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Shatner is sci-fi god.,
This review is from: Get a Life (Star Trek) (Hardcover)
This book is not a vendeta against fans or fellow cast members, so if you expect him trashing star trek actors or us fans, this is not the book for you, youll want to read George Takei's book.
This is a look at the convention, its fan base and a few personal stories of no particular relevence to Star Trek added for fun. I really enjoyed Shatners honesty and how early on in his career he never interacted with his fans, and as he grew older, he started to appreciate his position and absorb the love and what star trek means to a lot of the fans. There is an example of Shatners interest to interact in the convention, when he wears a mask as a disguise and walks around talking to stall owners, fans, and no one being the wiser that its him. There are some good interviews with some die hard fans, and with Leonard Nimoy, and Takai.
It was nice to read the closeness that Shatner and Nimoy have and the practical joke they play on each other.
This is a great read, and Shatner does not put down anyone and manages to come across as a warm, gentle person, who has mellowed out as he gets older and wiser. There have been comments that Shatner was somewhat rude to his fans when interviewed by Howard Stern, but if you actually listen to it youll find him constantly sticking up to the fans by the constant onslaught from Stern. Funny interview though. Check out Howard Stern interviewing George Takei, its great.