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‘The Center Seat’ Oral History Book Based On The History Channel Star Trek Docuseries Arrives Next Week

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In 2021, the History Channel released the 11-part documentary series The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek (see TrekMovie review). The series has now been turned into an oral history book, which arrives one week from today.

Nacelle Publishing is set to release The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek, described as “the complete, unauthorized oral history of Star Trek.” The book is set to hit store shelves on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.

The new 379-page Center Seat book, compiled by Peter Holmstrom, covers the Star Trek franchise from The Original Series (including its origins with Lucille Ball and Desilu studios) through to the TOS movies, The Next GenerationDeep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise. It even covers the often-overlooked Star Trek: The Animated Series as well as the Phase II project. The oral history book is based on numerous interviews with cast, crew, and experts sharing candid backstage stories and insights.

“What’s better than making a series only about Star Trek? Releasing a book only about Star Trek!” said Nacelle Company Founder and CEO, Brian Volk-Weiss, in a statement.

The Center Seat book comes out on hardcover on March 21. You can pre-order in on Amazon for $27.95.

The Center Seat – docuseries now available on DVD and streaming

The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek docuseries, directed by Brian Volk-Weiss and narrated by TNG’s Gates McFadden, featured new candid interviews with Star Trek legends such as Leonard Nimoy (believed to be his last interview), Nichelle Nichols, Brent Spiner, Kirstie Alley, Walter Koenig, Denise Crosby, Wil Wheaton, John de Lancie, Nicholas Meyer, Ronald D. Moore, Brannon Braga, Nana Visitor, Robert Picardo, Penny Johnson Jerald, Ethan Phillips, Diana Muldaur, Nicole de Boer, Roxann Dawson, Robert Beltran, Tim Russ, John Billingsley, John Dykstra, D.C. Fontana, Rick Berman, and F. Murray Abraham.

The full series is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The series is also coming out on DVD on April 27th, you can pre-order it on Amazon for $19.99.