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Old August 19 2014, 02:16 PM   #265
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Re: Latest acquisition!

Steve Roby wrote: View Post
Ordered and waiting for Return to Tomorrow: The Filming of Star Trek: The Motion Picture by Preston Neal Jones. Really looking forward to this one.
Thanks for the info - I just placed my order and am "Really looking forward to this one." as well.

Steve Roby wrote: View Post
(Still not acquired: in two days it'll be nine years since I paid Conlan Press for a copy of Writing Sarek by Peter S. Beagle. Last summer they hoped to have it out before the end of 2013. Nope.)
This is disgraceful. Beagle and Conlon Press have a horrible record of delaying projects:

http://www.conlanpress.com/html/updates.html

Apparently, though, that hasn't stopped Beagle from having dozens of screenings of his "The Last Unicorn" film all over the U.S. and Canada where he makes appearances to sell and sign merchandise.

Just get on with it, already - or just cancel the project and return the money.


Avro Arrow wrote: View Post
Steve Roby wrote: View Post
Return to Tomorrow: The Filming of Star Trek: The Motion Picture by Preston Neal Jones. Really looking forward to this one.
I'd really like to get this, but $25 shipping for a $30 book is hard for me to financially justify. And it's coming from the US... The Creating the Enterprise book you mentioned above is only $14 for shipping, and it's coming from England!
I agree, the shipping costs to Canada are ridiculous. 25 bucks seems very unreasonable. I am fortunate, though. Living in Kingston, I am close to the U.S. border and have a mailbox there that I ship stuff to. That's where this is going for under 7 bucks. It's the same for Amazon.com with me. I use them instead of Amazon.ca because of the large differences in prices and the vastly larger selection of goods from the U.S. site.

Christopher wrote: View Post
Harvey has done some good posts pointing out the errors in Cushman's book. Here's the entry from his Star Trek Fact Check blog:

http://startrekfactcheck.blogspot.co...yages-tos.html

There's also this thread:

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=235333
These are sites with very, very valuable reading. Harvey has done a remarkable job in refuting points made in the book and getting to the nitty gritty of some of the details presented. That being said, I have nonetheless enjoyed these books for the incredible behind the scene looks into the making of TOS. I am looking forward to the last book in the series.
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