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Set Phasers to Stun

Set Phasers to Stun

Forty-seven years after NBC killed it off, Star Trek celebrates its half-century in a state of rude health. Boldly going where several other people have been before, Marcus Berkmann tells the story of this sturdy science fiction vehicle from its first five-year mission (rudely curtailed to three), through the dark years of the 1970s, the triumphant film series and The Next Generation, to the current ‘reboot’ films, with a younger cast taking on the characters of Kirk, Spock, McCoy and co.

With wit, insight and a huge pile of DVDs, he seeks to answer all the important questions. Why did Kirk’s shirt always get torn when he had a fist fight? What’s the most number of times Uhura said ‘Hailing frequencies open, sir’ in a single episode? (Seven.) And what’s the worst imaginable insult in Klingon? (Your mother has a smooth forehead.)
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Genre: Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure / Humour

On Sale: 4th May 2017

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780349141152


For gossip and backstage inttrigue, the history and the myth, turn to Markus Berkmann's Set Phasers to Stun, a lively and witty history
The Times
Marcus Berkmann extracts buckets of fun in this witty mixture of anecdote and episode guide . . . Berkmann's triumph is the way he evokes that time and sends the reader hurrying to watch the show again
Daily Mail