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Harry
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Browsing on eBay and Amazon turned up at least four different editions of "The Making of Star Trek". Does anyone know what the differences are in publisher/date?

#1:
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#2:
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And regarding "The Making of TMP", it apparently is a rather rare-ish book. Is it an interesting book?

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#1 is the latest re-issue, I picked it up at my local Barnes & Noble. The book was first published by Ballantine in 1968.

I'm fairly certian that all those variations are just older printings with different covers. Same stuff inside.

"Making of TMP" is pretty rare these days. Don't have that one...

-MMoM [Big Grin]

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#3 is labeled with "25th anniversary", wich would make it 1991. Whoever came up with that cover must have been smoking.

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That font is so... round... and bubbly... Makes me feel stoned.

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Making of TMP is a litle too much a fluff piece, but there's some interesting stuff in there. It's especially amusing, knowing how troubled the production was, that there's virtually no hint of this in the book. Nowhere near as a good a read as the making of book for Superman The Movie.

[ April 09, 2004, 02:52 AM: Message edited by: MrNeutron ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Aban Rune:
That font is so... round... and bubbly... Makes me feel stoned.

That logo was the "official" one in the early 70s, and was used on FJ's works and the Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual, et al.

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Apparently, #2 is a 1974 reprint. That leaves #4, wich (at only 95 cents) might possibly be the first edition?

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Most logical. [Wink]
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I have still a copy of the #2 version of "The Making of Star Trek", that I purchased back in the 70s. I also have a book called "The World of Star Trek" as well as "The Trouble with Tribbles" (the making-of, behind-the-scenes book), both purchsed in the 70s. I'll probably hold on to them all forever.

It's funny, back then it was hard to find things like that. Now, it's all just a mouse click away.

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What a coincidence. I've just bought those exact 3 books from eBay!

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quote:
Originally posted by Harry:
Apparently, #2 is a 1974 reprint. That leaves #4, wich (at only 95 cents) might possibly be the first edition?

What does it say on the Copyright page? That will usually tell you what edition it is. My copy's page reads...

Copyright 1968 by Stephen E. Whitfield

All rights reserved

SBN 345-23401-4-150

First U.S. Printing: September 1968
Second U.S. Printing: Decemeber 1968
Third U.S. Printing: January 1969
Fourth U.S. Printing: April, 1969
Fifth U.S. Printing: July, 1970
Sixth U.S. Printing: November, 1970
Seventh U.S. Printing: June, 1971
Eighth U.S. Printing: February, 1972
Ninth U.S. Printing: August, 1972
Tenth U.S. Printing: May, 1973
Eleventh U.S. Printing: January, 1974
Twelfth U.S. Printing: May, 1974

So my copy would appear to be a twelfth edition.

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I'm not sure that "edition" and "printing" are the same thing. Doesn't "edition" imply that something was changed, and "printing" just means they printed a bunch, sold them all, and so they printed another batch?
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quote:
Originally posted by The Mighty Monkey of Mim:
quote:
Originally posted by Aban Rune:
That font is so... round... and bubbly... Makes me feel stoned.

That logo was the "official" one in the early 70s, and was used on FJ's works and the Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual, et al.

-MMoM [Big Grin]

If FJ was stoned, I could mabye forgive him for the silly Saladin/ Hermes scout kitbash.

Mabye.

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if FJ was stoned, i'd lend him more credence than i usually do, which is plenty already

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quote:
Originally posted by TSN:
I'm not sure that "edition" and "printing" are the same thing. Doesn't "edition" imply that something was changed, and "printing" just means they printed a bunch, sold them all, and so they printed another batch?

In this circumstance, the Making of Star Trelk was first published in ANY edition in 1968. To my knowledge there have never been any content changes. Looking inside the cover should tell you when it was printed. If it wasn't September, 1968, it's not a first printing.

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