Star Trek the Official Guide to Our Universe

Author: Andrew Fazekas
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426216527
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Science

"While starship captains have been exploring the final frontiers of the Star Trek universe, this book takes you for the first time to the edge of our real galaxy and beyond. Stunningly illustrated with hundreds of full-color, futuristic star charts, illustrations and astronomical photos, explore the real-life deep space destinations as seen on television and film screens. a Over its 50-year history, Star Trek has treated generations of viewers to a dazzling assortment of unforgettable images of the cosmos. Multiple star systems, alien worlds, supernova explosions, emission nebulae, and, of course, voracious black holes, just to name a few. a Star Trek- The Official Guide to Our Universeintroduces you to the astronomy of Star Trek and takes you on a voyage of discovery, examining the true astronomical counterparts that can be found in the night sky. From Altair to Vega and from red giants to white dwarfs, readers can visit over 50 real celestial objects visible in the night sky, as known to the Starfleet Academy. a No warp driven starship or even a telescope required to go on these voyages, as most destinations are bright enough to be seen just with the naked eye. This guide is for anyone ready to launch their own mission into space-the final frontier. Your personal voyage to explore strange new worlds begins here."

The Physics of Star Trek

Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465008636
Release Date: 2007-08-02
Genre: Science

What warps when you're traveling at warp speed? What is the difference between a wormhole and a black hole? Are time loops really possible, and can I kill my grandmother before I am born? Anyone who has ever wondered “could this really happen?” will gain useful insights into the Star Trek universe (and, incidentally, the real world of physics) in this charming and accessible guide. Lawrence M. Krauss boldly goes where Star Trek has gone-and beyond. From Newton to Hawking, from Einstein to Feynman, from Kirk to Picard, Krauss leads readers on a voyage to the world of physics as we now know it and as it might one day be.

The Fifty Year Mission The Complete Uncensored Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek The First 25 Years

Author: Edward Gross
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781466872851
Release Date: 2016-06-28
Genre: Performing Arts

This is the unauthorized, uncensored and unbelievable true story behind the making of a pop culture phenomenon. The original Star Trek series debuted in 1966 and has spawned five TV series spin-offs and a dozen feature films, with an upcoming one from Paramount arriving in 2016. The Fifty-Year Mission is a no-holds-barred oral history of five decades of Star Trek, told by the people who were there. Hear from the hundreds of television and film executives, programmers, writers, creators and cast as they unveil the oftentimes shocking story of Star Trek's ongoing fifty-year mission -a mission that has spanned from the classic series to the animated show, the many attempts at a relaunch through the beloved feature films. Make no mistake, this isn't just a book for Star Trek fans. Here is a volume for all fans of pop culture and anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of a television touchstone.

The Star Trek Book

Author: Paul Ruditis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781465459770
Release Date: 2016-06-07
Genre: Fiction

Celebrate 50 years of one of the longest running and beloved sci-fi franchises with The Star Trek Book. This comprehensive guide to the series delves into the myriad worlds and different dimensions visited by the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Discover the amazing science of Star Trek and how it has influenced real-world technology such as flip phones. Featuring informative and analytical text combined with exciting photography and infographics throughout, The Star Trek Book is broken down into main categories such as science and technology, Starfleet, allies and enemies, and more. Perfect for fans of the various Star Trek TV series, including The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise, The Star Trek Book details everything you need to know about 50 years of excitement and adventure on the final frontier. ® & © 2016 CBS Studios Inc. © 2016 Paramount Pictures Corporation. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Religions Of Star Trek

Author: Ross Kraemer
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780786750221
Release Date: 2009-07-21
Genre: Religion

Is there a God? What evil lurks beyond the stars? Can science save one's soul? Profound questions like these have consumed human thought over the ages; they also inspired the original creators of the Star Trek canon of TV series and films. Religions of Star Trek tackles these challenging questions head-on in a remarkable look at one of sci-fi's great success stories.Analyzing more than three decades of screen adventure, the authors depict a Star Trek transformed, corresponding to the resurgence of religion in American public discourse. The authors identify the many religious characters in Star Trek, tracing the roots of scientific humanism to more contemporary aspects of religion and spirituality. Through it all, the creators' visionary outlook remains constant: a humanistic faith in free will and the salvific nature of dispassionate scientific inquiry.This book was not prepared, licensed, approved, or endorsed by any entity involved in creating or producing the Star Trek television series or films.

Star Trek The Book of Lists

Author: Chip Carter
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062685896
Release Date: 2017-11-07
Genre: Performing Arts

Spanning the epic science fiction franchise’s fifty-one-year history, a breathtaking collection of the most compelling Star Trek facts and trivia, including events from both on and off-screen, available in 100 concise lists. Since Gene Roddenberry’s original series first aired in 1966, Star Trek has become a pop culture phenomenon, and one of the largest global properties of all time. Entertaining and fun, Star Trek: The Book of Lists catalogs the most compelling facts about the original series and its spin-offs, as well as its thirteen films, gathered together and broken down into one hundred lists, including: Historical Figure Cameos Crew Crossovers Memorable Deaths Intergalactic Threats, Enemies, and Villains Compiling a galaxy's worth of information in one handy digest, Star Trek: The Book of Lists is a fascinating historical record of the Star Trek universe for both hardcore fans and causal viewers.

Treknology

Author: Ethan Siegel
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 9780760361757
Release Date: 2017-10-17
Genre: Science

The name Star Trek conjures images of faster-than-light spacecraft, holographic crew members, and phasers set to stun. Some of these incredible devices may still be far from our reach, but others have made the leap from science fiction to science fact—and now you can learn the science and engineering of what makes them tick. Treknology looks at over twenty-five iconic inventions from the complete history of the Star Trek television and film universe. Author Ethan Siegel explores and profiles these dazzling technologies and their role Star Trek, the science behind how they work, and how close we are to achieving them in the real world today. This stunning collection is packed with 150 superb film and television stills, prop photography, and scientific diagrams to pull you into another world. Brace yourself for a detailed look at the inner workings of Star Trek’s computing capabilities, communications equipment, medical devices, and awe-inspiring ships. This book is one that no fan of Star Trek, or future tech, will want to miss.

Star Trek Ships of the Line

Author: Doug Drexler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476782584
Release Date: 2014-12-02
Genre: Fiction

Traces the influence of early ocean vessels on Starfleet ships and incorporates more than seventy-five additional images featured in the "Star Trek: Ships of the Line" calendar series.

Spaceships

Author: Ron Miller
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 9781588345776
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Astronautics

"An illustrated guide to real and imagined spaceships, and how popular culture influenced the development of each"--Provided by publisher.

The Physics of Star Wars

Author: Patrick Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781507203309
Release Date: 2017-11-07
Genre: Performing Arts

"Explore the mystical power of the Force using quantum mechanics, find out how much energy it would take for the Death Star or Starkiller Base to destroy a planet, and discover how we can potentially create our very own lightsabers. Explore the physics behind the world of Star Wars, with engaging topics and accessible information that shows how we're closer than ever before to creating technology from the galaxy far, far away--perfect for every Star Wars fan!"--

I m Working On That

Author: William Shatner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781471108273
Release Date: 2012-10-09
Genre: Fiction

Over five decades, Star Trek's celebration of mankind's technical achievements and positive view of the future have earned it an enduring place in our global culture. Its scientific vision has also had a profound effect on the past thirty years of technological breakthroughs. Join William Shatner, the original captain of the Starship Enterprise, as he reveals how Star Trek has influenced and inspired some of our greatest scientific minds -- the people behind the future we will all share. In interviews with dozens of scientists we learn about the inventions that will revolutionise our lives and the discoveries that will make it truly possible to explore the last great frontier -- space. As one Nobel Laureate commented on being shown a wood and plastic model of the engine core from a Star Trek: The Next Generation starship: "I'm working on that." From the technicalities of warp speed to real-life replicators to the likelihood of our being able to beam across continents, this always-informative book takes us on a fascinating and eye-opening voyage to the realms of the possible and probable.

Star Trek Destiny

Author: David Mack
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451657241
Release Date: 2012-03-13
Genre: Fiction

When the Borg launch a surprise campaign to exterminate the Federation, three Starfleet captains must work desperately avoid annihilation.

The Voyage of the Space Beagle

Author: A. E. van Vogt
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0765320770
Release Date: 2008-07-08
Genre: Fiction

A re-release of a golden-age classic follows the episodic adventures of a great space ship that explores the far reaches of the galaxy and chronicles their encounters with myriad alien beings, including the Ix, who lay their eggs in human bodies. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Star Trek

Author: Juan Ortiz
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 1781166706
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Art

A Disney and Warner Bros. illustrator, comic-book publisher and avid Star Trek fan presents an ambitious collection of original artwork that imagines a movie poster for each of the original series' 80 episodes and incorporates retro-style, era-specific elements reminiscent of period coms, pulp novel covers and advertisements.