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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

My Kingdom for an ARC!

Ok.. here's the deal..

I would KILL for an ARC of this book!  Anyone have any ideas how one goes about getting a specific ARC such as this???

The View From the Bridge: Memories of Star Trek and a Life in Hollywood (Hardcover)

by Nicholas Meyer

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This title will be released on August 20, 2009.

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Of course many who know me are probably smiling in the midst of calling me a "Trekkie" because of the book..  but they are only partially correct.

I do like Trek (duh) and love the Old Trek (double duh).. but I don't read as much about it as one might think.  I do, however.. really want this book and I'd love to read it NOW ..because Nicholas Meyer wrote it.

You see.. a long time ago I met Mr. Meyer.  And I met him at Paramount Studios while on the set of him directing The Undiscovered Country. 

I can even tell you the exact scene I was watching being filmed.  I was when Kirk and Bones get beamed OFF of Rura Penthe only to arrive on the ship to find some of the crew members dead.

But before I watched that scene being directed by Nicholas Meyer, DeForest kindly brought him over to meet his guests,I of course, was one of.  

Now, there are two key factors here, and I have told the story of meeting Nicholas Meyer before.  One is that DeForest likes to play jokes, and the second fact one must know is that Nicholas Meyer is... well.. short.

DeForest was in a playful mood and when my turn came to be introduced he hemmed and hawed and pretended he forgot my name.  Seeing what he was doing I thought I would "get even" real quickly and instead of just shaking Mr Meyer's hand I said aloud that "hugs are so much better to get to know someone".. and I hugged Nicholas Meyer (much to his surprise). 

Nicholas Meyer is short.

I think his nose wound up in between my breasts somewhere!

DeForest thought it hysterical.

I cringed.

Nicholas Meyer was heard to say as he walked away that he had to meet more guests!

So.. you see.. I've had a fondness for Nicholas Meyer ever since.. and when I discovered this book I felt that old "GOTTA HAVE IT" urge strike me!  Aaaargh!... I don't want to wait until the end of the summer to read it!!!!!

If anyone knows how or where to ask for a copy of an ARC for this book... pahleeeeze let me know!

(below are two photo's I have with Nicholas Meyer in them)

...and in case you are wondering... if I'd "kill for and ARC" of his book... you'd be amazed at what I'd do for Nick's Autograph on it! heh..damn !

Of course, even if I can find a way to get an ARC of this book.. it's a "must have" in hardback when it's released ! 

Just as a note of interest :  Nicholas is not what one would call "unknown" in the book department, having written:

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution: Being a Reprint from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D.

The West End Horror: A Posthumous Memoir of John H. Watson, M.D.

The Canary Trainer: From the Memoirs of John H. Watson

Oh.. and a tiny piece of trivia for you Trek Fans...

Did you know that the Evil Klingon laugh that occurred at the trial of Kirk and Bones was actually cute little Nicholas Meyer?!  yep.. it was him alright!

8 Comments:

Blogger animewookie said...

Wow! Pat, he must have been somthing as a klingon :D You're trivia amazes me.

7:54 AM  
Blogger Nymeth said...

I hope the publisher sees this post and sends you the book :D It does sound like a very interesting one for Star Trek fans.

7:55 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

animewookie: I'm awful at trivia!! For some reason I remember reading that tidbit and it stuck with me lol

Nymeth: oh that won't happen Nymeth! Remember we are talking Star Trek here... way too many people would want arcs of that book!!

7:58 AM  
Blogger Cath said...

I wish I could tell you how to get an ARC of the book, Pat. I just see that some high-profile bloggers merely write and ask and they get. I honestly don't know if it works for everyone but with that story to tell you surely *deserve* an ARC, my dear friend. Wonderful story!!! You could try a letter to the publishers...

8:55 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

cath: I don't have the guts some have to ask for ARCs I guess..not even sure who one would ask..i am not so sure it's the publisher

9:09 AM  
Blogger Debi said...

Well, I have no earthly clue how to get an ARC, but goodness knows if anyone deserves an ARC of this book, it's you, my dear!!!!

4:10 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Hi Debi: well that makes 2 of us that has no idea how to get an ARC of a specific book lol..

4:17 PM  
Blogger Astaryth said...

Pat, My friend, if there was any way in the world I could get you an ARC of this I would! I think this would go a long way towards cheering you up. :)

1:21 AM  

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