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The Secrets of Star Trek: Insurrection is a behind the scenes reference book describing the production and design process that went into Star Trek: Insurrection.


From the book jacket
This is the chronicle of how they came to be – the story behind Paramount Pictures' newest cinematic epic, the third feature film starring the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation!
Follow the making of the movie as told to Terry J. Erdmann by its actors and creators. Look behind the scenes at the creative process from inception to finished work, as seen through the eyes of Rick Berman, Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Michael Piller, and many others. Learn about everything from the initial story concepts to designs, set construction, makeup, costuming, visual effects, and much, much more.
Filled with hundreds of behind-the-scenes color photos and sketches, THE SECRETS OF STAR TREK: INSURRECTION is an intimate account of how the phenomenal ninth Star Trek feature film became a reality.

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  • Chapter 1 (Jonathan Frakes smiles)
  • Chapter 2 (It's April 14, 1998, and Executive Producer/Production Manager Marty Hornstein is excited.)
  • Chapter 3 (He's got his love to keep him warm)
  • Chapter 4 (April 27, 1998)
  • Chapter 5 ("Start by taking the forceps off his head,")
  • Chapter 6 ("You're going to be here for a long time," Jonathan Frakes declares into a cordless microphone.)
  • Chapter 7 ("Isn't this a great tree?")
  • Chapter 8 (Patrick Stewart)


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