Thursday, August 1, 2013

Star Trek FAQ 2.0 by Mark Clark

To set the record straight, this is not an FAQ. Instead, this book spells out behind-the-scenes activities surrounding the Star Trek movies and The Next Generation tv show.

The 2.0 signifies it being a follow-up to Star Trek FAQ by the same author.

There is a large amount of information in this book but I read alot of quotes taken from the DVDs. (Nothing real "new" from what Trek fans already know)

Just as you might have gathered from watching the special features of the Trek DVDs, there was incredible bickering and prima donna behavior surrounding the films and into the next generation. Some of the complaining and arguing seemed to be well placed but most of the time I kept thinking, "These people are babies"

The largest section of this book is a summary of each Next Generation episode. You'll read what each episode was about and any small tid bit that Clark wanted to share.

Clark includes actor/actress favorites (which, again, can be seen on the DVDs) as far as episodes and goes into interviews where people like Frakes and Burton complain about the bad movies.

This book covers a long period of time: The Motion Picture through 2009's Star Trek movie. It's a great book for mild Trek fans who like to read about behind-the-scenes.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Applause Theatre and Cinema Books.

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