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TrekToday February 27 2013 07:40 PM

Kenney Pens Trek Experience Book
 
Sean Kenney, best known to original series fans as the original Captain Pike, and as Lt. DePaul, has written a book chronicling his Star Trek experience. The book, Captain Pike: Found Alive! is available in both print and Kindle format, and the first two chapters can be read for free at Amazon. Kenney decided to [...]

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feek61 February 27 2013 11:02 PM

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Interesting; just ordered it (now only 2 left in stock, lol)

Thanks for the heads-up

Therin of Andor February 28 2013 12:18 AM

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Cool! Bought one! Thanks.

Grant March 1 2013 10:15 PM

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Wow, he dishes that Shatner was unliked! Great info--I never have heard that before. That's the kind of inside information I want to know about TOS after 45 years!

foxhot March 1 2013 11:52 PM

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Kenney makes a greater impression in the 1970s cult action film TERMINAL ISLAND, also featuring Marta Kristen, Don Marshall and Tom Selleck (who eliminates Kenney from the story). His acting is, to put it politely, so-so.

Will Julie Cobb or Mallory from THE APPLE be writing their Trek-memoirs next?

feek61 March 3 2013 04:10 PM

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Got the book and have read a little of it. So far it's a pretty easy read; not much new info here other than they used a piece of Levi's jeans to make Pikes scare; that's pretty cool.

Jonas Grumby March 3 2013 07:14 PM

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Grant wrote: (Post 7749091)
Wow, he dishes that Shatner was unliked!

:D Hey, the guy can only report what he heard. I'm sure, between takes on the set, Kenney was much more likely to be hanging out with Takei and Nichols and maybe Doohan than he was to be hobnobbing with the "Big Three." ;)

feek61 March 3 2013 07:49 PM

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^^

Actually he says that there was very little interaction with anyone while he was Pike. He says that he was more like a prop and people tended not to talk to him; giving him the opportunity to listen a lot!

mb22 March 4 2013 11:23 PM

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Hey, the guy can only report what he heard. I'm sure, between takes on the set, Kenney was much more likely to be hanging out with Takei and Nichols and maybe Doohan than he was to be hobnobbing with the "Big Three".
Takei wasn't in "The Menagerie". although he could have hung out during "Arena".

SchwEnt March 5 2013 12:41 AM

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...waiting for the David Soul ST tell-all book...

feek61 March 5 2013 01:10 AM

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Honestly I'll read just about any Trek book someone puts out . . . now when is the David Soul book coming out? I can't wait to hear the inside on trek he gained from "The Apple." :)

foxhot March 5 2013 02:45 PM

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Or a four-man combo titled ''We Were Permanently Killed in The Changeling.'' AKA ''We Are Guards One Through Four.''
600 pages easily.:cool:

AtoZ March 5 2013 04:27 PM

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Too bad Kathie Browne never wrote one. Her Wink of a Eye experience could prove telling, and as assistant to her husband, Darren McGavin, I'm certain she could provide great insight on the politics and behind-the-scenes stuff for another of my all-time favorite shows, The Night Stalker.

foxhot March 5 2013 07:43 PM

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Kenney's one of three actors who've played Captain Pike.....and of those three, he's clearly had the least to do. For those who've seen his book, how many pages is it? How much is devoted to ''The Menagerie''? Or his ''Terminal Island'' role, for that matter?

It's good for Grace Lee Whitney to write a book, but not necessarily for Lt. Kyle. Kenney played a man who could not move and spent his scenes beeping once or twice. It strikes me as a thin premise for a book. ''Two Flashes Mean No'' also would've been a better title.

But since he's already done it, let's also have the following.

'' I Ate Chicken Soup in the Transporter Room''
''I Am Not Nilz Baris''
''I Am Nilz Baris''
''Beyond Kelinda''
''I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen''
''Stupid Place to Hang a Mirror''
''Charlie Made Me A Lizard''
''Stealing Spock's Brain''

The possibilities are endless. But I think there's a justifiable limit.

Harvey March 5 2013 10:13 PM

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I'd read a William Schallert biography. Not for his Trek connection -- I'm sure there isn't much to say about a couple of short guest spots decades apart -- but for his history in Hollywood. He had small roles in hundreds of movies, and was SAG President from 1979-1981. I bet he's filled with stories to tell.


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