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By Harlan Ellison. 1995
The original teleplay that became the classic Star Trek episode, with an expanded introductory essay by Harlan Ellison, The City… on the Edge of Forever has been surrounded by controversy since the airing of an "eviscerated" version--which subsequently has been voted the most beloved episode in the series' history. In its original form, The City on the Edge of Forever won the 1966-67 Writers Guild of America Award for best teleplay. As aired, it won the 1967 Hugo Award. The City on the Edge of Forever is, at its most basic, a poignant love story. Ellison takes the reader on a breathtaking trip through space and time, from the future, all the way back to 1930s America. In this harrowing journey, Kirk and Spock race to apprehend a renegade criminal and restore the order of the universe. It is here that Kirk faces his ultimate dilemma: a choice between the universe--or his one true love. This edition makes available the astonishing teleplay as Ellison intended it to be aired. The author's introductory essay reveals all of the details of what Ellison describes as a "fatally inept treatment" of his creative work. Was he unjustly edited, unjustly accused, and unjustly treated?
By Harlan Ellison. 2008
Eleven side trips to the dark edge of imagination by master storyteller Harlan Ellison, From the Land of Fear presents… some of the author's early work from his start in the late fifties. Here you can see a vibrant, imaginative young writer honing his craft and sowing the seeds of what would become his brilliant career, including the standout piece "Soldier," a clever antiwar tale included both in short-story form and as a screenplay for TV's The Outer Limits. True Ellison fans will enjoy this collection as a chance to see the writer's growth over time. As Roger Zelanzy says in his wonderful Introduction, "He is what he is because of everything he's been up until the Now."
By Sloan De Forest, Roger Corman. 2018
Spanning nine decades and branded by the most trusted authority on film Turner Classic Movies Must-See Sci-Fi showcases… 50 of the most shocking weird wonderful and mind-bending movies ever made From A Trip to the Moon 1902 to Arrival 2016 science fiction cinema has produced a body of classics with a broader range of styles stories and subject matter than perhaps any other film genre They are movies that embed themselves in the depths of the mind coloring our view of day-to-day reality and probably fueling a few dreams and nightmares along the way In Turner Classic Movies Must-See Sci-Fi fifty unforgettable films are profiled including beloved favorites like The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951 and Fantastic Voyage 1966 groundbreaking shockers like Planet of the Apes 1968 and Alien 1979 and lesser-known landmarks like Things to Come 1936 and Solaris 1972 Illustrated by astounding color and black-and-white images the book presents the best of this mind-bending genre detailing through insightful commentary and behind-the-scenes stories why each film remains essential viewing A perfect gift for any film buff or sci-fi fanatic
By Justin Richards. 2014
Many people know about William Shakespeare's famous encounter with the Doctor at the Globe Theatre in 1599. But what few… people know (though many have suspected) is that it was not the first time they met.Drawn from recently discovered archives, The Shakespeare Notebooks is the holy grail for Bard scholars: conclusive proof that the Doctor not only appeared throughout Shakespeare's life but also had a significant impact on his writing. In these pages you'll find early drafts of scenes and notes for characters that never appeared in the plays; discarded lines of dialogue and sonnets; never-before-seen journal entries; and much more.From the original notes for Hamlet (with a very different appearance by the ghost) and revealing early versions of the faeries of A Midsummer Night's Dream to strange stage directions revised to remove references to a mysterious blue box, The Shakespeare Notebooks is an astonishing document that offers a unique insight into the mind of one of history's most respected and admired figures. And also, of course, William Shakespeare.
By Robert T. Jeschonek. 2012
Once upon a galaxy, a spaced-out writer launched a script for a starry TV episode set in a universe much… like a certain trek we know and love. Here, for the first time, you can experience this adventure of the next generation of trekkers. The names are new, but you might recognize the drama and excitement of an epic encounter aboard the star cruiser Infinitude on the final frontier. When alien lifeforms offer the ultimate exploration of space and time, will the crew discover their deadly secret? Or will the aliens' seductive persuasion change the lives of the crew members forever? Don't miss this exciting lost script by award-winning Star Trek author Robert T. Jeschonek, a master of unique and unexpected science fiction that really packs a punch. He won the Grand Prize in the nationwide Star Trek: Strange New Worlds competition and has written official Star Trek fiction in the realms of the original series, The Next Generation, Voyager, and even New Frontier. He also writes for Star Trek Magazine.
By Robert T. Jeschonek. 2012
A twisted Trek-stravaganza from an award-winning Star Trek author!Seven stars of a science fiction universe warp through twisted changes on… the final frontier. Driven by forces they can't understand, the magnificent spacefaring Seven charge through bizarre transformations and battles beyond imagining. Each victory leads to fresh conflict, but the truth remains out of reach. With no memories of the past, how can the Seven recall their true identities? Only a mischievous, all-powerful being from beyond the stars seems to hold the answers. But will his amazing revelations open the gateway to illumination...or death? The power of the Seven may hold the ultimate key to an uncharted destiny that lies beyond the bounds of space, time, and reality itself. Within this destiny waits a tribute to all generations of treks past and future and the dreamers who bring them to life in our imaginations. Don't miss this Trek tribute from award-winning Star Trek author Robert T. Jeschonek, a master of science fiction and fantasy from the outer reaches of the imagination.
By Robert T. Jeschonek. 2012
Once upon a galaxy, a spaced-out writer launched a script for a starry TV episode set in a universe much… like a certain trek we know and love. Here, for the first time, you can experience this voyage into trekkerness. The names are new, but you might recognize the drama and excitement of an epic encounter aboard the star cruiser Sojourner in a distant quadrant of the final frontier. In this deep space adventure, an alien warlord seeks revenge against the Sojourner crew, claiming he knows and hates them well--but they've never even met him before! When a member of the crew goes rogue and jumps ship, his actions might just set an impossible chain of events in motion. Can Captain Jamison and her embattled crew change the destiny of destruction that awaits them all? Don't miss this exciting lost script by award-winning Star Trek author Robert T. Jeschonek, a master of unique and unexpected science fiction that really packs a punch. He won the Grand Prize in the nationwide Star Trek: Strange New Worlds competition and has written official Star Trek fiction in the realms of the original series, The Next Generation, Voyager, and even New Frontier. He also writes for Star Trek Magazine.
By James Goss, Russell T. Davies. 2017
With illustrations by Russell T Davies, original showrunner of the new-era Doctor Who, the first ever Doctor Who poetry collection—a… charming, funny and whimsical illustrated collection of verse that celebrates the joys and pitfalls of getting older . . . Time-Lord older.Like many of us, the older they get, the more Time Lords realize how little they understand the universe around them. This delightful collection of poems—the first volume of Doctor Who verse published—offers moments of insight, wit, and reassurance for the maturing inhabitants of Gallifrey (and everywhere else), including such delights as:THE ENDWhen I was OneI was not much funWhen I was TwoI was barely throughWhen I was ThreeI liked strong teaWhen I was FourI hated a boreWhen I was FiveI was really aliveWhen I was SixI somehow could never quite fit in to what was expected of me, well, not exactly but that was because things weren’t neat and there are no easy rhymes in the universe and scansion, my dear Peri, is a thing that’s really overrated and you only have to look at a sunset to realise that creation itself is a poem and oh no wait, got it, of course, Fix! The line needed to end with Fix! (Or tricks. That’s works too.)When I was SevenI sent the gods to HeavenWhen I was EightKissing was greatWhen I was NineI had forgotten timeWhen I was TenI began againWhen I was ElevenI totally got evenWhen I was Twelve, I became as clever as cleverAnd now I think I’ll be Twelve for ever and ever*(*Unless, of course, there is a terrible catastrophe involving explosions, radiation, or heights. And then I guess we’ll find out what comes next. But the eyebrows won’t be as good.)
YOU ARE GOING TO DIE. YOU CAN PRESERVE A HANDFUL OF SPECIAL MEMORIES FOR EVER. WHICH ONES WOULD YOU CHOOSE?**********True… death is a thing of the past. Now you can spend the rest of eternity re-living your happiest memories: that first kiss, falling in love, the birth of your children, enjoyed on loop for ever and ever.Isobel is a Heaven Architect, and she helps dying people create afterlives from these memories. So when she falls for Jarek, one of her terminal - and married - clients, she knows that while she cannot save him, she can create the most beautiful of heavens, just for him.But when Jarek's wife is found dead, Isobel uncovers a darker side of the world she works within, and she can trust no one with what she finds...The Memory Chamber is a thrilling and original story which vaults the reader into a world that is terrifyingly close to our own, where we can avoid everything we fear - even death itself. But can we ever escape the truth? Perfect for fans of Black Mirror. **********'A sensational thriller not to be missed' Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle'Strikingly original and impossible to put down' John Marrs, author of The One
By Simon Guerrier. 2017
A fact-packed, full-color illustrated collection of records that celebrates the best, biggest and most memorable moments from the world of… Doctor Who.Doctor Who: The Book of Whoniversal Records is a handy compilation of the greatest—and strangest—details from the brilliant, imaginative world of Doctor Who. Bursting with firsts and bests both human and alien, this expansive compendium has the answer to any and every question about the Doctor, his companions and adversaries, and his adventures through time and space.Discover a multi-universe of astounding facts, figures, and fun—from the biggest explosion in the universe to the first human to time-travel; from the longest fall through space to the shortest life-form that ever lived—inside this ultimate must-have reference. Filled with full-color images throughout, Doctor Who: The Book of Whoniversal Records is a must for every Doctor Who devotee everywhere . . . and everywhen.A Whovian twist on bestselling gift reference books such as The Guinness Book of World Records, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, and Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, this informative and entertaining digest features a cool graphic cover with special effects that reflects the Doctor Who aesthetic.
By Roxanne Conrad, P. N. Elrod. 2004
Explore the Stargate SG-1 universe as never before with the expertise and insight of noted professionals from a diverse range… of fields: from archaeology to parasitology to science fiction, is a fascinating collection of essays that delve into every aspect of Stargate with the same humor and intellectual curiosity of the show itself.
By The Editors of TIME. 1898
Fifty years after the birth of the Star Trek phenomenon, the legacy is as alive as ever. In 2016 and… 2017, both a new film and television installation will be added to the historic franchise, totaling thirteen feature films and six television series, causing Trekkies to rejoice around the world. The Star Trek series has not only captivated our imaginations, but also our hearts as we adventure alongside Captain Kirk, Captain Picard, Spock and so many more favorite characters through galaxies and lightyears.Relive your favorite moments on this landmark anniversary in the all-new, special edition from TIME, Star Trek: Inside the Most Influential Science-Fiction Series Ever. Starring some of the most iconic characters in Hollywood history ¿ from human beings to extraterrestrials ¿ Star Trek examines how these two species work together to better understand the universe in which they live. Over the past fifty years, Star Trek has explored the future, and perhaps more importantly, the human condition, inspiring Trekkies all around the world to live long and prosper.
By Simon Pegg, The Editors of Entertainment Weekly. 2016
You may think you are already the ultimate Star Trek fan, but have you ever wondered how the Vulcan greeting… came to be? Or who did (and didn't) get along behind the scenes of the USS Enterprise? Enter The Ultimate Guide to Star Trek, your personal guide to the shows, cast, crew and worlds that they explored. The Ultimate Guide to Star Trek chronologically explores the productions and fandom of Star Trek. We begin with the three-year run of the original series with stars William Shatner as Captain Kirk and Leonard Nimoy as Spock. Next we lead into the six major motion pictures of the 20th century and second generation of television series. Finally, we survey the current Star Trek major motion picture franchise with stars like Chris Pine and director J.J. Abrams. This 50th anniversary collector's edition includes new photos from the upcoming Star Trek Beyond movie and opens with an introduction by the film's cowriter and Scotty 2.0, Simon Pegg.
By Glenn Yeffeth. 2004
The constellation of characters and themes created in Angel, the popular Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off, are explored in this… collection of essays. A vampire author, a sex expert, a TV critic, a science fiction novelist, and Buffy writer Nancy Holder provide essays examining the different issues relating to the series, including Angelus as the prototypical high school bully, Angel as victim, Wesley's many transformations, how Spike fits into Angel, the takeover of Wolfram & Hart, and Lindsey's moral center.
By Glenn Yeffeth. 2005
Science fiction and fantasy authors analyze every aspect of the innovative, action-packed, and always surprising science fiction television series Farscape… in this innovative and irreverent essay collection. Contributors include Martha Wells on characters Crichton and D'Argo's buddy relationship, P. N. Elrod on the villains she loves to hate, and Justina Robson on sex, pleasure, and feminism. Topics range from a look at how Moya was designed and an examination of vulgarity and bodily functions to a tourist's budget guide to the Farscape universe and an expert's advice to the peacekeepers who, despite their viciousness, never quite seem to pull it off. Fun, accessible, entertaining, and insightful, these musings will appeal to every admirer of this intriguing television series.
By Robert T. Jeschonek. 2012
Remember the Star Trek novel that tells the story of Redjac's eternal battle with immortal Flint? What about the comic… book story that takes Pavel Chekov to the Soviet planet Soyuz II, where he meets the ghost of Yuri Gagarin? Did you see the episode of Voyager in which Tuvok faces pon farr while the crew battles an alien who dies but keeps coming back for more? How about the weekly web serial bringing together a team of time-travelers including Tasha Yar, K'Ehleyr, and a humanoid avatar of the Guardian of Forever?These are just a few of the Star Trek projects developed and pitched to TV producers, book editors, comic book publishers, and website producers through the years. Which ones were fails, and which ones weren't? Find out in this journey through boundless time and space in a search for the secrets of an alternate universe of Trek adventures that never were.Award-winning author Robert T. Jeschonek knows his Star Trek. He won the national grand prize in the Strange New Worlds writing contest. He is one of a handful of authors chosen to write stories in the Star Trek: New Frontier universe. Now he invites you to explore the vast realm of published and unpublished Trek. Some of his stories and novels went on to appear in print, while others never saw the light of day.Now, for the first time, you'll see it all. You'll learn the history of one writer's career as a Trek author...shine a light on his unique creative process...glimpse visions of worlds and adventures beyond any you've seen before...and imagine how different published and televised Trek might have been if some of these visions had come to pass.Can you guess which pitches or proposals deserved a FAIL? Which ones deserved an UNFAIL? You'll be the judge throughout this book, comparing your verdict on each project to what really happened. Will a personal epic FAIL lurk in your future? Not if you get them all right. Though in the end, everyone who loves Star Trek will win on this warp speed voyage through known and unknown realms. Because many of these proposals, and the stories behind them, are guaranteed to take you where no one has gone before.
By Robert T. Jeschonek. 2012
If you love spaced-out treks, this is your chance to own a galaxy of them in one giant collection. For… the first time anywhere, you can buy the entire Trek It! series by award-winning Star Trek author Robert T. Jeschonek. Trek It! includes all seven volumes in the series for one great price: Trek This!, Trek Off!, Trek Fail!, Trek Script!, Trek Script 2, Trek Novel!, and Trek You! This omnibus edition also includes exclusive bonus material that you won't find anywhere else! Trek It! covers the full trek career of Robert T. Jeschonek, who won the Grand Prize in the Strange New Worlds competition and wrote official Star Trek fiction in the realms of the original series, The Next Generation, Voyager, and even New Frontier. Enjoy a universe of articles, behind-the-scenes tales, TV scripts, short stories, an online serial, and a novel, all celebrating a starry saga much like a certain trek we know and love. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind collection of seven books plus exclusive bonus material for one low price.
By Cavan Scott, Mark Wright. 2014
"All of time and space. All things that ever happened or ever will. Where do you want to start?"From a… junkyard in Totter's Lane to the fields of Trenzalore, the last of the Time Lords has navigated the past, present, and future using knowledge gathered from centuries of adventures in space and time. Now the authors of the bestselling Who-Ology have collected the best of that timey-wimey knowledge into one place. Covering themes of home and work, travel and technology, the history of the Earth and the fate of the future--you'll find a Doctor-y bon mot for every occasion here.Collecting half a century of quips and quotes, and beautifully illustrated throughout, The Official Quotable Doctor Who is your indispensable guide to life, love, mirth, and monsters.
Doctor Who: The Astounding Untold History of the Greatest Enemies of the Universe (Doctor Who Ser. #72)
By Justin Richards, George Mann. 2010
For the first time, the never-before-told history of the Doctor’s most dangerous enemy, the Daleks, from their genesis thousands of… years ago to their conquest of the universe.Doctor Who: Dalek, is the one and only volume devoted solely to the history of the Doctor’s greatest enemy. The Daleks, with their watchword cry "Exterminate!", are a race of cyborg aliens single-mindedly determined to conquer the universe and end all life forms they consider inferior. First appearing on Doctor Who in 1963, the Daleks are among the show’s most popular villains. Reminiscent of human-sized pepper shakers, the external mechanical casing of the Dalek protects a soft, repulsive creature whose electronic voice is reduced to a squeak when outside of its shell.Doctor Who: Dalek chronicles the Daleks’ genesis through the Time War and their ongoing conquest of the universe. Here are never-before-told stories about these legendary creatures—including terrifying near-mythical adventures, startling visual recreations of secret conflicts, and more. Each story sheds new light on what has become the most feared alien race in the universe.With a foreword by showrunner Steven Moffat, full-color illustrations, concept art, cutaways, diagrams, comic strips and more, Doctor Who: Dalek is the ultimate celebration of all things Dalek and a must have for devoted Whovians of every age.
By Robert T. Jeschonek. 2012
Captain Picard, Commander Riker, and Lieutenant Data made history on the bridge of the Enterprise in Star Trek: The Next… Generation...but what about the crewmen of the lower decks?Captain Sisko, Commander Worf, and the crew of Deep Space Nine were posted on a space station...so how did time travel become such a big part of their greatest adventures?What was the key to the Starship Voyager getting home safe and sound from the Delta Quadrant? Is Captain Kathryn Janeway the greatest of all Star Trek captains because of her decisive command style?Find the answers to these questions and more in Trek Off! In this collection of short essays, award-winning Star Trek writer Robert T. Jeschonek explores the worlds of Trek, from The Next Generation to Voyager. Join him on a journey through time and space in a search for the secrets of the Trek universe.This volume, a tribute to the greatest science fiction epic of our age, includes four essays: "Lower Decks," "Past Tense," "Final Authority," and "To Boldly Go Where No Comic Book Has Gone Before: 10 Star Trek Comic Book Lost Treasures." These essays are collected here for the first time.Robert T. Jeschonek knows his Trek. He won the national grand prize in the Strange New Worlds writing contest. He is one of a handful of authors chosen to write stories in the Star Trek: New Frontier universe. His latest Trek fiction appears in Star Trek Corps of Engineers: Out of the Cocoon. Now he invites you to ponder some of the cool questions of Trek, explore some exciting lost comic book treasures, and boldly follow in the footsteps of the legion of Trek fans who have gone before.