Beaming Up and Getting Off – ​Life Before and Beyond Star Trek


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Beaming Up and Getting Off: Life Before and Beyond Star Trek by Walter Koenig, is an updated and expanded version of Walter Koenig’s 1998 memoir, Warped Factors: A Neurotic’s Guide to the Universe.

Complete with the entire original book and now with further travels, insights and photographs since the initial publication, Mr. Koenig supplies us with the tales of a journeyman actor’s adventures both before and following his extraordinary time performing in Star Trek, one of the world’s most beloved TV and movie franchises, as Pavel Chekov, Ensign aboard the USS Enterprise.

With a sardonic wit and a clear-eyed perspective, we get to move through the 20+ years past the first book as personal and professional opportunities, challenges, victories and defeats fill the life of an internationally known celebrity.

Both proud of his work and humble in his achievements, Walter Koenig has never ceased to pursue his artistic drives in whatever medium calls.

Luckily for us, that includes the written word, as Beaming Up and Getting Off: Life Before and Beyond Star Trek so ably displays.