By Benjamin Svetkey
Updated April 25, 1997 at 04:00 AM EDT

Beyond the Beyond

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Pinnacle Pictures has decided to revive a 25-year-old cult sci-fi TV show called Beyond the Beyond, but somebody keeps killing off the new cast. Is it the Hollywood agent who eats human flesh? The aging actor who still thinks he’s a starship captain? The fans who live only to attend conventions? This sharp roman a clef goes where no Hollywood satire has gone before — altering just enough facts to avoid the libel courts but still smacking of a certain je ne sais Trek. It probably won’t make Lee Goldberg, a television writer and producer (Baywatch, Spenser: For Hire, seaQuest), the most popular boy on the Paramount lot, but it’s a stingingly funny novel just the same. B+

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