Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

"Star Trek TNG" Sketchbook: The Movies [Paperback]

John Eaves , J. M. Dillard
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.



Book Description

4 May 1998 Star Trek
Pass the torch. Bring together the best of what has come before and the grandeur of the present to create an undreamed-of future, a radically different look. Create a new ship. Give life to mankind's greatest nightmare, made flesh and metal.

When the decision was made to take the hugely successful television series Star Trek: The Next Generation into the realm of motion pictures, the crew, special-effects artists, and costume and makeup designers knew that they had a wondrous opportunity and several unique challenges ahead. Could they translate this new crew to the big screen, while retaining the magic that made the series one of the most successful syndicated shows ever? Could they create even more "strange new worlds" and vistas for them to explore, on a scale that would inspire awe in its legion of fans? And, most crucially, in its maiden voyage could they meld the two "generations" of Star Trek? Could they find a way, visually, to pass the baton from The Original Series to the crew of The Next Generation?

"Star Trek: The Next Generation Sketchbook-- The Movies" explores the hectic, frantic and creative works of the movie artists... first, as they valiantly endeavor to meet and overcome the challenges presented by Star Trek Generations, and then as they embark on the massive undertaking of The Next Generation crew's first solo flight, Star Trek, First Contact. The inception of the nexus, the destruction of a starship, the horrific face of the Borg, and the design of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E all began with a single creative spark.

John Eaves, just one of the hundreds of craftspeople who worked their movie magic on Generations and First Contact, joins writer J.M. Dillard to take us on an odyssey into the mind's eye of some of the most visionary artists in the world of motion pictures. Through hundreds of never-before-seen sketches, model photographs and fashion designs, you'll see where it all began, and learn firsthand what it takes to transform the unenvisioned word into glorious reality.



Product details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Star Trek; First Issue In This Edition? edition (4 May 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671008927
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671008925
  • Product Dimensions: 27.4 x 21.3 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,015,870 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great if your interested 22 May 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book provides loads of sketches, photos and diagrams from the first two Next Generation Movies.
While not the most cohesive of books, its great to flip through to find out how some ships could have looked. Particularly some of the original idea for the Enterprise E. It also includes details of how they made certain shots such as the Saucer crashing from Generations.
Unfortunately because of the wide variety of material some thigns are skipped over that could have been included.
Overall its a great book, but possibly with not enough detail for the avid fan.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing amount of ship designs included 7 May 2009
By Parka HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
Length: 0:26 Mins
The sketches contained in this book are from the two Star Trek Movies, Generations and First Contact. There are two cover versions and the one I have isn't the blue one.

John Eaves is the main artist who walks through the ship concepts, explaining the design inspiration and consideration. He and the other artists contributed more than hundred pieces of mechanical drawings. There are both approved drawings as well as discarded ones, such as the ship that looked like a chicken from top.

In addition to the line art blueprints of the ships, there are also concept art sketches for weapons, props, sets, storyboards, the characters and multiple photos of sets and models. The mechanical drawings of the ships are incredibly detailed, going down to where the different types of rooms are located. The sculpted models are equally detailed and are used in the movies themselves.

This book is suited for model collectors and concept artists.

The ships included are:

* U.S.S. Enterprise-B
* Enterprise-B Sets
* Lakul
* Stellar Cartography Platform
* Amargosa Observatory
* Enterprise-E
* Enterprise-E Sets
* Phoenix pod
* Borg Sphere and Cube
* Vulcan Lander
* Quantum Torpedo Launcher
* Other minor props and sets

There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars  7 reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NextGen Sketchbook best non-fic Trek in thirty years 13 April 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I interviewed John Eaves two years ago and first heard about this book at that time; I am more than slightly relieved to say that it was worth the wait! Profusely illustrated -- with artwork that has NOT already appeared everywhere else -- the book is both reader- and Trekkie-friendly, with brief anecdotes which humanize the filmmaking process while also supplementing the nice pics. Eaves' attention to detail -- especially in regard to properly crediting those responsible for a given design -- is both noteworthy and surprisingly welcome ... This book almost makes up for previous "authorized" illustrated Trek volumes, nearly making me forgive Pocket/S&S for THE ART OF STAR TREK, and gives cause for one to hope Eaves will contribute in a similar fashion to STAR TREK 9. (and generate another book like this as well.)
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The definitive book of Star Trek art. 5 Aug 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Not only is this volume a must for anyone interested in production design, it is also a well designed book all round. Each page is a stunning work of art in its own right. Full compliments to John Eaves for so carefully selecting his, and other artist's work, for the book. His commentary throughout is informative and interesting. JM Dillard holds it all together with his, as always, brilliant text. I hope Eaves releses a new book about Insurrection, or at least, has the existing book expanded to include this film. Well done, S&S, John Eaves and JM Dillard.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing amount of ship designs included 7 May 2009
By Parka - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The sketches contained in this book are from the two Star Trek Movies, Generations and First Contact. There are two cover versions and the one I have isn't the blue one.

John Eaves is the main artist who walks through the ship concepts, explaining the design inspiration and consideration. He and the other artists contributed more than hundred pieces of mechanical drawings. There are both approved drawings as well as discarded ones, such as the ship that looked like a chicken from top.

In addition to the line art blueprints of the ships, there are also concept art sketches for weapons, props, sets, storyboards, the characters and multiple photos of sets and models. The mechanical drawings of the ships are incredibly detailed, going down to where the different types of rooms are located. The sculpted models are equally detailed and are used in the movies themselves.

This book is suited for model collectors and concept artists.

The ships included are:

* U.S.S. Enterprise-B
* Enterprise-B Sets
* Lakul
* Stellar Cartography Platform
* Amargosa Observatory
* Enterprise-E
* Enterprise-E Sets
* Phoenix pod
* Borg Sphere and Cube
* Vulcan Lander
* Quantum Torpedo Launcher
* Other minor props and sets

(More pictures are available on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tantalizing Taste... 17 May 2001
By Dr Benjamin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
... of the behind-the-scenes design, artwork, and storyboarding for the first two Next Generation movies, "Generations" and "First Contact." Indispensible to a real starship hardware fan, this book gives plenty of details and is interspersed with interviews, recollections, and notes from some of the principal talents involved in creating the location sets, some of the special effects, and the new ships seen in both films, as well as much unseen material from the design of the Borg presence. I found the evolution of the Enterprise-E, Phoenix warp ship, and Vulcan ship from First Contact especially interesting. My only criticism is that, even at 340+ pages, there is not enough! First Contact alone should occupy a 400-page "Making of" book. Nevertheless, this volume is a gem which belongs in the library of any hard-core Trek devotee.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 25 Feb 2014
By joeman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
great book showing the process from sketch to production of the the star trek movies
highly recomend book well laid out with pencil sketchs to colored plates of all things in
the movies
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback