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The third in the landmark series detailing the making of the original Star Trek TV Series.
The third in the landmark series detailing the making of the original Star Trek TV Series.
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Finally!  The long awaited final volume in the definitive account of the making of the original Star Trek TV Series is ready to go to the printer. 

After the final edit this hardcover volume is 754 pages long and includes 456 photographs.  Author Marc Cushman wants to get the book out this year, and so do many who have already read Season One and Season Two. So we are launching this Kickstarter to get Season Three published this year.  And you can get your copy before anyone, as well as get discounted copies of the first two volumes.

“The level of research is astounding … an incredible job … The reviews are wonderful and well deserved.”
– LEONARD NIMOY

The Cage
The Cage

What makes These Are The Voyages special?

• Access to Gene Roddenberry's private letters, script notes, and other production details including set design, casting and editing.
• Hundreds of previously unpublished insights and recollections from actors, writers, directors, producers, and crew of the series.
• New interview material from creator Gene Roddenberry, privately recorded before his passing and made public here for the first time.
• Unique insight into genius Gene Roddenberry's creative process and instincts  as he guided and shaped this ground-breaking television series.
• The first-ever inside look at Gene Coon's extensive memos, Star Trek producer and writer whose extraordinary contributions helped to define the series.

Saturn Award winner! 

"This is going to be the bible to Star Trek and how it was made.  This is a book that I'm going to keep near and dear and utilize throughout my life."
- ROD RODDENBERRY (son of Gene Roddenberry).

Author Marc Cushman has spent the better part of six years writing a three-book series called These Are the Voyages, documenting the making of the original Star Trek. Actually, the research phase dates back further than that. This is a project that Gene Roddenberry gave his blessing to do way back in the 1980s, and which Bob Justman endorsed with his participation after that, along with the kind support of Dorothy Fontana, John D.F. Black, and so many of the others who helped to create and write and bring to us the first and the best of the Star Treks.

In August 2013, Jacobs Brown Press published These Are the Voyages – TOS: Season One. It’s over 600 pages long, with more than 300 images, and with foreword by John D.F. Black, the man who wrote the words, “Space … the final frontier.” The reviews were amazing. In April 2014, Season Two was published. The reviews remained fantastic. And in June of 2014, The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films presented Marc with a Special Achievement Saturn Award for the first two volumes.

Volume One
Volume One

Read excerpts from Volume One here.

Volume Two
Volume Two

 Read excerpts from Volume Two here.

CANADIAN AND FOREIGN DONORS

If you are interested in buying the books, please email me at alec@axanarproductions.com. We are handling all foreign sales directly, as we charge exact USPS shipping to foreign countries.  Please do not ask us what that cost will be as we will not know until we have the books in hand and know the weight.

Risks and challenges

The Risks are minimal. The book is already finished. The only risk is that something delays us and we are unable to get the book out to donors before Christmas, but have planned well.

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    A copy of either "These Are The Voyages" Volume 1 or 2 hardcovers. Autographed by the author, Marc Cushman.

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    An autographed copy of "These Are the Voyages" Season 3. The brand new book is first available here. This pledge includes shipping and handling in the US ONLY. Books will ship before December 15th, so should be available for Christmas gifts. This copy is personally autographed by author Marc Cushman.

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    Autographed and personally inscribed copy of "These Are the Voyages" Season 3. Your copy will be autographed to the person of your choosing by author Marc Cushman. Books will ship before December 15th, so should be available for Christmas gifts.

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    The $ 50 reward, personally inscribed copy of "These are the Voyages" Season 3, PLUS an actual original film trim from the editing room floor of Star Trek: The Original Series. This is a piece of Star Trek history from almost 50 years ago! Not available for purchase anywhere!

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    The $ 75 reward plus a photocopied script from your choice of Star Trek: The Original Series episodes. These scripts were given to author Marc Cushman by Gene Roddenberry himself.

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    Autographed copies of "These Are the Voyages" Seasons 1,2 & 3. You get ALL THREE hardcover books, autographed by the author. This pledge includes shipping and handling in the US ONLY. Books will ship before December 15th, so should be available for Christmas gifts. Each copy is personally autographed by author Marc Cushman.

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    THE COMPLETE "THESE ARE THE VOYAGES" - Get all three volumes, personally inscribed to you (or a friend/relative) PLUS the film trim PLUS the TOS script of your choice!

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    THE COMPLETE "THESE ARE THE VOYAGES" - Everything in the $ 150 level PLUS all 3 eBooks PLUS a copy of the script to "The Naked Time" autographed by author John D.F. Black.

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    The $ 100 reward plus an invitation to have lunch with the author! You and 4 other contributors will join author Marc Cushman for lunch in Los Angeles. (Travel and accommodations not included, but lunch is!).

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    The $ 100 reward plus an invitation to have lunch with the author! You and 4 other contributors will join author Marc Cushman for lunch in Las Vegas during the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention. (Travel and accommodations not included, but lunch is!).

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    The $ 100 reward plus an invitation to have dinner with the author! A private one-on-one dinner with author Marc Cushman in either Los Angeles or Las Vegas during the 2015 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention. (Travel and accommodations not included, but dinner is!).

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    The $ 100 reward plus an invitation to have a private lunch or dinner (your choice) with author Marc Cushman and a member of the original Star Trek team (writer/director/or guest performer). Hob nob with a Star Trek legend! (Travel and accommodations not included, but dinner is!)

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