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Star Trek Memories | [William Shatner]

Star Trek Memories

Boldly going where no audio has gone before, Star Trek Memories is William Shatner's own behind-the-scenes look at the legendary '60s television series that continues to spawn movies, books, and series spin-offs 26 years after the last episode aired. Avid Trekkers are sure to be delighted with this first-hand account from Captain Kirk himself.
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Publisher's Summary

Boldly going where no audio has gone before, Star Trek Memories is William Shatner's own behind-the-scenes look at the legendary '60s television series that continues to spawn movies, books, and series spin-offs 26 years after the last episode aired. Avid Trekkers are sure to be delighted with this first-hand account from Captain Kirk himself.

©1993 William Shatner; (P)1993 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Glimpses of the 20th-century entertainment business that even non-Trekkies will find engaging." (New York Times Book Review)

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    Cristina Tampa, FL 11-02-12
    Cristina Tampa, FL 11-02-12
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    "Great Read"
    If you could sum up Star Trek Memories in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining. Interesting. Fun.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    What does William Shatner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    This is a bad question considering it's a book about the movies and TV episodes.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Turia 10-30-12
    Turia 10-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Wanted to hear more"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Star Trek Memories to be better than the print version?

    yes


    What about William Shatner’s performance did you like?

    Yes, but sometimes he spoke really fast! I had to slow down the narrative to get everything...


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    BrentDC Portland, TX, United States 06-07-12
    BrentDC Portland, TX, United States 06-07-12 Member Since 2014
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    "A MUST HAVE audiobook for all true Trekkers!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Star Trek Memories the most enjoyable?

    Not only was Shatner's perspective truly informative and a trivia goldmine, his reading of it is witty, tongue in cheek and vastly entertaining!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    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!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Shatner remembers SHATNER! (As well as several other cast and crew!!)


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    MS Plymouth, MA, United States 03-19-12
    MS Plymouth, MA, United States 03-19-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting, but wooden narration from Shatner"

    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).

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    John 12-14-11
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    "Very interesting but "Kirk" talks too fast!"
    What did you love best about Star Trek Memories?

    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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