"Star Trek": The Next Generation Companion Paperback – 1 May 1995
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About the Author
Larry Nemecek is a widely respected expert on Star Trek who was for several years the editor of the US magazine Star Trek: Communicator. He is a consultant on the Star Trek Fact Files and is known to UK Star Trek fans for his regular column in Star Trek: Monthly in which he answers readers' questions on all aspects of Star Trek. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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The book starts well, with a couple of good chapters outlining the creation of the series. Brief biographies of the actors are given, as are photographs of them from the start of the series (without makeup, of course - very useful if you wish to see what Michael Dorn really looks like). Creative problems in season one are unearthed instead of glossed over, an unsusual move for an official guide. An admission is even made that the first season lacks focus, spending too much time finding its feet.
The behind the scenes information is good - even mentioning that Robin Williams wanted a part on the show but was unable to take one due to scheduling conflicts - and the chapter on Star Trek: Generations is probably the best part of the book (if only the film was as good!).
However, there are a large number of niggling flaws. Firstly, the photographs. I doubt anyone was expecting them to be in colour (they're no, by the way), but they are nearly all screen captures from episodes themselves, resulting in occasional blurring, overexposure and lack of focus.
Secondly, the chapters on the films First Contact to Nemesis are far too short (mostly synopsis as well), and appear to contain very little in the way of insight.Read more ›
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Every episode of the next gen, even the film's. Would recommend this book for all the info you want in the episodes.Published on 14 Aug. 2013 by A J WALE
There is some interesting behind the scenes information, although the majority seems to be trivia telling the reader that "this thing" was first mentioned in "this episode". Read morePublished on 5 May 2010 by S. Carey