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The audiobook version of the 2014 Saturn Award-winning These Are the Voyages - The Original Series, Season One, at 28 hours, is perhaps the most ambitious audiobook undertaken. Narrated by Vic Mignogna (executive producer and Captain Kirk in the web series Star Trek Continues), this "audio play" documents the creation of the Star Trek TV series and production of its two pilot films and the 28 episodes from its formative first season (1966-67). This unparalleled production boasts a cast of nearly 100, including the voices of many of those who helped make the first Star Trek series.

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Absolutely spectacular!

I'd already read the print version of this book, and frankly had my doubts about how well it would translate into an audiobook. But Vic Mignogna and his team of literally dozens of narrators did an amazing job. An absolutely wonderful listening experience.

Although the ending credits -- after you've listened to the full 28 hours -- give you the names of all the narrators, what parts they're reading are not specified. But part of the joy of this production is that so many of the actual people involved in the production of The Original Series lent their voices to this; also wonderful is hearing so many of the accomplished actors from Vic's STAR TREK CONTINUES production reading parts of this. So, for the record, here's the full cast list; you'll enjoy this even more knowing who is actually speaking!

John Alsedek voice of NBC Rep
Mark Altman voice of Robert Butler
Dave Arland voice of Steven Scheuer
Marc Bell voice of Harlan Ellison
Beau Billingslea voice of Stan Robertson
Martin Bradford voice of Don Marshall
Tiffany Brouwer voice of Lisabeth Shatner
Kipleigh Brown voice of Mary Black
Matt Bucy voice of Jerry Finnerman
Nakia Burisse voice of Susan Oliver and Ande Kindryd
John Champion voice of Herb Solow
Bobby Clark voice of Himself
Justin Cook voice of Roger Perry
Marc Cushman voice of John D.F. Black
Joe D'Agosta voice of Himself
Dan Davidson voice of Jeffrey Hunter
Warren Davis voice of John Colicos
Amanda Denkler voice of Fan-Letter writer
Chris Doohan voice of his father James Doohan
Sarai Duenas voice of Isaac Asimov’s Daughter
Greg Dykstra voice of George Clayton Johnson
Andy Farber voice of Alexander Courage
Brandon Fibbs voice of Bruce Hyde
D.C. Fontana voice of Herself
Sandy Fox voice of Cynthia Lowry and Dr.Laura Schlessinger
Caitlin Glass voice of Kim Darby
Chris Gore voice of Isaac Asimov
Scott Grainger voice of Janos Prohsaka
Lisa Hansell voice of Majel Barrett and Sandra Nimoy
April Hebert voice of Lucille Ball and Jackie Fernandez
Julian Higgins voice of Marc Daniels and Samuel Peeples
Ginger Holley voice of Bjo Trimble
Clint Howard voice of Himself
Chuck Huber voice of Deforest Kelley
Craig Huxley voice of Himself
Fiona Huxley voice of Music Critic-Variety
Grant Imahara voice of George Takei
Jeff Johnson voice of Bruce Mars
Steven Kates voice of Michael O'Herlihy
Sean Kenney voice of Himself
James Kerwin voice of Robert Justman
Gabe Koerner voice of David Gerrold
Clare Kramer voice of Barbara Anderson
Jonathan Kruger voice of Gerald Fried
Lex Lang voice of Robert Brown
Mela Lee voice of Barbara Babcock and Grace Lee Whitney
Wyatt Lenhart voice of Victor Lundin
Scott Mantz voice of Gene Coon
Elizabeth Maxwell voice of the daughter of Shimon Wincelberg
Marian Michaels voice of Nichelle Nichols
Vic Mignogna voice of William Shatner and Narrator
Ralph Miller voice of Doug Grindstaff and Gene Roddenberry
Ronald D. Moore voice of Himself
Miguel Moreta voice of Jack Finlay
Emie Morrisette voice of Judy C
Larry Nemecek voice of Robert Hamner and Oscar Katz
Adam Nimoy voice of his father Leonard Nimoy
Jay Pennington voice of Jerry Sohl
O‘Neal Peterson voice of Stewart Moss
David Raiklen voice of Joseph Mullendore
Bobby Rice voice of Eddie Paskey
Cat Roberts voice of Sherry Jackson and Martha Leighton
John Roberts voice of Gerd Oswald
Chris Rogers voice of Fred Steiner
Roger Romage voice of John Newland
Dan Scanlan voice of Joseph Sorokin
Ralph Senensky voice of Himself
Michelle Siles voice of Aurelin
Jamie Simone voice of Mort Werner
William Smith voice of Matt Jefferies
William E. Smith voice of Gary Lockwood
Ray Tesi voice of Lev Mailer
Cassie Tuten voice of Pat S
Tim Vittetoe voice of Fred Phillips
Aubrey Warner voice of Joan Crosby
Hayley Warner voice of Leslie Parrish
Megan Warner voice of Sally Kellerman
Gull Weaver voice of Meg Wyllie
Scotty Whitehurst voice of Bill Theiss
Adrienne Wilkinson voice of Joan Collins
Alyse Young voice of Joan Pearce
Heather Young voice of Jill Ireland

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Most Comprehensive Making Of TOS Series Out There

Have been a fan of the "These Are The Voyages" series of book since they came out a number of years ago. So pleased Season One is finally on Audible. Have read a number of making of books over the years and these are the most comprehensive books on how the original series was created I have ever read. Some major highlights for me:

1) Gives you a great birds eye view(no pun intended) of the writing process and how the final scripts for each episode came to be. The Author uses actual memos showing how Gene Rodenberry and others would submit their early drafts of each script and often re-write them. Enjoy seeing earlier renditions of the episodes and how they would differ better or worse then the final product. For example, "The Man Trap" in an earlier draft has the salt vampire begging to be given enough salt to survive and promises to never harm another human. Despite that Kirk decides to kill the creature, but later regrets it. This was all changed of course, but such a treat to see such examples of these early versions. This also gave me a renewed appreciation for Gene Rodenberry and how involved he was in these re-writes adding continuity to the series.

2) Walks you though the daily production diaries going over what scenes were filmed on what day and what challenges would come about. This approach makes me feel like I am there with the cast and crew experiencing the magic coming from the hard work of all involved in real time.

3) Includes commentary from a wide range of those involved including the actors, directors, producers, writers, even the lighting director and more. Having so many varied voices from so many involved presented for each day of each episode filmed is so amazing for lovers of TOS.

In addition to the quality and comprehensiveness of these books, having this first one on audible is such an amazing way to experience this book. Most of the story is read by Vic Mignogna who as many may know is responsible for the "Star Trek Continues" fan films (If you have not seen those I would recommend checking them out) Not only does he do a superb job
of narrating but this audio book includes an incredible amount of sections read by the actual people responsible for TOS. Also included are voices from many of the actors from "Star Trek Continues" reading parts of "McCoy, Scotty" and others.

Vic on facebook has said that whether there will be an audiobook for Season 2 and Season 3 depends on how well this audiobook sells. Hope it will sell enough to warrant all three books since in my opinion there has never been a better set of books on everything that makes Star Trek the Original Series my favorite.

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Fantastic

This is one of the best (possibly THE best) books on Star Trek ever written. The large cast does a fantastic job narrating the book. I hope there will be a volume 2 and 3. My best audiobook purchase in ages.
THIS NEEDS TO BE LISTED UNDER STAR TREK BOOKS .... I am afraid that Trek fans don't even know this exists.

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If you're looking for a behind the scenes look

In depth look at the production of Star Trek TOS 1st season on an episode by episode basis. Great for those of us interested in the real details. It's a great listen!

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I loved It!

This was captivating. I am a huge Star Trek fan, and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this Audiobook. I can't wait for seasons 2 & 3 of TOS!

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Educational and Interesting!

I enjoyed every minute of These Are The Voyages. It gives an interesting incite into 1960's Hollywood and the television industry at the time. This is a must listen for all Star Trek fans!

Narrator Vic Mignogna has a wonderful voice and it was fun listening to him do some of the other characters such as Ricardo Montalban. It was truly a labor of love for him. I also enjoyed hearing some of the original people who worked on the series. Highly recommended!

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For Me, a Nice Farewell to Real Star Trek

I didn't know about this audiobook, and had mixed feelings after I found it. Star Trek has been diluted and warped since 2009, first by mediocre action-comedy movies, then by streaming series that are deconstructionist projects pushing dreary far-left political propaganda. Sometimes when I see classic Trek (all the series through 2005) playing on H&I Channel, I start to wonder why most of the crew isn't female and androgynous. This audiobook loving and cleverly re-creates the making of the first season of TOS, and you'll love it if you can get the stain of the new material out of your mind. This is The Great Bird of the Galaxy Gene Roddenberry, not Gene the janitor whose name the female engineer on Discovery can't remember. Listen to it and beam the "socialist comedy" Treks into space like the Changeling, Nomad.

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absolutely amazing read for fans both casual and fanatic.

I am a big Star Trek fan. I’ve been in seven clubs. Dressed up as a Klingon for Fourth of July parade. I’ve read books, comic books, cartoons, seen every episode. Who knows how many times. But the amazing revelations and detailed accounts of me behind the scenes production of each episode in this book is absolutely outstanding!
and I only do you get an end up look at Star Trek in particular, but you get a spice of TV history and how it’s all put together that will give you new insights to every show you watch whether it’s next generation or repeats of cheers in France. Lee entire volume is… Fascinating.

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A tour de force!

Easily the most lavish audiobook presentation I’ve ever heard in the almost 20 years I’ve been an Audible subscriber. Mignogna is a masterful narrator and the huge supporting cast lends tremendous verisimilitude to the production

The book is also the most detailed study of the first season of Star Trek TOS.

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The best book about Star Trek I’ve read or listened to

An impressively massive undertaking. The care it took to put this book together is awe inspiring. I cannot wait for season two. Count me in for all three season books. The voice acting is fantastic and enjoyable. Great work.

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Impressive to make so much detail an enjoyable listen.

As a passing fan I never knew most of the stories so great to delve in deeper. Great narration. Leads you through the making of the series episode by episode as if you are there eavesdropping and you can feel the drama and tensions of what it’s like to make the tv show. Hope they make book 2.

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  • 03-29-22

Comes to life with great narration

I rarely think about Star Trek these days but I once loved it. This is an entertaining voyage through Season 1, with details about the scripts, production obstacles and personalities. It touches on special effects in the analog era. Nothing too heavy or dense. It comes alive with anecdotes narrated in voices resembling Shatner, Nimoy, Roddenberry, production members and guest stars. I listened while painting and was very satisfied.