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on 20 September 2010
The book doesn't have anywhere near as much information as Erdmann's DS9 Companion, yet its a good read. There were perhaps too many images where I would have preferred more information, although there are good interviews with the cast (including F. Murray Abraham and Anthony Zerbe) which I liked.
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on 25 May 2014
Michael Piller wrote Insurrection as a feel-good movie, so it's only fitting that Terry Erdmann's making-of book is very much a feel-good story too. Reading its amusing anecdotes and enjoying its on-set photos is all but guaranteed to make you smile.

Almost every aspect of the happiest Next Generation movie's making is covered - working out the storyline, casting the guest stars, planning new ships and the Ba'ku village, designing costumes and make up, devising visual effects...Exactly what you'd expect. What makes Terry's book exceptionally fun to read is how widely he has ranged in his interviewing (pretty much everyone is here) and, especially, the quantity and quality of the illustrations. His book might be small, but it's as luxurious a Star Trek tie-in as Pocket Books ever published - it's hard to find a page without a production photograph, a starship design, a costume sketch, a blueprint, a palmpet, an Okudagram...Here are the builders of the village, the stars' stunt doubles, F. Murray Abraham enduring the application of his latex, the conversion of a Voyager set to an Insurrection one, model makers and artists busy at their tables: and every photo is reproduced in the most superbly printed colour.

Beginning and concluding the book are double-page spreads of the Enterprise E, surely the most thrilling starship design that Star Trek ever came up with. I'd imagine that many Trekkies would find them so gorgeous as to be worth the price of the book all by themselves. Truly, this book is a little gem.
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on 11 March 2001
The Secrets of Insurrection is basically a 'making of' book about the ninth Star Trek movie. It details the story development stage through to the building of sets. This book has many photos as well as production sketches and designs, and gives an excellent lookat the making of a Star Trek movie. It looks at the making of sets, costumes, models and special effects, and is filled with many small pieces of triva that any fan will love (such as the development of the Enterprises 'Manual steering column'). Interesting, colourful and packed with interesting anecdotes and trivia, this is more that your run-of-the-mill behind the scenes book. Like I said; Excellent movie, Excellent book. Buy it!
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on 21 July 2006
This is a very good book for those who like to know how the Star Trek movies are made. This book is packed with wonderful photos and sketches plus it comes with interviews with the cast and crew of the film.

I did buy this book before from Waterstones and when I got home and started to read the book I was in for a bit of a shock. Some of the pages had come lose. I went back to Waterstones to get a replacement book and the same thing happened again. In the end I just asked for my money back.

I have recently bought this book from a seller and what do you know - some pages have come loose. If you're thinking of purchasing this book then be warned! It's not very well glued. If this hadn't happened I would be giving this rating more stars as it's a smashing book!
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