams that created a television legend in the words of over a hundred cast, creators, crew, critics and executives who were there and brought it all to life. So Say We All! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Slayers & Vampires: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Buffy & Angel

Slayers & Vampires: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Buffy & Angel
  • Author : Edward Gross,Mark A. Altman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-09-26
  • Total pages :576
  • ISBN : 1250128935
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Summary : From the bestselling authors of the critically acclaimed two-volume series The Fifty-Year Mission, comes Slayers & Vampires: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Buffy The Vampire Slayer & Angel. Two decades after its groundbreaking debut, millions of fans worldwide remain enthralled with the incredible exploits of Joss Whedon’s Buffy Summers, the slayer and feminist icon who saved the world...a lot; as well as Angel, the tortured vampire with a soul who fought against the apocalyptic forces of evil. Now, go behind-the-scenes of these legendary series that ushered in the new Golden Age of Television, with the candid recollections of writers, creators, executives, programmers, critics and cast members. Together they unveil the oftentimes shocking true story of how a failed motion picture became an acclaimed cult television series, how that show became a pawn between two networks, and the spin-off series that was as engaging as everything that came before. This is the amazing true story of Buffy and the friends, vampires, slayers, and demons who changed television forever. The authors talked to almost 100 writers, producers, directors, filmmakers, sociologists and stars from Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel in new and vintage interviews from their personal archives, among them: Joss Whedon Guillermo del Toro Felicia Day Anthony Stewart Head Charisma Carpenter James Marsters David Boreanaz Amy Acker J. August Richards Eliza Dushku Christian Kane Julie Benz And More! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Fifty-Year Mission: The Next 25 Years: From The Next Generation to J. J. Abrams

The Fifty-Year Mission: The Next 25 Years: From The Next Generation to J. J. Abrams
  • Author : Edward Gross,Mark A. Altman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-08-30
  • Total pages :864
  • ISBN : 1250089468
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Summary : Volume two of a fifty-year oral history of Star Trek by the people who were there sharing never-before-told stories.

Indianapolis

Indianapolis
  • Author : Lynn Vincent,Sara Vladic
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-05-21
  • Total pages :592
  • ISBN : 1501135953
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Summary : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “GRIPPING…THIS YARN HAS IT ALL.” —USA TODAY * “A WONDERFUL BOOK.” —Christian Science Monitor * “ENTHRALLING.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) * “A MUST-READ.” —Booklist (starred review) A human drama unlike any other—the riveting and definitive full story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history. Just after midnight on July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis is sailing alone in the Philippine Sea when she is sunk by two Japanese torpedoes. For the next five nights and four days, almost three hundred miles from the nearest land, nearly nine hundred men battle injuries, sharks, dehydration, insanity, and eventually each other. Only 316 will survive. For the first time Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic tell the complete story of the ship, her crew, and their final mission to save one of their own in “a wonderful book…that features grievous mistakes, extraordinary courage, unimaginable horror, and a cover-up…as complete an account of this tragic tale as we are likely to have” (The Christian Science Monitor). It begins in 1932, when Indianapolis is christened and continues through World War II, when the ship embarks on her final world-changing mission: delivering the core of the atomic bomb to the Pacific for the strike on Hiroshima. “Simply outstanding…Indianapolis is a must-read…a tour de force of true human drama” (Booklist, starred review) that goes beyond the men’s rescue to chronicle the survivors’ fifty-year fight for justice on behalf of their skipper, Captain Charles McVay III, who is wrongly court-martialed for the sinking. “Enthralling…A gripping study of the greatest sea disaster in the history of the US Navy and its aftermath” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), Indianapolis stands as both groundbreaking naval history and spellbinding narrative—and brings the ship and her heroic crew back to full, vivid, unforgettable life. “Vincent and Vladic have delivered an account that stands out through its crisp writing and superb research…Indianapolis is sure to hold its own for a long time” (USA TODAY).

The Fifty-Year Rebellion

The Fifty-Year Rebellion
  • Author : Scott Kurashige
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-07-04
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 0520294912
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Summary : "On July 23, 1967, the eyes of the nation fixed on Detroit as thousands took to the streets to vent their frustrations with white racism, police brutality, and vanishing job prospects in the place that gave rise to the American Dream. For mainstream observers, the "riot" brought about the ruin of a once-great city, and then in 2013, the city's municipal bankruptcy served as a bailout that paved the way for Detroit to finally be rebuilt. Challenging this prevailing view, Scott Kurashige portrays the past half-century as a long "rebellion" the underlying tensions of which continue to haunt the city and the U.S. nation-state. Michigan's scandal-ridden emergency-management regime represents the most concerted effort to quell this rebellion by disenfranchising the majority black citizenry and neutralizing the power of unions. The corporate architects of Detroit's restructuring have championed the creation of a "business-friendly" city where billionaire developers are subsidized to privatize and gentrify downtown while working-class residents are squeezed out by rampant housing evictions, school closures, water shutoffs, toxic pollution, and militarized policing. From the grassroots, however, Detroit has emerged as an international model for survival, resistance, and solidarity through the creation of urban farms, freedom schools, and self-governing communities. A quintessential American story of tragedy and hope, The Fifty-Year Rebellion forces us to look in the mirror and ask, Are we succumbing to authoritarian plutocracy, or can we create a new society rooted in social justice and participatory democracy?"--Provided by publisher.

Exam Prep for: The Fifty-Year Mission; The Next 25 Years; ...

Exam Prep for: The Fifty-Year Mission; The Next 25 Years; ...
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Inside Star Trek

Inside Star Trek
  • Author : Herbert F. Solow,Robert H. Justman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997-06-01
  • Total pages :458
  • ISBN : 9780671009748
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Summary : A history of the classic television series describes the 1964 collaboration of the authors and Gene Roddenberry and chronicles the personalities, production methods, and special effects that resulted in the show's phenomenal legacy

Captains' Logs

Captains' Logs
  • Author : Edward A. Gross,Mark A. Altman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1995
  • Total pages :361
  • ISBN : 9780316329576
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Summary : A lavishly illustrated guide takes readers behind the scenes of every episode of Star Trek and The Next Generation, with additional sections on Deep Space Nine and Voyager. Original. 75,000 first printing.

Leonard

Leonard
  • Author : William Shatner,David Fisher
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-02-16
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 125008332X
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Summary : New York Times Bestseller Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner first crossed paths as actors on the set of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Little did they know that their next roles as Spock and Captain Kirk, in a new science fiction television series, would shape their lives in ways no one could have anticipated. In seventy-nine television episodes of Star Trek and six feature films, they grew to know each other more than most friends could ever imagine. Over the course of half a century, Shatner and Nimoy saw each other through personal and professional highs and lows. In this powerfully emotional book, Shatner tells the story of a man who was his friend for five decades, recounting anecdotes and untold stories of their lives on and off set, as well as gathering stories from others who knew Nimoy well, to present a full picture of a rich life. As much a biography of Nimoy as a story of their friendship, Leonard is a uniquely heartfelt book written by one legendary actor in celebration of another.

Luke Skywalker Can't Read

Luke Skywalker Can't Read
  • Author : Ryan Britt
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-11-24
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 0698406729
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Summary : “Ryan Britt is . . . the Virgil you want to guide you through the inferno of geekery.” —Lev Grossman, author of the bestselling Magician's trilogy Pop Culture and sci-fi guru Ryan Britt has never met a monster, alien, wizard, or superhero that didn’t need further analysis. Essayist Ryan Britt got a sex education from dirty pictures of dinosaurs, made out with Jar-Jar Binks at midnight, and figured out how to kick depression with a Doctor Who Netflix-binge. Alternating between personal anecdote, hilarious insight, and smart analysis, Luke Skywalker Can’t Read contends that Barbarella is good for you, that monster movies are just romantic comedies with commitment issues, that Dracula and Sherlock Holmes are total hipsters, and, most shockingly, shows how virtually everyone in the Star Wars universe is functionally illiterate. Romp through time and space, from the circus sideshows of 100 years ago to the Comic Cons of today, from darkest corners of the Galaxy to the comfort of your couch. For anyone who pretended their flashlight was a lightsaber, stood in line for a movie at midnight, or dreamed they were abducted by aliens, Luke Skywalker Can't Read is full of answers to questions you haven't thought to ask, and perfect for readers of Chuck Klosterman, Rob Sheffield, and Ernest Cline. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Rocky

Rocky
  • Author : Edward Gross
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-01
  • Total pages :143
  • ISBN : 9781405320016
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Summary : Get in the ring with the first and only official Rocky tie-in guide ever Experience the excitement of Rocky in this definitive punch-by-punch guide to all six films, including the finale Rocky Balboa. Behind-the-scenes facts and insider information tell you everything you ever wanted to know. Delve into the minds of the characters and explore the fights in glorious jab-by-hook detail. With over 1,000 mind-blowing stills and pictures from the films. A foreword by star, writer and director Sylvester Stallone completes this ultimate guide for Rocky fans of every age.

Two's Company

Two's Company
  • Author : Suzanne Somers
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-11-14
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 0451498275
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Summary : In her most personal and inspiring book yet, New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Somers shows readers how to shape a healthy, lasting relationship through the lens of her fifty-year love affair with her husband, Alan Hamel. For the first time, Suzanne will expose the inner workings of her marriage: a winning combination of love, business, and family. Starting from the very beginning, when a big-city guy from Toronto met a small-town girl from San Bruno, California, readers will get a behind-the-scenes perspective on Suzanne’s groundbreaking success as a TV star and Las Vegas diva, multiple-bestselling author, and successful entrepreneur and businesswoman, along with her more personal life as a mother, partner, and ultimately self-fulfilled woman. Through fame, fortune, sickness and blended families, Suzanne and Alan have kept the vitality of their marriage alive— together 24/7 (and haven't spent a night apart in 37 years), and combining business savvy in their constantly evolving relationship. Now, Suzanne reveals hard-won advice on how to rely on another person without sacrificing individual strengths. In this mixture of love story, memoir, and practical guide, readers, too, will discover how to forge and maintain a true partnership that’s built to last.

Outposts on the Frontier

Outposts on the Frontier
  • Author : Jay Chladek
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-08
  • Total pages :520
  • ISBN : 0803222920
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Summary : The International Space Station (ISS) is the largest man-made structure to orbit Earth and has been conducting research for close to a decade and a half. Yet it is only the latest in a long line of space stations and laboratories that have flown in orbit since the early 1970s. The histories of these earlier programs have been all but forgotten as the public focused on other, higher-profile adventures such as the Apollo moon landings. A vast trove of stories filled with excitement, danger, humor, sadness, failure, and success, Outposts on the Frontier reveals how the Soviets and the Americans combined strengths to build space stations over the past fifty years. At the heart of these scientific advances are people of both greatness and modesty. Jay Chladek documents the historical tapestry of the people, the early attempts at space station programs, and how astronauts and engineers have contributed to and shaped the ISS in surprising ways. Outposts on the Frontier delves into the intriguing stories behind the USAF Manned Orbiting Laboratory, the Almaz and Salyut programs, Skylab, the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, Spacelab, Mir station, Spacehab, and the ISS and gives past-due attention to Vladimir Chelomei, the Russian designer whose influence in space station development is as significant as Sergei Korolev’s in rocketry. Outposts on the Frontier is an informative and dynamic history of humankind’s first outposts on the frontier of space.

Back to Pakistan

Back to Pakistan
  • Author : Leslie Noyes Mass
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-10-15
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 1442213213
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Summary : Fifty years after living in a remote Pakistan village as a Peace Corps volunteer, Leslie Noyes Mass returns to discover a much-changed Pakistan—and a village that still remembers her. Mass captures the heart and attention of the reader with her story of Pakistanis in 1962 and those of a new generation, engaged in building a sustainable educational system for their country's forgotten children.

Unsafe at Any Speed

Unsafe at Any Speed
  • Author : Ralph Nader
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1965
  • Total pages :365
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Summary : Account of how and why cars kill, and why the automobile manufacturers have failed to make cars safe.

Fifty Years Since MLK

Fifty Years Since MLK
  • Author : Brandon Terry
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-01-26
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 1946511064
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Summary : Since his death on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King's legacy has influenced generations of activism. Edited and with a lead essay by Brandon Terry, this volumeexplores what this legacy can and cannot do for activism in the present. King spent the months leading up to his death organizing demonstrations against the Vietnam War and planning the Poor People's Campaign, a "multiracial army of the poor" that would march on Washington in pursuit of economic justice. Thus the spring of 1968 represented a hopeful, albeit chaotic set of possibilities; King, along with countless other activists, offered both ethical and strategic solutions to the multifaceted problems of war, racism, and economic inequality. With a critical eye on both the past and present, this collection of essays explores that moment of promise, and how, in the fifty years since King's death, historical forces have shaped what we claim as a usable past in fighting the injustices of our time.

The World of Star Trek

The World of Star Trek
  • Author : David Gerrold
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-01-28
  • Total pages :353
  • ISBN : 1939529573
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Summary : From the Nebula Award winner who wrote the “Trouble with Tribbles” episode—a behind-the-scenes look at the classic TV show. In The World of Star Trek, screenwriter and science fiction legend David Gerrold reveals the people, places, and events that made Star Trek one of the most popular series ever. Gerrold discusses what was successful and what wasn’t, offering personal interviews with the show’s legendary stars and dissecting the trends that developed throughout the seasons. Covering the original television series created by Gene Roddenberry and the phenomenal fandom it inspired—and updated to include the triumphant big-screen Star Trek films—this is a unique inside story of the Star Trek universe, from scriptwriters’ memos to special effects and more.

Star Trek, Phase II

Star Trek, Phase II
  • Author : Judith Reeves-Stevens,Garfield Reeves-Stevens
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :357
  • ISBN : 9780671568399
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Summary : Describes the never-produced "Star Trek" television series of 1977, from the construction of its set and hiring of actors through Paramount's decision to kill the project in favor of making the first "Star Trek" movie