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I have deleted the links, but I do not know how else to verify the content, as originally requested. I'm supposed to cite my sources, but how is that possible without the links? Receiving a Saturn Award is significant apparently by all the names and their winning work already submitted. I'm not interested in promotion, just trying to provide some information about this award winning book. Below I'll try to explain the issues that have been cited by wiki.

These Are The Voyages is a unique and very interesting Star Trek trilogy by Marc Cushman. The first book -These Are The Voyages, TOS Season One- (600 pages) was published by Jacobs Brown Press in August 2013. The second book -These Are The Voyages, TOS Season Two- (688 pages) was published by Jacobs Brown Press in May 2014. The third book -These Are The Voyages, TOS Season Three is slated for release later in 2014. Gene was very pleased with the initial manuscripts created before his death in 1991. Robert Justman picked up the mantle after Gene's death until his own in 2008. After reading these books some Star Trek fans will be surprised at the extent of Robert's involvement with the series. We are very excited to inform you that famed Star Trek director, John D. F. Black and Mary Black have written the foreword for the first book. Rod Roddenberry said, "This is going to be the bible to Star Trek and how it was made. This is a book that I'm going to keep near and dear and utilize throughout my life." Leonard Nimoy said, "The level of research is astounding ... an incredible job; a tremendous amount of good information.... The reviews are wonderful and well deserved." David Gerrold (TOS writer of "The Trouble with Tribbles") said, "Puts any other book [on Star Trek] to shame - including my own." Walter Koenig (Ensign Chekov) said, "Everything there is to know about TOS Season One. Great read. I guarantee it." Grace Lee Whitney (Yeoman Janice Rand) said "It is so well researched and written that, as I read, all those memories started flooding back to me. It took me back, and it will take you there."

These are the Voyages is unique in that it contains hundreds of previously unpublished insights and recollections from actors, directors, producers, and production crew, capturing what went on from every perspective, including memos dictated by Roddenberry while reading drafts to the series scripts. The trilogy offers a unique look behind-the-scenes in the form of original staff memos, contracts, schedules, budgets, network correspondence, and the censor reports from NBC. These are the Voyages creates the opportunity for readers to transport themselves back in space and time to witness the true history of the three seasons of Star Trek(R): TOS. Go behind the closed doors of NBC, Desilu/Paramount, the producers' offices, the writers' room, the sound stages and shooting locations, and learn the actual facts behind all the blood, sweat, tears, politics, and spellbinding creativity that brought Star Trek(R) into being and forever changed the Sci-Fi world.

These are the Voyages gives a very interesting look and behind the scenes perspective in the form of original staff memos -- including Gene Roddenberry's own memos, recorded while reading drafts of the series scripts -- contracts, schedules, budgets, network correspondence, censor reports from NBC Standards and Practices, and other newly-uncovered documentation. Read about the making of each episode as the episodes are being made, straight from the typewriters of the people who were writing them. Book one, for example, brings forth new information such as the documented truth behind the writing of "The City on the Edge of Forever," Season One's most acclaimed episode and winner of the Hugo and Writers Guild Awards. Rumors about who wrote what in this episode have been circulating for years. Now, what really happened and who deserves credit, is revealed at last. Notably, the actual Nielsen ratings, secret for 45 years, are made public for the very first time for every episode. (And guess what ... they were a lot better than NBC ever admitted!)