Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years by David A. Goodman.
Assembled as a Special Exhibit on Memory Alpha, Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years celebrates the 150th anniversary of the founding of the United Federation of Planets.
This unprecedented illustrated volume chronicles the pivotal era leading up to Humankind’s First Contact with Vulcan in 2063, the Romulan War in 2156, the creation of the Federation in 2161, and the first 150 years of the intergalactic democracy up until the year 2311. Meticulously researched, this account covers a multitude of alien species, decisive battles, and the technology that made the Age of Exploration possible. It includes field sketches, illustrations, and reproductions of historic pieces of art from across the Galaxy, along with over fifty excerpts from key Federation documents and correspondence, Starfleet records, and intergalactic intelligence.
Housed in a pedestal display complete with lights and an audio introduction by Admiral Hikaru Sulu, this deluxe edition also features five removable documents from the Federation Archives, including Zefram Cochrane’s early sketch of the warp-drive engine, a handwritten letter from young Jim Kirk, and the first-known diagram of a Trill symbiont.
- Inside the box you get the pedestal display featuring electronic lights and sound.
- There is the 176-page hardcover book with colour illustrations throughout.
- There’s an envelope at the back of the the book containing removable artifacts.
This book already looks to be a fantastic glimpse into the birth of the Federation. Starting from Cochrane’s flight in 2063-2120 and right through to 2311 when the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-B is launched.
The audio of Admiral Hikaru Sulu is crisp and clear and the special edition items are also of a very high quality, clearly a lot of thought and effort has gone in to the making of this product and its extras. This is a awesome book which all Star Trek fans should add to their collection.
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