"A captivating and exceptionally well-researched examination of the original, legendary STAR TREK television series from a fresh perspective – previously unexplored in TOS literature – that focuses on the many beautiful and iconic works of Midcentury Modernist art and furnishings that are intrinsic to the show’s presentation of life in the 23rd century.
In a thoroughly enjoyable fashion, authors Dan Chavkin and Brian McGuire take the reader on a tour of the Original Series starship and planetary filming sets for several key episodes from each season of production and shine a spotlight on numerous artistic pieces of set decoration that range from futuristic chairs and tables to exotic wall sculptures and area rugs and even include the historic Salt Shakers used in the series’ famous premiere episode “The Man Trap”."--- Gerald Gurian, Author of book series, To Boldly Go: Rare Photos from the TOS Soundstage
“Here is the one book we wish we had written. This delightfully illustrated and incredibly well-researched treatise is, as Mr. Spock might assert, quite ‘fascinating.’ The book's authors have meticulously catalogued, episode by episode, both the obvious and fleeting appearances of 20th century modernist design: the result is an indispensable handbook that will allow you to go on a design 'scavenger hunt' each time you watch your first favorite sci-fi TV series." --Ron & Barbara Marshall, 20th century design and architecture authors