Thursday, June 23, 2011

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country - Original Movie Script

This week, we take a look at a "Collector's Edition" of a Star Trek movie script:

This is the second printing of the book, made in 1995. It was published by O.S.P. Publishing, Inc., which pubilshed movie scripts for Star Trek II through VI. As far as I can tell, these are the only Star Trek books they published. They also published a variety of other movie scripts and screenplays for movies such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones as well as classics such as Gone With the Wind, It's A Wonderful Life, and The Wizard of Oz. They appear to have gone out of business sometime in the '90s. This book was published for the Premiere movie magazine's "Movie Script Library," and has an introduction by John Housley, associate editor of the magazine, that gives information on the movie. According to Wikipedia, Premiere was published from 1987 through 2007, and the original version, started in France in 1976, is still in publication there.

This is a very nice book, although some Denebian slime-devil put a sticker on the front, which has left a mark on it. I've never really looked at a movie script before, and I found it fairly interesting. It gives me a new respect for good directors and actors who are able to take the plain dialog and instructions in a script and turn it into a meaningfully spoken, smooth-flowing movie.

All the script text is on the right hand side of the book.

At the back of the book, on glossy paper,
are several photographs from the movie.

The back of the book is a little plain.

If you've just got to have one of these, you can get one on

Next Week on Zach Trek: Stop by next Thursday to see a truly attractive collectible.

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