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Paperback The Star Trek Encyclopedia : A Reference Guide to the Future Book

ISBN: 0671869051

ISBN13: 9780671869052

The Star Trek Encyclopedia : A Reference Guide to the Future

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This reference book, designed for Star Trek fans, brings together all three incarnations of the Star Trek phenomenon: the original Star Trek, The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. It contains over 5,000 entries on alien races, planets and stars, weapons and tools and private jokes.

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5 ratings

Great book for turning a part-time fan into a full-timer!

I am a "part-time" fan of Star Trek, having always been interested in the world, but not exactly a know-every-registry-number-of-every-ship kind of fan. But, having bought this very rich and detailed book, I must say my interest in Star Trek has multiplied tremendously. As an encyclopedia, it doesn't quite bear reading page-to-page, but flipping through it makes for very interesting reading. I am grateful to the authors for additional notes made to many entries, attempting to explain side-points or discrepancies; also, the many diagrams, pictures, dates, episode references, and even the occasional off-beat entry like, well... "mashed potatoes" for one! The appendixes, including gorgeous pics of the ships of Star Trek, episode timelines, historical timelines, and so on, are absolutely wonderful.The best way I can summarise my rating is: the dedication and love for Star Trek demonstrated by all the writers/contributors in this book is ample and obvious. Congrats.

Astounding Wealth of Research and Knowledge

I think I know a lot about Star Trek, but oh my lord! This is THE referance book for fans. It literally has EVERYTHING. Covers planets, ships, characters, baseball cards, klingon flys, YOU NAME IT! It is astounding how much work and effort must have gone into this book.The book itself is beautiful. It is illustrated with color pictures from the show and technical illustrations done by the authors. The pages are glossy and laid out beautifully. It also serves as an episode guide, covering up through the release of "Star Trek: Insurrection".What a wonderful labor of love this book is. It is very entertaining and informative, and a must have for any fan of the series.

And You Think You Know Trek!

Aliens? Ships? Even plants, hobbies, some of the best 'trek trivia' to be found! This book answered nearly every question I posed it. Even 'Gloria' is listed! Buy the book to find out who Gloria is.) My only complaint is that some of the subject matter could have been cross-indexed (for example it would have been nice to have the 'Trek Aliens' listed somewhere seperately as a reference).A good companion book is 'Star Trek Chronology'.

Excellent Reference Guide

I'm a builder on an online rpg based on Star Trek (all movies and series) and one of the imm's on the game suggested this book as a reference. Right away I jumped on here to order it and all I can say is that of any reference book I've ever read on any subject - this is by far the best.Written in plain english, which is great for someone who is not a die-hard Trekkie, I was able to not only find the information I was looking for, but learn many new things about Star Trek and it's intracacies (sorry bout the spelling), that have made it the legend that it is.Hats off to Michael and Denise Okuda, and Doug Drexler for creating such a helpful tool.

Still the definitive reference for Trekkies, er, Trekkers.

I can't imagine being a die-had Trekker without this book: the ultimate reference to people, places, things, events in the entire Star Trek universe from the original series of 1966 through all the movies and series right up to Voyager. This updated edition is not quite as smoothly integrated as previous updates--the last couple season's worth of shows and Star Trek: Insurrection are all treated in a separate (but extensive) section at the back, but a decent cross-referencing system lessens the inconvenience. I find it the ultimate can't put-down book-start to look up a subject of interest and you'll find yourself drawn from entry to entry until you've forgotten exactly what it was you were looking for but find yourself seized with the intense desire to rewatch several episodes. Unless you're the most serious Trek fan, you probably don't need the updated edition if you have an earlier one...but for those who do, it's a wonderful guide.
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