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Published Oct 1, 2019

Robert Petkoff Talks 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture'

The Broadway actor explains why reading the new TMP audiobook was a "thrill."

Fall 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the first Star Trek film.?This novelization — originally published in 1979 and the only novel to be credited to legendary Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry — is now available on?audio for the first time ever!

The original five-year mission of the Starship Enterprise to explore strange new worlds and to seek out new life and new civilizations has ended. Now James T. Kirk, Spock, Dr. McCoy, and the rest of the crew of the Enterprise have separated to follow their own career paths and different lives. But now, an overwhelming alien threat—one that is ignoring all attempts at communication and annihilating all opposition in its path—is on a collision course with Earth, the very heart of the United Federation of Planets. And the only vessel that Starfleet can send in time to intercept this menace is a refitted Enterprise, with her old crew heeding the call to once again boldly go where no one has gone before.

“For 40 years we have been the proud publisher of Star Trek books," writes Liz Perl, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Simon & Schuster. "As this landmark science fiction series has evolved our program grew to encompass the numerous Star Trek franchises.  Now, we want to  commemorate this special anniversary with a rerelease of the book that started it all, the official movie novelization, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, written by Star Trek’s creator, Gene Roddenberry. Star Trek: The Motion Picture will also be available for the first time ever in an audio edition from S&S Audio.”

In the exclusive video clip above, you can be the first to hear why star narrator and Trek Fan, Broadway and West End actor Robert Petkoff, was excited to read the audiobook adaption of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Excited? Of course you are. Be sure to be one of the first to hear the audio book in full by ordering it on Audible, Apple Books and Google Play.