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Hugely enjoyable, if a little light,
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This review is from: Star Trek Movie Memories (Mass Market Paperback)
William Shatner is a genuinely funny writer. This book had me laughing out loud on several occassions as I read through his personal Star Trek movie memories, but the book actually doesn't contain all that many of them. Much of the space used is other people being interviewed and talking about their recollections of what went on. The result is less of a Star Trek memoir and more of a very interesting look at the cutthroat movie-making business. As such, this book could be very appealing to any film student/buff as well as Trek fans.
While the book is funny, it is not consistantly so. A lot of it details the arguments and backstabbing that went on behind the scenes. Also, the interviewees are not all that varied and while we hear a good deal from Nick Meyer, Harve Bennet and Leonard Nimoy (whom I never realised was such a tough character!), it is a huge shame that there is nothing from people like DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols and some of the other cast and crew involved on the films.
That's not to say I didn't enjoy reading what is contained in this book very much, but it is a very quick read and leaves you wanting to get into a lot more detail.