Friday 8 October 2021

Titan Publishing Star Trek bookazines

Starting in 2016, Titan Publishing, the publishers of the official Star Trek Magazine (originally Star Trek Monthly, and most recently relaunched as Star Trek Explorer), began to produce a series of Star Trek books collecting previously published material from the magazine in new themed volumes. These "bookazines" as Titan have dubbed them, have since become a regular feature of Titan's Star Trek output. 

Several variations of the format have arisen. Most of the books have been collections of previous interviews and features, normally released in paperback, but more recently some books have been hardcover releases. In the same vein, there is so far one book planned collecting original Star Trek Online fiction from the magazine in a single volume. Finally there are also souvenir specials, which Titan have begun to publish simultaneously in their traditional magazine format alongside a prestige hardcover book version of the same content, with a different more bookish cover design; these are more often original content, although sometimes include reprint material as well. 

This list is presented in reverse release order, with the most recent Star Trek bookazine releases at the top of the page. In the case where a book has been published in both book and magazine formats the first cover shown is the book cover, and the second the magazine. In a few cases there have also been retailer exclusive cover variants, which are the third or fourth covers shown when those exist.

Star Trek: The Short Story Collection, Volume 1

  • Notes: First fiction collection in bookazine format, collecting stories based on the Star Trek Online universe previously published in the Star Trek Magazine. Also the first book under the Star Trek Explorer branding.
  • Publication date: 19th April 2022.
  • Format: Hardcover.
  • Blurb: "Collecting the exclusive short story fiction from Star Trek Magazine tying into the Star Trek online game.

    This incredible collection features 19 illustrated stories exclusively written for the Star Trek Magazine. It features action-packed tales starring iconic characters such as Data, Seven of Nine, and Scotty, plus alien enemies including the Klingons and the Jem’Hadar."
  • Purchase: Amazon(ad).

Star Trek: The Genesis Trilogy Anniversary Special 

  • Notes: Collection of interviews and articles exploring the three movies The Wrath of Khan, The Search For Spock, and The Voyage Home.
  • Publication date: 7th December 2021.
  • Format: Hardcover.
  • Blurb: "A special in-depth book celebrating the classic trilogy of Star Trek movies, #2 to 4, The Wrath of Khan, The Search for Spock, and The Voyage Home. With classic interviews, behind-the-scenes features, and rare imagery, relive the thrills and excitement of these unforgettable movies.

    The Wrath of Khan, The Search for Spock, and The Voyage Home – the Genesis Trilogy of Star Trek movies has a firm place in the hearts of Trek fans of all ages. Taking us from a deadly villain, a tragedy on the Enterprise, and to a heart-warming reunion, this special book explores the making of the classic saga. Featuring classic interviews, in-depth features and amazing imagery."
  • Purchase: Amazon(ad).

Star Trek: Villains 

  • Notes: Collection of interviews and articles themed of villains from across the Star Trek universe.
  • Publication date: 21st September 2021.
  • Format: Paperback.
  • Blurb: "Over the 50 incredible years of Star Trek TV shows and movies, the franchise has produced many stand-out villains. Collected here are features on some of the very best - or worst - villains and classic interviews with the actors who portrayed them. Includes the Borg (Alice Krige as the Borg Queen), Khan (Ricardo Montalban, Benedict Cumberbatch), Q (John de Lancie), Shinzon (Tom Hardy) and many, many more."
  • Coverage: Preview pages.
  • Purchase: Amazon(ad)Ebay(ad).

Star Trek Discovery: Guide to Seasons 1 and 2 Collector's Edition

  • Notes: Titan's third book dedicated to Discovery, looking at various aspects of the first two seasons. Unlike the previous Disco books this is not a book edition of a new magazine, and includes content previously published in the Star Trek Magazine.
  • Publication date: 30th June 2020.
  • Format: Paperback.
  • Blurb: "When Star Trek: Discovery arrived on our screens in 2017, it signalled the start of a new golden age for Star Trek. Set 10 years prior to the original series, the show utilized modern innovations like serialized storytelling and state-of-the-art visual effects to craft a fast-paced, thrilling vision of the future that nevertheless honored the traditions of Trek.

    This celebration of Discovery’s first two seasons contains exclusive and revealing interviews which tell the real story of the show. Featuring interviews with stars Sonequa Martin-Green (Burnham), Doug Jones (Saru), Michelle Yeoh (Georgiou), Jason Isaacs (Lorca), Anson Mount (Pike), Ethan Peck (Spock), Anthony Rapp (Stamets), Wilson Cruz (Culber), Mary Wiseman (Tilly), and many more, the volume presents a unique perspective on the making of a streaming age phenomenon.

    Also includes on-set reports, interviews with key creative, explorations of make-up and prosthetics, and features giving context to Discovery’s place in the Star Trek canon, this is the essential guide to Star Trek: Discovery."
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Star Trek Picard: The Official Collector's Edition 

  • Notes: A souvenir special marking the release of Picard. Released both as a hardcover book and magazine, with the latter offered in two different covers.
  • Publication date: 24th March 2020.
  • Format: Hardcover or magazine.
  • Blurb: "A behind-the-scenes guide to the smash hit new Star Trek TV Show showcasing the further adventures of fan-favorite captain of the Enterprise-D, Jean Luc Picard!

    A deluxe collector’s edition offering a behind-the-scenes guide to the brand new Star Trek: Picard TV show, featuring interviews with Star Trek legends Sir Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner (Data), Jonathan Frakes (Riker), Marina Sirtis (Troi), plus the new castmembers Isa Briones (Dahj/Soji), Michelle Hurd (Raffi), Harry Treadaway (Narek) and many more. Plus, Showrunner Alex Kurtzman, Showrunner Michael Chabon and Director Hanelle Culpepper reveal behind-the-scenes secrets."
  • Purchase: Amazon(ad)Ebay(ad).

Star Trek Voyager: 25th Anniversary Special

  • Notes: A Voyager 25th anniversary souvenir special, released as both hardcover book and magazine; the latter offered in two different covers. Predominantly archive interviews and features, plus a new interview with Kate Mulgrew.
  • Publication date: 18th February 2020.
  • Format: Hardcover or magazine.
  • Blurb: "On January 16, 1995, Star Trek: Voyager made its television debut. The fourth Star Trek series had a very different premise to its predecessors: flung 70,000 light years to the unexplored Delta Quadrant, far from the familiar Federation, the U.S.S. Voyager faced a long and perilous journey home. Across seven seasons, Captain Kathryn Janeway and her crew encountered new species, new wonders, new threats… and some very familiar adversaries for good measure.

    Celebrating a quarter century since the series first began, the Star Trek: Voyager 25th Anniversary Special is an essential guide to the U.S.S. Voyager’s exploration of the Delta Quadrant.

    Featuring an exclusive new interview with Kate Mulgrew, plus a season-by-season guide, on-set reports, and spotlights on production design and visual effects, the Star Trek: Voyager 25th Anniversary Special is the ultimate companion to the show that took the Star Trek franchise further than it had ever been before…"
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Star Trek Picard: The Classic Chronicles

  • Notes: A book focused entirely on the character of Jean-Luc Picard, featuring multiple interviews with Patrick Stewart and his castmates and production staff, and articles examining the character.
  • Publication date: 24th September 2019.
  • Format: Paperback.
  • Blurb: "The Chronicles of Captain Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation… and beyond!

    Across seven television seasons and four blockbuster movies, Captain Jean-Luc Picard commanded the U.S.S. Enterprise-D and -E, boldly leading his crew where no one had gone before. As the legendary character returns to screens once more, Picard and crew’s adventures are explored in this collection of features and interviews from the archives of Star Trek Magazine.

    Featuring multiple interviews with Patrick Stewart, plus former Executive Producer Rick Berman and other key creatives responsible for Picard’s story, the book traces Star Trek: The Next Generation’s seven seasons, both on screen and behind the scenes. Each of Picard’s cinematic epics are examined in detail, with commentary by Stewart, Jonathan Drakes (Riker), William Shatner (Kirk), Whoopi Goldberg (Guinan), Tom Hardy (Shinzon), and other pivotal figures, affording insight into the captain’s character.

    With an abundance of rarely-seen photos, and profiles placing Picard in context with Star Trek’s other captains, this is the perfect Jean-Luc Picard primer, for newcomers and aficionados alike."
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Star Trek: Epic Episodes

  • Notes: A TOS and TNG themed collection with articles and interviews looking at notable episodes from each series.
  • Publication date: 27th November 2018.
  • Format: Paperback.
  • Blurb: "The most epic episodes from the original series and Star Trek: The Next Generation!

    Throughout Star Trek’s history, there have been episodes whose imaginative scope and impressive scale have marked them out as extraordinary pieces of television. In this collection of features and interviews from the vaults of Star Trek Magazine, these epic episodes from the original series and The Next Generation are celebrated.

    From two-part tales such as “The Best of Both Worlds,” to memorable stand-alone stories like “Where No Man Has Gone Before,” some of the most ambitious and acclaimed episodes in Star Trek’s 50-plus years of existence are spotlighted.

    Interspersed with interviews with Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock), William Shatner (Captain Kirk), Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard), Jonathan Frakes (Commander Riker), and other Star Trek luminaries, the collection explores such classics as “The City on the Edge of Forever,” and “Yesterday’s Enterprise” – all richly illustrated with behind-the-scenes photos."
  • Coverage: Early alternate cover design.
  • Purchase: Amazon(ad)Ebay(ad).

Star Trek Discovery: Special Edition - The Making of Season 1

  • Notes: Second behind the scenes souvenir special for Discovery, a largely production focused volume. This book was released as a hardcover book or magazine, with the latter available in three different covers, including a Previews exclusive edition, and a version only offered at the Star Trek Las Vegas convention.
  • Publication date: 4th September 2018 (or 1st August for the Star Trek Las Vegas exclusive edition).
  • Format: Hardcover or magazine.
  • Blurb: "The official behind-the-scenes guide to the hit new Star Trek television series!

    This essential guide to the 6th Star Trek television series takes fans behind-the-scenes and into the strange new worlds of Star Trek: Discovery, and is packed with amazing images, including production artwork and exclusive prop photography."
  • Coverage: Preview pages.
  • Purchase: Amazon(ad)Ebay(ad).

Star Trek Discovery: The Official Collector's Edition

  • Notes: The first behind the scenes book for Discovery. This was initially released as a magazine (available in two covers), and the following month as a hardcover book. The book predominantly features in-universe character overviews, with a smattering of production point of view articles in between.
  • Publication date: 10th October 2017 (magazine), 28th November 2017 (book).
  • Format: Hardcover or Magazine.
  • Blurb: "The official behind-the-scenes guide to the hit new Star Trek television series!

    This essential guide to the highly anticipated new Star Trek television series takes fans behind-the-scenes and into the strange new worlds of Star Trek: Discovery, and is packed with amazing images, including production artwork and exclusive prop photography."
  • Purchase: Amazon(ad)Ebay(ad).

Star Trek: All Good Things. A Next Generation Companion

  • Notes: A TNG themed collection of interviews and features spanning each season and movie from the series.
  • Publication date: 13th June 2017.
  • Format: Paperback.
  • Blurb: "The engaging story of Star Trek: The Next Generation, from Farpoint to the final frontier.

    From pilot episode “Encounter at Farpoint” to final feature film outing, Star Trek Nemesis, this comprehensive companion to The Next Generation is an incredible collection of classic interviews and in-depth features from the vaults of Star Trek Magazine.

    Celebrate the 30 anniversary of the Enterprise-D’s first voyage! Discover how The Next Generation series was created, and how it evolved into a global phenomenon over seven TV seasons and four movies. Featuring interviews with Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard), Brent Spiner (Data), Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi), LeVar Burton (Geordi La Forge), Alice Krige (the Borg Queen), Tom Hardy (Shinzon), and many more. Follow the series from its inception to the final feel, with fascinating archive contributions from producer Robert H. Justman and Majel Barrett-Roddenberry.

    This is a story of how lightning struck twice, and the people who made it so."
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Star Trek Beyond: Collector's Edition

  • Notes: Star Trek Beyond themed interviews and articles. This is an expanded version (32 extra pages) of the Limited Edition Souvenir Special published just a few months prior.
  • Publication date: 2nd September 2016.
  • Format: Hardcover or Magazine.
  • Blurb: "This must-have book for Star Trek fans goes behind the scenes on the latest movie in the billion dollar franchise, Star Trek Beyond, presenting a jam-packed book celebrating Star Trek’s 13th big screen outing and revealing all about the making of the movie."
  • Coverage: Preview pages.
  • Purchase: Amazon(ad)Ebay(ad).

Star Trek: Fifty Years of Star Trek

  • Notes: A franchise spanning 50th anniversary collection of interviews focused on the actos behind the most prominent characters from each of the TV series and the Kelvin timeline movies.
  • Publication date: 8th November 2016.
  • Format: Paperback.
  • Blurb: "The 50-year history of Star Trek, as told by the people who were there - every cast member interviewed.

    From the vaults of Star Trek Magazine, we celebrate a half-century of Star Trek in a volume packed with classic archive interviews with every lead cast member, from William Shatner to Patrick Stewart, to Chris Pine and beyond. Featuring every incarnation of world's favorite sci-fi saga, including the stars of the original series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, and the Trek movies, familiar faces reveal the true story behind the greatest moments in the fifty-year history of Star Trek.

    Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the world's favorite sci-fi saga, this special collection of cast interviews tells the true story behind the making of Star Trek. Join us as we revisit classic interviews with the entire casts of every Star Trek series, including William Shatner (Captain Kirk), Leonard Nimoy (Spock), Patrick Stewart (Jean Luc Picard), Brent Spiner (Data), Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway), Jolene Blaylock (T'Pol), and many more. We'll also discover how actors Chris Pine (Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), and the stars of the recent movies made the characters their own."
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Star Trek Beyond: Limited Edition Souvenir Special

  • Notes: Star Trek Beyond themed interviews and articles. This was published a few months after the magazine format Star Trek Magazine Movie Special for Beyond, and appears to contain much of the same content. 
  • Publication date: 2nd September 2016.
  • Format: Hardcover.
  • Blurb: "Presenting in-depth interviews and features all about . Find out all about the making of the movie from executive producer J.J. Abrams and director Justin Lin, catch up with all the stars of the movie, including regulars Chris Pine (Captain Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Karl Urban (McCoy), Simon Pegg (Scotty), John Cho (Sulu), and Anton Yelchin (Chekov) and key guest cast! Discover the secrets of the making of the film, from stunts and special effects to costumes and make up! This is a must for Trekkies everywhere!"
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Star Trek: The Movies

  • Notes: The first bookzine release. A collection of articles and interviews themed on Star Trek movies, spanning The Motion Picture through to Star Trek Into Darkness. Includes a new article about the production of The Motion Picture.
  • Publication date: 21st June 2016.
  • Format: Paperback.
  • Blurb: "The making of the Star Trek movies, as told by the cast and crew!

    As Star Trek Beyond heads into movie theaters and the Star Trek franchise celebrates its 50th Anniversary, this jam-packed volume celebrates Star Trek on the silver screen in all its incarnations - from the J.J. Abrams-directed Star Trek and Into Darkness to the classic The Wrath of Khan and The Undiscovered Country - with a stellar array of big name cast and crew interviews.

    In this unparalleled collection of interviews and behind the scenes features, all true Star Trek fans can learn of J.J. Abrams' challenges in revitalising Star Trek for the big screen. Experience the late, great Leonard Nimoy's reflections on the life of Spock and his own directorial experiences on Star Trek. Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, and Zachary Quinto reveal their secrets behind reinterpreting classic Trek characters, while Benedict Cumberbatch, Eric Bana, Peter Weller and Malcolm McDowell reveal all about creating some of the most memorable Star Trek villains.

    Packed with in-depth features and interviews with the casts and crews of the Star Trek movies, plus an exclusive inside story on making Star Trek: The Motion Picture, this is a must for all true Trek fans!"
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This list was curated at the request of reader and Ko-Fi supporter Léon; so thanks Léon!

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