World of Star Trek 1
Author: David Gerrold
Published: 12 April 1973
12 November 1975
May 1984
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Ballantine Books
Bluejay Books
Pages: 276
Reference #s: ISBN 0345234030
ISBN 0345249380
ISBN 0312944632

The World of Star Trek, "the Show the Network Could Not Kill!" is a reference book written by David Gerrold (the man who wrote "The Trouble with Tribbles"), and published by Ballantine Books in 1973. The book explores the creation of Star Trek: The Original Series, and provides an in-depth analysis of the writing of the series. It was re-printed in 1984, and included information up to and including Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.


From the book jacket
Here are the worlds of Star Trek
GENE RODDENBERRY'S brilliant conception – the first viable science fiction world designed for a TV series
THE SHOW ITSELF, and the people who created it – the writers, the stars, the technicians
THE FANS – the world the show created – and how they kept Star Trek alive in the face of network opposition
With sixty-four pages of pictures from the episodes themselves, and with original photos by Stan Burns...

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