Having played the pivotal role of Mr. Spock in the original series, in six motion pictures, and in a special two-part episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, as well as having directed two of the movies, Nimoy is well suited to tell the true story behind what was seen by the public. He provides an intelligent and insightful book about the creative process and the actor's craft - and gives his own unique insider's view of the creation of both the character, Mr. Spock, and the Star Trek phenomenon.
©1996 Leonard Nimoy; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
My favorite part of the book is the dialogs between Spock and Leonard Nimoy.
Having the author reading the book reduces the chances for misinterpretation, and helps to feel the author's point of view. That is in addition to the gratification a Spock's fan is getting from hearing the familiar voice.
I wouldn't make a film of this book. I think the audio-book format is the best for this content. But maybe I am wrong.
I am glad I purchased this book. It gave me some insight to the other Nimoy's book (I am not Spock) as well as a lot of interesting information about Star Trek. And I really loved that it is read by the author.
A great read(listen) and gave me a behind the scenes look into what the original Star Trek series was all about and what was happening during those early years from Leonard's perspective. My first audio book about Star Trek. Leonard Nimoy comes across as very sincere and has a great deal of respect and passion when to refering to everyone involved in the conception, development and making of the series and the Star Trek movies that followed. Heck, I haven't even finshed listening to it and I love it! Guess I am a Trekkie! Who would have thought.... :) 5 stars all around!
Gave me an understanding of Leonard Nimoy's appreciation and frustrations of being known as Spock.
Yes. More personal subject matter, less performance oriented.
Spock and I
I am not a memoires type of reader, however, this caught my attention right at the beginning and held it all the way through. At times almost too "playful" at first, the style quickly grew on me. I am looking forward to reading "I Am Not Spock" now that I have finished this.
He really manages to bring 2 characters (Himself and Spock) too life....
This book is excellent if you like star trek. It provides a very good overview of what the fuss is all about. This is excellent, just love it.
"I Am Spock" provides the listener of a broad overview of life of Leonard Nimoy. At first, it's jolting when the Nimoy, the narrator, converses with his alter-ego, Spock. However, over the course of the book, it provides a unique look at an actor and a character the former portrays.
Also, the book looks at Nimoy's involvement with Star Trek, from the studio negotiations to portraying Spock to directing Star Treks III and IV. It's great to learn of his perspective of these moments that helped form the Star Trek universe, especially his take on the climax of Star Trek II: The Search for Spock.
This is my first autobiography to purchase from Audible and was not disappointed. I recommend for Nimoy and Star Trek fans alike!
I grew up watching Star Trek and I never knew the backstory behind Spock or any other character. All I knew was that Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner hated each other or that is what people said. The truth is that neither hated each other. If you read this book you’ll see this and if you read what people who worked on Star Trek said. They say that what is here is as close to the truth as we can get.
If you want to know how Spock came to be and how he led to Data later you need to read this book. The biggest thing I got from this book was what I’ve read in many books: decided what you want! Once you know what you want you need to keep working on it even when you think it’s complete. For me this book tells me that synchronicity is greatest force in your life if you're open to it. By following synchronicity will keep you open to many idea’s and will help lead you forward.
As an artist busy with my hands and eyes I had to give up reading. Then audio books came into my life and I am back to over 200 books a yr.
I am so glad I ordered and listened to this wonderful book. I am very pleased that it was narrated by Leonard Nimoy. I love the insite wonderfully worded way he presented the background to a most beloved series and character. Yes, I am an avid Trekkie/Trekker. I wholeheartedly agree with his critique of the the series and especially of the 6 movies. I own every one of all of the TV series iterations. I at one time owned all of the 6 follow up movies. However, I only have kept II/IV/ & VI as I did not enjoy the rest of them enough to ever watch them again. IV and VI are my favorites of those three. Nimoys analogy of the how/why/etc. of the other ones validate to me why I chose not to keep the others in my library.
I especially like the way he interjected conversations between Spock and himself. I am sure I will listen to this again from time to time. I was completely surprised that when I read the narration of the death scene of Spock, that I was in tears reliving the scene in my head. And then, I was smiling when listening to the scenario from VI about the innocent lady with Chekov in San Francisco. What a delightful bit of trivia that I will enjoy each time I watch it again and again.
Listening to Leonard Nimoy speak about his relationship with a deathless character is almost like communing with Spock's katra. I will always remember the possibilities of intelligence and self-control and dignity epitomized by both the actor and his creation.
Leonard is a very good story teller and his voice is easy to listen to.
Torn between Spock and Leonard!
His calm demeanor comes through, yet he is still fun to listen to.
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