Fifty years ago today, September 8, the first televised episode of Star Trek was broadcast into homes across the country. When deciding how to celebrate this momentous occasion, Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman’s new audiobooks, The Fifty-Year Mission parts one and two, should be at the top of any Trekkie’s listening list.
The Fifty-Year Mission audiobooks are the unauthorized, uncensored and truly unbelievable true stories behind the making of not only the original series, but also the five TV series spin-offs and a dozen feature films, including the latest film starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Karl Urban, 2016’s Star Trek Beyond. These audiobooks offer nearly sixty hours of no-holds-barred oral history for five decades of Star Trek, told by the people who were there. Hear a full cast narrates tales from the hundreds of television and film executives, programmers, writers, creators and cast, unveiling the often shocking story of Star Trek’s ongoing fifty-year mission
But The Fifty-Year Mission audiobooks aren’t just for Star Trek fans… these are collections for all fans of pop culture and anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of a true television classic. Check out our playlist featuring excerpts from parts one and two of The Fifty-Year Mission: