From Publishers Weekly
Actor and director Nimoy discusses the birth and evolution of his most famous role.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Twenty years ago, Nimoy published a book declaring I Am Not Spock
and started one of the big showbiz rumors of our time--that he hated his dramatic alter ego, the pointy-eared, half-alien first officer of the starship Enterprise
in the original Star Trek
. The rumor's not true, says he in this very congenial new book focused on Spock so exclusively that other roles Nimoy has played get short shrift and, with a few exceptions (such as the account of filming the acclaimed Good Mother
, which Nimoy directed), non^-Star Trek
events get less. But that's the way a Star Trek
memoir should be, and Nimoy's ST recollections top the others in entertainment value, not least because of the amusing dialogues between himself and Spock that he scatters throughout. Nimoy doesn't distract us with the greater personal detail Nichelle Nichols and George Takei vended in their recent life stories, and he's a far sight less self-inflating than Bill Shatner in his ST autobios. Maybe Nimoy's being a bit too much of a nice guy, you sometimes feel, maybe there was more friction and frustration than he lets on. But with all these happy Star Trek
stories to read, who cares? Ray Olson
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.