Star Trek: Lost Scenes Review

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With Star Trek: Discovery picking up on another season soon, it’s good to look back into the older Star Trek shows that we hold near and dear, and Star Trek: Lost Scenes is a great way of enjoying it!

This new book published by Titan Books looks into the deleted and ‘lost’ scenes of Star Trek the original series featuring none other than William Shatner among his other famous cast members. What to note about this book is that it covers a lot of material very quickly, giving photos and quick blurbs about the specific episode in the series.

Table of Contents

Star Trek: The Lost Scenes has many episodes that’s covered, and they can all be listed below:

Table of Contents

Behind the Scenes

  • Optical Effects
  • Makeup and Costume
  • Aliens and Artificial Entities
  • Interesting Interiors
  • Exterior Shooting Locations
  • Caught on Camera
  • Notable Slate Shots
  • Unusual Film

Deleted Scenes

  • “The Cage”
  • “The Corbomite Maneuver”
  • “The Enemy Within”
  • “Charlie X”
  • “Balance of Terror”
  • “The Alternative Factor”
  • “Dagger of the Mind”
  • “Miri”
  • “The Conscience of the King”
  • “Court Martial”
  • “Arena”
  • “Tomorrow is Yesterday”
  • “Space Seed”
  • “Errand of Mercy”
  • “The City on the Edge of Forever”
  • “Friday’s Child”
  • “Who Mourns for Adonais?”
  • “Amok Time”
  • “The Doomsday Machine”
  • “The Deadly Years”
  • “I, Mudd”
  • “A Private Little War”
  • “The Gamesters of Triskelion”
  • “The Immunity of Syndrome”
  • “By Any Other Name”
  • “Return to Tomorrow”
  • “The Omega Glory”
  • “Elaan of Troyius”
  • “The Enterprise Incident”
  • “Spock’s Brain”
  • “For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky”
  • “Plato’s Stepchildren”
  • “Whom Gods Destroy”
  • “The Savage Curtain”
  • “All of Yesterdays”
  • “Turnabout Intruder”

Bloopers

  • Frames from the Blooper Reels
  • Technical Gaffes
  • Pranks
  • “Let’s Try Another Take!”
  • Bloopers from Deleted Scenes
  • Funny Frames from the Episodes

Behind the Scenes

Star Trek has some interesting behind the scenes information, and some of it goes into the creation of the ships such as Enterprise and how they were created as physical miniatures. There are also of course remastered changes that can be seen from the original footage to the changed.

Deleted Scenes

One of the more interesting things for any show are the deleted scenes that are revealed. This reigns true for both episodes and movies, as deleted scenes can play a big role in telling a larger story, or even essential parts that had to be cut due to time constraints.

Bloopers

Lastly in Star Trek: The Lost Scenes we find bloopers, which are generally funny out-takes for shows where the actors either mess up their lines or can’t control their laughter. It’s no different for Star Trek, where even Shatner himself is found making a few silly faces.

My Take

I personally enjoyed looking through Star Trek: The Lost Scenes and gaining new information on the iconic series. It is a foundation for current science fiction, and remakes of the show are ongoing, and even in new movies. The new information shown in the book gives fans more to live for from the original series, and I think any Trekkie would enjoy having this in their collection.

If you want to get your own copy of Star Trek: The Lost Scenes, you can find it on Titan Books, where they can direct you to a local distributor such as Amazon!

*These are official images from Titan Books for the Star Trek website*

Good

  • Great New Behind-The-Scenes Information
  • Beautiful Pictures
  • New Look at Cast/Crew
  • Iconic Representation of Series

Bad

  • Over-Lengthy Book
9.1

Amazing

Background Information/New Information Presented - 9
Connection to Star Trek Series - 10
Length of Book - 8.5
Quality of Information/Pictures - 9
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