Charting the Memoirs-verse

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by JRoss, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. n3aak

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    I just stumbled upon an autobiography by Filmation producer Lou Scheimer and Andy Mangels called Lou Scheimer: Creating the Filmation Generation. It looks like there's at least one chapter about the making of TAS, which I think makes the whole thing worth it.
     
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    Great find, I hadn't seen that one before!
     
  3. Daddy Todd

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    Oh yeah, this is an awesome book. Lou (and Andy) delivered a super-fun read for anyone who remembers those Filmation shows. After reading this, I got the DVDs for their three live action sci-fi shows (Ark II, Jason of Star Command and Space Academy). They were better than I expected.
     
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  8. Daddy Todd

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  9. Daddy Todd

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    Anyone read this yet? Frankly, it doesn't look very good. I'd love a reaction from anyone who actually peeked between the covers.
     
  10. EnriqueH

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  11. Therin of Andor

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    I just recently picked up "There Are Worse Things I Could Do", the 2006 hardcover memoir of Adrienne Barbeau, who was the second Senator Cretak in DS9. Have only riffled it so far, and there are no Cretak anecdotes but there are several amusing chapters about how she met and married Billy Van Zandt (the Rhaandarite ensign in "ST: The Motion Picture"), starred in his projects and gave birth to their twins. Prior to meeting Billy, Adrienne was Mrs John Carpenter.

    Billy's own book, about TV writing with longtime partner Jane Milmore, comes out soon and is called "Get in the Car, Jane!" Should be hilarious. Not sure if it will address Trek - but his time on TMP, observing Robert Wise, consolidated his early career as a playwright and director.
     
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  12. trampledamage

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    I can't remember now - how close was she really to becoming Janeway? is that discussed at all?
     
  13. JD

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    I didn't realize Cretak was Adrienne Barbeau, she also voiced Catwoman in the DC animated series from the 1990s to early 2000s. Does she talk about Catwoman at all in her book?
     
  14. Therin of Andor

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    Adrienne stepped in after Megan Cole's first two performances. Yes, Ms Barbeau was the voice of Catwoman, but I can't see she gets a mention either. She was one of NYC's first go-go girls and Broadway's original Rizzo in the musical "Grease". I remember first noticing her in "Creepshow", and only years later realised I knew her from her role in "Maude".
     
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  15. Daddy Todd

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    Just call me Billie, everybody does!
     
  16. trampledamage

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    Just realised I got my French-first-names confused. It was Genevieve Bujold who was in line to play Janeway wasn't it?
     
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  17. EnriqueH

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    Anyone read/listen to the Gene Coon biography?
     
  18. Daddy Todd

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    I started reading the sample. I didn’t care for it.
     
  19. EnriqueH

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    How come?
     
  20. Daddy Todd

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    The writing was not good. It very much seemed like an amateur, self-pubbed collection of Wikipedia articles. Like Cushman, but without the professionalism. :rommie:

    But give it a shot, you might like it better.