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Star Trek Movie Memories

By: William Shatner
Narrated by: William Shatner
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Publisher's Summary

The sequel to the best-selling Star Trek Memories, documenting in deliciously lurid and candid detail all the behind-the-scenes shenanigans in the making of the six Star Trek movies, with on-the-scene reporting from the set of the seventh in which Kirk dies!

Star Trek Movie Memories recounts all the chaos, creative turmoil, backstage politics, power plays, and production nightmares that permeated every one of the six Star Trek movies, including the accumulated grudges that haven't yet mellowed with the passage of time. And the stories... Nicholas Meyer writing the script for Star Trek II in 12 days... Kirstie Alley doing her Leonard Nimoy imitation in an audition... How Kirk's love interest in Star Trek IV began as a role for Eddie Murphy... and you can imagine the rest (or maybe not).

With stories and quotes from the principles that have never before been uttered in public, this will deliver a truly unprecedented behind-the-scenes view of the Trek films that will amaze even the most avid Trekker.

©1994 William Shatner (P)1994 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

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Not as many

I bought this as a change of pace and it was definitely interesting, but I get the feeling that most of it is someone else's work, with Shatner adding a little color. It's primarily a "production history", rather than a personal memoir, with rather few personal recollections, and very few recoutings of personal interactions between Shatner and those on set. If you're a Star Trek or movie fan, its interesting to hear about what it took to get the movies made - in the boardroom, on the set and elsewhere, but I think Shatner held back on some of the best material.

Shatner himself is surprisingly self-deprecating (given his reputation), and he reads along at a brisk pace. Its hard to tell sometimes if this is because the sound engineer upped the pace, Shatner himself wanted to keep the listener engaged, or if he was just knocking it out as quickly as he could.

Nevertheless, a pretty good listen. I can't help but to listen to Star Trek Memories now to see if the lack of personal recollection here is made up for there.

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Not As Good As The First Book

I enjoyed it, probably way more than I should have to be honest. There's still a lot of great stuff and stories in there about our beloved Star Trek. The worst part of it was that Shatner spends a seemingly endless amount of time talking about his gawd-awful Star Trek V movie "Final Frontier". Ewww that movie stunk, and he doesn't seem to acknowledge that. Anyway, if you want to read/hear about the making of possibly the all-time worst Star Trek movie, and a lot of other stuff, this is your book.

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A good read!

Shatner is an entertaining storyteller. It is also interesting to hear how the movies came together from his unique perspective.

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Shatner talks about the movies.

From the end of the original series to Star Trek Generations this book has Bill Shatner describing his work on Star Trek.

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Into the Final Frontier

A fascinating story about the casts experience and troubles during the filming of the original films. Great read by William Shatner (and author) and descriptive story telling for Trekkies like me.

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Ho-hum

I think Bill needed a little quick cash. There really isn't a lot of "good stuff" revealed, and it comes across as a hastily prepared narrative that outlines the step by step occurances that took place over a period of years. No "insider stuff" here. Shatner being Shatner though, his fabulous ego that we all have grown to love shines through like a beacon in the fog.

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A massively abridged disappointment

Let me start by saying: I love this book. I have had several copies and genuinely read it two dozen times over many years. I was seriously disappointed to realize how abridged this version is, so many of the great stories are missing entirely. I don’t recall if the description mentions that it is abridged but it definitely should, I would have saved my credit.

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Need a bit more…

Agree with a lot of other reviews: he speeds through the reading like he’s in a race… and there isn’t a lot of content to speed through, really. Either his memory of the making of the movies is lacking, he self-edited a lot of it out thinking nobody could possibly be interested (we are!), or he just ran out of time to write it. There are a few small anecdotes throughout that are charming (his mobile home stories) which are far too few and too short, and there’s one massive less-than-charming reminiscence (his ongoing belief that ST V isn’t complete rubbish) that could’ve been handled a bit better.

The first of these two books was OK, albeit also a bit brief. This one, you can skip. It should be paired with the first one and charged as a single volume.

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One to enjoy...

If you have been involved with the Star Trek franchise for any length of time, you will have undoubtedly formed an opinion of William Shatner. If that opinion is a positive one, you will enjoy this offering.

Surprisingly if one holds a less than stellar opinion of Shatner, you will probably enjoy this just as much!

Hearing the stories from his perspective is valuable and entertaining.

The interesting thing is how it all works together when you read the experiences of the others involved with Star Trek.
They all whirl together to give one a fairly complete summary of the experiences of the cast and writers of this far reaching collection of stories.

Read this one, and take in all the rest, I hope you will see how the entire picture formulates itself once they have all been experienced.

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Star Trek Shatner Memories.. Superb!

This reading by Shatner is great! He grips you and takes you along on a very well detailed ride thru Star Trek as well as thru the mind of Bill.. Get to know him and learn all you want to learn about Kirk amd crew!

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  • Suzi
  • 04-21-14

Being a trekker...

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, to my trekker friends.

What did you like best about this story?

Being a trekker I found it very pleasant to listen about all Star Trek movies behind the scenes stories. It's funny, and it's entertaining. It's for trekkers though. I just think Bill Shatner's reading was like "I should finish this reading as soon as possible". I don't feel he's put his soul in it. Besides that, I've enjoyed.

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  • ANTHONY
  • 01-10-15

🐓more trek

More trek stories. Again some insightful memories. From all original cast and all seven movies. From Trek the motion picture up generations.