Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years
The definitive history of the United Federation of Planets, the intergalactic democracy that governs the Star Trek universe – is one for the books, and now it is… a book. Written by David A. Goodman and featuring illustrations by Joe Corroney, Mark McHaley, Cat Staggs and Jeff Carlisle, Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years will be released on November 20, 2012, by becker&mayer! and 47North. Goodman served as a writer-consulting producer on Star Trek: Enterprise and wrote the Trek-centric “Where No Fan Has Gone Before” episode of Futurama, while Corroney has illustrated numerous Star Trek comic book adventures.
The book is so full of unique elements it’s almost impossible to figure out where to start. There are treaty excerpts, intelligence reports and letters documenting the historic moments that started it all and led to the formation of the United Federation of Planets.
Goodman examines everything from First Contact to the Organian Peace Treaty, with the text complemented by color and black and white illustrations of epic battles, alien species and heretofore unseen ship designs, among them the Romulan attack on Starbase 1, original blueprints for the U.S.S. Enterprise and the Xindi Avian. A quintet of removable documents includes Zefram Cochrane’s first sketch of the warp drive engine and a hand-penned letter from a young Jim Kirk.
Even the packaging of the 176-page deluxe volume is worth highlighting. Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years will come housed in a sleek display pedestal that features electronic lights and an audio narration by Star Trek’s original Sulu, George Takei.