Star Trek Memories by William Shatner

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Encompassing plot summaries of all seventy-nine TV episodes and the six hit films, ""Captain Kirk"" shares his reminiscences about the making of Star Trek, a history of the show as a cultural phenomenon, and behind-the-scenes antics. 300,000 first printing. $200,000 ad/promo. Tour.

About William Shatner

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William Shatner is an actor and writer. He was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on March 22, 1931. He graduated from McGill University in 1952. Shatner made his acting debut at the Montreal Playhouse in 1952 and performed with the Canadian Repertory Theatre in Ottawa. From 1954 to 1956 he appeared in the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario and in 1956 he made his Broadway debut in Tamburlaine the Great. In 1966, Shatner was cast as Captain James Tiberius Kirk in the TV series Star Trek. The TV show inspired several film spin-offs, the early ones starring the original cast. Shatner directed Star Trek V. He also co-starred in a law-related series on television called Boston Legal with James Spader. In addition to acting, Shatner began a career as a writer of science fiction novels. The first one, Tek War, was published in 1989. Shatner has also written his memoirs, Star Trek Memories. He was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1999 for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance as The Big Giant Head on the TV series 3rd Rock From the Sun.
Published October 1, 1993 by Harpercollins. 306 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Soon the rest of the cast signed on, along with ace producer Gene Coon, whom Shatner praises to the detriment of icon Roddenberry: ``Roddenberry created Star Trek, and Coon made it fly.'' Shatner's favorite program (``The Devil in the Dark''), Leonard Nimoy's clashes with management, why laser-gu...

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Fans of TV's 1960s science fiction series Star Trek will go into orbit over lead player Shatner's candid, captivating reminiscence, packed with stellar anecdotes and backstage lore.

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Entertainment Weekly

Less anecdotal than the book it's spun off from, the 86-minute lovefest William Shatner's Star Trek Memories has Shatner and crew mouthing admiring bromides about the show's significance, what made it special, how nobody involved had any idea it would become the...

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And while Nimoy remains a close friend, James Doohan (Scotty) wouldn't even speak to him for this book, prompting Shatner to issue an open invitation to Doohan to sit down and clear the air.

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