It was a terrific read. It wasn't just gushy about how wonderful the show was. As a matter of fact he goes into great detail to show how there were more bad episodes than good. What made Star Trek so good was that, when an episode worked, it worked very, very well.
Even though it predates The Next Generation it is still a relevant book today.
It was interesting to read that the frustrations the fans had with NBC and Paramount are the same today with Paramount and CBS.
The book was written with warmth and love to the actors, crew and fans. As it was admitted by the author; he is a fan as well and holds the creation in very high regard. He blames the faults of the shows on the producers and the pressures the studios pressed onto them.
Gerrold expressed hope for more Star Trek to be produced in the future. In the fullness of the 33 years that have passed since this edition was published we know that the franchise certainly enjoyed years of unimagined popularity with The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise.
I enjoyed this book very much and would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the show.