to coincide with the latest Star Trek movie Nemesis,
Larry Nemecek's essential guide to the Star Trek: The
Next Generation universe has just got, ever so slightly,
Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion should already
reside on most serious fans bookcases. The last reprint was
launched back in 1995 and the only real difference of any
note is that all of the new movies starring The Next Generation
cast are now included.
collection kicks off with a look at how the TV series went
into production, how they designed the props and how they
cast the characters - plenty of pictures are included here
of the actors pre-Trek and the designs for some of the props.
is without a doubt the best episode and movie guide for Next
Gen fans, but as with all great things there are some
areas that could be better. To start with I
couldn't fathom out the bizarre changing of fonts for different
sections - some of which are painful on the eyes. Also I couldn't
fathom out what the code on each episode was supposed to mean
- it seemed that they might be the original studio codes but
this is never mentioned and I wasn't sure why anyone would
collection is well illustrated with black and white images
from the episodes. Some colour images would have been nice,
but I suppose that would push the price up considerably.
This is an essential purchase for The Next Generation
fans, but not really worth buying if you purchased the last
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