If you’re a big Star Trek fan and will be in San Diego for Comic Con International this year, then we’ve just caught wind of an event you cannot miss.
This September, author David A. Goodman will release The Autobiography of James T. Kirk — a book touted as the definitive account of the Star Trek universe’s most legendary captain, told in “his own” words. Although we’re still several months away from the book’s actual release, you could get the opportunity to hear excerpts read aloud at a special event at San Diego Comic Con. The reader? Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner.
From CBS’ event announcement (via IGN):
The Autobiography of James T. Kirk
Location: Ballroom 20
William Shatner (“Star Trek: The Original Series”) will make a special guest appearance and read excerpts from The Autobiography of James T. Kirk, as James T. Kirk himself. This in-world memoir chronicles the greatest Starfleet captain’s life, from his boyhood on an Iowa farm and his youth spent on Tarsus IV, to his time in Starfleet Academy, his meteoric rise through the ranks of Starfleet and his illustrious career at the helm of the Enterprise. David Goodman (author, former “Family Guy” executive producer) will moderate and advance copies of the book are available at the Titan Booth.
Although Shatner hasn’t performed as Captain Kirk on-screen since 1994’s Star Trek Generations, he has continued his association with the character he made famous by co-writing a series of novels bringing him into the “Next Generation” timeline of the series, as well as other, more personal projects like his documentary The Captains. In that film, he sits down and interviews every other Star Trek captain, from Patrick Stewart, to Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Bakula, and even his replacement as Kirk, Chris Pine.
The Autobiography of James T. Kirk will release in bookstores and digitally on September 8th: the 49th anniversary of the Star Trek franchise. Comic Con International will take place at the San Diego Convention Center from July 8th-12th. For more information on the event itself, be sure to visit Comic-Con.org/CCI.
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