- Hardcover: 184 pages
- Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek; Pocket Books Hardcover Ed edition (4 Dec. 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416532439
- ISBN-13: 978-1416532439
- Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 1.8 x 17.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 337,577 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Ships of the Line (Star Trek) Hardcover – 4 Dec 2006
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DOUG DREXLER is currently an effects supervisor on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA. A long time Star Trek fan, this native New Yorker left the movie make-up field where he had won an Oscar for his work on DICK TRACY to pursue his life-long passion to work on Star Trek. Drexler taught himself computers and became one of the most valued members of the design staff for STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE and the effects designer for STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE. He currently lives in Hollywood.
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'Human Flight' incorporates detail 'photographs' of the early warp flight and the NX series of vessels including some fabulous pictures of Vulcan, Romulan, Tholian and Andorian vessels. It even displays the Bonaventure Class vessel depicting the transition from the Enterprise NX design to early Constitution type designs - which we are all familiar with.
The Second Chapter, 'The Creation of A Legend' is based entirely on the Original Series and Movies with excellent pictures of the Enterprise NCC 1701 from its drydock pre-launch (both 1701 and its re-fit) to battles scenes against the Klingons, Romulans, the Planet Killer and the 'Daystrom massacre' with a fantastic saucer and battle section battle scene against some Klingon Cruisers.
'The Finest in the Fleet' is orientated around the Next Generation with a great picture of the Calypso (Captain's Yacht) being launched from the Saucer module - something a true Star Trek fan always wanted to see! It has pictures of Nebula Class vessels (USS Ranger), The Intrepid Captain's Yacht in mid-flight, Constellation Class (USS Stargazer), Enterprise-C and D battling against the Klingons, Utopia Planetia, Starbase 29, Excelsior class vessels and the USS Altair (Altair class).
'Of Gods Men' depicts the voyages and adventures of the Defiant and Deep Space Nine. It also answers the question of what happened to the Columbia NX. It displays imaginative battle scenes - Federation and Allies fighting against the Dominion and the Breen.Read more ›
The text for each of the pictures is shorter than I would have expected, and doesn't give any statistics about the ship in question. The book deals with all the series' (TNG, DS9 etc...). Although, if you want pictures of ALL the ships, you'll find that most are of the main ships (Enterprise, DS9 etc...)and only a few aren't of the main ships ('others' including Bird of prey, Cardassian and lesser featured federation ships etc...).
If you're after the pictures, the high quality images make this a good book for you.
So for my level of expectation this book is beautiful and not overly filled with statistics and information.
I agree with other reviewers here that this is certainly not an in-depth study of the starships but I don't think it was intended to be. It fulfills its target of being a beautifully illustrated book of the most recognised ships very well.
I bought this for my brother who is very avid fan and even he thought it is great for what it is.
If you're looking for a lot of information, give this a miss but if you would just like something beautiful to look at, this is for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good book a lot of good quality images recommended to all Star Trek fansPublished 13 months ago by Almo
The artwork is of an excellant quality, but the cover is very deceiving as the actual content only has the Enterprises as its core work and not as the cover suggests many others... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Mr Matthew Halliday
Book was bought as a gift for a Star Trek fan - was received very well and held a few surprise bit of trekkie info..Published on 15 Oct. 2013 by Haa
This was a present for an enthusiast and went down well. Lots of info and details with great pictures. Well presented.Published on 2 Jun. 2013 by michael pearman
If you appreciate artwork especially scifi and in particular star trek, its a really nice book to have. I really liked the concept art of ships when left to the artist imagination.Published on 30 May 2013 by Amazon Customer
I got this book as a present for my 'Star Trek' addicted son. He said that the pictures are great and is very pleased with the book. Read morePublished on 21 Feb. 2013 by Patsy
The pictures are extremely detailed and are of a very good quality. With every picture there is a small paragraph with some context about the picture on the adjacent page - however... Read morePublished on 31 Dec. 2012 by Kyle
I bought this as a gift for my dad. All I can say is he really loved it. Was exactly as described & arrived in a very timely fashion.Published on 9 Sept. 2012 by GaryG
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