Can you believe that still to this day I’ve not seen one episode or one Star Trek movie, that’s quite some record as I always batted for Team Star Wars but after flicking through a few pages of this book, I may (just may) be swayed to the dark side. Here’s my Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan making of book review.
Forty years ago, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan saw Kirk and the U.S.S. Enterprise crew face one of the greatest foes in Star Trek history, Khan Noonien Singh, as well as the death of Spock.
Celebrate this landmark anniversary by taking a deep dive into the stories behind this iconic science fiction classic.
This beautiful coffee-table book is full to the brim with rare and previously unpublished archival material, behind-the-scenes photography, production art, cut scenes, script extracts, and much more, alongside new and exclusive interviews with the creatives, including director Nicholas Meyer.
Just holding the book in your hands you can feel the incredible level of craftsmanship that has gone into making this book visually beautiful.
It’s a fairly heavy booked and it’s absolutely packed with behind the scenes images, storyboards, costume designs and more giving you a glimpse behind the curtain of a movie that has spawned many sequels and cemented itself into pop culture history.
Sadly my knowledge of Star Trek is as limited to a Leonard Nimoy documentary and numerous episodes of Big Bang Theory so as far as an in-depth review I’m afraid I just cannot provide one for you.
What I will say is that there are interviews and insider information shared within the book that I can imagine diehard fans salivating over. It really is a show all and tell all book and it dives deep into the lore of Star Trek and the monumental effort that goes into any given production.
If you’re a Star Trek fan this is a book that you absolutely must have in your collection. It will sit beautifully atop a coffee table or sit proudly on your bookshelf.
Titan Books have a whole plethora of making of books and behind the scenes books. They were even kind enough to send me a Dune photography book only a few weeks ago as well as this very book I have in my hands to review.
I hated Dune as a film I thought it was lethargic and sleep inducing but after reading the photography book and seeing just what the effort of one photographer endured I had no choice but to succumb to the intense respect I had for the filmmakers to bring the film to life regardless of what I thought about it.
This Star Trek book that I have in my hand, it makes me want to watch the Star Trek movies, it makes me want to see the costumes on screen to reference from the book, it makes me want to indulge in the live long and prosper concept and that’s what makes these books special.
If a book can throw me into a franchise I’ve not seen one single frame of and make me genuinely care about its background, lore and production then they’re certainly doing something right!
Wrath of Khan Making Of Book review by Sean Evans