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From the book jacket
Wit, wisdom, humor and philosophy culled directly from the scripts of the greatest TV adventure of all time created by Gene Roddenberry!
That the universe may live long and prosper… to ensure that the Human adventure is just beginning…
Star Trek Speaks
In the course of seventy-nine original one-hour dramas, Star Trek spoke about aspects of life, death, humanity, society and a host of universal concepts in a way never heard or seen, before or since, on television. Now, for the first time, in the words of Kirk, Spock, Dr. McCoy, Sulu and the bold denizens of their vast universe, here are the stirring messages that continue to echo from galaxy to galaxy.
Words of: war and peace – emotion and logic – society and government – Vulcans and aliens – the Human race… and the universal truths that bind us all together on life's great adventure!

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Background information

  • While the official publication date is stated as 15 October 1979, the book was not released to the public before Star Trek: The Motion Picture (for which it was intended as a tie-in promotional publication) had premiered on 7 December 1979 and was released after December 1979, as Playboy magazine announced its impending release in January 1980. (p. 310)
  • Sackett received the commission to co-write the book shortly after she had already been commissioned to write The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Being more of an editorial effort, drawing upon her earlier experiences as such, Star Trek Speaks was easier for Sackett to write and therefore finished and released before her The Making Of, Sackett's first major book project. (Return to Tomorrow - The Filming of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, p. 417)

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