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Chekov's Enterprise: A Personal Journal of the Making of Star Trek - The Motion Picture is a book written by Walter Koenig about his experiences while filming Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Summary Edit

From the back cover
Star Trek's own Lieutenant Pavel Chekov takes us in close to the off-camera camaraderie while making the greatest film adventure!
Star Trek lives!
The Enterprise crew is back on the screen after ten long years. The remarkable Gene Roddenberry and his acclaimed director Robert Wise reunite the original cast (Bill Shatner, Nichelle Nichols, Leonard Nimoy, etc.) in a stupendous new movie based on the ever-popular television series.
From behind the controls of Starship Enterprise, on the fabulous new Paramount Pictures set, Walter Koenig (the original Chekov) tells all:
  • what it's like ten years later, the in-jokes, parties and lunches
  • how the cast deals with setbacks, waiting, rewrites
  • what happens when fans sneak through the gates
  • how the crew materializes that ineffable starship spirit in daily grind and moments of glory
It's all inside this delightful on-the-set diary.
Come aboard Chekov's Enterprise!

Contents Edit

  • Acknowledgments
  • Chek'ing-Out Koenig: Introduction
  • Preface
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November

Background information Edit

  • Harlan Ellison wrote the introduction for this book.
  • The original printing included sixteen pages of black and white photos.
  • It was reprinted in 1991 by Intergalactic Trading Co. in trade paperback form; the original Pocket Books printing was only released in mass market paperback.

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