Along with the various star trek novel series there have also been dozens of authors who have contributed to the franchise, including but not limited to roddenberry himself, g. Just after the events of star trek generations, on the planet veridian iii, ambassador spock. In it, he shares not only his deep love of horses, but also the actual writings of literary figures ranging from jonathan. Shatner repeatedly reminds his readers that hes experienced all the financial highs and lows you can imagine, from living in his truck the summer after star trek was canceled, when he says. See the complete the shatnerverse series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. The reevesstevenses have had a long and varied career with star trek, including a stint working on enterprise and a long stretch ghostwriting william shatner s bizarre shatner verse novels. Sep 08, 2018 william shatner, the man, the myth the machine. William shatners live long and what i learned along the way who is william shatner.
Star trek kobayashi maru full audio book youtube 360p. Feb 05, 2016 the kobayashi maru is a simulator run in star fleet where a civilian ship is stranded in klingon space. The novels are published by pocket books as part of their pocket tos line. The original series, the next generation, and deep space nine. The chief exception was always leonard nimoy, whom shatner considered his best. Jlrap nimoy, by contrast, was method through and through. Shatner began to conceive of the idea for kirks return during production of star trek generations. William shatner has 214 books on goodreads with 83156 ratings. He played a brilliant lawyer far past his prime in boston. Kirk, he stars as denny crane in the hit television series from david e. A living pop culture legend and one of american film and televisions most enduring stars.
William shatner books list of books by author william. Aug 09, 2017 the pair even took on trek creator gene roddenberry, who supposedly demanded a large percentage of nimoys convention appearances, according to shatner s 2016 book about his late co star. Shatner s approach to star trek is the direct opposite of his successor, patrick stewart, who sat in the chair for the next generation and came pack for star trek. William shatner is the author of nine star trek novels, including the new york times bestsellers the ashes of eden and the return.
Avid trekkers are sure to be delighted with this firsthand account from captain kirk himself. In the early months of 1966, a handsome, hardworking thirtyfiveyearold canadianborn actor named william shatner was cast as captain kirk in star trek, a troubled, lowbudget sciencefiction television series set to premiere that fall on nbc. The pair even took on trek creator gene roddenberry, who supposedly demanded a large percentage of nimoys convention appearances, according to shatners 2016 book about his late costar. This book would have made a great follow up film to. He was surprised by the reaction of his fellow actors, who spoke negatively of. Shatner remains genuinely surprised that many of his star trek colleagues disliked him then, and avoid him now. There was slight rivalry between william shatner and leonard nimoy, who played the vulcan mr. Minor inconsistencies including, but not limited to, a vulcan resistance which is separate from the terran rebellionresistance, are viewed as typos. It also includes characters from 3 different series. Sep 02, 2018 shatner remains genuinely surprised that many of his star trek colleagues disliked him then, and avoid him now.
Star trek memories by william shatner, chris kreski. After reading this book, i decided it was, in fact a very good book. In the book, published in 1993, shatner interviews several cast members of star trek. Star trek has a fiftytwo year history of tiein fiction, beginning with the 1967. May 26, 2017 the irrepressible, unstoppable william shatner is back in action with a flurry of projects. Star trek fans may remember the controversy surrounding leonard nimoys funeral in 2015.
The original series a retronym, followed by several movies and television series most notably star trek. He is also the author of several nonfiction books, including get a life. That controversy centered on william shatner, who did not attend the ceremony. Kirk of the uss enterprise in the star trek franchise. Together letters from the names of the three sisters were used to make up the name mr. Sep 18, 2018 william shatners live long and what i learned along the way who is william shatner. The original series with the notable exception of james doohan.
Author william shatners complete list of books and series in order, with the. Buy a cheap copy of the return star trek book by william shatner. It is set in the star trek universe but, as part of the shatnerverse, does not follow the timeline established by other star trek novels. The relationship between the two soured when spock quickly became the most popular character on the show. James kirk in 24th century starfleet uniform shatnerverse is an unofficial fan term for the continuity in which novels credited as written by william shatner take. Star trek fans and collectors will love this oneofakind, minisize collectible lightup shuttlecraft this is actually considered to be a book as it was originally sold in bookstores and comes with a booklet on the history of starships but what is really interesting is that it also contains a miniature light up replica of the galileo shuttlecraft that lights up. Kirk is the out and out hero in this book and while most of our other favourite characters appear, this is a kirk story. As recently as 2017, novels based on deep space nine and. Hes riding horses, raising money for charity, starring in films, recording albums, spending time with his family, and traversing the world for convention appearances and his oneman show. The voyage home, william shatner hosted saturday night live. As of november 2019, approximately 850 novels, short story anthologies, novelizations, and omnibus editions, have been published novels based on star trek, the next generation, voyager, and discovery, are in print. Shatners approach to star trek is the direct opposite of his successor, patrick stewart, who sat in the chair for the next generation and came pack for star trek. Essential star trek novels that even nontrekkers should read. William shatner has notched up an impressive 50plus years in front of the camera, displaying heady comedic talent and being instantly recognizable to several generations of cult television fans as the squarejawed captain james t.
An unofficial nickname for a collection of 10 star trek novels written by william shatner, with judith and garfield reevesstevens. Star trek movie memories is pretty much william shatner and chris kreskis sequel to their earlier memoirs book, star trek memories. Star trek memories is the first of two volumes of autobiography dictated by william shatner and transcribed by mtv editorial director christopher kreski. Spock, with his exotic pointy ears and unusual emotionless persona, quickly became a fan favorite, and was receiving more mail at the studio than the star of the show, which irked shatner. William shatner oc born march 22, 1931 is a canadian actor, author, producer, director, screenwriter, and singer. William shatner boldly goes on about life lessons hes.
This is the second novel in the socalled shatnerverse. A television phenomenon that suffered from shaky ratings from its first broadcast in 1966 through its entire run, star trek nevertheless exploded into a. The novels are published by pocket books as part of their pocket tos line 1995 2007 and set in an alternate timeline with a. I think william shatner takes a few liberties with the star trek universe, but for anyone who isnt too strict about sticking to whats canon, this is a great read. Boldly going where no audio has gone before, star trek memories is william shatners own behindthescenes look at the legendary 60s television series that continues to spawn movies, books, and series spinoffs 26 years after the last episode aired. As of november 2019, approximately 850 novels, short story anthologies, novelizations, and omnibus editions, have been published. Kirk on the groundbreaking tv series star trek and in seven subsequent movies. Captains blood ebook by william shatner new book releases. Voyager star kate mulgrew wants to bring back captain janeway for a crossover movie with william shatner and patrick stewart. The novels are published by pocket books as part of their pocket tos line 1995 2007 and set in an alternate timeline with a resurrected captain james t. Star trek is science fiction franchise covering several different mediums created by american screenwriter and producer gene roddenberry.
The return is a novel by william shatner that was cowritten with garfield reevesstevens and judith reevesstevens. Prometheus it is assumed that the vulcan resistance is. Star trek movie memories by william shatner goodreads. Jul 21, 2014 shatner called takeis wedding a publicity stunt and hypothesized that their feud stemmed from takeis unwillingness to playing second fiddle to shatner on star trek. On october 9th, shatner sent out a tweet that reads, a word. The kobayashi maru is a simulator run in star fleet where a civilian ship is stranded in klingon space. The first star trek novels were direct novelizations of the original star trek episodes by james blish, running from 19671978. Prometheus all of the shatner verse novels are accepted as canon, with the exception of the captains trilogy. Star trek memories is shatner s classic behindthescenes look at the legendary series that continues to put forth movies, books, and series spinoffs decades after the last episode aired. Kirk performer william shatner and the older sister of melanie and younger sister of leslie shatner, all three by shatners first wife gloria rand. Shatner was born in cote saintluc, montreal, quebec. Aug 20, 2019 nimoy and shatner s relationship goes back all the way to the 1960s. In many ways i get the feeling that shatner wrote this book because he couldnt cope with the idea of a star trek universe without kirk. Jan 31, 2018 on december 20, 1986, one month after the release of star trek iv.
The irrepressible, unstoppable william shatner is back in action with a flurry of projects. Avenger is a star trek novel by william shatner depicting the events shortly after the feature film star trek generations and the previous shatnerverse novel. William shatner books list of books by author william shatner. At 87 years old, star treks first and forever kirk remains a guy in perpetual motion. Star trek audiobook by william shatner official publisher. Shatner called takeis wedding a publicity stunt and hypothesized that their feud stemmed from takeis unwillingness to playing second fiddle. Shatner about the new book, his active social media presence, and about star trek past, present and future. On the original star trek series, leonard nimoy played mister spock and william shatner played captain kirk. The two storied heroes eventually come together when captain kirk, long thought to be dead, sets out to discover the source. A celebration in fact and fable, out this week from st. Just after the events of star trek generations, on the planet veridian iii, ambassador spock comes to the humble cairn, or stones, that marks the grave of james. By that point, the actor had been playing captain kirk for 20 years. Stewart also hated on president trump and said his new show is nothing like the original. Kirk performer william shatner and the older sister of melanie and younger sister of leslie shatner, all three by shatner s first wife gloria rand.
The shatnerverse series by william shatner goodreads. Where you would have to choose if you wanted to rescue the ship or not. However whilst star trek memories focused on the creation, production and reception of the original series, this book looks at what happened after the series was cancelled and how the various star trek movies came. One of the most gripping and personal star trek stories ever told, the ashes of eden provides a new understanding of one of science fictions greatest heroes as. Jan 01, 1994 star trek movie memories is pretty much william shatner and chris kreskis sequel to their earlier memoirs book, star trek memories. Star treks original captain, william shatner, took a moment to remind fans about what the franchise has always been about. In true star trek style and fashion, william shatner and the stevens brought together a story that clearly ties up many of the loose ends set up in the first two novels and set up a reunion between captain kirk and spock. Star trek has a fiftytwo year history of tiein fiction, beginning with the 1967 publication of james blishs star trek 1. William shatner felt unwelcome at leonard nimoys funeral. Leonard nimoy wasnt speaking to william shatner when he died. Oct 12, 2019 star treks original captain, william shatner, took a moment to remind fans about what the franchise has always been about. Star treks iconic captain kirk has a new book, spirt of the horse. Kirk, he stars as denny crane in the hit television series from david. The return star trek book by william shatner thriftbooks.149 966 349 1214 599 10 1045 491 1580 1372 539 882 1182 777 1291 1488 585 752 966 150 688 1411 880 674 1144 1087 909 208 1654 989 273 113 333 1209 610 1030 944 162 499 463 1204 1135