|About the Book|
This is Koenigs stroy--from growing up as the neurotic child of Russian immigrants in 1940s Manhattan through his rise to Star Trek fame as Pavel Chekov, Russian navigator of the U.S.S. Enterprise, and beyond. Not a typical Hollywood memoir,MoreThis is Koenigs stroy--from growing up as the neurotic child of Russian immigrants in 1940s Manhattan through his rise to Star Trek fame as Pavel Chekov, Russian navigator of the U.S.S. Enterprise, and beyond. Not a typical Hollywood memoir, Warped Factors is anything but aloof. Koenigs very human narrative is full of the kind of insecurities and quirks anyone can relate to. With wry, wit, striking candot, and a true gift for storytelling, Koenig takes us on a sometimes bumpy but often hilarious trip through his galaxy. Blind faith and a healty sense of irony seem to sustain him as he relates a steady stream of ancedote, including: Pitching a sotry to an NBC producer who is in the midst of having an out-of-body experience- Having a laoded gun placed in his ear by a jealous manager- Performing a controversial play that was interrupted by someone believed to be a member of the Amrican Nazi party dressed in the unifrom of a Chicken Delight delivery boy- Getting fired from a CBS movie of the week for staring at the director- Being mistaken for a bell hop during a public appearance in his Star Trek uniform- Declining a Star Trek convention attendees invitation to help sacrifice a chicken in her hotel room.Of course, this amusing memoir also takes us behind the scenes of Star Trek, with fresh perspecticves not only on the cast members themselves but also on the development and evolution of the megalithic sci-fi legend. In fact, Koenig includes a numer of the script ideas he himself pitched over the years including a proposal outline for Star Trek IV (one that saw the deaths of several main crew members including Kirk) and several for The Next Generation series.Finally, Koenig offers candid reflections not only on the Star Trek years but on his life and career since. Most notable are his well received stints on stage and his curent role as the insidious Alfred Bestger on televisions Babylon 5. Enjoying both critical and popular success, Koenig has once again confirmed his enduring position in science fictions acting pantheon.