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Star Trek: The Next Generation 365 is a large-format reference book, the second in this format, written by Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann, with a foreword by Ronald D. Moore. The release was announced by, the official Star Trek website, on 23 May 2011. [1] Focusing solely on Star Trek: The Next Generation, the illustrated coffee-table book, slated for a October 2012 release, was actually released a month earlier.


Publisher's description
With the launch of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Gene Roddenberry somehow managed to recapture lightning in a bottle. This new incarnation of Star Trek was an instant hit, and its popularity inspired four films and three spin-off television series. To commemorate the show's 25th anniversary, Star Trek: The Next Generation 365 provides a fresh, accessible overview of the entire series, including an authorized guide to all 178 episodes. Featuring rarely seen and now-classic photography and illustrations, this visual celebration of the voyages of Captain Picard, his crew, and the Enterprise-D offers a loving look back at the Emmy and Hugo Award-winning series.

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Background information[]

  • Behind-the-scenes material in the book, include several pictures that appeared in the auction catalogs of Christie's, for the 2006 40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection auction, and also images from the personal collections of contributors Eric Alba, Andrew Probert, Rick Sternbach, Michael and Denise Okuda, Richard James, and Dan Curry, among others.
  • Written and edited before the first installments of the 2012 remastered series were released, only two high definition images from that project were included in the book, unlike the previous 365 book, Star Trek: The Original Series 365.
  • Like the previous volume, the book employs the somewhat odd page count of only numbering the left page, with its accompanying mirror page left uncounted. In total 365 pages are counted (hence the "365" in the title) and referenced as such in the index, though the actual number of pages is double that.
  • The authors would like to develop a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 365 release although they commented: "It depends on how well [Star Trek: The Next Generation 365] does—and how much fan interest there might be in Deep Space Nine. DS9 was never as popular as its two predecessors, although it arguably was a more critically acclaimed series. Publishing a full-color book of this quality is an expensive proposition, so there needs to be evidence that the fans will be there to welcome it to their shelves. We hope it happens, but we read so many comments from fans that say they never got into DS9 because 'it was too dark', or some such, that we’re not holding our breath. It’s a shame; we suspect most of those commentators didn’t give the show a chance, so they don’t know the wonders that they missed". [2] Ironically, it is the author couple's own Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion, released in 2000, that is the most likely hindrance for a potential Deep Space Nine 365 release; being the most critically acclaimed of all the Star Trek companions, the print franchise is therefore likely to deem a revisiting of the subject matter as superfluous.

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