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Grass is the dates that you hear me.
I can hear area men than that I can idea I've read your new book and and -- -- I follow all these rules I will become you.
Yes no -- -- become you.
So somewhere in that space we can.
In -- -- so let me ask you about your new book -- Did you -- it.
I'm of the age that and -- -- you might do is the last thing you do have.
And I need to write another book.
Some -- -- in my life had taken place.
I had something to say and I've been writing books before so it seemed like a good idea at the time.
You know I'm -- surprised by the book for instance well I was surprised.
-- -- the discussion about today your.
Colleagues at Star Trek.
I thought that the discussion was a little bit raw at times.
Well that's I hadn't heard that one of if you want to discuss album where really it's a minor part of the book.
It is indeed -- minor part of the book and it what's also submission -- it create career has been so vast so many acting roles.
And yet to even -- mention new book is everything a lot of lot of people.
Think about star track.
To what your question so my question is -- what what what is your relationship for what was it like -- -- start track that Alex while we were of filming.
I was fairly oblivious of of anything.
The picture up there -- -- namely -- Great friend of mine and DeForest Kelley who -- -- and I believe was in the background was.
And this guy it was a fairly good friend of mine and we had a good relationship good working relationship and with the other people that seem to me to be a good working relationship.
When they were writing books and things like that they profess to dislike me for reasons I have.
I do not know.
Long since put -- behind me but I do referred to in the book is more and tongue in cheek and from -- in the hills.
But that's -- what I couldn't I couldn't understand whether it was their tongue in cheek or whether it was you know seriously.
With some modest -- -- at how is -- that we're serious points was it.
-- you were enormously successful on and I wondered if there was some sort of professional jealousy mile -- weather being tongue in cheek or not an.
-- well I'm I'm not taking it seriously at this point and the fact that you and I spent so much time on this really.
-- hadn't done who had written the chapter shall we wouldn't spend so much time discussing it.
So what is that was so what -- -- crew would like to discuss me talk about other things I only know.
It was is meant to be amusing and entertaining read.
And which I suggest that saying yes to opportunity is saying yes to life.
-- it's easier to say no.
Two things to new tastes new adventures new people.
New ways of doing things.
It's much more difficult to say yes and open yourself up to life.
No means you've turned yourself.
Around you turned down an opportunity yes means exactly the opposite that's the intent of the book.
Yeah harassment but it does Anderson.
I didn't know is that you turn down doctor killed there.
Well that too is so long ago it's almost a minor thing.
The -- things that you turn down.
And the things you accept you you never know what's going to happen and I mean that more than just as an actor's life.
One thing that certainly leads to another your life is a tapestry.
And everything you.
Choose to do is.
I guess -- would that which you choose not to do is this is interconnected.
And that had young actor listening to this interview in terms of looking at act in itself.
Has the career has the business changed some of let's say the last thirty -- forty years is in a different business.
Well yes and no the cameras are different the cameras in the past and live television -- -- Were warm and Fuzzy they had tubes and and little hands -- them they glowed and they are.
Purring no noise and there were like large animals.
Now they're small and there sort of nasty and they've got long lenses so they can reach places that you never thought.
-- have photographed.
So the cameras that that technology itself is quite different.
But you still have to hit your marks learn your lines be their own time and take a deep breath and say the words.
In looking no script can you tell written -- script whether it's gonna be at a great show are great will be at or IE is sometimes surprised.
In -- I don't believe you can tell.
You can say this is going to be but.
Everybody's taste is different and all you can do is go by your -- So He read a script and it moves you it touches you makes you laugh.
You think there are possibilities are also.
The aspect from an actor's point of view that is the character you that you were being asked to play is it a good character isn't fun.
And boosting many dimensional character.
That can have an influence.
We've had some different action because of an active since you were six according to the book I'm curious -- -- He hadn't been an actor.
Plan B but what an event.
Well there was -- -- -- -- I it was all him from.
The very beginning I don't know what I would have done it never occurred to me -- I was gonna do something else.
So I and I never did anything else I never waited tables -- never drove camp.
Just did something.
Entertaining whether -- -- it was writing or or acting or directing her room one of the many related.
Things you do in show business it was always.
Had to do with the entertainment and nothing with anything else.
It never -- -- what's the next job or -- -- get a next job or me when you have a huge success on something you wonder like -- I'll never get success like that again.
Always that's the actors mentality.
Actors mentality is always -- to work.
The actors went on there's no I'm working now what what about next.
In the actor you're -- those shows good thank you very much good by you were.
You were great you were lousy good -- and the next.
-- anticipation what's to come.
Ever turned on a -- always think Dan a high and now I think like.
I -- done that one.
I got I don't.
I hit the idea of regret.
There's nothing you do about it and like looking at old photos and that sort of thing I try to stay away from because like you do -- -- And the old good average of living in the moment really it does apply.
There's nothing you can do about the passionately I can do about your next question I can only.
Stay in the moment and and answer to the foremost in my ability what you've just -- And I cassettes are reflected in real number eighty witches get out a bad.
Get out of bed and put one foot ahead of the other because.
When I turned forty.
State -- three days of mourning.
My life from one book what what what else could I do and what was going to be -- but now.
-- that you I think.
And I'm looking death in the so.
One step at a time.
Is what were all managing.
We -- looking death and the I mean that's sort of ominous.
It is -- but the world looking death in the the only thing is when you're older you're reminded of it more and more.
-- more often.
Bush added thank you -- a glass of good rules I remember the wanna get out of bad because of the day is you know.
-- practicing in -- -- so.
Up -- -- the rules -- and I don't think I've become William Shatner but.
I remember the rules when it -- them thanks so thank you thank you don't.
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