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I Am Not Spock


Author(s): Leonard Nimoy

Book Series: Autobiographies
Book Number:

Copyright: ©1975
Condition: Very Good
Printing: 1st
ISBN: 1568496915

--Summary--
If I am not Spock, who is?

For years now, Leonard Nimoy has lived with an extraterrestrial who occupied his body, wore his face, used his voice. Only he can know what it means and feels like to be Mr. Spock, the Vulcan officer of the Starship Enterprise.

I Am Not Spock reveals what it was like to be so identified with a role that it becomes a part of you. Spock is the most intriguing character on Star Trek for many reasons. Leonard Nimoy tells of his reactions to the many aspects of Spock, the struggle within himself, and the final acceptance of the mixed blessings the alien brought to him.

I Am Not Spock is a complex portrait of an actor and how he uses his own skill and expertise to create a role. It is a book in which you can come to know the man, the actor and the formidable alien, Spock.

Notes: 1st Edition - original release

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Shatner: Where No Man?The Authorized Biography of William Shatner


Author(s): William Shatner, Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath

Book Series: Autobiographies
Book Number:

Copyright: ©1979
Condition: Good
Printing: 1st
ISBN: 0441889751

--Summary--
William Shatner - Captain James Kirk

The two names are practically synonymous. But what is the true story behind the man who made the character a legend? How did the sudden popularity and fame of the late 60's television series affect the life, family and career of the man-behind-the-myth and how will the much publicized multi-million dollar production of Star Trek: The Motion Picture affect William Shatner's future?

William Shatner, in this very revealing and intimate, no-holds-barred biography tells of his long and arduous road to fame and the intensity of being in the vanguard of so innovative a show as Star Trek.

Filled with personal photos from William Shatner's own collection.

Notes: None.

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Star Trek II: Biographies


Author(s): William Rotsler

Book Series: Autobiographies
Book Number:

Copyright: ©1982
Condition: Good
Printing: 1st
ISBN: 0671463918

--Summary--
Admiral Kirk, Mr. Spock, and the entire Enterprise crew have devoted all their lives to galactic exploration and fighting interstellar evil. And now here they are, as you've never been able to read about them before!

Though larger than life, they are also human. Through official letters, records, space logs, diaries, and other declassified materials, their remarkable stories and personalities will come alive. Discover their infinite dimensions!

Notes: None.

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The Man Between the Ears: Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy


Author(s): James Van Hise

Book Series: Autobiographies
Book Number:

Copyright: ©1992
Condition: Very Good
Printing: 1st
ISBN: 1556983115

--Summary--
Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy is one of the most popular actors in the history of Hollywood. He is the man who brings Spock to life, and has played a diversity of other roles both on stage and screen. Nimoy recently has also become one of movieland's favorite film directors.

The Man Between the Ears tells the complete story, both the career and personal life, of this amazing man. Based on interviews with Nimoy, and those that have worked with him, the book presents a unique chronicle of a true success story.

Notes: None.

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The Man Who Created Star Trek: Gene Roddenberry


Author(s): James Van Hise

Book Series: Autobiographies
Book Number:

Copyright: ©1992
Condition: Very Good
Printing: 1st
ISBN: 1556983182

--Summary--
Gene Roddenberry was both a man and a creative genius, a good friend and an often hardheaded opponent. He knew what he wanted and pursued his vision with almost ruthless singlemindedness. He made friends and enemies, always with large gestures. Even those whose careers he made viewed him with mixed feelings; those who he fought still respect him.

This is the story of an almost larger-than-life man who created one of America's and the world's enduring myths, Star Trek, from the birth of the vision through development and up to the voyages of The Next Generation.

Years in Hollywood as a police officer and writing experiences on The Lieutenant and Have Gun Will Travel helped form the man and the way in which he worked. Struggles and early cancellation of Star Trek affected him. Later failures of his most cherished projects Police Story, Genesis II, The Questor Tapes, Planet Earth, Spectre and Tarzan changed him once again. But final redemption came with the rebirth of Star Trek on the movie screen and proving lightning can strike twice by creating The Next Generation.

The Man Who Created Star Trek reveals Roddenberry's career as never before, in both its triumphs and failures. More importantly, it tells the story of the man behind the public figure.

Notes: None.

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Star Trek Memories


Author(s): William Shatner with Chris Kreski

Book Series: Autobiographies
Book Number:

Copyright: ©1993
Condition: Mint
Printing: 1st
ISBN: 0060177349

--Summary--
Recall the glory days of the original Star Trek, with the book that goes where no memoir has gone before...

Beginning in 1966 as something a little out of the ordinary for prime-time TV, and suffering from shaky ratings throughout its entire run, Star Trek went on to spend the better part of the next three decades exploding into a worldwide, billion-dollar industry. How did this happen? What made the show so unique that it spawned a devoted global following?

While many books have attempted to tell the real, behind-the-scenes Trek story, the tale can best be told through the voice and privileged perspective of a man who actually lived through it all. That man is William Shatner (aka Captain James Kirk). Gathering his personal recollections along with those of Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Majel Barrett-Roddenberry and Star Trek's producers, designers, production crew and special effects wizards, William Shatner's Star Trek Memories is crammed with the backstage drama of the series' creation. Here, in the stars' and creators' own words, are such memories as:

- Shatner's and Nimoy's close friendship of almost thirty years.

- The outrageous practical jokes of Star Trek's cast, crew and especially Gene Roddenberry.

- The truth about Kirk and Uhura's first prime-time interracial kiss.

- Nichelle Nichols's surprising fan -- who convinced her not to quit the show.

- What really happened to Yeoman Rand and Captain Pike?

- The fight with Harlan Ellison over "City on the Edge of Forever" -- and how he ultimately helped to save Star Trek from cancellation.

- The full history of the overwhelming "Save Star Trek" campaign -- which was only good enough to work for one final season.

Filled with heartfelt warmth and genuine fondness that can only exist among colleagues who have spent years together through thick and thin, Star Trek Memories also includes more than 120 photographs and illustrations (many of which appear for the first time in these pages). William Shatner's Star Trek Memories is the definitive reminiscence of the show that has become a true cultural phenomenon.

Notes: Hard Cover Edition

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A Look at the Stars


Author(s): Malachy Duffy

Book Series: Autobiographies
Book Number:

Copyright: ©1994
Condition: Mint
Printing: 1st
ISBN: 0836230922

--Summary--
Meet the actors who took you where no one has gone before! These bios offer a fascinating glimpse of your favorite "Star Trek" actors off the bridge and off the screen. In this stellar little book of profiles you'll see William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Nicelle Nichols, and the rest of the Enterprise crew in their real-life roles on Earth.

Notes: This is a 'Mini-Book' with dimensions of 4" x 3"

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Inside the Mind of Gene Roddenberry: The Creator of Star Trek


Author(s): Yvonne Fern

Book Series: Autobiographies
Book Number:

Copyright: ©1994
Condition: Very Good
Printing: 1st
ISBN: 067152299X

--Summary--
"Few Men have left a finer legacy than Gene Roddenberry... and it gives me great satisfaction that he lived to see so many of his ideals triumphantly accepted. Legions of intelligent people will want to read this perceptive book"
-- Arthur C Clarke, from his Foreword

Gene Roddenberry created a mythology for the twentieth century. Star Trek. One of the most successful television shows and cultural icons of all time, Star Trek was a forum for probing some of life's fundamental questions: What is the difference between sexuality and love? Where does duty end and morality begin? What does it mean to be human?

As Roddenberry faced the end of his life, his last wish was to address humanity directly. Insisting that no one could really know him without becoming a part of his private world, he invited Yvonne Fern to live with him and his wife, Majel Barratt. But this book is more than a protrait of a single life - it is a sacred journey into the meaning and worth of human existence.

The two began this book as a collaboration, but as Roddenberry's health failed, Fern's task was to convey the richness of what passed between them. Reading their extraordinary dialogue, we are able to glimpse the luminous future that Gene Roddenberry knew was possible for all of us.

"A vivid, deep portrait of an intelligent, contradictory and intriguing person?A compelling study of one of TV's few original minds"
--San Francisco Chronicle

"This book allows us to glimpse the inner world of a genuine myth maker. No one concerned with spirituality for our time can ignore this book."
--Brother David Steindl Rast, co-author of 'Belonging to the Universe'

Notes: UK release of "Gene Roddenberry: The Last Conversation"

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Star Trek Movie Memories


Author(s): William Shatner with Chris Kreski

Book Series: Autobiographies
Book Number:

Copyright: ©1994
Condition: Mint
Printing: 1st PB
ISBN: 0060176172

--Summary--
The Lights, the Cameras?and the Stars!

William Shatner picks up where he left off in Star Trek Memories and advances at warp speed from 1969 to the present, relating in explicit detail what went into the making of all six 'classic' Star Trek movies, plus the most recent film, Star Trek: Generations.

Writing with the same informative and entertaining flair, Shatner discloses all of the chaos, creative turmoil, backstage politics, and production mishaps that permeated every one of the movies. And with the same unflinching candor, he reveals the accumulated grudges that haven't yet mellowed with the passage of time.

Brimming with anecdotes, fascinating trivia, and never-before-seen photos, Star Trek Movie Memories will provide Trekkers with enough titillating tidbits to chew on well into Stardate 2000.

Contains over 100 photographs throughout

Notes: None.

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I Am Spock


Author(s): Leonard Nimoy

Book Series: Autobiographies
Book Number:

Copyright: ©1995
Condition: Mint
Printing: 1st
ISBN: 0786861827

--Summary--
Leonard Nimoy's portrayal of the ever-logical Vulcan, Mr. Spock, is one of the most recognizable, loved, and pervasive characterizations in modern popular culture. His single raised eyebrow, the curiosity with which he said "fascinating" at an emotional outbreak, the endless ways he pointed out the illogic of human foibles, have gone down in the history of entertainment as defining one of the true icons of the last several decades.

Now, in his long-awaited autobiography, Mr. Nimoy opens up to his fans in ways the Vulcan never could.

He gives us his unique perspectives on the beginnings of the Star Trek phenomenon, on his relationship with his costars, and particularly on the creation of the pointed-eared alien that Nimoy knows best. Spock, while the favorite of fans, was in the early days the most problematic for the studio and the creators of the show. Nimoy tells us how NBC executives told Roddenberry to "drop the Martian," and how Spock's ears were airbrushed out of early publicity stills. And how, later in the show's run, Nimoy had to fight the executives who wanted him to act out scripts in which Spock had wild emotional outbursts.

Mr. Nimoy has been closer to the phenomenon of Star Trek than anyone else, having played the pivotal role of Spock in the original series, in six motion pictures, and in a special two-part episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, as well as having directed two of the movies. He relates here the true story behind what was seen by the public as his reticence to re-create the role and talks frankly about his "mistake" in titling his first book I Am Not Spock -- a title that fueled the erroneous belief that he didn't like the character.

In I Am Spock Mr. Nimoy gives us an intelligent and insightful book about the creative process and the actor's craft -- and gives his own unique insider's view of the Star Trek phenomenon. It gives readers a charming and perceptive look into the life of an actor who created a character with mammoth appeal, and how he lives alongside of, learns from, and ultimately enjoys his own creation.

Notes: Hard Cover Edition

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Warped Factors: A Neurotic's Guide to the Universe


Author(s): Walter Koenig

Book Series: Autobiographies
Book Number:

Copyright: ©1997
Condition: Very Good
Printing: 1st
ISBN: 0878339914

--Summary--
From childhood to Chekov

"Beneath the tinsel of Hollywood," Oscar Levant once said, "is the real tinsel." Beneath that lies a cornucopia of absurd behavior and bizarre experiences that rival even the most creative silver screen fiction. As a young transplant from New York in the 1950s and '60s Walter Koenig quickly came to know Hollywood as a place of energy and opportunity where life's uncertainties loomed large. Launching an acting career in this unpredictable cultural cauldron, he wound his way through various misadventures before finding he had attained a degree of success that surprised even him.

This is Koenig's story -- from growing up as the neurotic child of Russian immigrants in 1940s Manhattan through his rise to Star Trek fame as Pavel Chekov, Russian navigator of the U.S.S. Enterprise, and beyond. Not a typical Hollywood memoir, Warped Factors is anything but aloof. Koenig's very human narrative is full of the kind of insecurities and quirks anyone can relate to. With wry wit, striking candor, and a true gift for storytelling, Koenig takes us on a sometimes bumpy but often hilarious trip through his galaxy. Blind faith and a healthy sense of irony seem to sustain him as he relates a steady stream of anecdotes, including:

* Pitching a story to an NBC producer who is in the midst of an out-of-body experience;
* Having a loaded gun placed in his ear by a jealous manager;
* Performing a controversial play that was interrupted by someone believed to be a member of the American Nazi party dressed in the uniform of a Chicken Delight delivery boy;
* Getting fired from a CBS movie of the week for staring at the director;
* Being mistaken for a bellhop during a public appearance in his Star Trek uniform;
* Declining a Star Trek convention attendee's invitation to help sacrifice a chicken in her hotel room.

Of course, this amusing memoir also takes us behind the scenes of Star Trek, with fresh perspectives not only on the cast members themselves but also on the development and evolution of the megalithic sci-fi legend. In fact, Koenig includes a number of the script ideas he pitched over the years, including a proposed outline for Star Trek VI (one that saw the deaths of several main crew members, including Kirk) and several for The Next Generation series. Also included are Koenig's notes to producer Harve Bennett on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, as well as his commentary on several other projects.

Finally, Koenig offers candid reflections not only on the Star Trek years but on his life and career since. Most notable are his well-received stints on stage and his current role as the insidious Alfred Bester on television's Babylon 5. Enjoying both critical and popular success, Koenig has once again confirmed his enduring position in science fiction's acting pantheon.

Notes: Hard Copy Edition

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The Encyclopedia Shatnerica


Author(s): Robert E. Schnakenberg

Book Series: Autobiographies
Book Number:

Copyright: ©1998
Condition: Very Good
Printing: 1st
ISBN: 1580630391

--Summary--
Where no book has gone before: into every detail, factoid, and nuance of the personal and professional life of the legendary William Shatner.

acting - alien encounters - butt tightening - directing - Dobermans - Jimmy Doohan - ego - fans - fights - horses - Heather Locklear - marriage - meaning of life - Leonard Nimoy - nude scenes - palimony - Rescue 911 - Gene Roddenberry - Saturday Night Live - sex - Star Trek - Patrick Stewart - T.J. Hooker - Tekwar - toupees - Twilight Zone - weight - women - Adrian Zmed

The Encyclopedia Shatnerica includes A-Z encyclopedic entries; Shatner quotes; the Shatnerific Trivia Challenge; the ten most embarrassing moments in Shatner's life; the ten lousy films that Shatner would prefer to forget; a Shatnerography of his films, television movies and miniseries, television series, television appearances, stage appearances, books, recordings, and awards; a Shatnercentric Episode Guide to Star Trek; and Shatner fan club information, Internet newsgroups, and Web sites.

Notes: None

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The Longest Trek: My Tour of the Galaxy


Author(s): Grace Lee Whitney with Jim Denney

Book Series: Autobiographies
Book Number:

Copyright: ©1998
Condition: Very Good
Printing: 1st
ISBN: 1884956033

--Summary--
She opened for jazz great Billie Holiday, clowned with Phil Silvers in Broadway's Top Banana, shared an upper berth with Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot, flirted with Jack Lemmon in Irma La Douce and murdered the same man over and over again on "The Outer Limits." Her extensive TV credits include "Surfside Six," "Bonanza," "The Untouchables," "Gunsmoke," "The Big Valley," "Hart to Hart," "Batman," and "Bewitched," just to name a few.

In her dream role, Gene Roddenberry beamed her aboard the Starship Enterprise as Yeoman Janice Rand for the original Star Trek series. But a terrifying sexual assault on the studio lot and her lifelong feelings of emptiness and isolation would soon combine to turn her starry dream into a nightmare.

"I had a hole in my gut with the wind blowing through. I was in pain. I craved validation. And I looked for solace in alcohol, drugs and sex."

The life of Grace Lee Whitney is an amazing story. It is the behind-the-scenes story of Hollywood, it is an untold story of the Star Trek world, but above all, it is the story of hope, the story of an awakening, the story of a woman who had to sink to the deepest depths before she could rise to find her true self.

"People ask if this isn't embarrassing to talk about, and well, yes, at least it was in the beginning. But I learned something very important. You're as sick as your secrets. Once a secret isn't a secret anymore, it loses its power over you."

"Grace Lee Whitney has gone where no woman has gone before -- join her. It's worth it!"
-- William Shatner

"Personal, moving, and powerful... If you think this is simply another book of Star Trek anecdotes and inside jokes, take a deep breath and plunge in. This is a Star Trek book which will transform people's lives."
-- Leonard Nimoy

Notes: Autographed by Ms. Whitney

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Get A Life!


Author(s): William Shatner with Chris Kreski

Book Series: Autobiographies
Book Number:

Copyright: ©1999
Condition: Mint
Printing: 1st
ISBN: 0671021311

--Summary--
Get a Life! with the possible exception of "Beam me up, Scotty," is clearly the most repeated catchphrase in the history of Star Trek. Poking fun at Star Trek's gung-ho fans and conventions in a now infamous Saturday Night Live sketch, William Shatner's comic rallying cry has been indelibly emblazoned into the collective psyche of trekkers everywhere. Through the years, the phrase has spurred laughter, anger, controversy, and far more than it's fair share of debate. It's now also given birth to an honest, sentimental, insightful book.

Uncomfortable with speaking onstage, William Shatner had spent the better part of the previous quarter century steadfastly avoiding convention appearances. However, to publicize the release of Star Trek Generations, Shatner agreed to a rare series of speaking engagements at Star Trek conventions around the globe. He was jolted by an unavoidable dose of reality.

Shatner was met with wild enthusiasm, love, and good humor at convention after convention. Touched and fascinated, he was overwhelmed with the realization that in almost three decades of starship hopping, he'd never really taken the time to enjoy or understand Star Trek's fans or their conventions. That's when the light bulb clicked on; that's when "Captain Kirk" dove headfirst into action.

For the past several years, William Shatner has been treating each Star Trek convention like an enormous research project. Interviewing fans, dealers, fellow castmembers, convention organizers, and promoters -- even going undercover beneath alien makeup -- Shatner's been scouring convention floors. Having grilled trekkers and trekkies in all corners of the planet, Shatner's had his eyes opened and his mind boggled. He's amassed a small mountain of research material, and cultivated his findings in Get a Life!

This is a first-person journey of discovery told with self-deprecating wit, unflagging honesty, and his trademark enthusiasm and humor. Get a Life! tells William Shatner's own story of how the actor who played the now deceased starship captain, James T. Kirk, can finally come to grips with his past, his fans, their love, and his own intergalactic legacy.

Notes: Hard Cover Edition

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Inside Trek: My Secret Life With Star Trek Creator Gene Roddenberry


Author(s): Susan Sackett

Book Series: Autobiographies
Book Number:

Copyright: ©2002
Condition: Very Good
Printing: 1st
ISBN: 1930709420

--Summary--
So you thought you knew everything about Star Trek? You were wrong!

Inside Trek is an unauthorized, behind-the-scenes look at the making of television's most beloved series, filled with never-before-told stories about the actors, the writers, and everyone else who made Star Trek what it is -- most importantly, creator Gene Roddenberry. For over seventeen years, Susan Sackett was Roddenberry's executive assistant -- a position that gave her a unique insider's view of the making of an entertainment franchise. Sackett spent years working with and befriending the casts and crews of Star Trek, the movies, and the hit spinoff Star Trek: The Next Generation. While uncovering many secrets, stories and insights that have never before appeared in print, Sackett also presents the first true portrait of Star Trek's creator -- the first biography written by someone who knew him well -- and reveals his philosophies, his struggles, his successes and failures, and the path of self-destruction that would ultimately cause his untimely death. Told lovingly, yet with complete candor, this incredible memoir will take everyone who ever loved Star Trek where no one has gone before!

Notes: None.

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From Sawdust to Stardust: The Biography of DeForest Kelley, Star Trek's Dr. McCoy


Author(s): Terry Lee Rioux

Book Series: Autobiographies
Book Number:

Copyright: ©2005
Condition: Mint
Printing: 1st
ISBN: 0743457625

--Summary--
This authoritative biography of the late DeForest Kelley ? the actor who played Dr. Leonard ?Bones? McCoy ? traces the life and career of a Star Trek icon and beloved actor.

DeForest Kelley was best known as the prickly physician who ministered to Captain James T. Kirk and crew on the starship Enterprise. But before he found popstar status in science fiction?s greatest franchise, Kelley logged years of Hollywood action in films and television. In this candid biography, author Terry Lee Rioux draws on extensive research to tell her subject?s whole story, from Kelley?s modest, unheralded break in Westerns to his ascendance into immortality as a simple country doctor on a 23rd-century starship.

With fascinating intimate anecdotes about William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and other luminaries of the Star Trek phenomenon, From Sawdust to Stardust is a definitive look at the actor behind one of television?s most enduring characters.

Notes: This is the "Advance Uncorrected Proof" copy of the biography which differs slightly from the final, published book.

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