Star Trek the Official Guide to Our Universe

The True Science Behind the Starship Voyages

Author: Andrew Fazekas

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426216521

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 8471

"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: 0465008631

Category: Science

Page: 280

View: 2297

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,Mark A. Altman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466872853

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 544

View: 4459

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: 1465459774

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2948

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.

Treknology

The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive

Author: Ethan Siegel

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 0760361754

Category: Science

Page: 216

View: 9798

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.

The Religions Of Star Trek

Author: Ross Kraemer,William Cassidy,Susan L Schwartz

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0786750227

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 4880

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: 0062685899

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 7640

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.

I'm Working On That

A Trek From Science Fiction To Science Fact

Author: William Shatner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471108279

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6187

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.

The Voyage of the Space Beagle

Author: A. E. van Vogt

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780765320773

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 5847

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.

The Autobiography of James T. Kirk

Author: David A. Goodman

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 1783297476

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7103

The Autobiography of James T. Kirk chronicles the greatest Starfleet captain's life (2233–2371), in his own words. From his birth on the U.S.S. Kelvin, his youth spent on Tarsus IV, his time in the Starfleet Academy, his meteoric raise through the ranks of Starfleet, and his illustrious career at the helm of the Enterprise, this in-world memoir uncovers Captain Kirk in a way Star Trek fans have never seen. Kirk's singular voice rings throughout the text, giving insight into his convictions, his bravery, and his commitment to the life—in all forms—throughout this Galaxy and beyond. Excerpts from his personal correspondence, captain's logs, and more give Kirk's personal narrative further depth.

Star Trek the Visual Dictionary

Author: Kindersley Dorling,Paul Ruditis

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781409323419

Category: Science fiction television programs

Page: 94

View: 9562

Covers all five live-action television series, with full coverage of favourite characters such as Spock, Bones, Scotty and Uhura, as well as full-colour pictures of the ships. This is a guide to "Star Trek" for any Trekkie.

Vacation Guide to the Solar System

Science for the Savvy Space Traveler!

Author: Olivia Koski,Jana Grcevich

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101993413

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 2114

Packed with real science and fueled by imagination, a beautifully illustrated guide to traveling in our solar system Imagine taking a hike along the windswept red plains of Mars to dig for signs of life, or touring one of Jupiter's sixty-four moons where you can photograph its swirling storms. For a shorter trip on a tight budget, the Moon is quite majestic and very quiet if you can make it during the off-season. Packed with full color illustrations and real-world science, Vacation Guide to the Solar System is the must-have planning guide for the curious space adventurer, covering all of the essentials for your next voyage, how to get there, and what to do when you arrive. Perfect for fans of Neil deGrasse Tyson's Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, this tongue-in-cheek reference guide is an imaginative exploration into the “What if” of space travel, sharing fascinating facts about space, the planets in our solar system, and even some moons!

On Board the U.S.S. Enterprise

Be Transported to the Final Frontier with a Breathtaking 3D Tour

Author: Denise Okuda,Michael Okuda

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764166068

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 40

View: 4694

Presents an account of the U.S.S. Enterprise history, discussing her voyages, propulsion, and tactical abilities.

Star Trek - Vulcan

Author: Dayton Ward

Publisher: HIDDEN UNIVERSE TRAVEL GUIDE

ISBN: 9781785654367

Category: Star Trek films

Page: 160

View: 7021

Explore all that Vulcan has to offer in an interactive guidebook. Drawing on 50 years of 'Star Trek' TV shows, films, and novels to present a comprehensive guide to Spock's iconic home world, it covers every significant region, with historical, geographical, and cultural insights that bring the planet to life.

Ripples in Spacetime

Einstein, Gravitational Waves, and the Future of Astronomy

Author: Govert Schilling

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674971663

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 340

View: 6284

The detection of gravitational waves—ripples in spacetime—has already been called the scientific coup of this century. Govert Schilling recounts the struggles that threatened to derail the quest and describes the detector’s astounding precision, weaving far-reaching discoveries about the universe into a gripping story of ambition and perseverance.

Boarding the Enterprise

Transporters,Tribbles, And the Vulcan Death Grip in Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek

Author: David Gerrold,Robert J. Sawyer

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1942952163

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 4276

Rereleased for Star Trek: The Original Series ’ 50th Anniversary, this in-depth analysis of the groundbreaking TV show features an updated introduction by Robert J. Sawyer and foreword by David Gerrold Trekkies and Trekkers alike will get starry-eyed over this eclectic mix of essays on the groundbreaking original Star Trek, one of the most culturally impactful TV shows of the last 50 years. Star Trek scriptwriters D. C. Fontana, David Gerrold, Norman Spinrad, and Howard Weinstein, science fiction writers including Allen Steele and Lawrence Watt-Evans, and various academics share behind-the-scenes anecdotes, discuss the show’s enduring appeal and influence, and examine some of the classic features of the series. Inside: Communications and media theorist Paul Levinson shows how the unprecedented success of the “seventy-nine jewels” in syndication changed the way we look at television forever. Star Trek writer D. C. Fontana remembers Gene Roddenberry and what it was like on the set and behind the scenes. Hugo Award–winning author Allen Steele explores the strong science fiction tradition that made the show so great. Cultural theorist Eric Greene details the show’s complex dialogue with the Vietnam War, highlighting the evolving stances on interventionist politics. Science fiction novelist DON Debrandt contends that the famously logical Spock isn’t quite as rational as Star Trek’s writers would have you believe. Scientist Robert A. Metzger proves that Scotty’s ability to lie makes him the most valuable member of the Enterprise crew. Fanfiction author Melissa Dickinson explains why we still feel compelled to write our own stories about Kirk, Spock, and the rest of the show’s memorable characters.

The Rings of Time

Author: Greg Cox

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451655495

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 809

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

The Shocks of Adversity

Author: William Leisner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476722420

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7706

An original novel set in the universe of Star Trek: The Original Series! En route to a diplomatic mission, the Enterprise receives a distress call from the USS McRaven. As the Enterprise approaches the area where the McRaven appears to be, the crew encounters an anomoly unlike anything they’ve ever experienced. Space itself seems inconsistent—warping, changing appearance. But during the brief periods of calm, they locate the McRaven—along with other ships of various origins, all tightly surrounding and being held in place by an enormous unidentified vessel....

Star Trek

The Art of Juan Ortiz

Author: Juan Ortiz

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781781166703

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 7212

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.