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Star Trek Movie Memories

Written by: William Shatner
Narrated by: William Shatner
Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
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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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If you’re a Trekker, you’ll love this

A fun romp through the details of making the TOS movies. Actually gave me insight into the production process of a movie. Little more about the business of getting a Star Trek movie made rather than sentimental stories of the gang getting together one more time. Shatner is straight forward and matter of fact while remaining engaged. Particularly interesting when he talks about Star Trek V- the movie Shatner directed. So glad everyone persevered and got these movies made!

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Star Trek Movie Memories

Enjoyed these Star Trek Movie Memories William Shatner is a wonderful storie teller. Makes me want to see the Star Trek films again.

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  • A Midwesterner in Jersey
  • 2007-07-16

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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  • C. Dalton
  • 2009-01-25

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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  • MovieGuy
  • 2015-06-03

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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  • Courtney Dundas
  • 2020-05-16

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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  • brian beirne
  • 2020-03-01

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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  • Joseph Daniel Ruffoni
  • 2018-02-17

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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  • Samual T McBean
  • 2017-12-12

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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  • Craig Cohen
  • 2016-10-14

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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  • Gary M. Gordon
  • 2016-06-30

Bill, Thank you!

Loved every story and word. As the book inched closer and closer to the end, I just felt sad and wanting more. Again, I would like to thank Bill for sharing all of these stories and insights to his life.

-- Gary M Gordon

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  • Bryan
  • 2013-06-07

Perfect Companion to Star Trek Memories

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 Star Trek Memories book as well. Time just flies!!!