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"Star Trek" Compendium (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 21. August 1987

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Guide book to the 'Star Trek' universe, that reveals behind-the-scenes information and gives a complete show-by-show rundown on the series.


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4.0 von 5 Sternen A comparison to the first edition, and the Concordance 1. Februar 2014
Von F. J. PRISCO - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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First there was David Gerrold's WORLD OF STAR TREK, which mostly told behind-the-scenes stories, but also included a list of the original episodes in broadcast order. The only details included (besides authorship) were the guest stars and character names.

Then there was the CONCORDANCE, compiled by Bjo Trimble. Episodes were listed in broadcast order from the original series and the animated series, each with a full-page synopsis and a list of actors & the characters they played (even stunt doubles!). Also featured several pages of fan art, and -- best of all -- a 140 page lexicon of roles, writers, props & plot details.

The COMPENDIUM covered the same ground with more depth & a production perspective. Previously unseen photos were included. Information was presented chronologically, including early development & the pilots, and episodes were correspondingly listed in production order. Each episode received a small synopsis before delving into background info: critical story evaluation, technical details, guest star histories, script changes, filming locations. Finally, ten pages were devoted to the 1979 movie, concluding on a hopeful note for more.

This "Revised And Updated" Compendium is both more and less than the original edition, as it covers more material (all TOS episodes, all animated episodes, all six TOS movies), but does it in ten less pages. This owes partly to a tighter (and better-organized) layout, but also to cuts: the introductory sections are drastically reduced, as are the pages devoted to the first film [from ten pages to three]. The comments on the individual episodes were also rewritten, compressed by a paragraph or so and eliminating dates for scripts & filming. The animated episodes contain even less: characters and a short synopsis, three or four episodes per page.

Other additions include a couple pages for the unrealized second Star Trek of 1976, and two alphabetical indices: one of the episodes (sort of an after-the-fact table of contents), and another of all the characters (so that one may look up Lt. Palmer, or which episodes include Sulu). Film entries are like those of the episodes, and refreshingly just as critical; Asherman acknowledges the failure of THE FINAL FRONTIER, and also can say why it failed.

As a side note, the Revised Compendium changed photos from those used in the first edition. While I miss seeing Majel Barrett made up as a Vulcan or the overhead view of the Enterprise from "The Cage", the replacement photos are just as good.

CONCLUSION: better-organized and more updated, the Revised Compendium reasonably supersedes the first edition, although the first edition has more info on the first movie and the development phase. The Concordance is still the best reference for the animated episodes and cast info. Both are recommended
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5.0 von 5 Sternen The Compendium Reviewed 26. Juni 2012
Von Morris Sullivan - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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When I found this book on Amazon.com, I was actually looking for a book on the Star Trek Animated Series from the 1970's, specifically an episode guide of the animated series. When I first came across the Star Trek Compendium, I glanced at it, then moved on. When I was unable to find anything on the Star Trek Animated Series,I went back to take a closer look at The Star Trek Compendium. That's when I discovered that it contained a section on the animated series along with an episode guide. I was already sold.

I consider myself something of a Trekker, but not rabidly so. I've read my share of magazine articles on Star Trek, but just scanning through The Star Trek Compendium (copyright 1989, 1993), I still managed to learn quite a bit about the original series and how it came to be. After TWO pilot episodes, NBC gave the go-ahead for the series, and the rest is history. Yet there is quite a bit of history to be had in Allan Asherman's book that details the development process that went into Star Trek. With plenty of black & white photos throughout the volume, the episode synopses are long and informative. Asherman gives the names of the characters in each episode, but disappointingly omits the names of the actors portraying those characters. However, all is not lost in this department since said actors are listed in the back of the book in an Index Of Principals (actors) which includes their character's name, and episode number in which they appeared.

There is a page devoted to the syndication of the original series, and a page devoted to the Star Trek Animated Series followed by a full episode guide for it. The synopses for these episodes are noticeably shorter, but then these episodes are only a half-hour long. Since the animated episodes were written by many of the writers of the original series' episodes, the animated series is held in high regard.

Asherman goes on the describe the Star Trek feature films all the way through Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, with full synopses along with background info, and photos. He finishes the tome with an index of episode titles in alphabetical order for the original series as well as the animated series, along with the aforementioned Index Of Principals. An interesting and informative book that I'm proud to own.

Morris Sullivan
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5.0 von 5 Sternen I am so glad that they are still in print 25. Oktober 2016
Von Jo B. - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I had one many years ago & had lost it. I am so glad that they are still in print. This is a great guide to follow along with the series. It came quick & it was in good condition.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A great episode guide. 29. August 2013
Von Craig - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I got this for my father on father's day. We both love Star Trek. He had this book back in the late 80s and always mentioned it with fondness, so I found it on here and snagged it! It's a great little book to consult as you watch episodes. It gives little tidbits of cool information and some happenings behind the scenes as well as summaries of each plot.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A Must for Every TOS Trekker 8. November 2009
Von Rob Boyte - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I bought this book in 1991 because I had watched all 80 eps of Star Trek many times over and wanted more info on the series. It is part of our cultural mythos and references always come up about Star Trek that sometimes one likes to research.

When I moved to a smaller apartment I thinned my library and this was one of the books that I gave my sister, also a Trekker. Big mistake - I missed having it. Hence I hunted it down and got another copy for myself.
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