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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

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Old July 18 2014, 11:51 PM   #1
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New unofficial Making of TMP book

This looks interesting:

"Return to Tomorrow: The Filming of Star Trek: The Motion Picture," from author Preston Neal Jones and publisher Creature Features. This "long-lost" 672-page book will provide an oral history of the film compiled from interviews with 60 of the film’s cast and creators, conducted as The Motion Picture was being prepared for release.

The source material for "Return to Tomorrow" was originally intended for publication by Cinefantastique magazine in 1979, and author Preston Neal Jones was given unparalleled access to the cast and crew of the film. However owing to the late completion of the film and ambitious scope of the manuscript, it was never published—until now. According to the publisher, the entire manuscript has been "laboriously fact-checked" for release in book form.


http://trekmovie.com/2014/07/18/firs...ll/#more-37308

What do you TMP aficionados think?
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Old July 19 2014, 12:04 AM   #2
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Sounds sweet.
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Old July 19 2014, 12:08 AM   #3
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My only hesitation was whether to buy two copies or only one. Have been waiting 34&3/4 years to read this. Already ordered.
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Old July 19 2014, 12:29 AM   #4
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Very excited. It looks like he's taken this very seriously and done his homework.
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Old July 19 2014, 12:59 AM   #5
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Preordered. Looks fascinating.
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Old July 19 2014, 01:19 AM   #6
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Two copies bought and paid for. Now holding my breath until delivery... *thud*
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Old July 19 2014, 01:37 AM   #7
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Too pricey for me, given that postage would be over $25 CDN.
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Old July 19 2014, 01:40 AM   #8
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JJTrek4ever! wrote: View Post
Two copies bought and paid for. Now holding my breath until delivery... *thud*
I wound up only buying one copy. Had spent two bucks to buy a 2004 cd of shat's TRANSFORMED MAN still in shrinkwrap earlier today, so my treksplurge (neat looking word, that) stayed under $40.
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Old July 19 2014, 01:43 AM   #9
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^ I don't know how you can live with yourself, trev.
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Old July 19 2014, 01:55 AM   #10
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I figured I could sell the Shatner CD for $20 and have nearly enough to buy a second copy, but a part of me thinks these 1000 copies are going to be gone in 60 centons.

Then again, there's also my experience with THE MAKING OF THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS, a book I expected would be a total keeper, that I found to be an immense waste of over 30 bucks and a considerable disservice to the memory of a movie I very much enjoy. I expect much more from Mr Jones (had just read the decaded-old FILMFAX review of his NIGHT OF THE HUNTER book two days ago, which was an unqualified rave), and was thinking of picking it up when I happened upon this glorious news.

For once, I'm thinking I'm not going to be reading with an eye toward catching all those goofs, because I don't think I'm going to find (m)any.
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Old July 19 2014, 09:30 AM   #11
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This was an instant preorder for me. Like trevanian, I've been waiting quite a while to read this book. I'm excited it's finally seeing the light of day!
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Old July 19 2014, 11:16 AM   #12
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TGT sent me the red alert, so I already ordered.
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Old July 19 2014, 02:29 PM   #13
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Oh shit, I am all over this. Hurry up and get here, October.
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Old July 19 2014, 04:00 PM   #14
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Re: New unofficial Making of TMP book

Also being discussed over in TrekLit.
http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=249796
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Old July 19 2014, 08:39 PM   #15
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Another order rung up, here. A hugely interesting period in Hollywood, I am really looking forward to it.
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