The View From the Bridge, Memories of Star Trek and A Life in Hollywood

The View From the Bridge, Memories of Star Trek and A Life in Hollywood

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The director and writer of the second, fourth, and sixth "Star Trek" movies shares his memories of their creation and his reminiscences of Gene Roddenberry and other notables with whom he has worked.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2009
ISBN: 9780670021307
067002130X
Branch Call Number: 791.4302 MEYER MEYER
Characteristics: viii, 263 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes: Includes index

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mammothhawk229e
Jul 28, 2017

Loved the non-Star trek stories.

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CMLibrary_gjd_0
Dec 28, 2015

I enjoyed this book; did you know that Mr. Meyer was the person who brought us "The Day After" a TV movie highlighting what would happen after nuclear weapons are released? This book is mostly about how he was able to get that movie into production. Oh, there are some mentions of Star Trek along the way--but so much more!!

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ididarodkid
Oct 27, 2012

I am usually not all that interested in the Hollywood scene, but I always did enjoy the Star Trek saga, be it TV or movies. So this book was a voyage into the workings and politics of making two of the movies as well as a biography of the author. His sense of humor was a welcome part of the book, but at times I got bogged down in the references in the text to other movies, actors, and associations. While this may be to some an enhancement of the subject, personally I find it distracting and interruption in the flow of the narrative. So that comment is not critical, just that, a comment. The book did nudge me to get both of the movies from the library and I viewed them with a different perspective. Over all, a well written book that describes a look back into what the movie industry used to be, and a glimpse into how it has morphed into the world of today.

Agent13 May 31, 2012

Another good beach book is this one I enjoyed about making movies. The author is also responsible, in part, for the best of the Star Trek movies. (ok, I'm a Trekkie). Mr. Meyer's book is like a listening to a witty dinner party guest tell good Hollywood stories.

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edklarich
Feb 04, 2012

A good view of Star Trek from a directors point of view.

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