I’ve read most of the book now (when I read a long book that’s not a novel, I tend to jump around). I am quite impressed with the sections I’m most interested in: describing casting considerations, especially for guest stars, pre-production script work (changes, writer conflicts with GR, Bob Justman’s budget concerns, etc.) and also the section on post–production activities. Again, I will refrain from taking a stand on the issue of the pictures, as I don’t know enough regarding sources or legalities to make any judgments. There are some errors in the book that I’ve found, but it seems like a lot of them are not directly related to the primary contents of the book. For example, one section describes that a particular shooting location was also being used for other shows, such as Hogan’s Heroes. The author refers to the set as “Stalag 17;” of course, Hogan’s Heroes takes place at the fictional Stalag 13… Stalag 17 was a ‘50s movie starring William Holden. That said, I have yet to come across anything related to the main sections I’m particularly interested in (or) that contradicts something I (factually) know to be true. Whether Bruce Hyde sat in the helmsman’s or navigator’s chair to take a particular picture is not a big deal to me. I am curious regarding the ratings… and I know that’s a topic of discussion in this thread, with some disputing the author’s conclusions regarding the show’s popularity. Again, this is another area where I’m not qualified to comment, but I would be interested to know if the author’s data is not accurate. Otherwise, I have no reason to discount his theory that the show was more popular than previously described. I am also struck at how critical this book is of Gene Roddenberry. After reading the Solow & Justman book, I realized the extent of Roddenberry’s character flaws for the first time. Knowing GR and Justman encouraged the author to write this book, I half expected the author would be overly deferential and try to paint GR in the best light. I could not have been more wrong. GR comes off as something of a rumpled “the ends justify the means” guy… a somewhat underhanded man who had no problem with trampling on other people’s egos to feed his own. In doing this, he burned a lot of bridges with people he had previously built, particularly with important people at NBC and ‘name’ sci-fi writers. All in all, if you are interested in how the episodes you see came to be what they are, this book is a great resource. I very much look forward to the second book, which will cover most of my favorite episodes.