Star Trek FAQ 2.0
Star Trek FAQ 2.0
Everything Left to Know About the Next Generation, the Movies, and Beyond
Unofficial and Unauthorized
by Mark Clark
MONTCLAIR, NJ—Mark Clark sets off to create the final frontier of Trek scholarship in the follow-up to his highly praised book, Star Trek FAQ.
Star Trek FAQ 2.0 (Applause Books, June 2013, $22.99) picks up where Star Trek FAQ left off, chronicling the historic comeback of the “failed” series and its emergence as a pop culture touchstone. While the first book covered only the 79 episodes of the classic Trek program, this volume covers all eleven feature films, 176 episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and overviews of the spin-off series, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise. It also offers profiles of the actors, directors, writers, producers, and technicians whose excellence fueled the franchise’s success. This book explores often-overlooked aspects of the Star Trek phenomenon, such as unofficial, fan-made productions. And what FAQ would be complete without quirky chapters like “The Foods and Beverages of Star Trek,” “Patrick Stewart’s Finest Moments,” and “The Quotable Next Generation”?
Star Trek FAQ 2.0 is an enjoyable voyage through the franchise that once struggled to survive from one season to the next but has become immortal.
Mark Clark (Mentor on the Lake, OH) is a film historian and has authored Sixties Shockers and Smirk, Sneer and Scream: Great Acting in Horror Cinema, and has contributed essays and articles to numerous other books and magazines. He’s a former film critic for the Louisville Courier-Journal and has also taught film history and genre theory for the Factory Digital Film Production Program at Douglas Education Center in Monessen, PA.
June 18, 2013
6″ x 9″
Applause Theatre & Cinema Books is an imprint of Hal Leonard
Praise for Star Trek FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the First Voyages of the Starship Enterprise (Unofficial and Unauthorized)
“I’ve developed a sneaking fondness for Mark Clark’s Star Trek FAQ….Clark’s blend of goofy trivia and backstage dish punches all my pleasure buttons, and it managed what even J.J. Abrams could not: it inspired me to check out the original 1960s series for the first time in twenty years.” —Kirkus Reviews
“[Clark] is able to offer new insights into Star Trek that makes his book a unique and fresh read, even for those who’ve read a score of books on the subject before.” —Film Monthly
“I found myself recently at the business end of Star Trek FAQ by Mark Clark, and I walked away from the experience a whole new Trekkie….Star Trek FAQ is a book I highly recommend. There’s so much information within these pages, but Mark Clark does a great job of presenting the information in an interesting and sometimes comical format.” —Geek.com
“[Star Trek FAQ is] thoroughly researched and well-written, and it managed to convey stories and anecdotes which I hadn’t heard before, which is no small feat. At a hefty 414 pages, I really enjoyed reading this one, and I think most Trek fans will as well.” —DVD Snapshot
“In short, however many books you have on Trek, if you’re a fan then this is the definitive reference work and handy fact finder that you’ve been looking for (oh, hang on, that’s a different franchise) and an essential, and possibly final, addition to your collection. Highly recommended.” —Shadowlocked.com
“Mark Clark has brilliantly written a book that could teach a college level course on the original series of Star Trek.” —Erie Gay News
“Clark has presented something miraculous for Trekkies…It is this attention to detail — including tons of rare photos — that make this truly stand out.” —Geekadelphia
“Whether you consider yourself a Trek-novice or Super-Trekkie on the scale of Big Bang Theory’s Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Star Trek FAQ is a great book to own….As a media reviewer, I have mountains of books, CDs, DVDs and sundry product sitting in the corner of my office. After reviewing them, they eventually find their way to the homes of my friends and family. Star Trek FAQ, I am happy to confess, will remain in my personal bookcase.” —Buddy Hollywood