Get A Life!

Get A Life!

Book - 1999
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"Get A Life!" with the possible exception of "Beam me up, Scotty," is clearly the most repeated catchphrase in the history of "Star Trek(R)." 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 its 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 t

Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, c1999
ISBN: 9780671021313
0671021311
Branch Call Number: 791.45028 SHA 1999
Characteristics: 321 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Kreski, Chris 1962-

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edklarich
Feb 04, 2012

The title is misleading, as this book is an homage to Trekkies. Gives good insight into the Star Trek phenomenon and into William Shatner. A good read for anyone.

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