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Old December 20 2014, 10:28 PM   #1
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The Autobiography of James T. Kirk

Hey everyone, StarTrek.com just posted a "first look" feature about The Autobiography of James T. Kirk: The Story of Starfleet's Greatest Captain.

Check it out!
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Old December 21 2014, 12:51 AM   #2
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Old December 21 2014, 01:04 AM   #3
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I know several people on the board who have been waiting for this moment. Pretty neat!
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Old December 21 2014, 01:18 AM   #4
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I'd have been happier if it was done in conjunction with the S & S people and the Treklit authors.
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Old December 21 2014, 01:33 AM   #5
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"The Autobiography of James T. Kirk: The Story of Starfleet's Greatest Captain'.

Sisko, Picard, Janeway and Archer are to sue.
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Old December 21 2014, 02:01 AM   #6
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"The Autobiography of James T. Kirk: The Story of Starfleet's Greatest Captain'.

Sisko, Picard, Janeway and Archer are to sue.
To say nothing of Captain Garth...
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Old December 21 2014, 02:26 AM   #7
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Should be interesting.
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Old December 21 2014, 02:55 AM   #8
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Should be interesting.
I certainly agree.
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Old December 21 2014, 03:33 AM   #9
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I don't know how I feel about this. I suppose it's going to depend on what this actually is. If this is just a recap of the various episodes and movies from Kirk's point of view, then how is this different from so many other recap books? But, if this is actually written as an autobiography and gives us insight into Kirk's thoughts, feelings, motivations, etc. during the various episodes and movies and, more importantly, if it gives us insight into unseen periods of his life, then this could be very, very awesome.
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Old December 21 2014, 03:45 AM   #10
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I'm with Relayer1 on this. I'd much rather see it come from Pocket. I know they gave up on Trek nonfiction, for the most part, but I haven't been blown away by a lot of the stuff other publishers have been licenced to produce.
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Old December 21 2014, 04:07 AM   #11
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I love Captain Kirk.

He's been an idol of mine since early childhood, as far back as I can remember.

But I have to say, the thought of this book gives me pause.

The Autobiography of James T. Kirk?

Haven't we been "witnessing his life events" for almost 50 years?
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Old December 21 2014, 04:08 AM   #12
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OverlordSpock wrote: View Post
I don't know how I feel about this. I suppose it's going to depend on what this actually is. If this is just a recap of the various episodes and movies from Kirk's point of view, then how is this different from so many other recap books? But, if this is actually written as an autobiography and gives us insight into Kirk's thoughts, feelings, motivations, etc. during the various episodes and movies and, more importantly, if it gives us insight into unseen periods of his life, then this could be very, very awesome.
I don't think this is really a recap book. I think it's supposed to be similar to the Federation: First 150 Years book, just focused directly on Kirk and told from his perspective.

And I agree with the above comments that I would have preferred something like this from the Pocket novel continuity. Yeah, I know, future TOS novels will be free to pick and choose what they like from this and incorporate it into their story, but I wasn't really blown away by the Federation 150 book. While I do plan on reading this, I don't have high expectations.
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Old December 21 2014, 05:53 PM   #13
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Amazon has it for pre order. It's a $25 list, so I'm not expecting it to be lavishly illustrated like the other Becker&Mayer! Trek titles.
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Old December 21 2014, 06:12 PM   #14
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The only book I own published by Titan is the Star Trek - Art of the Film book. I've passed on everything else and I probably will on this as well. Just seems like a lame idea to me.

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Old December 21 2014, 10:01 PM   #15
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I know several people on the board who have been waiting for this moment. Pretty neat!
Including me!

I'm curious about what Kirk would be allowed to talk about. I can't imagine him blabbing about the Guardian of Forever, secret Vulcan mating rituals or war-baiting missions into Romulan space. If the author assumes everything is public knowledge I will be disappointed. The idea of Kirk finding roundabout ways to discuss, say, Edith Keeler without giving away that Starfleet knows of a magical time portal is where my interest lies.
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