Star Trek And History
James T. Kirk is the youngest man to be promoted to the rank of captain in Federation history. His crew consists of a first officer who finds him impetuous; a chief engineer who finds him arrogent; a chief medical officer who finds him trifling; and a helmsman who wants a transfer. But the young crew, which would later become the legendary space explorers, quickly puts aside their differences when a monstrous starship appears on their nascent flight path.
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Best known as Mr. Sulu, helmsman of the Starship EnterpriseTM and Captain of the Starship Excelsior, George Takei is beloved by millions as part of the command team that has taken audiences to new vistas of adventure in Star Trek & reg-the unprecedented television and feature film phenomenon. From the program's birth in the changing world of the 1960s and death at the hands of the network, to its rebirth in the hearts and minds of loyal fans, the Star Trek story has blazed its own path into our recent cultural history, leading to a series of blockbuster feature films and three new versions of Star Trek for television.
"As a Matter of cosmic history, it has always been easier to destroy than to create." - Spock, Star Trek® II: The Wrath of Khan™ Intended to create life from nothingness, the Genesis Device had the potential to become a weapon of awe-inspiring destructiveness, capable of rearranging matter and life energy on a planetary scale. After the cataclysmic explosion of the Genesis Planet, and the Klingon Empire's attempt to steal the top-secret technology for its own military purposes, Starfleet wisely decided to destroy all data and records on Project Genesis, hoping to bury its deadly secrets forever.
J.J. Abrams' STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS is the best-reviewed blockbuster of the year. When a ruthless mastermind known as Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch) declares a one-man war on the Federation, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), and the daring crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise will embark on the greatest manhunt in history. It will take all of their skills and teamwork to defend Earth and eliminate Khan's threat in this "sleek, thrilling epic.
J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek: Into Darkness" is the best-reviewed blockbuster of the year. When a ruthless mastermind known as Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch) declares a one-man war on the Federation, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), and the darling crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise will embark on the greatest manhunt in history. It will take all of their skills and teamwork to defend Earth and eliminate Khan's threat in this "sleek, thrilling epic.
Includes Movie Cash. They call themselves the Borg - a half-organic, half-machine collective, with a soul purpose: to conquer and assimilate all races. Led by their seductive and sadistic queen, the Borg are headed to Earth with a devious plan to alter history. Picard's last encounter with the Borg almost killed him. Now, he wants vengeance. But how far will he go to get it? Co-Starring Alfre Woodard and James Cromwell and bursting with spectacular special effects, "Star Trek: First Contact" is an action film that "has it all".
Following their bestsellers Vulcan's Forge and Vulcan's Heart, Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz embark on a new trilogy chronicling the latter-day adventures of one of Star Trek's most beloved characters, shedding new light on his world's shocking history. One year after the end of the Dominion War, the Romulan Star Empire comes under attack by a mysterious and alarmingly powerful enemy calling itself the Watraii, a species with a long-standing vendetta against the Romulans.
A cantankerous collection of the 50 most overhyped people, places and things in the world What do horoscopes, hemlock, "Star Trek," the Oscars, and sliced bread have in common? They're all overrated-and systematically skewered in this hilariously opinionated takedown of all things overhyped. Discover the most overrated. Animal Movie Vegetable Sport News item Wonder of the world Tourist attraction Way to die Readers who are in no mood to celebrate "Ulysses," doves, baby boomers, the curse of Tutankhamen, and many other icons of culture and lore will delight in this score-settling and take-no-prisoners volume.
Star Trek and History
Abstract: Star Trek became one of the most popular television series, not only in the United States but the world, in the latter half of the twentieth century. The original series aired from 1966 to 1969, a momentous time of change in American history. During the middle to late sixties, American society was responding to recent civil rights legislation, underlying Cold War tensions (especially those associated with Vietnam), and evolving gender roles.
World War Z: The Complete Edition is a new recording of Max Brooks' bestselling novel, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, featuring twenty-one additional Hollywood actors and sci-fi fan favorites performing stories not included in the original edition. New narrators include Academy Award-winning director, Martin Scorsese, Spiderman star Alfred Molina, The Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont, rapper Common, Firefly star Nathan Fillion, Shaun of the Dead's Simon Pegg, and members of the casts of Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Heroes, and more! Max Brooks will be reprising his role as "The Interviewer.
When the most infamous villain in Star Trek history is last seen in the Original Series episode "Space Seed," Khan Noonien Singh's an elegant, proud warrior-king. When he's next seen in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, he's a grizzled maniac, twisted by loss and an unquenchable thirst for revenge. What has happened between these two points in time to so radically alter what seemed to be an unbreakable will?
Fred (Stanley Tucci, "The Hunger Games", "The Lovely Bones") arrives at the doorstep of his beautiful young mistress Velvet (Alice Eve, "Star Trek Into Darkness") after four years apart, claiming to have finally left his wife. But when she rejects his attempts to rekindle their romance, his persistence evolves into obsession - and a dark history between the former lovers comes into focus.
The original teleplay that became the classic Star Trek episode, with an expanded introductory essay by Harlan Ellison, The City on the Edge of Forever has been surrounded by controversy since the airing of an "eviscerated" version-which subsequently has been voted the most beloved episode in the series' history. In its original form, The City on the Edge of Forever won the 1966-67 Writers Guild of America Award for Best Teleplay.
New York Times bestselling authors Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz are fan-favorite chroniclers of Star Trek adventures. Exodus and Exiles, the first two parts of the Vulcan's Soul Trilogy, introduced a brewing conflict that threatens the galaxy. In this final chapter, the secret history of the Romulans is revealed. And to stave off an escalation of galactic warfare, Spock and his allies race across time and space to confront a terrifying interstellar menace.
"An original and insightful exploration of a major component of contemporary American culture." -H. Bruce Franklin, author ofWar Stars: The Superweapon and the American Imagination "Bernardi boldly goes where no scholar has gone before and discovers racia
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.
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.
Richard Boone stars in his iconic role as the gentleman gunslinger Paladin in "Have Gun - Will Travel: The Complete Series." Featuring guest appearances by Charles Bronson and Vincent Price, and writing by the legendary Gene Roddenberry (creator of "Star Trek"), "Have Gun - Will Travel" is one of the most beloved Westerns in television history. This dynamic collection includes all 225 unforgettable episodes.
First ContactAfter an epic battle against the Borg (cybernetically-enhanced life forms), Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise follow the Borg Sphere back into the 21st century to prevent the Borg from contaminating Earthâ s timeline and preventing Earthâ s first contact. Picard and the crew must work together to battle the Borg Queen before she assimilates all of mankind and changes history forever.
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