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The long-awaited memoir by the actor behind the most beloved character from the Star Trek universe--Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock. From the first incarnations of the character through Nimoy's triumphant appearance on a special episode of The Next Generation, this memoir gives a faaascinating behind-the-scenes look at the making of a phenomenon--and the creation of a legendaryThe long-awaited memoir by the actor behind the most beloved character from the Star Trek universe--Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock. From the first incarnations of the character through Nimoy's triumphant appearance on a special episode of The Next Generation, this memoir gives a faaascinating behind-the-scenes look at the making of a phenomenon--and the creation of a legendary character. HC: Hyperion....

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I Am Spock Reviews

  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    2018-11-21 02:35

    May 3, 2016: I am going to update a little on this review since I just read Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man and I feel I need to come back to this book a little. This book was re-issued not long after Leonard's passing. Or at least I think it was because suddenly it was available to buy again and I grabbed up my copy. This book is so wonderful, it tells so many things I never knew about Leonard. I know that I loved him so much and I cried my eyes out for a few days after his passing. You do that when you grow up with someone you love and admire. Spock wasn't just a tv/movie character to me, he always brought some kind of wisdom and I loved that. I remember me and dad sitting up and watching Star Trek and how much fun we had. I remember getting Spock and Kirk action figures as a child and still have them packed away somewhere in the chaos of my life. Life is never the same when we lose family members (including our animals) or people that we admired on tv. Spock will always be one of my heroes. *SOB*ORIGINAL REVIEW BELOWIt made me very sad to read this book because of the passing of one of my heroes growing up, but it was a great and wonderful book. Reading about the man who made Spock was very wonderful and just so sad :( I love reading memoirs about my favorite actors and actresses. Finding out all of these little tidbits that you never knew about them.The ongoing dialog between Spock and Leonard throughout the book is classic. He would have these conversations between him and Spock. They were quite comical and I enjoyed them immensely.Leonard Nimoy was a man of many talents. He not only starred in a lot of films and plays, he was a great director. I think anyone that loves the Star Trek franchise, especially Spock, will love this book. I highly recommend!Lived Long and Prospered!!!!!RIP ~ Leonard Nimoy MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List

  • Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
    2018-12-03 01:28

    I love this guy. I was very sad to hear when he passed a few weeks ago, but he will forever live in us, his fans!!This was such a great book about the life of Leonard Nimoy and how he made the character Spock a cult icon. His acting as Spock brought me back for reruns during my childhood in the 1980's to going to the theater with my folks to see the movies. Such an awesome guy and actor!!

  • Lindsay Stares
    2018-11-12 19:08

    Reading this book has caused me to think a bit about my own perspective. I wonder what it's like to read a book like this, an actor's memoir, and not have a background in the performing arts. Does it help people understand what it's like to work in the industry, or do they come away from the book thinking they understand, but with the wrong messages?I do come at this book with a background in performing arts, and am familiar with actors of many types, so what I get from this book, especially when combined with Beyond Uhura (reviewed here), is a plausible portrait of actors who seem an awful lot like actors I've known.A great deal of the book is concerned in assuring the reader that Nimoy really does love Spock, and that the title of his earlier memoir (I Am Not Spock) was never intended to convey animosity. From skimming excerpts of that book online, I would say that he is not exaggerating. The earlier book has the same respect and enjoyment about the Vulcan that comes through here.Nimoy's very devotion to the character is what created some of the tension on the set reported by Nichols. Comparing and contrasting the books was really interesting. It's an example of how people can be in the same room and at the same time on different worlds. Neither one is “right” or “wrong”, but how different actors approach a job, what opportunities they have to take control of a role, or not, and the vagaries of fans combine to create vastly different working experiences.Some of this difference is in the system. Nimoy relates an interchange with the producers in which they refuse to provide his assistant with pencils for responding to fan mail. Nichols relates a conversation when a mail-room worker comes secretly to tell her that the higher-ups told them not to send her most of her fan mail, but if she comes down to the mail room, they'd be glad to pass it on. It isn't like the two actors are starting on the same playing field.Some of it, however, is just in style. Some actors seize control of roles, of situations, and I understand why they feel they have to do that, and sometimes it is a great thing to do for the piece. Some prefer to work with an ensemble, building a team-based dynamic. Often actors don't even realize which way they're behaving at any given time, so I'm not sure whether Nimoy doesn't mention the occasional tension within the cast out of courtesy toward his co-stars, or whether he was simply unconscious of it.This book is also interesting for containing a rather exhausting litany of how each piece of Spock and Vulcan was developed, and by who. There are also some interesting historical notes here. Nimoy films a mini-series in Bejing in 1981 and travels to the USSR in 1984 for a screening of Star Trek IV, and has perceptive observations in each case.I respect Nimoy for his work, and it was a highly entertaining book: well written, clever, sweet. There was a slight sense of self-congratulation here and there, but it more often seems like remembering the best of things than a conscious re-writing of history.More Reviews at The Blue Fairy's Bookshelf

  • Sophie
    2018-11-25 22:28

    "Why, of course I know him! My son watches him on TV all the time!" And she reached out to shake my hand. "You're Leonard Spock!"let me confess up front that i'm a trekkie, i love everything about star trek and i worship leonard nimoy (and of course the character he portrayed, spock). having said that, it was impossible for me not to adore this book. it was well-written, informative, fascinating and extremely witty. i highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about star trek.

  • Laura
    2018-11-10 20:16

    Disclaimer: I am a Star Trek fan although I'm not of the obsessed type.As a teacher, I felt the need this summer to read for my own enjoyment. I bought this book ($.99 + S&H) on eBay and added it to my To-Be-Read pile. I finally made my way down to this book last week.When I opened the book, I noticed a blue (Sharpie?) scrawl on the title page. I figured it was part of the "good condition" (some writing in book) on the auction description.In chapter 2, I found a Borders bookmark and a folded sheet of paper. A lot of used books come with paper detritus and normally I just throw them into recycling. Before I did, I opened the sheet of paper which happened to contain the "rules" for getting a signed book from Leonard Nimoy at the book signing.OMG!!!! I HAD A SIGNED BOOK!!!!!I had to make a decision: Put the book safely away or read it. After much soul-searching, I continued reading.An earlier reviewer felt the book was biased. Well, duh! It's about Leonard Nimoy and written by Leonard Nimoy.Another reviewer thought Leonard Nimoy must have been a pain to work with. I agree. I admire his willingness to stick his neck out to keep Spock to true to his character.On the other hand, I really wanted to learn more about Leonard Nimoy's personal life. His parents were briefly mentioned. His wife made her appearances without any information about their courtship or wedding. His children (I'm still not sure how many) appeared sporadically with no mention of their number, gender, or births.While I deeply appreciate learning so much about Nimoy's relationship with Spock, I'd have liked to have learned more about him.Perhaps I need to read I am Not Spock.

  • Dave
    2018-11-16 03:22

    I couldn't help but thinking while I was reading this that Leonard Nimoy was a royal pain in the ass during his affiliation with Star Trek. It seemed as though the big heads of the show were constantly trying to find a way to get rid of, or at least diminish the role of Spock without trying to offend Leonard Nimoy. The fans had the last word on this, however. Nimoy also made it seem as though Spock was far and beyond the most important character on the show. I will agree that Spock was important, but not to the point that he was the saving grace. I think that all of the characters were important and they all fed off of each other.The last annoyance I had toward this book was his defending of some of the motion pictures. None of the Star Trek movies were all that good and least of all the one that Nimoy hails as the best, The Voyage Home. This movie was horrible and made the characters look like a joke. Remember the scene at the end where they are all splashing around in the water! I don't know about you, but I was embarrassed to watch and I didn't even have anything to do with it.All in all, it's fun to have an insiders look at something that you grew up with, but I think Nimoy's version is full of bias.

  • rivka
    2018-12-06 20:15

    March 2015: With Nimoy's recent death, it seemed an appropriate time to re-read this. And it was indeed. RIP, Mr. Nimoy.April 2014: While probably only of passing interest to those who are not fans of Star Trek's original series, definitely recommended to all those who are.Nimoy's bias is obvious and expected, but he manages to speak of most of those he disagreed with in a courteous manner that cemented my view of him as a mentch. He does skirt some of the more explosive stuff, like barely mentioning the reaction the movie The Good Mother got.Lots of interesting little tidbits for the ST fan. Made me want to rewatch STIII, STIV -- and Three Men and a Baby!

  • Erin
    2018-12-09 22:13

    Let's start by saying I am not a Trekkie. I have never seen an episode of Star Trek or any of the spin offs. I have never seen a Star Trek movie with the exception of the 2009 film which I consented to see because of LOTR alum Karl Urban (a fact which reveals a lot about my inner geek). With that in mind I have to say that this book is AMAZING. This is what an actor's bio should be. Well-written, humorous, informative... basically this was everything that There and Back Again: An Actor's Tale should have been (yes, I am still bitter about that one). Honestly, I Am Spock speaks for itself. Perfect ten, five stars, two thumbs up, however you want to put it, this is one you don't want to pass up.

  • Fiona
    2018-11-20 19:34

    This book was a really interesting insight into the world behind Star Trek and plus into the professional life of Leonard Nimoy besides this phenomenon.I really loved the dialogs between Nimoy and Spock and his little anecdotes.Plus this book made me want to rewatch the tvshow and the movies again. And in the end I was really sad, that the book was over, the last sentences ("I'm only human, and I have no doubt Spock will outlive me by many years. I can only hope that, once in a while, when people look at Spock's visage, they might sometimes think of me.") almost made me cry, especially having in mind that Leonard Nimoy passed away a few month ago. Yes, you will be thought of. Thank you for this great character.

  • Alison
    2018-12-02 19:12

    I listened to this on audiobook which is read by Leonard Nimoy with his great, iconic voice. I am not a particular Star Trek fan and I did not know the history of the I Am Not Spock story which is a focus of the early part of the book. I enjoyed hearing Nimoy's story read by him. The behind the scenes insight is interesting. I did make a note of Nimoy's favorite Spock Star Trek episodes and plan to watch them sometime. It is a relatively short tale and was about as much talk of Spock I needed.

  • Charles
    2018-12-03 01:10

    What can I say? Back in the mid seventies, I had models of the Enterprise, a Klingon battle cruiser and a Romulon bird of prey hanging from three different corners in my living room, and when we got home from work, we sat down with my son and watched Star Trek.

  • Amy
    2018-11-30 20:28

    Well, I can't say much about this because it's not a fairytale where there are main characters who go on a magical journey to wherever... But this book was AMAZING!!!!!!OK, first off: I am a proud Trekkie. This will NEVER change. This book helped reinforce my belief that being a Trekkie is good for the soul, ha ha. Anyway, this book was put out to tell more stories about Leonard Nimoy/Spock, as well as to dispel the rumors that he hated playing Spock. That rumor was started by his first published book, called "I Am Not Spock." Anyway, it's clear from reading this that Leonard Nimoy loves being Spock and always feels like he's got a little Vulcan sitting on his shoulder, giving him little bits of logic for tough situations. He frequently gives us dialogues to read between "Spock" and "Nimoy." (NOTE: His first book was called "I Am Not Spock" partially to say that Leonard Nimoy is separate from Spock, but they influence each other greatly. Wow. Nimoy says it better. YOU read the book. I can't explain.)One really sad part in the book was when Nimoy was talking about "The Wrath of Khan," the movie where Spock dies. Now, usually, we see dialogue between Spock and Nimoy at the beginning of a chapter, but I found only a monologue:[NIMOY:]"Spock?"(silence)[NIMOY:]"Spock?!"(silence)[NIMOY:]"Spock, I'm so sorry..."Leonard Nimoy felt like he had killed the Vulcan on his shoulder. It actually made me want to cry. Oh well.I loved reading about the jokes/stories on set! There was one story in particular that I never want to forget. Bill Shatner (Captain Kirk) and Leonard Nimoy were working on the episode in the Original Series called "The Devil In The Dark." There is the scene where Spock mind-melds with the Horta (the creature they find in the tunnels there). Now, Bill Shatner's father died while they were working on that episode, but Shatner refused to leave without finishing his scenes. He then proceeded to finish his scenes and leave for his dad's funeral. When he came back, it became apparent that his sense of humor was intact. He asked Leonard Nimoy to demonstrate the mind-meld with the Horta, and Nimoy obliged happily. He knelt on the floor, put his hands on an imaginary Horta, and began to say, "Pain, pain, PAIN," just the same way as in the actual clip. Well, while Nimoy was shouting pain to the skies, Bill Shatner shouted something like this: "We need Asparin! Can't you see this guy's in pain?!" Fun stuff.Oh, and Bill Shatner found clever ways of hiding Nimoy's bike (like suspending it from the ceiling of the set). Fun stuff!The only part about the book I didn't like was the chapter about "The Good Mother," one of the films Nimoy directed. I don't want to watch that film, by the way. It deals with this mother who tries to do the best for her daughter by never refusing to give her information, even about the more explicit stuff (that's my way of putting it lightly, by the way. Not gonna actually say what the book said). So, that whole chapter wasn't my favorite because it mentioned "embarassing"(?) body parts. But hey, it didn't ruin Star Trek for me, because it wasn't even about Star Trek.This book was amazing, and I want to read the other book (I Am Not Spock) really soon. It was fun to hear about Nimoy's Star Trek, film, theater, and directing career. Oh, and I LOVE his writing style! :D

  • Aaron Million
    2018-12-02 21:23

    Written twenty years ago, this seems to have been re-released due to Leonard Nimoy's death earlier this year at the age of 83. Twenty years prior to writing this, Nimoy had written a poorly-received book titled I Am Not Spock. He later realized that the title gave out a mistaken impression that he wanted to separate himself from the character of Spock. This, newer, book is Nimoy's corrective to address that misperception. Nimoy was a highly intelligent man, and his writing is quite clear and crisp. He starts by talking about his birth and upbringing in Boston, then gradually becoming involved in acting, moving to Hollywood, and then struggling to find a regular acting job for many years until Star Trek came along. He devotes a lot of time to discussing his role as Spock, his approach to the role, and how the character gradually became a part of him, to the point where he would - in his personal life - often find himself thinking like Spock might. Throughout the book, he has imaginary (or maybe some of them were real) conversations between himself and Spock. I like this touch to the book - it shows Nimoy's depth and development as a person and an actor. He does stray from this somewhat later in the book when he talks about other high points of his career (such as directing Three Men And A Baby), but returns to it towards the end when he talks about the making of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and his guest-star appearance on the series Star Trek: The Next Generation.The vast bulk of his stores surrounding Star Trek concern Spock's development, and Nimoy's battles with Gene Roddenberry (who disappears almost completely from the last half of the book - it is clear from reading that those two did not get along too well), Fred Freiberger, Harve Bennett, and various Paramount executives. While having mainly positive things to say about William Shatner, it is obvious that there was friction between them (competing egos). Much has been made about how close these two guys were, yet I did not get that impression here. Friends, but not necessarily close friends. DeForest Kelley does not appear much in here, but whenever he does, Nimoy is very complimentary of him. The other cast members are really on the periphery, and not mentioned very much. This leads me to think that the rumors of Shatner and Nimoy somewhat isolating themselves from the rest of the stars of the show have some validity to them. He did briefly talk about his role as the Amazing Paris on Mission: Impossible and how he did not care for it. It is clear that he did enjoy directing films and TV episodes, even though it required a great degree of energy, time, and patience. His family is mentioned only in passing, and nothing substantive is said about them. He closes the book by writing presciently that is open to playing Spock again (which of course is exactly what happened in 2009 and 2013). Overall, an enjoyable read. I never got the sense that he had an axe to grind, which was refreshing.

  • Clark Hallman
    2018-12-07 02:24

    This memoir by Leonard Nimoy focuses on his involvement with the Star Trek television series and the succeeding Star Trek movies. Of course he is well known for his portrayal of Spock in that TV series and those movies. However, he also directed Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and served as executive producer for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Nimoy provides much very interesting information about how the TV series and movies were conceived, developed and filmed. He provides much information about the writers, directors, producers, and actors with whom he worked. He discusses individual stories and scenes from TV episodes and movies, and provides his viewpoint of how he carried out his responsibilities as an actor and as a director. Of course, he also provides interesting information about the “Creator”, Gene Roddenberry. However, the relationship between Nimoy and Spock is the most important relationship in this book. The book continues a dialogue between Nimoy and Spock that began in his previous book, I Am Not Spock. He expresses regret about the title of that book, because it resulted in much animosity from fans and other problems for him. Many people thought he did not like portraying Spock or being part of the Star Trek phenomenon. As the title of this book confirms, Nimoy admits that he cares deeply about the character and indeed Spock is part of him and he is part of Spock. Conversations between the two of them appear throughout this book, as Nimoy hears Spock’s voice in his head and responds. I found these conversations to be “fascinating.” I also found them to be very informative about how an actor comes to respect and even love a character. Nimoy also discusses many other very significant acting roles, performances, and achievements that occurred between his Star Trek work periods. I enjoyed this book very much and I recommend it to anyone interested in TV, theatre, or movies. It should be required reading for Star Trek fans and for anyone who admires Nimoy’s work.

  • Jenny
    2018-11-13 00:15

    for the Audible audio book read by Leonard Nimoy- the internal conversations between Nimoy and Spock are fantastic, especially when read by Leonard Nimoy,... And er, Spock.

  • Bettie☯
    2018-12-10 21:12

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  • P.S. Winn
    2018-12-01 22:22

    Even if you never watched star trek, this is an interesting book into an interesting man's life story.

  • Jesse A
    2018-11-29 00:20

    Outstanding. Filled with Star Trek stories as well as stories from other projects of Mr. Nimoy's. Funny, insightful, and informative. Just great!

  • Steven
    2018-12-01 19:24

    Surprisingly well-written for a man operating outside his chosen craft. This book is full of interesting stories about the inner workings of Hollywood, both the television and the movie business. I particularly enjoyed the “what might have been,” as various actors were considered but not chosen (or not available) for various roles in the Star Trek franchise. Kirstie Alley—who had a small role in an early film—insisted on so high a salary the next time around that she was simply unaffordable. Perhaps she had no idea she was asking for more money than Dr. McCoy (DeForrest Kelley) was being paid after 20 years in a leading role!Nimoy’s frank discussions about what it has been like to play such a significant, iconic role for so many years were fascinating to this would-be actor. To be addressed as “Spock,” to have expectations placed on him, such as a logic or an unemotional detachment characteristic of the Vulcan—but not the actor. To find himself carrying on a running dialogue with this character who has become such a huge part of his life, not only professionally, but personally. This was intriguing to me. So much so that I may have to hunt for a copy of Nimoy’s prior book which explores the issues more deeply: I AM NOT SPOCK. (And the title of which he explains was misunderstood from the outset and has caused him no end of grief as people continue to assume—wrongly—that he never liked the Vulcan.)My favorite nugget has to be Nimoy’s explanation for the source of the Vulcan salute: an Orthodox Jewish gesture he remembered from childhood, showing two Vs, signifying the Hebrew letter Shiv, the beginning of the word Shaddai. Priests held their hand up in what has become the Vulcan gesture while pronouncing the blessing from Numbers 6: “The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.”Or, (very) loosely translated: “Live long and prosper.”So may it be for Mr. Nimoy.

  • Lauren
    2018-11-11 20:15

    Leonard Nimoy is one of my heroes now. In this book, he conveys his passion for Spok and all things Star Trek and his journey not only through Star Trek but also Hollywood in general. He's so respectful, speaking fondly of the actors and directors he admires, seeing both sides of a situation, treating women with exactly the same respect same way as men. He's humorous and carefree yet sobering and serious when it matters the most. It was such a fascinating book and one of my favourite books of all time.

  • Rich Meyer
    2018-11-10 20:33

    An excellent autobiography by a multi-talented performer, I Am Spock is a direct follow-up/response to Nimoy's somewhat controversial original autobiography I Am Not Spock, which alienated him in some fan circles. His original outlook is understandable, since the average man on the street probably still thinks of him as Mr. Spock, rather than looking at the volume of work he had done both in front and behind the camera. Nimoy provides a very balanced and rational commentary on his life's work ... at least up to Star Trek VI, which was where the book leaves off. I don't think most folks realize how much work he's done outside of the Star Trek franchise. I certainly hadn't known about a lot of his stage work, including playing Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof.A very enlightening and enjoyable memoir to read. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone, Trekkie or not.

  • BJ
    2018-12-04 00:35

    I have to say, I've been a Star Trek fan (in all its incarnations) for as long as I can remember. Up until now, I had not read any of the memoirs of the original crew, except for one of William Shatner's (which I also really enjoyed). I had had this book on my TBR shelf for quite awhile, must have picked it up at a used book sale somewhere. With Leonard Nimoy's recent death, I decided to read it for a nonfiction book challenge that I am participating in this year. I totally enjoyed it, didn't want to put it down. His writing style was so enjoyable, it just flowed. The book was mostly about the Star Trek times in his life, making the original series and afterward, the movies. He continually used "conversations" between himself and his alter ego, Spock, to drive the story onward, which I thought was humorous. Totally enjoyable read for a trekkie. I'm thinking about going back and reading his other book which was actually written before this one, "I am not Spock."

  • Vikram
    2018-12-10 02:11

    Spock! I'll admit I am a big fan of Nimoy. From his gravitas-filled voice as the advisor in Civ IV, to his directing of Three Men and a baby, and his appearances in the latest Star Trek movie as well the TNG episode "Unification". Is there anything this man has touched that is not gold? Well there is that "legend of Bilbo Baggins" song, but lets all pretend it never happened. Anyway, this book chronicles his life both pre- and post ToS, and his gradual acceptance of the fact that people would always recognize him for that one role. I also enjoyed his descriptions of the somewhat complex relation he had with Shatner, his bemusement at the notion of women finding Spock and his ears "sexy", the behind the scenes look at the Star Trek movies I to VI, and other savory nuggets (including his trip back to mother Russia, and one to China as well). Recommended if you are a fan of all things Trek

  • Em
    2018-12-03 00:29

    I did not read Nimoy’s first bio called ‘I Am Not Spock’ which he put out in the 70’s. I think everyone knew he was distancing himself from his too famous role. This book was very touching in many places where his affection for his role came through intensely. I was especially moved when he talked about the death of Spock in the second movie, especially as he did not know at the time that his character might be resurrected. His writing of his inner monologues which he says occurs from time to time, even now. Nimoy is an interesting man and I admire his work beyond Spock. Many years ago I made a list of qualities I’d like to find in a man, 6th on that list was ‘L. Nimoy’s poetic soul’ and added a little later ‘there is something in the eyes of Nimoy that give him an attractive aura’. I’ve read some of his poetry many years ago, and it is true his eyes are magnetic. He is correct his most enduring legacy will be Spock, for that Vulcan will survive him for sure. It’s a good legacy

  • Elyse
    2018-12-04 19:10

    I haven't flown through a book this quickly in awhile. I'm not usually a biography/memoirs person, but I LOVED this book. Maybe it was because the book was about somebody I'm actually interested in reading about, being a Trekkie and all. His stories were charming and touching and the included mental conversations he has with Spock are just perfect.It was a little bittersweet reading this after Mr. Nimoy's passing a few months ago, something I was devastated to hear. It's always been a dream of mine to attend a Star Trek convention. My two favorite TOS characters are Spock and McCoy and now I've missed the chance to meet either of the actors that portray them so well.I'm very interested to read "I am Not Spock" now as he references it so much and due to the storm it caused when it was first published.2015 Reading Challenge: #26 - Biography or Memoir

  • Elaine
    2018-12-06 00:28

    As a Star Trek fan, (but not the Original Series), I always thought the character of Spock, the idea of him, to be intriguing, and legendary. It seemed to me that Leonard Nimoy could not be separated from Spock the character, and it was interesting to read that he himself came to the same conclusion, despite his many other creative endeavors. I was pleasantly surprised to read about his many other works, very different from playing Spock. I really enjoyed his internal dialogue with Spock, just cuz I'm a big Trek fan, and have grown to really love the characters....and Spock in particular seems to have a life of his own. Reading this book has led me want to watch certain episodes of the original series and also the original star trek movies.

  • Craig Williams
    2018-12-01 03:17

    I'm not much of a Trekkie, but I decided to read this book because of the new film, and I must say, I enjoyed it thoroughly. Because Nimoy played such a stoic character in Trek, I somewhat irrationally thought his book would be just as dry and academic (aka, BORING). Boy, I was wrong - Nimoy not only comes across as totally gracious and humble about his place in Trek, not to mention pop culture, history but he also has a great sense of humor about it. This is book is, to borrow a Spock catchphrase, a "fascinating" insight to the original series and all the movies leading up to "Star Trek: Generations". Very much worth a read by Trekkies, not to mention casual fans.

  • Ryan
    2018-12-03 23:15

    "I'm not Spock. But if I'm not, who is? And if I'm not Spock, then who am I?""'Escaping' from crowds soon became a way of life. A part of me enjoyed the adventure; a part of me hated it.""I can only hope that, once in a while, when people look at Spock's visage, they might sometimes think of me. But it doesn't matter; because, as far as I'm concerned, we two are twins, joined at the hip. The image brings to mind an incident that happened many years ago."Dimples viết rất hài, đọc mà cười miết, bao dễ thương luôn. Chủ yếu biết thêm về chuyện hậu trường cũng như tiền kì và làm đạo diễn thế nào.

  • Linds
    2018-12-12 00:32

    As a casual Star Trek fan, I was mildly interested in this book. I wasn't expecting to come away as such a fan of Leonard Nimoy.He was really instrumental in the creation of the character, and stove to keep him true to character when a myriad of directors and writers wanted to change it in subtle and not so subtle ways.He comes off as a real artist. He's able to make it in Hollywood while still keeping true to himself. He reminds me of Johnny Depp in that he takes risks and will not sell out for money.

  • Ellory
    2018-11-27 19:31

    I read this memoir while braving the lonely wilderness of Maine, so this review is sort of biased. Also, I am a HUGE FAN of Star Trek. In short, This book was an amazing inside look at the world's favorite vulcan. I was stunned by the ammount of various projects and goals that Nimoy had accomplished. He is definately my new hero. Role Model. etc. Even if... He's Dead, Jim.