To Boldly Go

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About the author:
Gerald Gurian, born in Toronto, Canada, earned a B.A.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1985 and then spent the next 25 years in manufacturing systems design - most recently serving as a Senior Simulation Engineer with General Motors in Detroit, where he received a prestigious Boss Kettering Award in 2007, the company's highest internal recognition for technical innovation. Since 2008, Gerald has been the author and publisher of - a site dedicated to documenting the Art and Production History of the Star Trek franchise, with a special emphasis on The Original Series. In 2002, he authored a section in the book Trekkers: True Stories By Fans For Fans (ECW Press, edited by Nikki Stafford), and in 2012 helped to authenticate an early 1st season TOS Captain Kirk gold velour tunic that sold at auction in Los Angeles for just under $100,000 - a Shatner costume sales record. Gerald was also a significant contributor of rare Star Trek imagery to the book Star Trek: The Original Series 365 by Paula M. Block (Sept. 2010, Abrams Books). And from 2013 through 2014, he provided hundreds of rare images from his personal collection to the Jacobs/Brown Press Saturn Award winning three book series These Are The Voyages: TOS by Marc Cushman. In March of 2016, Gerald became a Star Trek reference work author in his own right with the release of To Boldly Go - Rare Photos from the TOS Soundstage: Season One. At all times, he is closely supervised by his adorable and benevolent 12 year old Pomeranian Minka.

To Boldly Go

Rare Photos from the TOS Soundstage - Season Three

Authored by Gerald Gurian
Foreword by Adam Nimoy

This volume presents over 350 rare, behind-the-scenes images - many in full, vivid color - from the making of the third season of the original, legendary Star Trek television series (NBC, 1966 - 1969) which starred William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. All of the photographs shown in this edition come from the author's personal collection, which is over four decades in the making and consists of thousands of rare NBC publicity shots, candid still photos/negatives taken on the Original Series sets, and rare Lincoln Enterprises film clips (the unused pieces of printed footage, called the "trims" and "outtakes", that were left over after the Desilu Studios film editors assembled the desirable footage into the finished master versions of the Star Trek episodes). The unused film clips were then discarded by the studio and sold to fans by Gene Roddenberry's company while the show was still in production. Many of these rare photos were featured in black-and-white format in the Saturn award winning three book series These Are The Voyages: TOS by Marc Cushman (Jacobs/Brown Press, 2013 - 2015); and now they are displayed - the majority in color - alongside a wealth of additional imagery. The author has personally digitally restored all of the rare photos in this edition, and has paid careful attention to recreating the bold and vivid colors that were present in the original broadcasts of the episodes. So, it is believed that readers will enjoy some of the finest, historically accurate rare Star Trek photo restorations ever produced; featuring what are likely many entertaining images that they have never seen before. The rare pictures in this collection are all accompanied by informative descriptions, on occasion quite extensive, about the filming of the related scene. All told, this volume represents an entertaining and unique photographic history of the making of the third season of TOS.

Publication Date:
0692865462 / 9780692865460
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Performing Arts / Television / History & Criticism

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