Star Trek: The Next Generation’s cast to help with Brent Spiner’s book.
Brent Spiner is releasing a new book entitled “Fan Fiction”. The book is described by Spiner as being a work of fiction but with real people and events. A mashup as Spiner puts it. The dark comedy serves as a partial memoir, with real people and settings but a not-so-real mystery plot. The book is getting an audio-book release and fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation are going to love the cast.
The cast includes the usual lot from the series, including LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, and his wife and actress Genie Francis. Hopefully, Dorn pulls out some Worf quotes
Here is the publisher’s description of Spiner’s new book (via TrekMovie.com)
"Brent Spiner’s explosive and hilarious novel is a personal look at the slightly askew relationship between a celebrity and his fans. If the Coen Brothers were to make a Star Trek movie, involving the complexity of fan obsession and sci-fi, this noir comedy might just be the one.Set in 1991, just as Star Trek: The Next Generation has rocketed the cast to global fame, the young and impressionable actor Brent Spiner receives a mysterious package and a series of disturbing letters, that take him on a terrifying and bizarre journey that enlists Paramount Security, the LAPD, and even the FBI in putting a stop to the danger that has his life and career hanging in the balance."
Brent Spiner’s not-so-real-life-real-life story seems interesting
Setting a story around actual events but changing and fictionalizing details isn’t a bad idea at all, especially in this situation. Spiner knows that his biggest target audience is going to be fans of Star Trek, so why not create a work of fiction that pertains to his time on the set of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The idea of Spiner potentially running around trying to solve some kind of mystery wearing his Data outfit is also high comedy where I come from. Plus, having the cast of the series contributing to the book? That’s a stroke of genius.