It also includes characters from 3 different series. 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. The return star trek book by william shatner thriftbooks. 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. An unofficial nickname for a collection of 10 star trek novels written by william shatner, with judith and garfield reevesstevens. Prometheus all of the shatner verse novels are accepted as canon, with the exception of the captains trilogy. Sep 05, 2018 star trek fans may remember the controversy surrounding leonard nimoys funeral in 2015. As recently as 2017, novels based on deep space nine and. A television phenomenon that suffered from shaky ratings from its first broadcast in 1966 through its entire run, star trek nevertheless exploded into a. Star trek kobayashi maru full audio book youtube 360p. Shatner was born in cote saintluc, montreal, quebec. Star trek movie memories is pretty much william shatner and chris kreskis sequel to their earlier memoirs book, star trek memories.
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. 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. Star trek has a fiftytwo year history of tiein fiction, beginning with the 1967 publication of james blishs star trek 1. 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. 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. 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. He was surprised by the reaction of his fellow actors, who spoke negatively of. Oct 12, 2019 star treks original captain, william shatner, took a moment to remind fans about what the franchise has always been about. At 87 years old, star treks first and forever kirk remains a guy in perpetual motion. In his seven decades of acting, shatner became a cultural icon for his portrayal of captain james t. Star trek memories by william shatner, chris kreski. Stewart also hated on president trump and said his new show is nothing like the original. Feb 05, 2016 the kobayashi maru is a simulator run in star fleet where a civilian ship is stranded in klingon space. William shatner boldly goes on about life lessons hes.
Jan 31, 2018 on december 20, 1986, one month after the release of star trek iv. He played a brilliant lawyer far past his prime in boston. He is also the author of several nonfiction books, including get a life. William shatner books list of books by author william. In it, he shares not only his deep love of horses, but also the actual writings of literary figures ranging from jonathan. William shatner oc born march 22, 1931 is a canadian actor, author, producer, director, screenwriter, and singer. 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. 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. Star trek is science fiction franchise covering several different mediums created by american screenwriter and producer gene roddenberry. The chief exception was always leonard nimoy, whom shatner considered his best.
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. Voyager star kate mulgrew wants to bring back captain janeway for a crossover movie with william shatner and patrick stewart. After reading this book, i decided it was, in fact a very good book. Avid trekkers are sure to be delighted with this firsthand account from captain kirk himself. Star treks original captain, william shatner, took a moment to remind fans about what the franchise has always been about. William shatners live long and what i learned along the way who is william shatner. On october 9th, shatner sent out a tweet that reads, a word. The return is a novel by william shatner that was cowritten with garfield reevesstevens and judith reevesstevens. The irrepressible, unstoppable william shatner is back in action with a flurry of projects. William shatner has 214 books on goodreads with 83156 ratings. 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. Kirk is the out and out hero in this book and while most of our other favourite characters appear, this is a kirk story. 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. Sep 02, 2018 shatner remains genuinely surprised that many of his star trek colleagues disliked him then, and avoid him now.
The relationship between the two soured when spock quickly became the most popular character on the show. William shatner felt unwelcome at leonard nimoys funeral. 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. This is the second novel in the socalled shatnerverse. Where you would have to choose if you wanted to rescue the ship or not. Captains blood ebook by william shatner new book releases. 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. Just after the events of star trek generations, on the planet veridian iii, ambassador spock. The first star trek novels were direct novelizations of the original star trek episodes by james blish, running from 19671978. 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. May 26, 2017 the irrepressible, unstoppable william shatner is back in action with a flurry of projects. Shatner about the new book, his active social media presence, and about star trek past, present and future. Prometheus it is assumed that the vulcan resistance is.
Star trek has a fiftytwo year history of tiein fiction, beginning with the 1967. 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. The original series a retronym, followed by several movies and television series most notably star trek. 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. 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. A living pop culture legend and one of american film and televisions most enduring stars.
William shatner is the author of nine star trek novels, including the new york times bestsellers the ashes of eden and the return. The two storied heroes eventually come together when captain kirk, long thought to be dead, sets out to discover the source. Author william shatners complete list of books and series in order, with the. Minor inconsistencies including, but not limited to, a vulcan resistance which is separate from the terran rebellionresistance, are viewed as typos. The kobayashi maru is a simulator run in star fleet where a civilian ship is stranded in klingon space. Star trek audiobook by william shatner official publisher. Kirk on the groundbreaking tv series star trek and in seven subsequent movies. Aug 20, 2019 nimoy and shatner s relationship goes back all the way to the 1960s. There was slight rivalry between william shatner and leonard nimoy, who played the vulcan mr. Leonard nimoy wasnt speaking to william shatner when he died. 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 trek memories is the first of two volumes of autobiography dictated by william shatner and transcribed by mtv editorial director christopher kreski. Together letters from the names of the three sisters were used to make up the name mr.
The original series, the next generation, and deep space nine. Kirk of the uss enterprise in the star trek franchise. See the complete the shatnerverse series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. The shatnerverse series by william shatner goodreads. The voyage home, william shatner hosted saturday night live. 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. Shatner began to conceive of the idea for kirks return during production of star trek generations. On the original star trek series, leonard nimoy played mister spock and william shatner played captain kirk. That controversy centered on william shatner, who did not attend the ceremony. The original series with the notable exception of james doohan.
Sep 18, 2018 william shatners live long and what i learned along the way who is william shatner. Star trek movie memories by william shatner goodreads. As of november 2019, approximately 850 novels, short story anthologies, novelizations, and omnibus editions, have been published. Sep 08, 2018 william shatner, the man, the myth the machine. The novels are published by pocket books as part of their pocket tos line. The novels are published by pocket books as part of their pocket tos line 1995 2007 and set in an alternate timeline with a.
Jlrap nimoy, by contrast, was method through and through. Essential star trek novels that even nontrekkers should read. 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. In the book, published in 1993, shatner interviews several cast members of star trek. 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 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. Boldly going where no audio has gone before, star trek memories is william shatner s 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. Shatner remains genuinely surprised that many of his star trek colleagues disliked him then, and avoid him now. Kirk, he stars as denny crane in the hit television series from david. William shatner books list of books by author william shatner. A celebration in fact and fable, out this week from st. By that point, the actor had been playing captain kirk for 20 years. Star trek fans may remember the controversy surrounding leonard nimoys funeral in 2015. 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.578 413 901 1382 1263 361 185 178 536 1181 575 744 486 1216 513 1053 1286 631 274 1389 149 1218 281 1412 302 1246 197 1248 1424 267 591 47 758 1142 662 435 290 274 273 249 466 120 314