I recently purchased this book to add to my growing Star Trek collection. It turned out to be a great choice. "The Continuing Mission" covers the history of the series, TNG, including its conception, the seven seasons, the two movies. It also has a bonus preview chapter on the making of "Star Trek: Insurrection", which comes into theaters in a week. The writing is funny at times and very easy to follow, and there are color pictures of onscreen shots, drawings, and work behind the scenes. Of course, there are copies of pictures from other Star Trek books, such as "The Art of Star Trek" and the "Sketchbook", but there are less than I expected there would be. The originality and tribute of this book make it a very attractive choice.