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All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek Paperback – May 10, 1995
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all i can say is that at first i was expecting it to be kind of corny, like if you encounter an alien energy life form set your phaser to heat to destroy it or if you encounter a giant rock thing use cement to heal its wounds.
but it wasn't anything like that, it was good, very entertaining thoughts and ideas about the lessons learned from star trek and how they are related to the authors real life.
defiantly a must read for any star trek fan.
This book is a must for any original Star Trek fan. You can read it in one sitting, and then your friends will all be borrowing it. You may want to buy an extra just in case.
Strangely, this is easily the most meandering book I've ever read in my life. Basically, author Dave Marinaccio starts talking about Star Trek, in trying to relate its themes to situations within his own life, and doesn't stop for about 120 pages. There are no real chapters, no laid-out themes, just the author gabbing it up with a line break ending each train of thought.
That being said, this is still a rather interesting read for the hard-core (or at least very close to it) Trekkie. Though some of Marinaccio's thoughts/ideas are a stretch, others do indeed strike a chord and will remind you why the show is such a favorite. The real "plus", though, is Marinaccio's subtle humor throughout. It is like reading a book from "The Sports Guy" (Bill Simmons) in the sporting world. The material may be so-so, but the colorful description and delightfully glib commentary make it worthwhile.
Thus, while I wouldn't necessarily rush down to your local bookstore/library to get this book, if you are a hard-core Trekkie and come across it, please give it a look. It's very light reading (one night, two at max) and will, at the very least, make you smile on a dozen or more occasions.
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Such a fun book! I am an old Star Trek fan from way back, but I never thought of looking at life's situations through the frame of Star Trek. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Pamela Lin O'Grady
I have read and re-read this book over the years. I recently re-purchased it on my kindle. Anyone who has watch Star Trek will want to read this book.Published 10 months ago by Angela M. Gott
Easy and fun to read, yet covers many aspects of life from a perspective many people (even Star Trek enthusiasts) never ponder! Read morePublished 10 months ago by M. J. Calcagno
There are some good points in this book, but mostly it just seems like a rambling reminiscence of Dave’s youth. Read morePublished 12 months ago by JAMES
it's fun. tries to add philosophy, but it doesn't quite attain those heights. still, it was a fun read, some of the passages made me think, almost all of them made me smile and... Read morePublished 16 months ago by eridanis
I found the book very enjoyable and easy to read. And so much of what he says expresses just what I feel about Star Trek. Read morePublished on June 7, 2013 by C. Fleming
When I sat down to read this, it reminded me of another work I reviewed on Amazon 'Race and Culture: A World View'. Read morePublished on February 2, 2013 by King of Controversy