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Old July 31 2013, 05:59 AM   #31
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Re: New Book about TOS: These Are The Voyages

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Did I miss something? I didn't see anything about an rebook version.
Oh I'm not sure of that by any means, I just figured in this day and age and since it's a self-published book right? It would also be available in a electronic format. No physical distribution charges.
I just find 25 bucks for shipping one book is on the steep side.
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Old July 31 2013, 06:31 AM   #32
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Did I miss something? I didn't see anything about an rebook version.
Oh I'm not sure of that by any means, I just figured in this day and age and since it's a self-published book right? It would also be available in a electronic format. No physical distribution charges.
I just find 25 bucks for shipping one book is on the steep side.
Yep I agree.
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Old July 31 2013, 07:48 AM   #33
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I'm scared to check shipping to Sweden now. 25 bucks sure is a lot, plus I'd have customs on top of that.

An ebook would be great.
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Old July 31 2013, 09:30 AM   #34
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Re: New Book about TOS: These Are The Voyages

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Here's a review of the First Season book:

http://borg.com/2013/07/30/exhaustiv...tar-trek-fans/
Great review, by the way It's very tempting but I just haven't the money!
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Old July 31 2013, 06:47 PM   #35
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Re: New Book about TOS: These Are The Voyages

Marc Cushman also co-wrote an excellent book on I Spy. In there it is hinted that Star Trek's ratings were not as poor as people think at the end of the second season. NBC had agreed to put Sheldon Leonard's newest TV series, My Friend Tony, on the schedule, but didn't have room for it. Contractually, they were obligated to put it on the air, so something had to go to make room. They made a decision.

http://www.amazon.com/Spy-History-Ep.../dp/0786427507

Star Trek, in its second season, was doing respectable business in its Friday night, 8:30 pm slot. Like I Spy, it was pulling in good numbers. Like I Spy, it was usually number two in its time period. Like I Spy, it was in a top ten demographics chart from A.C. Nielsen, this one involving teenagers. Unlike I Spy, it was not appreciated by the network and, therefore, could be sacrificed.

NBC started a rumor in the trades. Star Trek, the network claimed, was doing poorly in the ratings. It was reported then, and still widely believed today, that Star Trek, a show with nearly 20 million viewers each week, and was in the Nielsen Top Ten with viewers between the ages of 12 and 17 was a ratings failure.

But NBC didn't count on the wrath of the Star Trek fans who were extremely loyal - and vocal.
He then credits the "million letters" (debunked as being too high a number years ago) for shaming NBC into keeping Trek on the schedule and keeping My Friend Tony in limbo.

I was skeptical because this was the first I'd heard of this in all this time and details or proof were not forthcoming (also the million letters thing). Apparently he was saving it for these volumes. Considering the (otherwise) excellence of that book, I have no doubt these will be great to read.
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Old July 31 2013, 07:36 PM   #36
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If these were E-books I might have considered but the price is too steep for me. One book costs more than one season of the series on DVD.
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Old July 31 2013, 07:38 PM   #37
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Cover price is too expensive for my tastes, but if I find a decent sale I'll definitely check it out.
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Old July 31 2013, 11:39 PM   #38
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The Kickstarter had an option for an e book version, so presumably one is forthcoming.
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Old August 1 2013, 01:28 PM   #39
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Considering the size of the book and the level of detail, I find the price reasonable for the book. What I find hard to swallow is that it appears not all photos will be properly credited. Disappointing, but not surprising.
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Old August 1 2013, 02:56 PM   #40
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Considering the size of the book and the level of detail, I find the price reasonable for the book.
I have no problem with the price of the book itself (as you've stated), but I really balk at the ridiculous shipping charge.
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Old August 5 2013, 11:20 PM   #41
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I received an advance copy of the book today and I must say that it is amazing!! If you are interested in the production of the original series; this book is a "must have" book. There are at least 15-20 pages devoted to each episode plus a bunch of other behind the scenes informational chapters in the book. As someone who has read every book about the original series multiple times; I am blown away. I was skeptical when I first heard about this book because it sounded too good to be true and because I am myself a tenacious researcher. I feared it would be another book that only touched the surface of the series that I love; I was wrong. Believe the hype; this IS the TOS Bible!

Order it here: http://jbmj-book-store.myshopify.com...dbound-edition



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Old August 6 2013, 02:12 PM   #42
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Man, I really want this book. I'm thinking of saying "to hell with it" and pop for the inflated shipping. I don't buy much collectible stuff anyway.
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Old August 7 2013, 12:53 AM   #43
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I'm waiting for all three to be released. Maybe by then there will be a Kindle version, too.
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Old August 7 2013, 04:33 AM   #44
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I just had a Trek-Gasm!! Must own this book.
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Old August 7 2013, 09:36 AM   #45
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I'd be curious if the book discusses why in The Galileo Seven they cut out the ape men's faces and why they superimposed the fog over the body with the spear in it. Any notes about that?
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