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Author: William Shatner Narrator: William Shatner Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9780061139154
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The sequel to the bestselling 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 twelve 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. And on top of it all, the hardcover will be published in time for the seventh film, which will present the perfect opportunity to tie the old crew and stars including Robert Wise, Ricardo Montalban, Christopher Lloyd, Christopher Plummer, Christian Slater to Patrick Stewart and the cast of The Next Generation. The torch will be passed, and William Shatner will tell us all about how it feels as his character is killed off in the film's finale.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Shatner is his usual hammy self here,…but he’s always entertaining and even introspective as he contemplates growing older and getting a divorce and conveys his regrets about alienating his colleagues—particularly James Doohan. An able sequel to Shatner’s Star Trek Memories.

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  • Shatner's personal log of post–Trek TV series ups and downs provides a strong story of his mishaps and achievements…A vivid story of the rise of Star Trek’s big-screen career. Politics and personalities abound in his expose.

    Midwest Book Review

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 2/4/2014

    " Inside look at some of my favorite movies written in an interesting way? Yeah, this was an easy 5 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William | 1/20/2014

    " Fun time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 12/23/2013

    " An interesting read. Shatner's ego comes through, but he also shows signs of humility. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 12/18/2013

    " I just love me some Bill! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liston | 11/29/2013

    " Shatner on Shatner. It was given to me so I gave it a shot. If nothing else I learned something about Gene Rodenberry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 11/18/2013

    " Ok I'm officially a Trekkie - I liked the book, if you grew up on Star Trek Movies you will enjoy this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 7/21/2013

    " This was absolutely hilarious, although not quite as funny as Star Trek Memories. Who knew Shatner had such a great sense of humor. There are just a lot of great inside stories about the making of the Star Trek movies. I enjoyed it very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 11/28/2012

    " If you are fan of TOS and liked Shatner despite overacting you might enjoy this read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 9/14/2012

    " Straight-up fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zach | 8/17/2012

    " I loved this book. "Star Trek: Movie Memories" is an enlightening and surprisingly humble take on making the "Trek" films from Kirk himself. Shatner's memoirs are nostalgic, funny, and at times quite sad. I haven't read Shatner's predecessor yet, but it's a must-read now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremiah | 8/5/2012

    " Read at least twice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Read1000books | 6/23/2012

    " Hearing Shatner tell the story himself was great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 6/18/2012

    " Shatner's personality is like an approaching comet. And you can't turn away from it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 5/7/2012

    " I picked up a used audio book of this, and found it an entertaining listen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gilly | 12/21/2011

    " I'm not afraid to admit I love Shatner's rambly writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 9/29/2011

    " I thought this was a nice pretentious-free book looking back on Shatner's experiences making the ST movies. It talks about the usual script and budget challenges but never takes itself too seriously which is always nice in a book like this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 7/28/2011

    " William Shatner knows how to tell a story and keep it light and funny. Filled with Star Trek moments and funny stories it is a must read for all Star Trek fans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hot | 5/25/2011

    " You can laugh it up, but considering I was like 12 when I read this, and much of it was probably above my head, I now know that Shatner lived in a pickup truck with his dog. I now know that, and you do not. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 1/12/2011

    " Pure unadulterated brain candy. I just can't help myself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 12/9/2010

    " If you are fan of TOS and liked Shatner despite overacting you might enjoy this read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 8/12/2010

    " An interesting read. Shatner's ego comes through, but he also shows signs of humility. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gilly | 10/3/2009

    " I'm not afraid to admit I love Shatner's rambly writing style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 9/24/2009

    " Pure unadulterated brain candy. I just can't help myself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 5/2/2009

    " Give some inside info on the making of the trek movies and the drama too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 4/16/2009

    " Shatner's personality is like an approaching comet. And you can't turn away from it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 8/27/2008

    " I picked up a used audio book of this, and found it an entertaining listen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 7/18/2008

    " This was absolutely hilarious, although not quite as funny as Star Trek Memories. Who knew Shatner had such a great sense of humor. There are just a lot of great inside stories about the making of the Star Trek movies. I enjoyed it very much. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liston | 3/23/2008

    " Shatner on Shatner. It was given to me so I gave it a shot. If nothing else I learned something about Gene Rodenberry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 2/18/2008

    " Inside look at some of my favorite movies written in an interesting way? Yeah, this was an easy 5 stars.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hot | 12/19/2007

    " You can laugh it up, but considering I was like 12 when I read this, and much of it was probably above my head, I now know that Shatner lived in a pickup truck with his dog. I now know that, and you do not. "

About the Author

William Shatner, an acclaimed actor, musician, recording artist, author, and film director, is best known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk in the highly successful Star Trek television series. He has also starred in the television series T. J. Hooker and as Denny Crane in the hit television series Boston Legal, a role for which he has won two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.He is also the author of numerous Star Trek novels, memoirs, and nonfiction books.He is actively involved in charitable activities for the Juvenile Justice Connection Project, Tourette’s Syndrome, the California Endangered Species Campaign, and Toys for Tots, and he also speaks at Star Trek conventions nationwide. He made his film debut in the 1957 production of The Brothers Karamazov, followed by Judgment at Nuremberg, The Intruder, and other films. During the early 1960s he had guest roles in many of the top television shows.