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Author(s): Mark Jones and Lance Parkin
Publisher: Contender Books
Published: 2003
Pages: 400
Reference(s): ISBN 1843570807

Beyond the Final Frontier is an unauthorized guide to every Star Trek episode up to "The Expanse" and the first ten films, published in the UK in 2003. It includes behind-the-scenes information and a critical analysis of each series.

SummaryEdit

From the book jacket
THE FINAL FRONTIER IS VAST...
For the first time there is one book that encompasses the whole Trek Universe on screen: over six hundred episodes from the five television series, plus the animated show and all ten movies.
Here is a complete, unofficial episode guide packed with facts and behind the scenes information. Beyond the Final Frontier is a fully-indexed, critical appreciation and includes a glossary for those who can't tell their Alpha Quadrant from their wormholes. This single volume includes entries for each television episode, lists guest stars, key production staff, transmission dates and a short plot overview. There's something here for everyone, from the die-hard fan to someone who's only just discovered the worlds of Star Trek.
Including details up to the second series of Enterprise and the tenth film, Nemesis, this is one reference book no science fiction viewer can do without.

Excerpts of copyrighted sources are included for review purposes only, without any intention of infringement.

ContentsEdit

Star Trek: The BasicsEdit

A brief explanation of the Star Trek series & movies and their air dates, along with an overview of the book layout.

Episode and Movie GuideEdit

Introduction
A detailed history of the series or movie from a production point of view, reviewing its strengths and weaknesses.
Title
The title as it appears on-screen, along with the season and episode number according to the original US broadcast order.
Strapline
A brief one-line summary of the episode.
TX
The date of first broadcast in the United States.
Writer
Credited writers of the episode or movie.
Director
The credited director of the episode or movie.
Guest Cast
The credited actors, along with the parts they played, and any significant uncredited parts.
Story
A brief synopsis of the story, including the stardate.
Quotes
Notable dialogue from the episode or movie.
Trivia
Behind the scenes information.
Rating
The authors' rating of the episode or movie in question.

A Brief History of the Star Trek UniverseEdit

A brief timeline of events that have occured in the Star Trek universe, from the launch of Enterprise NX-01 in 2151 through to the destruction of the Scimitar and the loss of Lieutenant Commander Data in 2379.

Character GuideEdit

A list detailing mainly primary and recurring characters who have appeared in a Star Trek series or movie along with the actors who played them.

GlossaryEdit

A simple glossary of "technobabble" terminology, species, science, weapons and Trek-related terms.

IndexEdit

A detailed of episodes, movies, characters and peformers together with their page numbers.

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