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'Fifty-Year Mission' Explores Trek Many People Missed

First volume of Star Trek's oral history from Mark A. Altman, Edward Gross a fascinating read

In their new book, "The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek," co-authors Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman intend to deliver the definitive story of Star Trek, as told by the people who lived it. The book contains excerpts from hundreds of interviews the authors conducted with cast, crew, writers, directors, studio executives and other key people associated with the franchise. Both authors have decades-long relationships with Star Trek and are well-equipped to guide the reader on this journey. "Volume One: The First 25 Years" ...
 | Jul-19-2016 | 
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'The 50 Year Mission' To Chart Star Trek History

EXCLUSIVE: Mark A. Altman talks about chronicling the franchise in his upcoming book

Mark A. Altman has set course for an unprecedented journey through Gene Roddenberry’s sci-fi universe in his upcoming book, "The 50 Year Mission: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek.” Co-written with Edward Gross, the book from Thomas Dunne Books and St. Martin's Press is scheduled for a 2016 release in time for the franchise’s 50th anniversary. It’s told exclusively by the people who were there in the trenches, and who decades later are offering their take on the real story behind the making of the influential franchise. Altman is a writer, pro ...
 | Oct-6-2014 | 
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Partners In Space: Gene Roddenberry And ... Paul McCartney?

New book shares this tidbit and others from the 50 years of Star Trek

There was once a time when Star Trek almost had a chance to meet the Beatles. Well, kind of. It wasn't really Star Trek, more like Gene Roddenberry. And it wasn't really the Beatles. More like Paul McCartney. But the two had hoped to make music together in a way Roddenberry knew best — creating a story set in space. But then that pesky Star Trek franchise got in the way again. "I have no idea whatever happened to that," Roddenberry's assistant at the time, Susan Sackett, said. "It's probably stuck in a file, like the end of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark.'" Sackett and oth ...
 | Jun-28-2016 | 
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Star Trek Book Tracks Franchise's Rise

Mark A. Altman, Edward Gross pen the 'The 50 Year Mission'

As Star Trek approaches its 50th anniversary, a new book by Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman will embark on a detailed exploration of the pop culture phenomena. "The 50 Year Mission: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek" is told exclusively by the people who were there, and who decades later are offering their take on the real story behind the making of Gene Roddenberry's influential sci-fi franchise. Thomas Dunne Books and St. Martin's Press will publish the hardcover edition, and it will be edited by Brendan Deneen, editor of Robert Kirkman's "Th ...
 | Jul-26-2014 | 
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