Terry Lee Rioux

 3 Sterne bei 1 Bewertungen

Alle Bücher von Terry Lee Rioux

From Sawdust to Stardust

From Sawdust to Stardust

 (1)
Erschienen am 01.02.2005

Neue Rezensionen zu Terry Lee Rioux

Neu
Valkyrie Kanes avatar

Rezension zu "From Sawdust to Stardust" von Terry Lee Rioux

From Sawdust to Stardust
Valkyrie Kanevor 5 Jahren

Well... nice.

It’s great to find out a bit more about (Jackson) DeForest Kelley and his years before “Star Trek” – and also the “Star Trek” years, of course. That, and – as far as I know – it’s the only biography about “De” at all.

So it’s totally forgivable that it gets a teeny-tiny bit repetitive in the later chapters, but there comes a point when you’ll roll your eyes and think, “Yes, we KNOW he was a gentleman, we KNOW he was a wonderful guy, we KNOW that Carolyn was the love of his life and vice versa. WE KNOW! You can stop telling us.”

Between repeating too much about DeForest Kelley’s character and his happy, quiet life with Carolyn, Terry Lee Rioux also has the annoying habit of not telling us enough. He often stops in the middle – or at least that what it felt like to me – of a story and leaves out the actual solution. Like the story he told about Phil Weyland, a friend of De and hired as his stand-in for Star Trek – The Motion Picture.

Rioux wrote, “When Kelley found out that Weyland and another stand-in had stood over that hot transporter-room floor grill for hours without a break, he made short work of the situation.”
(“From Sawdust To Stardust”, page 232)

How? What exactly did he do? Did he pull the boys out and spent them a meal and lots of water? Did he yell at the excutives? Did he calmly threaten to quit the production? What?

There are a lot of stories and anecdotes that end like that, which makes the whole book a tad... unsatisfactory. But it’s still interesting and a good read, so... yeah. Still three stars of five.

Kommentieren0
9
Teilen

Gespräche aus der Community

Neu

Starte mit "Neu" die erste Leserunde, Buchverlosung oder das erste Thema.

Community-Statistik

in 1 Bibliotheken

Was ist LovelyBooks?

Über Bücher redet man gerne, empfiehlt sie seinen Freunden und Bekannten oder kritisiert sie, wenn sie einem nicht gefallen haben. LovelyBooks ist der Ort im Internet, an dem all das möglich ist - die Heimat für Buchliebhaber und Lesebegeisterte. Schön, dass du hier bist!

Mehr Infos

Buchliebe für dein Mailpostfach

Hol dir mehr von LovelyBooks