The Unauthorized History of Trek

By James van Hise

Originally published in 1997 and now available as an ebook. The inspiring story of the men and women who dared to go where no TV series had gone before!


• The operation that almost cost Spock his ears• The woman who wouldn’t stay green• The fortune-teller who predicted McCoy’s success• The Leonard “Nimsy” Christmas parade• Harlan Ellison’s letter writing campaign• Attack of the Nielsens!• The spacecraft design the US Navy stole

… and much, much more!

Here are the stories behind the stories, the little-known facts and legendary incidents that made Star Trek the most successful, most innovative, most enduring, most influential and most fiercely beloved SF show to ever appear on television. From Roddenberry’s first pilot to the megahit movies and first generation of spin-offs, The Unauthorized History of Trek is one of the most inspiring and fascinating stories in entertainment history.