Kenney Pens Trek Experience Book

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  1. Grant

    Grant Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I'm waiting for the book by Libby Erwin---"Hey, that's not my voice!"
     
  2. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Admiral

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    "You proceed from a false assumption."

    Everyone has a "right" to write a biography. You nor I nor anyone else can tell someone what they can and can't do. Maybe few to no-one will want to read said bio, but that isn't the same thing as telling people they can't, which is flat out rude.
     
  3. Grant

    Grant Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    He didn't literally mean 'right' as in legal or moral right---he meant logically it makes no sense. it's just a cash grab due to the fact he was a tangential part of something that happened 46 years ago.

    It's like someone who hung around the set for 3 epiusodes 45 years ago deciding to right an autobiography as if anybody cares about him. Nonsense, they are just hoping for a minor tidbit of info he might have to offer.

    The guy could just have blogged or tweeted a little info and it would have been better.

    "Autobiography"---ridiculous.
     
  4. Foxhot

    Foxhot Commodore Commodore

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    Key word, tangential. All would buy such a thin-premised book, please flash once. Who was it who said just because something could be done doesn't mean it should? But if it DID sell well, I hope it's because it's well-written....instead of us buying anything, Mikey-style, in terms of TREK items....
     
  5. feek61

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    Well, I read the book and it was fine. I doubt that Kenny is planning on raking in a ton of cash for this; I'm sure that is not what he expects with this book. I personally appreciate him sharing the little that he can share regarding my favorite show. Also, it was somewhat interesting to read about his life. I mean come-on, the guy was both Captain Pike and the Winston cigarette man (his counterpart was Tom Selleck the Salem cigarette guy). Anyway, a quick easy read and now every time I watch "The Menagerie" I will be looking for the denim scare on his face, lol.
     
  6. Lance

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    You know, I still don't get why they needed to make him up as much as they did for "The Menagerie". Sean Kenney was chosen because he apparently had superficial similarities to Hunter -- but to my eye, they're actually even closer than that. Just look at Kenney without make-up in "Arena":

    http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsK/tve26553-19670119-320.jpg

    And compare with Hunter as Pike:

    http://www.startrek.com/legacy_media/images/200303/tos-016-captain-christopher-pi/320x240.jpg

    I'm sure they could have had him playing a more articulate Pike, even one who speaks a little (albeit maybe not very much, as their voices might not be quite as closely matched as their looks). Putting the dude in heavy make-up and only giving him a beeper to communicate with always seemed like overkill to me, because certainly his physical resemblance to Jeff Hunter is actually much more striking than that.
     
  7. Borjis

    Borjis Commodore Commodore

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    bought it and read it.

    Disappointed there wasn't more trek stuff in there, but he only worked a few weeks at most so....
     
  8. MarsWeeps

    MarsWeeps Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    As a young kid watching The Menagerie, I always wondered why wheelchair-Pike had different colored hair than normal-Pike. It looked like Pike decided to bleach his hair but I chalked it up to the radiation damage.

    For some reason, when I was a youngster, hair color was a large part of the character's identity, in my mind. For example, in "Alias Smith and Jones" when Roger Davis replaced Pete Duel after Duel's suicide, I remember thinking..."that can't be the same Hannibal Heyes, he has different colored hair!"