First of all, Amazon need to amend their listing this book at 176 pages - it's not, it's only 97.
Expectations also need to be lowered as to what to receive regarding content and presentation. Content is mostly a collection of previously published interviews (I believe), so if you've already got these then there's little that's new here apart from one interview with Kate Mulgrew.
Presentation is also divisive. The shiny paper does show any printing flaws very readily and you must have clean fingers as those prints will probably be there for ever!
So why three stars? Well, I haven't actually read any of those previous interviews, so this is all new content for me. And I think the shiny paper was used to highlight the colour images better than dull matte paper, and the photos do pop off the page. Finally, I think "Voyager" had the best opening credits sequence of any of the shows and still creates a tingle down my spine, so any book that devotes a whole chapter to this is okay by me!
I mean, come on, how many non-fiction "Voyager" books are there? You can count them on the fingers of one hand. This book is far from perfect and is somewhat overpriced at £15, but it will have to suffice until this one comes out in the Summer:
In the meantime, I would recommend this book IF you haven't previously read any of the interviews and aren't too fussy with presentation. But try and pick it up for £10 or less.
Edit. The book I linked above is now not due until October! Oh well, I've pre-ordered it anyway....
STAR TREK VOYAGER 25TH ANN SPECIAL HC Twarda oprawa – Edycja specjalna, 1 stycznia 2020
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A behind-the-scenes souvenir guide to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: Voyager. A deluxe collector's edition offering a behind-the-scenes guide to the classic Star Trek series, featuring a selection of interviews and features on the characters, cast, and crew of Star Trek Voyager with rarely seen photos and art.
Titan Magazines has been publishing the official Star Trek magazine worldwide for over 200 issues, with top journalists contributing over the years.
- Wydawca : Titan Books; Edycja 1. (1 stycznia 2020)
- Język : Angielski
- Twarda oprawa : 96 str.
- ISBN-10 : 1787734226
- ISBN-13 : 978-1787734227
- Wymiary : 20.73 x 1.07 x 28.32 cm
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Poor qualityOpinia napisana w Wielkiej Brytanii dnia 22 lutego 2020
Disappointing - poor quality print, some pages have rippled effect, cheap production. 97 pages hardback. Strange format, superficial random archive articles, re hashed old interviews (one recent interview with Kate Mulgrew), poorly conceived 25th anniversary Star Trek magazine 'special' without the adverts. Put together in a hurry without much thought? Sadly not worth the £10 I paid for this. Definitely NOT 'the complete history of Voyager'! Doesn't do justice to the show that it deserves in my opinion.
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Kids annual disguised as an anniversary bookOpinia napisana w Wielkiej Brytanii dnia 6 marca 2020
I love Voyager it's my Trek of choice as such I was ecstatic that for its 25th anniversary especially when I saw this book was coming out. In all honesty I was disappointed. Its basically a magazine in a hard cover which would've been fine except the content is old news. Don't get me wrong it was interesting but I was expecting more recent interviews given it's the 25th anniversary special; but 99% of the interviews in this book are 20 years old give or take.
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Mostly (very) old contentOpinia napisana w Wielkiej Brytanii dnia 2 kwietnia 2020
Mostly interviews from the 1990s recycled from Star Trek magazine. Actors very rarely give any interesting insight to a production that is currently employing them, so no hindsight and nothing very interesting. Bit of a shame and missed opportunity.
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