Many Star Trek fans often wonder what was going on behind the scenes of Star Trek. Some questions that come to mind are what the cast of the original series thought about their show being canceled? Where did the ideas for ?The Wrath of Khan? come from? How did they make the visual effects back then?
There are, of course, many more that have been mainly left unanswered. To answer some of these questions, which dwell deep within many fans, comes this great answer by William Shatner.
For several decades since it's launch, one of the most dominant figures in the Trek world is James T. Kirk. Played by actor William Shatner, Kirk was part of the television series, the animated series, and was in most of the motion pictures out of the Star Trek franchise. It is therefore a real treat when one of the cornerstones of Star Trek sits down to write his memories.
Shatner invites us to join him on a journey, way back in the late 1960s. He lets us in on the feelings of an actor who's show just got canceled, how the public responded (more fans than ever), and how events on a much larger scale were at work to help quench the fans' thirst for more Star Trek action (like the lunar landing...). We ride through time and through the Trek history, of the stories behind the scripts, the back stage of Star Trek. Shatner tells us about the television series and the movie and includes descriptions of many backstage information bits that a true Star Trek fan would treasure. The things that add a certain depth to it are all the photos that are included throughout the book. They show us many familiar Star Trek moments from a different angle than the one we know or accustomed to. One of my personal favorite is the one from "The Final Frontier" where Spock hovers to meet Kirk who's in the middle of climbing a mountain. I always wanted to know how that was done.
It's a good read for fans who want to know a bit more about the history of Trek, and it's a treasure for those who cherish Star Trek deep in their heart.
Title: Star Trek Movie Memories