Star Trek 1

by James Blish | Science Fiction & Fantasy | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 9024502233 Global Overview for this book
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Journal Entry 1 by jemimus from Den Haag, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, January 13, 2019
1975, Laren: Luitingh, Luitingh SF, 160pag, ISBN 90-245-0223-3
vert.van: Star Trek (1967), vert.uit het Engels: Jan Koesen, omslagontwerp: Henk de Boer


Star Trek 1 (originally titled simply Star Trek) is a collection of short story adaptations of seven Star Trek: The Original Series episodes, written by James Blish. First published by Bantam Books in January 1967, it was the first Star Trek tie-in book, and the first in a series of episode adaptations.

Within nine months of initial publication, the book was re-printed five times. It was retitled Star Trek 1 after subsequent volumes in the series were published.
The contents of the book were later incorporated into The Star Trek Reader II (E.P. Dutton, April 1977), along with Star Trek 4 and Star Trek 9.

The stories in this, and the subsequent eleven volumes of the series, were based on early draft scripts. As a result, there are some significant differences between the printed version and what actually appeared on screen, based on the final script draft, which Blish had no access to. Due to the lead times required for publication, Blish was forced to use the only scripts available from Desilu promotions, which were early draft scripts that had been discarded. As many of these draft versions have been lost in the years since the series ended, Blish's adaptations are now seen as valuable resources for those researching how the early episodes evolved from script to film.

In 2016, Mike and Denise Okuda (re-)confirmed the status and value of Blish's episode adaptations, when a cache of Original Series outtake footage was rediscovered, some of which accorded with information Blish had already divulged in his adaptations. (Star Trek: The Original Series - The Roddenberry Vault Blu-ray Disc-special feature, "Inside the Roddenberry Vault, Part 1")

Journal Entry 2 by jemimus at StationsBoekWissel beneden in Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Friday, February 08, 2019

Released 1 yr ago (2/8/2019 UTC) at StationsBoekWissel beneden in Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands


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