(written from a Production point of view)
Minkatek Press, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, is the name given by author Gerald Gurian to the occasional publishing house he established in order to publish his To Boldly Go: Rare Photos from the TOS Soundstage full color photo reference book series, specifically intended as companion tomes to Marc Cushman's These Are The Voyages: TOS three-tome reference work, on which Gurian had worked as archivist and photo editor, contracted by Jacobs Brown Press. As these works could only feature the rare, behind-the-scenes photographs in black and white, Gurian decided to publish a companion series of pictorial reference works in which these photos were presented in color for the most part, with additional ones not featured in the source publication. The first volume, corresponding with These Are the Voyages: TOS Season One, was released in March 2016.
In order to emphasize the link between the two works, aside from the foreword by Cushman, the exterior book design corresponds with that of These Are The Voyages: TOS, and for which Gurian had collaborated with some of his former editorial co-workers at Jacobs Brown Press.
The name and logo of the publishing house were derived from the name Gurian has given to his pet dog, "Minka", the "most passionate TOS fan in my household," as per Gurian. (To Boldly Go: Rare Photos from the TOS Soundstage - Season One, p. xxvi)
To Boldly Go editorial staffEdit
- Marc Cushman - Interior Design/Foreword
- Gerald Gurian - Author/Illustrator/Interior Design
- Andrew Johnson - Editor
- Sondra Johnson - Editor
- Susan Osborn - Cover Design