(written from a Production point of view)
A supplementary work - Captains' Logs Supplemental - The Unauthorized Guide to the New Trek Voyages - followed in 1996.
- From the book jacket
- The only one-volume guide to every episode of classic Trek, The Next Generation, animated Trek, the unproduced episodes of the '70s, and all the movies – plus bonus chapters on the making of Deep Space Nine and Voyager.
- Your complete, unauthorized guide to the 23rd and 24th centuries...
- Captains' Logs is the ultimate Trek guidebook, the culmination of ten years' worth of research into the Star Trek phenomenon. Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman, whom USA Today hailed as "the leading authority on Trek in the nineties," take you behind the scenes of every Star Trek series and movie. This insider's companion reveals – through the words of the creators themselves – the genesis of each episode and takes you through every stage of development and production.
- Follow the voyages of William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, and their castmates as they explore the deepest fringes of the final frontier, beginning with every episode of television's classic Trek through The Next Generation, animated Trek, the unfilmed voyages, and all seven movies, including the historic first meeting between Captains James T. Kirk and Jean-Luc Picard. Additionally, read about the off-camera drama behind the creation of Deep Space Nine, and Voyager. This must-have unauthorized reference was originally published in two volumes and is now available for the first time in one volume, revised and expanded with all-new material. Captains' Logs is a comprehensive tour of thirty years of Trek history, guided by the writers, directors, producers, and actors as only they can do.
Some of the interview material in this book comes from issues of the magazine Starlog, for which Edward Gross wrote several articles.