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

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Old December 22 2014, 09:49 AM   #91
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Re: New unofficial Making of TMP book

Well, now I finally know why the asteroid explosion looks so crap...
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Old December 24 2014, 09:54 PM   #92
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... and why Vulcan ended up so... bad.
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Old December 24 2014, 11:59 PM   #93
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Re: New unofficial Making of TMP book

I may need this book.

...limited to 1000 copies, I see?
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Old December 25 2014, 12:13 AM   #94
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I may need this book.

...limited to 1000 copies, I see?
They're printing a second edition, expected to arrive sometime in Q1 2015.
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Old December 25 2014, 12:16 AM   #95
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Re: New unofficial Making of TMP book

Did not see that two days ago. Thanks!
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Old December 25 2014, 11:56 PM   #96
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This book is truly amazing. I've spent most of today reading it. Just finished Part I, so after 134 pages, cameras are about to roll.

I'd keep reading but I have to go make the stuffing for dinner...
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I received an email saying that my order is complete.
That's all I got. No tracking number and no clear indication what "complete" signifies, since it sure hasn't arrived.
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I just finished reading it. I have only a few quibbles but they're hardly worth mentioning. What I like is how much mythology gets debunked here. Now we can finally really know why the security guard zap was omitted, why some of the mattes (like Vulcan) look so bad, why some of the dialog was cut, why we never saw all of V'ger, how little Roddenberry had to do with post, and that some of the claims made by the Director's Edition team were, indeed, hogwash.

For a lot of readers the latter sections about the techniques and tech of making many of the VFX are going to be essentially incomprehensible technobabble. Minus the illustrations which were clearly intended to accompany the text as planned for Cinefantastique some of it was hard to follow even for someone who's read up on these VFX techniques for 30+ years, like me.
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That's all I got. No tracking number and no clear indication what "complete" signifies, since it sure hasn't arrived.
That's all I got, too; that email was on Dec. 18th, deliverey was USPS on the 23rd.

I was already reading another fairly big book, but I've started on this one anyway. I'm quite happy with it so far.
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