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  • Title: Up Till Now
  • Author: William Shatner DavidFisher
  • ISBN: 9780312372651
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • It is now Bill Shatner s universe we just live in it New York Daily News After almost sixty years as an actor, William Shatner has become one of the most beloved entertainers in the world And it seems as if Shatner is everywhere Winning an Emmy for his role on Boston Legal Doing commercials for Priceline In the movie theaters Singing with Ben Folds He s It is now Bill Shatner s universe we just live in it New York Daily NewsAfter almost sixty years as an actor, William Shatner has become one of the most beloved entertainers in the world And it seems as if Shatner is everywhere Winning an Emmy for his role on Boston Legal Doing commercials for Priceline In the movie theaters Singing with Ben Folds He s sitting next to Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel, and he s practically a regular on Howard Stern s show He was recently honored with election to the Academy of Television Arts Sciences Hall of Fame He was a target on a Comedy Central s Celebrity Roast entitled The Shat Hits the Fan In Up Till Now, Shatner sits down with readers and offers the remarkable, full story of his life and explains how he got to be, well, everywhere It was the original Star Trek series, and later its films, that made Shatner instantly recognizable, called by name or at least by Captain Kirk s name across the globe But Shatner neither began nor has ended his career with that role From the very start, he took his skills as an actor and put them to use wherever he could He straddled the classic world of the theater and the new world of television, whether stepping in for Christopher Plummer in Shakespeare s Henry V or staring at something on the wing in a classic episode of The Twilight Zone And since then, he s gone on to star in numerous successful shows, such as T.J Hooker, Rescue 911, and most recently Boston Legal William Shatner has always been willing to take risks for his art What other actor would star in history s first and probably only all Esperanto language film Who else would share the screen with thousands of tarantulas, release an album called Has Been, or film a racially incendiary film in the Deep South during the height of the civil rights era And who else would willingly paramotor into a field of waiting fans armed with paintball guns, all waiting for a chance to stun Captain er, Shatner In this touching and very funny autobiography, William Shatner reveals the man behind these unforgettable moments, and how he s become the worldwide star and experienced actor he is today.
    Up Till Now It is now Bill Shatner s universe we just live in it New York Daily News After almost sixty years as an actor William Shatner has become one of the most beloved entertainers in the world And it seems

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    1. I was twelve or thirteen when Star Trek was first shown on the BBC I formed an instant and enduring attachment this world outside of our world I loved it all my friends loved it And I had found a hero, a man that I truly admired and wished to emulate James T Kirk The series seemed to be on permanent repeat through the 70 s and 80 s, so it s fair to say I grew up with Kirk as a constant in my life In consequence, I ve always struggled a bit to accept William Shatner in any other role Indeed, I ve [...]

    2. Shatner is often a self absorbed ass, but I think that can be said of most of us He s not only like that in real life, but plays one on TV so the impression is hammered home Yes, he even admits Denny Crane is just an overblown version of himself No, I don t think he had to add much air But, like most of us, that s not all he is In this somewhat wandering assortment of anecdotes, he does a great job telling us about the man behind the screen Listening to it as an audio book was fantastic His odd [...]

    3. I was gifted this audiobook and was simply delighted and so very grateful William Shatner was always an enigma to me He never was, and still isn t a George Clooney, or a Rock Hudson, a drop dead gorgeously attractive man, yet, he has a presence in every role he ever performed I loved everything he performed in He has a mensch aura around him Grounded and realistic The fact that he takes marriage seriously even if he was married 4 times , worked very hard and maintains a healthy relationship with [...]

    4. You knowr years I was indifferent to William Shatner I laughed at the, over acting and frequent pause reputation he has But as the years went by I found he could actually do some, good stuff Turned loose on comedy the man could break me up Often presented as taking himself too seriously he did commercials, guest spots, new series, tried recording not one of my favorite facets of his career, but there you go I d say get the audio of this read by Mr Shatner You ll get laughs and insights I enjoyed [...]

    5. It s official William Shatner is awesome.Okay, I know the book jumps around sometimes, and once in a while he repeats things normally, that would really bother me This time it enhanced the experience of reading the book so much I felt like he was telling me his story himself it made the book seem much casual and intimate I really, really enjoyed it and highly recommend it.

    6. This was a very enjoyable read Shatner s wit showed through this candid look into his life I, rarely, read biographies and autobiographies Even rarely do I enjoy one enough to want to continue reading it Up Till Now surprised me I found myself looking forward to the moments I could sit down and read and easily lost myself in his story.

    7. This book was William Shatner s autobiography I completely enjoyed this It made my morning cruise right along William Shatner is kind of charming in an eccentric great uncle kind of way It was a fun read He was funny in his narcissism He has had so many varied experiences through out his career What I enjoyed the most was his humor He poked fun at others, as well as himself I also liked the tender way he talked about his family.

    8. This is demented in a glorious way Lots of stuff about powerful animals, eerie postcoital scenes where women talk about how at last they ve taken Captain Kirk to bed while Shatner stares into the darkness in depression and gloom, homophobia and vague sexism as leitmotif, a kind of strange unawareness that other people are real entities who may be harmed by one s actions, plus the best Gene Roddenberry anecdote You re just going to have to learn to bow down and say master I m on a rereading Star [...]

    9. William Shatner provided a surprisingly candid and detailed portrait of his life He reveals his insatiable desire to continuously work as an actor, no matter how strange the parts may be He freely admits that many of his stage, television, movie, and singing talking recordings were, not only panned by the critics, but were actually awful However, he recognizes that even these kept his work in the public eye and ear and resulted in other opportunities, some of which turned out to be very well rec [...]

    10. I didn t expect to enjoy this book as much as I did, come away having learned something about the man I didn t know before, and also having learned something about life and living as well Shatner actually has quite a command of words and language and surprisingly, comedic insight and timing I m trying to put together a comedy curriculum workshop and found a lot that will be useful in this book, see some sharp parallels between acting and comedy Getting an insider s view of both TV series and mov [...]

    11. I did not enjoy this book as much as the two previous ones by William Shatner however it is still an important read This book adds details or fills in the gaps and also adds his personal life to what we already know.

    12. I found this book hugely entertaining I grew up in a household of Trekkies so by default I ve seen every single episode of every single series and every single movie , but I didn t know anything about Shatner I bought this book for my brother but he already had a copy so I read it myself It s written in an engaging way and it feels as though you re sat across from Shatner, listening to him chat He s got a great sense of humour with some real laughable antics, but it was the fascinating behind th [...]

    13. F r eine Biografie ist das Buch sehr gut Es strotzt nur so vor Humor und Ironie und sogar ein bisschen ehrliche Selbstkritik ist drinnen Was das Buch auch noch inhaltlich spannend macht, ist das Lebensmotto von Shatner kein Taugenichts zu sein und fast alle Jobs, die man ihm anbot, als Gelegenheit zu sehen, sich weiterzuentwickeln Daher gibt es auch Geschichten ber seine Ausfl ge in die Musik, Werbung, Gameshows und ins Wrestling was f r eine Schauspieler Bio dann doch etwas ungew hlich ist.Zwei [...]

    14. I would give this a 3.5 I could really hear William Shatner s voice in this memoir It was pretty good for the most part He was born in Canada and came to the states in his early 20s he knew for a long time he wanted to be an actor.I guess William Shatner is mostly known for playing Captain Kirk in Star Trek He was good about talking about his experience playing that role for three years in the 1960s he was also honest that playing Captain Kirk could be both a good thing and difficult as well Can [...]

    15. So far Shatner tells interesting stories.I like biographies I like to learn where people came from and what experiences made them who they are today And I m a huge TOS Trek fan, though far of Spock then Kirk So I wanted to read Trek stories from the horse s mouth, I wanted to put flesh on the experiences of those years That didn t happen nearly as much as I wanted So don t read the book if all you want is Trek lore, there is some but not in depth I guess should have known he had already writte [...]

    16. William Shatner tells us his life story Fairly straight narrative structure with frequent digressions into non chronological but related anecdote He covers up some warts, but mostly lets it all out He may be embarrassed by some of the things he has done, but regrets nothing Many amusing stories here I listened to this as a Shatner read audiobook, and I think this added considerably to my enjoyment of it The man is certainly a showman Rated PG Some adult references 3.5 5

    17. Added 8 17 09.April 2014 I listened to most of this audio book After a while I tired of it It was interesting in parts but it seemed disjointed because Shatner likes to go off on tangents and make side remarks Many of these are amusing but after a while the book seems to be going in no particular direction Otherwise, I enjoy Shatner s quirky personality.

    18. What fun I loved Captain Kirk, and then came to really appreciate Shatner on Boston Legal I listened to Shatner read this book on CD It was as if I was sitting on the deck listening to Shatner telling stories to James Spader as they both smoked cigars and drank their whiskey or whatever they drank Pure candy.

    19. This one was a hard one to review Let me give it a shot The Shatman appears in a long overdue autobiopic of his acting career to now, alternating between self deprecating humor That s what actors do to explain the get in there and get the job done mentality, and Man of La Mancha idealism with deadpan seriousness I m the very best at what I do, or something similar Actually I sort of liked the apoliticism caused by his being a resident alien not sure if that is the right term or not for a Canadia [...]

    20. Oh, Shatner, you arrogant ass, I love you This book is uneven and jumpy and sporadic and funny and self deprecating and oblivious It is Shatner I chuckled and sighed and rolled my eyes But I enjoyed it Nowhere near perfect, but Shatner.

    21. I have to admit that I didn t know very much about William Shatner before I read his memoir about Leonard Nimoy Leonard My Fifty Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man and then I remembered I had this autobiography, bought shortly after it came out There was at least one section which Shatner lifted verbatim into the recent Leonard , and the basic chronology was familiar, but of course the focus was much less narrow than just Star Trek and filled in detail, especially about his recent life.I r [...]

    22. When I was young, I was a pretty fanatical Star Trek fan As I got older, I grew disenchanted, for many of the reasons Martin Luther grew disenchanted with Catholicism Right now mid 2008 , I find it a little hard to work up enthusiasm for Trek, though I m sure I ll get my enthusiasm back in the future.I m interested enough to keep up to date with Shatner s memoirs, however, at least in part because I loved the movie Free Enterprise.I hadn t heard of this book until I saw in in an SFBC flyer It s [...]

    23. I ll admit it I am not a particularly devoted Shatner fan I have always preferred Leonard Nimoy I read Nimoy s autobiography I am Spock earlier this summer and loved it Only then, propelled by my love of all things Star Trek, did I feel compelled to read something of Shatner s as well So I did and I found myself rather disappointed on the whole.Perhaps I lack the requisite attention span to appreciate the book Shatner frequently interrupts the narrative flow with tangentially related anecdotes T [...]

    24. Best known as Captain James T Kirk on the cult sci fi show Star Trek, Canadian born actor William Shatner has done a lot than explore the universe on the Enterprise Although it s been repeated in syndication ad nauseum, that show only ran for three seasons in the late 1960s, and Shatner has been almost continuously employed for over 50 years He s done myriad TV shows, many movies, stage plays even Shakespeare, early in his career , TV commercials and music albums, been married four times, and b [...]

    25. A year of so ago, my husband and I watched TJ Hooker on Netflix than after reading this book, I was tempted to go back and watch them again to check on the validity of what Shatner had mentioned about that show in this book I found this book on a rainy day in Washington, DC when I was visiting my son and his family The rain interfered with our plans for the day so we made our way to the library near the Petworth metro station This book was on a display case at the end of one of the stacks My gra [...]

    26. What did I think I thought it was boring I had high hopes of some Capt Kirk insights or some Denny Crane odd ball humor or some scoop on James Spader or Leonard Nimoy But no It was boring It read like a resume of his career and it s been a full career I swear he s appeared in every TV show, every play, every C movie So the reader gets a list of programs, complete with synopsis and maybe, if you re lucky, an anecdote or two The chapters are interspersed with commercials referring you to his websi [...]

    27. The satirical magazine Private Eye is well known, in its book pages, for slagging off every book it comes near Letters have appeared asking which books its reviewers actually like The answer to that question maybe became a bit clearer last year when it actually published two positive reviews one for Paul O Grady s memoirs and one for William Shatner s In fact Private Eye is quoted on the back of the UK paperback edition So perhaps the answer to the question is autobiographies of men of a certain [...]

    28. REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK OCTOBER 24, 2015Narrator William ShatnerI can t say I was a Star Trek fan though I do enjoy the idea of a Star Trek voyage and I did like the latest movie starring Chris Pine as Capt Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock.I don t know anything about Shatner beyond knowing he is the man I think of whenever Capt Kirk is mentioned and that I ve read he s an arrogant a hole.So I it was just curiosity over the second point that made me buy this audiobookd what a surprisingly delight it [...]

    29. Of all the Shatner biographies, this one is the most human I think he s as candid as he can allow himself to be as evidenced by the last line of his story which I won t spoil here, but trust me, it s the perfect cherry on the Bill Shatner sundae after you ve eaten the entire book If you like Trek, and I do, which is evidenced by my reading list for the year so far, then you ll enjoy the experience of Bill Shatner discussing his singing career, his life in the decade after Star Trek ended, and th [...]

    30. You get the feeling reading this that William Shatner never met a joke he didn t like Life s a laugh and you have to see the funny side over the absurdity of it all Don t you Well, kind of, but the lightheartedness and lack of hardly any serious side robbed this autobiography of a depth that I m sure must be in there somewhere If there is a deeper side to William Shatner, however, he s not about to reveal it in this book He d rather poke fun at himself and, I must admit, some of his anecdotes an [...]

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