The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years

  • by Edward Gross, Mark A. Altman, Seth MacFarlane - foreword
  • Narrated by Helen Litchfield, Alex Hyde-White, Jason Olazabal, Susan Hanfield
  • 23 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is the unauthorized, uncensored, and unbelievable true story behind the making of a pop culture phenomenon.
The original Star Trek series debuted in 1966 and has spawned five TV series spin-offs and a dozen feature films, with an upcoming one from Paramount arriving in 2016.
The Fifty-Year Mission is a no-holds-barred oral history of five decades of Star Trek, told by the people who were there. Hear from the hundreds of television and film executives, programmers, writers, creators, and cast as they unveil the oftentimes shocking story of Star Trek's ongoing 50-year mission - a mission that has spanned from the classic series to the animated show, the many attempts at a relaunch through the beloved feature films.
Make no mistake, this isn't just an audiobook for Star Trek fans. Here is a volume for all fans of pop culture and anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of a television touchstone.

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No single truth

Im a trekkie through and through, so am delighted to listen to such a detailed account. There is no overarching narrative here. What there is, is a number of often conflicting accounts. Sociologically and from a project management point of view this hydra of a story is, as Spock would say, fascinating.
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- dot_stockport

A Detailed History

What did you like most about The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years?

Very comprehensive look that focuses on the writing and casting etc. Any Trek fan, like me, will know about 80% of the facts quoted here. I would say that the performances were a little hit and miss. There were some different pronunciations of names that I feel should have been standardised and one or two voices became a little irritating after awhile. But overall, an interesting listen that passes the time


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- Jon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-07-2016
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio