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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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    Barton Hattiesburg, MS, USA 05-11-06
    Barton Hattiesburg, MS, USA 05-11-06
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    "good insider view"

    This was very entertaining, I only wonder what photos I missed from the printed book. I must give credit to Shatner, he included at the end what the cast disliked about him personally, which is not a small part of the story, and that was essential, I think.

    A very entertaining read. Some bad language - be warned.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Evan James 06-05-09
    Evan James 06-05-09 Member Since 2012
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    "Great"

    Very interesting to get Mr. Shatner's view of these events. Even if you are not a fan of his, you learn a lot about Star Trek and filmmaking in general. The only downfall is that it is abridged.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Valentine San Francisco 03-14-13
    Michael Valentine San Francisco 03-14-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Shatner; Reads. His Own. Book."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes. It's William Freakin' Shatner!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Trek Memories?

    Listening to how one of the networks heard all of Gene Roddenberry's ideas about Star Trek. Passed on the idea. Then created Lost in Space from Gene's notes.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Well...it IS William Shatner.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Not really a "movie" kind of book


    Any additional comments?

    If you're curious about Star Trek or are a major fan, this is an awesome book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Turner 06-04-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Listen"
    Would you listen to Star Trek Memories again? Why?

    If you're a Star Trek fan, and even if you're not, this is a gripping listen. Shatner's read at times is a little fast (as though he's trying to get it all in within a certain time) but the fact that he's reading it, makes it worthwhile. Great stories and insight for the true fan, or anyone interested in '60s-era television.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dynawos 07-25-11
    Dynawos 07-25-11
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    "James T. Kirk in all his glory"

    Still remember the day we got our first color TV and one of the first programs we watched Star Trek in all it's colorful glory. William Shatner gives a good narration and keeps your interest. Funny, Sad, Interesting, Informative.......... it's well worth your listening time if your a Trekkie fan

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Adam T McDougall Markdale, Ontario Canada 07-19-15
    Adam T McDougall Markdale, Ontario Canada 07-19-15
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    "Good audiobook."

    The book was great, the audiobook was just as good. Although the paper book was far more fuller. There is no mention of the humorous pranks pulled on Nimoy ( bike prank for example ) among other things.

    This is most definitely a abridged version. Look for an unabridged version instead if one exists.

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    Daniel North Potomac, MD, United States 05-09-15
    Daniel North Potomac, MD, United States 05-09-15 Member Since 2009
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    "It's great to hear Shatner except..."
    Any additional comments?

    I really liked the book, and Shatner has alot of good insights. But Shatner reads the book like he is performing, and so parts are almost inaudible because he lowers his voice at times to make a point. So recommend it on substance, but turn it up LOUD.

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    GameMaker Portland, OR USA 04-19-15
    GameMaker Portland, OR USA 04-19-15 Member Since 2012

    Mainly a sci-fi, and fantasy junkie who also enjoys horror, whodunnits, and books about animals and sports. I'm also an amateur filmmaker.

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    "Awesome Awesome Awesome For Trekkies"

    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!

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    Bryan New Zealand 06-07-13
    Bryan New Zealand 06-07-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Insightful"

    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!!!

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    Mika Viiala 11-05-12
    Mika Viiala 11-05-12 Member Since 2014

    A creative writer & a lover of Macs, gadgets, and women.

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    "Rushed performance, great details."
    What made the experience of listening to Star Trek Memories the most enjoyable?

    It is loaded with Trek trivia. Kreski really did a humongous amount of research for this book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well, Bill of course.


    Have you listened to any of William Shatner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I have. This, like his narration of "Star Trek Movie Memories", feels rushed, as if he just wants to get through the reading. His "Up Till Now" was a much more enjoyable listen, and a lot more humorous a book to boot.


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

    Drawling & Drowning in Detail.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a great source of details about the production of the Original Series, but you have to take it with a hefty grain of salt, because some of the stuff contradicts what Shatner has said or written before/after. For instance, he claims in this book that the controversial interracial kiss in the series never happened, while he's said many times before that it did. He also says that the actors frequently got together for barbecues and stuff off-camera, which is most certainly false. However, if you can look past the occasional fluff and misinformation, there is a great deal of interesting trivia here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Wonderful insight into Star Trek law. Very"

    Berry good book. Interesting facts and stories from the concept of the TV series to the end of the third season.
    Great for any Star Trek fan.
    Recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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