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Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years

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A new book is due out this year that will chronicle the first one-hundred-and-fifty years of the United Federation of Planets.

Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years was written by David A. Goodman, and features illustrations by Joe Corroney, Mark McHaley, Cat Staggs and Jeff Carlisle.

The history of the Federation, from the First Contact between Vulcan and Earth, to the Organian Peace Treaty of Captain Kirk’s time, is examined in this book.

Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years includes removable documents such as Zefram Cochran’s first sketch of the warp drive engine, a “hand-penned” letter from a young Jim Kirk and a document “revealing the truth about the Trill symbiont.

Six chapters in length, along with the history, the book contains illustrations including “alien species, historic battles, and ship designs that Trek fans have heard about but never before seen, including the Xindi Avian, the Romulan attack on Starbase 1, and the original blueprints for the U.S.S. Enterprise.”

Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years is 176 pages in length, and will sell for $59.99 at Amazon, where pre-orders are being taken. The book will be released on November 20, 2012.

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18 thoughts on “Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years

  1. I wonder if this means there will be a Volume II, that covers the Period from the End of the 1701’s mission through to the events of the 24 century?

  2. 150 years from 2161 means this ends in 2311 – so it will cover from the formation of the Federatiion through the Tomed Incident.

  3. CBS and Rod can spin this any way they want… but Gene R. would have had a shitfit seeing the crap CBS has put out with the Star Trek name slapped on it… I’m curious if Richard Arnold has an opinion…

  4. Richard Arnold has been leeching off of the franchise ever since he was fired when Gene died. He’s probably trying to figure out how to get his cut.

  5. If you’ve read Leonard Nimoy’s I Am Not Spock, you know that Leonard thought that Gene himself started turning Star Trek commercial with the introduction of the IDIC pin in “Is There in Truth No Beauty?” so he could sell replicas through Lincoln Enterprises.
    I agree with others who might be interested in this product if it weren’t badly overpriced.

  6. …and I never understood that… even Shatner hated it and thought it was crass… but what is IDIC… infinite diversity in infinite combinations… This was one of the most important and amazing concepts to be given heft and weight in what was a 60s sci-fi tv show…

  7. You say leeching…??? Is your real name David Gerrold by any chance? 😉 I think just the opposite. Mr. Arnold did wonderful work trying to keep in check all the horrendous basterdizations that Paramount’s licensing division was doing back in the day. Just the book series alone – with authors trying to [put their own stamp on Star Trek – bah… Richard Arnold should be commended for his fine work… but instead – so many seem to have nothing but hate. Gene liked him… he must not have been all bad.

  8. It’s easy to make people like you when you act as the gateway between them and everything they don’t want to hear. But they aren’t served by dishonesty.

  9. Gene himself started the shilling with the IDIC medallion. The only thing he’d be upset about is that he wouldn’t be getting the profits.

  10. You must not be aware then of all the anger and frustration Gene felt because he wanted a HIGHER quality of merchandise… and felt that the crap paramount was licensing was just that – crap… And THANK GOD Gene put out the IDIC medallion – at the same time he put out this wonderfully crafted jewelry – with a great design – the other products on the market were generic laser pistols with the name Star Trek slapped on them – and misc. sci-toys re-purposed with a Star Trek label… So I assume Kang you had a point?

  11. Are you suggesting that Leonard Nemoy and William Shatner did not see Star Trek as a commercial viable product? I am more than sure that Nemoy and Shatner got paid for their time on Star Trek TOS. I doubt they did the show for free, any-time, out of the goodness of their hearts. (As for the price of the product, “Only fools pay retail”).

  12. Star Trek is a money making business. Pay the fee or get off the ride. (Star Trek is only what you take out of it and put into your life.)

  13. Hmmm…so you know a lot of Gene R. back-side issues…? Next thing you will be an expert on what came out of Maj. Barrett’s front-side…!?!

  14. Have you ever gave any shillings to Star Trek, movies, toys, art; if so, then your the other side of the coin. (Get off your high-horse and just be glad they marketed stuff to you.) All you people make me sick!

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