Star Trek Vault: 40 Years from the Archives
A fully illustrated, interactive tribute to the world's most famous and popular science fiction series: Star Trek. To boldly go where no one has gone before, renowned Star Trek expert, Scott Tipton has delved deep into the CBS archives and their treasure trove of photographs, scripts, concept sketches, blueprints, storyboards and memorabilia, to explore how Gene Roddenberry's utopian vision of the future became a modern myth. Covering all six Star Trek television series and the ten original feature films, the book examines the far-reaching social and scientific optimism that underpins the franchise, dwelling on milestones such as its ground-breaking mixed-race casts and technologies that have since become common-place, before taking an in-depth look at the making of each series and movie. Painstakingly researched and lavishly designed, and boasting a wealth of never-before-seen images and removable memorabilia - including captain's chair blueprints, rare leaf trading cards, wrap party invites and international movie posters - The Star Trek Vault is the ultimate celebration of a pop culture institution.
Four stars **** Total Film 'Written with authority and affection, there's something here for Trekkies of every stripe.' Four stars **** Empire 'Lavishly illustrated throughout with some rarely seen pictures...if you're looking for a book that celebrates with 45th anniversary of Star Trek's first broadcast, then you're unlikely to find better.' Star Trek Magazine 'An absolute delight, and nicely packaged...an engrossing treat for any Star Trek fan.' 9/10 Star Burst magazine 'An impressive tribute and celebration ... lavishly designed and packed to the rafters' The Bookseller 'Particularly fascinating look at the marketing materials printed at the time ...the majority of the pull-outs are great fun...a very interesting, fun and well presented block for your coffee table.' Filmwerk.co.uk 'Tipton makes some very enjoyable personal observations...a lovely tome...a fitting tribute to all things Trek' 8.5/10 Kooltvblogspot.com 'Star Trek fans will be over the moon...Fun, informative and full of surprises, this stunning tribute is a great companion piece for confirmed Trekkies and an ideal gift to encourage a new generation of fans.' Lancashire Evening Post 'Every Trekkie's dream come true' Choice
Scott Tipton is a long-standing Star Trek comics writer and commentator. His award-winning website, www.comics101.com, has been named amongst Entertainment Weekly's 'The 100 Greatest Websites' and '100 Sites to Bookmark Now'.