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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 "The Walking Dead" novels and the head of Macmillan's film and television division.

"We could not be more excited to be publishing this essential volume," Deneen said. "'The 50 Year Mission' is likely to be the final word on the first five decades of this incredible franchise with stories about the making of the series that will shock, surprise and thrill you."

Altman is a writer and producer whose credits include "Free Enterprise" and ABC's "Castle," while Gross is an executive editor with Movie Magic and Life Story magazines. Both authors have covered the franchise for more than three decades.

"The 50 Year Mission" presents the voices of more than 250 television and film executives, programmers, creators and stars -- including every Star Trek captain -- who were all a part of the franchise's ongoing 50-year voyage, from the original classic series to J.J. Abrams' reimagined film series.

The book will be published in 2016.

Source: 1701News

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