William Shatner (along with Judith and Garfield Reeves Stevens) has a new book coming out this fall called "Star Trek: The Academy–Collision Course". In a new video Shatner talks about how the book has a disclaimer making sure fans know it is ‘his vision.’.
Apparently Shatner has had this Academy idea for a long time and during the run of Star Trek Enterprise he pitched it as a TV series to Paramount chief Sumner Redstone. The disclaimer on the book is really to ensure that fans know that the book is part of his ‘Shatnerverse’ and not related to the new feature film (which is very likely to contradict the book). There is likely to be a follow up book to this one, but Pocket Books will not be releasing any Original Series books in the months before or after the 2008 Star Trek movie, to avoid confusion (except any book or books directly related to the film)
Read the preview:
There is a preview of the book available at WilliamShatner.com
Bonus Bill Video
Shatner talks about what great ‘box office’ his character Denny Crane is for Boston Legal.