In the 1980s Gene Roddenberry and Robert H. Justman gave Marc Cushman permission to write the definitive history of the first Star Trek. They backed their stamp of approval by providing documentation never before shared with the public. These are the Voyages, published in three volumes - one designated for each season of TOS - will take you back in time and put you into the producers' offices, the writers' room, onto the soundstages, and in front of your TV sets for the first historic broadcasts. Included are hundreds of memos between Roddenberry and his staff, production schedules, budgets, fan letters, behind-the-scenes images, and the TV ratings, documenting the making of each episode of the "Classic 79" in staggering detail. Buckle your seat belts, the trek of a lifetime begins here.
About the Author
Marc Cushman is a WGA screenwriter, a television and film director/producer and an author. Gene Roddenberry took the pitch from Marc for "Sarek," the first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation to feature a character from TOS thereby linking the two series together. Other TV assignments include scripts for Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction and Diagnosis: Murder, as well as feature films such as In the Eyes of a Killer and the award winning Desperately Seeking Paul McCartney. Marc co-authored the book I Spy: A History and Episode Guide to the Groundbreaking Television Series.