Eresting for Trekkies and writers alike Interesting back story from both the Star Trek perspective and for wanting insight into how scripts are written submitted and come to see the light of day or not Well written book was an easy read Only knock is that the Kindle version does include the pictures referenced in the text I use a Kindle HDX which you would of thought would include the pictures Thanks I was astounded to learn that the author s first sale of a TV story was this one Very First Sale Holy rhymes with spit The description of how he ot from wanna be to legendary is told with America at War: Concise Histories of U.S. Military Conflicts From Lexington to Afghanistan good humor and apparentlyenuine modesty The complicated evolution of the story from the initial proposal into the finished episode we saw on TV made me realize how many ways it could have Borodino 1812: Napoleon’s great gamble: 246 gone all to stupid But didn t It wasn t just the fictional crew of the Enterprise who boldly went Way back in the 70 s Iot hooked on this SF show called Star Trek I bought lots of books about it the stories written from the episodes and other books about the series David Gerrold s The Trouble with Tribbles was a favorite then and I am happy to have it in my possession again I was already a Science Fiction fan at age 15 and Mr Gerrold s books were a treasure His books about Star Trek led me to read almost everything else he ever wrote I recommend all of his works highly This non fiction book told me stories about the people behind the show and The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772–1832 gave me an idea of his sense of humor I ve enjoyed his books ever since If you like Star Trek you will enjoy this book This book provides a lot of insight into how the making of a TV show The behind the scenes process of making and cutting a television script is fascinating Book is inood shape cover shown was not on the cover I receivedCame promptly Content is excellent on the making of a low budget Stranger Sojourner: Peter Caulder, Free Black Frontiersman in Antebellum Arkansas great sci fi episodeOf course it helps that it s a comedyReallyood feel to the mood the book is written It makes you feel you re back on the set with themcreating this television showThe World of Star Trek and The Making of Star Trek would make ood compliment to The Making Of Trouble With Tribble. Isciplines of TV writing Plus receive 32 pages of photos original illustrations by Tim Kirk and much.
Read all the footnotes at the end of each chapter It was not possible for me to relate these notes to the text although sometimes I did It was distracting but the book is still a reat read Wonderful inside baseball about a classic Star Trek episode the series as a whole and the entire television industry Very engaging few holds barred narration of the development of one of the Original Series top five episodes Man Gerrold can write The only complaint I have which is far from worth deducting a star is the fact he did not mention at all the Deep Space 9 homage to The Trouble With Tribbles on the occasion of the Original Series 30th anniversary I wish David Gerrold had added an epilogue or something to encompass that If you are at all a fan of the series you will The Weight of Vengeance: The United States, the British Empire, and the War of 1812 get than your money s worth from this book perfect This book is an excellent companion to Stephen Whitfield and Gene Roddenberry s The Making of Star Trek As the title indicates this is the story in David Gerrold s own words of how his episode of Star Trek The Original Series came to be produced Of course it focuses extensively on the writing process from inspiration to final draft Gerrold describes how TOS producer Gene L Coon mentored him during the process of writing for television and includes his outlines for not only this episode but also several other would be episodes including Bandi and The Protracted Man In addition the final draft script with footnotes is reproduced Cartoon style illustrations by Tim Kirk and aallery of still photos from the episode further enhance the presentation This is a worthwhile addition to any Trek fan s library I am jumping up and down with excitement over this book Have been a Star Trek fan since the show first aired in 1966 have only recently discovered the works of David Gerrold including the movie Martian Child Did not know this book even existed until I ran across it on com now I have my very own copy Am also a writer so stories of other writers journeys are a treasure to me For a 40 year old paperback it is in excellent condition if a tad yellowed I can read it just fine and am very happy Thank you Int. Nceptualizing the first draft to the final script shooting on set and explaining the techniues and
Usually you don t start at the top especially in the world of television But David Gerrold pretty much did that by selling a script to the best science fiction show on television at the time Star Trek Here he was an unknown writer who d never sold anything and with his first professional sale he The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict gets credit for writing the most popular episode of a series that while popular when it was first run became even popular in syndication Oh yeah he was also nominated for a Hugo Award science fiction s euivalent of an Academy Award He didn t win but even being nominated meant his script was considered on of the five best science fiction scripts of the year Not too shabby for a beginning writerDavid Gerrold shares with us how it all happened how heot help and The Crimean War: The Truth Behind the Myth guidance from the producer how he was able to spend time on the set andet to know the actors while seeing what Salamanca, 1812 goes on behind the cameras and what soing on when the cameras aren t rolling He was very fortunate in that after he came up with the idea for the show he was able to impress the people with the power to say yes enough so that he was The Shining Sea: David Porter and the Epic Voyage of the U.S.S. Essex during the War of 1812 given extremely valuableuidance in the whole process that made the script through various changes and rewrites into an episode that was different and lighthearted than usual for Star Trek yet also true to the core values of the Trek universeGerrold writes with an engaging down to earth style He shares his joy of being able to meet the people who made the show happen each week He Davy Crockett: A Captivating Guide to the American Folk Hero Who Fought in the War of 1812 and the Texas Revolution gives credit to all who helped him along the way from Gene L Coon the producer who encouraged him to make his work even better as time went on to the actors and many behind the scenes folksThe only fly in the ointment is this there s a number of footnotes throughout the book In the print edition each one appears at the bottom of the appropriate page so it s easy to relate it to the text In the Kindle edition all the footnotes appear at the end of the chapters There does not appear to be a way too from the text to the footnote and back again very easily something I was able to do on my Nook while reading Terry Pratchett s Discworld books So David Gerrold the creator of Tribbles recalls how this popular episode of Star Trek was made from co.
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