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Emotional and true. One mans exciting journey through life.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Star Trek Movie Memories (Mass Market Paperback)
Where do I begin? Before reading this book I merely thought of Shatner as an arrogant, ungrateful upstart who did not appreciate the full impact of his wonderful role on Star Trek. After reading this book I have come to realise that Shatner is Kirk, just as all the other characters on the Enterprise are exaggerated reflections of the actors which played them.
One thing that always baffled me was how Shatner could so easily give up the greatest, most popular and televised role in history, spanning over thirty years. This book explains his struggle to control the character and at the same time his sense of loss at finally killing him off.
Perhaps it was Shatner himself that made Star Trek what it is today.