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Memories of the Future - Volume 1 by [Wheaton, Wil]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 731 KB
  • Print Length: 138 pages
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  • Publisher: Monolith Press (26 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004Y74XAI
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
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I wasn't expecting a lot from this. Like most people I hated the character of Wesley Crusher in Star Trek. I tried the sample, but immediatly purchased the full book.
This is a surprisingly self-deprecating memory of life on the Star Trek set. Originally written on Wil Wheaton's blog (but updated for the book), each chapter deals with a specific episode, in this first book, the first half of Season 1 of Star Trek: The Next Generation. There is an initial synopsis of the plot, written in a comic, frequently snide way, followed by Wheaton's memories of the shooting of the episode, and his opinion on how each episode rated. Although at times the humour feels a bit forced, you always feel that Wheaton is honest. If something didn't work, or the writing was bad, he says so. I suspect several of the actors and crew will be offended as to how they were portrayed, but he also gives praise where it is deserved.

I don't know when the next volume is out. I'm looking forward to how he deals with the departure of Denise Crosby from the series.

Recommended for all Star Trek fans, or anyone with an interest in how a tv series is made and progresses.
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Basically... it's great. It's a highly subjective behind the scenes opinion of some of the earlier episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, stuffed with stories and comparisons between how the actors felt at the time, and how they feel now (principally Wil Wheaton, obviously). It shines a light on the mess of television production, bordering occasionally on the apologetic when it does.

There's also some fantastic insight into how early-internet and even pre-internet fandom worked (remember Usenet, anyone?) and how we all still managed to be behave like we had Twitter and Tumblr, even before we did.

It is drenched in references to various shows, memes, and news stories.. but these are layered. There are things everyone will get, things some people will understand, and things that will amuse a select few. There's a certain smugness as a reader in spotting a joke or reference that would go utterly unnoticed to someone else.

There's an unfortunately jarring joke about Lindsay Lohan's vicodin addiction, the only truly crass or hostile moment in what is otherwise quite a pleasant and relevant read. It's written very much in Wil Wheaton's voice, so it flows quite naturally.. which means it can be a very quick read.it will entertain both fans of Star Trek, and fans of television production, but I really feel it could have been longer, especially since Volume 2 still seems so far away.
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Really enjoyed this. Somehow Will went from the annoying kid in Star Trek to the nerd's nerd par excellence. This book is a fun read, full of great stories and anecdotes and as you'd expect from Mr Wheaton, very self deprecating. If you liked TNG, there's lots of enjoyment to be had here. Did volume 2 ever come out?
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Wil Wheatons memories of the first half of The Next Generation as Wesley Crusher - An honest look from an actors point of view. It made me go back and rewatch a couple of the earlier episodes (It really looks dated now, wow)

I think this is a must for Star Trek fans.
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Wil Wheaton's inimitable sense of humour and self-referential mockery fill this book with laughs. You'll have to be a fan ST:TNG to get a good understanding of most of the material, but you knew that.
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ST:TNG was one of the core programs from my teenage years. Smilar age to Wil 'wes' Wheaton I thoroughly enjoyed the show and love his irreverent and pithy take on the show from a unique perspective.

Highly recommend this book, it'll bring back memories and I cannot wait for subsequent parts
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