Berman Is Writing Tell-All Book About TrekBy Michelle
April 22, 2007 - 3:43 PM
Longtime Star Trek executive producer Rick Berman has plans to write a book about his experiences with the franchise, he told a magazine interviewer.
TrekMovie.com quoted what it called Berman's "exit interview" with Star Trek Magazine, conducted just before Berman left his office at Paramount from which he oversaw the Star Trek franchise for nearly 20 years. "I have started writing a book because I realized that in 1986, when Gene Roddenberry asked me to get involved in work with him on this thing, the number of stories that I have accumulated is amazing," Berman said.
The longtime producer does not yet have a publisher, though he promises that the book will be "warts and all", in contrast to some of the laudatory Star Trek biographies sanctioned by the studio. Berman said he wanted to write about the "wonderful and bizarre and funny things" he encountered in almost two decades of work with Star Trek.
In addition, added Berman, he has several other projects in the work but felt it was too early to speak in detail about them. "There are two projects that are possibly in the works here at Paramount," he explained, "and two that are not connected to the television business, but time will tell."
The complete interview is in Star Trek Magazine (UK issue #132, US issue #5). Thanks to TrekMovie.com for these excerpts.