©1993 William Shatner; (P)1993 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
"Glimpses of the 20th-century entertainment business that even non-Trekkies will find engaging." (New York Times Book Review)
Mainly a sci-fi, and fantasy junkie who also enjoys horror, whodunnits, and books about animals and sports. I'm also an amateur filmmaker.
I'm enjoyed this sooo much. In fact I was really sad when it was over because I wanted MUCH MORE. A great history of how the Star Trek tv series got off the ground. Stories about all the cast plus the crew and creative team. I need more!
Brilliant and insightful, this monologue takes you on a journey with a welcomed frankness that only comes from one who lived through it. Plenty of facts of great interest to those trekkers and budding directors alike!
You would definitely listen to it more than once, and it's the perfect companion to his Movie Memories book as well. Time just flies!!!
Entertaining. Interesting. Fun.
The behind-the-scenes look at the Star Trek episodes, the stories having to do with the actors and others battling it out with NBC, and the whole process.
Well, William Shatner was there! That made it cool that he narrated it, even if I thought he talked too fast and muffled in some areas.
This is a bad question considering it's a book about the movies and TV episodes.
Very entertaining and enlightening. I actually did a class project on Nichelle Nichols' contribution to civil rights and used Shatner's book as a reference. I even came in costume! I really feel like a big Star Trek nerd now that I've read this book. There was some overlap from Nimoy's "I Am Spock," but not much.
Yes, but sometimes he spoke really fast! I had to slow down the narrative to get everything...
Not only was Shatner's perspective truly informative and a trivia goldmine, his reading of it is witty, tongue in cheek and vastly entertaining!!
Shatner's insight on Gene Rodenberry, the before-his time genius who created Star Trek was a clear and heartfelt homage to a man he respects and owes so much.
Shatner covers so many hilarious as well as touching moments it would be hard to single one out, but the infamous "Green skinned Orion Slave Girl" incident has to take the cake!
Shatner remembers SHATNER! (As well as several other cast and crew!!)
There are some good behind the scenes stories here for Trekkies to enjoy, but Shatner's monotone narration was dissapointing. Worth a listen if you are a die-hard ST fan (and you can get this title on sale).
I really loved hearing the back story and the fight to get the series done. The only negative is that Shatner sometimes talks so fast I have to play it back to understand him.
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