Star Trek Designing Starships Volume 1 (Hardcover)

The Enterprises and Beyond

By Ben Robinson, Marcus Reily

Hero Collector, 9781858755274, 160pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2018

List Price: 29.95*
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Description

Explore the design process behind the creation of more than 30 of the most iconic ships in Star Trek's history!

This is the story of how some of the most talented designers in Hollywood created STAR TREK's starships, from the first sketches to the finished models that appeared on screen.

Covering the genesis of more than 30 ships including all seven Enterprises, this book is packed with original concept art, showing fascinating directions that were explored and abandoned, and revealing the thinking behind the finished designs. The design history of every variation of the USS Enterprise is covered within this volume, including three that were never seen on screen. Hundreds of physical and CGI model development photos including concept art, blueprints, sketches, and schematics, provided by the original designers and the vast archives of CBS and Paramount Studios.

Delve deep into the design process that led to the iconic Star Trek ships featured on television and film. Includes concept art and interviews with the ship designers and screen model builders, this first-time ever explored subject will appeal to all Star Trek fans.


About the Author

Ben Robinson is best known as the man behind Eaglemoss's Official Star Trek Starships collection, which in the last three years has become the largest and best-regarded collections of model Star Trek ships ever produced.

He has been involved with Star Trek for 20 years. Ben was the launch editor of the huge Star Trek Fact Files reference work, which sold over 50 million units. Then he went on to edit the US Star Trek: The Magazine, which ran between 1999 and 2003. He has co-written two Haynes Manuals, the first featuring all seven Enterprises, and the second focusing on the Klingon Bird-of-Prey. Ben is particularly passionate about the writing, design, and visual effects behind the series. In the last two decades he has conducted extensive interviews with many of the most significant figures in the history of Star Trek from Dorothy Fontana and Matt Jefferies to Michael Piller, Ira Steven Behr, Ron D. Moore, and Bryan Fuller.


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This book covers the genesis of more than 30 ships including seven Enterprises, and is packed with original concept art, showing fascinating directions that were explored and abandoned, and revealing the thinking behind the finished designs. 

Discover the inspiration behind the designs of key ships from the first five TV series, plus the movies including STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE; STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN; STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK and STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT.