Here is a Trek book like no other: an insightful and often hilarious look at the mythmaking machinery behind the planet's most enduring TV show. Best-selling travel writer Jeff Greenwald sets out to discover how Star Trek - launched in 1966 as a "Wagon Train to the Stars" - has become a global myth. His travels take him from an Indian bazaar to a Japanese spa; from a Klingon wedding in Germany to a Venetian Trekker feast. Along the way he corners Leonard Nimoy, intrudes upon Kurt Vonnegut, and visits NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory - where Trek inspired dreams come true. He even has an audience with the Dalai Lama, who shares his surprising views on space travel, aliens, and the Internet. Future Perfect also journeys into the minds of Star Trek's creators. Granted sweeping access to the soundstages of Voyager and First Contact, Greenwald conducts lively interviews with stars like Patrick Stewart, Kate Mulgrew, and Michael Dorn - and with the writers and producers who keep Gene Roddenberry's vision alive.