©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)
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
Yes. It's William Freakin' Shatner!
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.
Well...it IS William Shatner.
Not really a "movie" kind of book
If you're curious about Star Trek or are a major fan, this is an awesome book.
A creative writer & a lover of Macs, gadgets, and women.
It is loaded with Trek trivia. Kreski really did a humongous amount of research for this book.
Well, Bill of course.
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.
Drawling & Drowning in Detail.
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.
I listen to audiobooks on my long commute to music school at a university in another city.
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).
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