As someone who only got into TNG during the later seasons, and hasn't had much experience watching the earlier ones, this book was a great way for me...moreAs someone who only got into TNG during the later seasons, and hasn't had much experience watching the earlier ones, this book was a great way for me to recap on some of the episodes I was only barely familiar with, and in a geniuinly humourous way.
Although it's fair to say that a fair chunk of the humour comes from self depreciation, it is generally releiving to finally read a book that doesn't put Star Trek on the pedastal, and gives an honest account of where it goes wrong. Not every episode can be a 'Darmok', and for a series that is (possibly too?) well known for it's views on equality, pointing out the obvious sexism and racism in episodes such as 'Code of Honour' is something which I have rarely come across before.
The fact it was written by a cast member also adds to not only the authenticity of the book, but it's charm as well. Wil gets to explain to where the die.die.die fans came from, and also has the objectivity to actively agree with them.
While the book isn't perfect, some of the long running gags are a bit too long running, but it is nice to read something of Wil's that isn't entirely autobiographical (and no, I haven't read Sunken Treasure, but with £80 for postage, you wouldn't have read it either!)