- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 731 KB
- Print Length: 138 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Monolith Press (26 April 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004Y74XAI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #227,977 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Memories of the Future - Volume 1 Kindle Edition
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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.
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.
I think this is a must for Star Trek fans.
Highly recommend this book, it'll bring back memories and I cannot wait for subsequent parts
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A hilarious and insightful look back at an old favourite. Can't wait for volume 2Published 6 months ago by Paddleduck
For a TNG Trekker, this is a must-have. Funny and revealing, charming and nostalgic. I laughed a lot and remembered more.Published on 28 Jun. 2013 by Bill Kruse
Wil Wheaton deconstructing his Wesley Crusher character and providing insight into why Wesley was so disliked in the ST-TNG series had me laughing out loud. Read morePublished on 20 April 2013 by Matt
having just got TNG season 1 on blu ray i found it extremely hilarious reading each one after each episode. it is a shame it only goes to the half way point in the series. Read morePublished on 26 Mar. 2013 by Luke A
Somewhat tongue in cheek and honest and frankly funnier than any amount of Blooper reels. Now I want the next installment !Published on 19 Feb. 2013 by Loudmouthman
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