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Wisdom from ‘Star Trek’ with ‘Phasers on Stun!’ exclusive book

Steeped in the legends and lore of the vast “Star Trek” franchise, veteran journalist Ryan Britt has been in love with the space opera sensation ever since he dressed as a diminutive Spock for Halloween as a third grader.

Britt’s new retrospective guide, “Phasers on Stun!: How the Making (and Remaking) of Star Trek Changed the World,” (Plume, 2022) arrives May 31 and cuts through the heart of the entire “Star Trek” universe. “. to address the myriad manifestations of creator Gene Roddenberry’s original “Wagon Train to the Stars” and examine the integration of the genre.