RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 141,401
Posts: 5,505,773
Members: 25,127
Currently online: 553
Newest member: OneOfFour

TrekToday headlines

Retro Review: The Emperor’s New Cloak
By: Michelle on Dec 20

Star Trek Opera
By: T'Bonz on Dec 19

New Abrams Project
By: T'Bonz on Dec 18

IDW Publishing March 2015 Comics
By: T'Bonz on Dec 17

Paramount Star Trek 3 Expectations
By: T'Bonz on Dec 17

Star Trek #39 Sneak Peek
By: T'Bonz on Dec 16

Star Trek 3 Potential Director Shortlist
By: T'Bonz on Dec 16

Official Starships Collection Update
By: T'Bonz on Dec 15

Retro Review: Prodigal Daughter
By: Michelle on Dec 13

Sindicate Lager To Debut In The US Next Week
By: T'Bonz on Dec 12


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Star Trek Movies > Star Trek Movies I-X

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old July 18 2014, 11:51 PM   #1
SpHeRe31459
Captain
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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?
SpHeRe31459 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 19 2014, 12:04 AM   #2
BillJ
Admiral
 
BillJ's Avatar
 
Location: Covington, Ky.
View BillJ's Twitter Profile
Re: New unofficial Making of TMP book

Sounds sweet.
__________________
"...the most elementary and valuable statement in science, the beginning of wisdom, is I do not know." - Lt. Commander Data, "Where Silence Has Lease"
BillJ is online now   Reply With Quote
Old July 19 2014, 12:08 AM   #3
trevanian
Rear Admiral
 
Re: New unofficial Making of TMP book

My only hesitation was whether to buy two copies or only one. Have been waiting 34&3/4 years to read this. Already ordered.
trevanian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 19 2014, 12:29 AM   #4
Harvey
Admiral
 
Harvey's Avatar
 
Re: New unofficial Making of TMP book

Very excited. It looks like he's taken this very seriously and done his homework.
__________________
"This begs explanation." - de Forest Research on Star Trek

My blog: Star Trek Fact Check.
Harvey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 19 2014, 12:59 AM   #5
Campe98
Commodore
 
Campe98's Avatar
 
Location: Tennessee
Re: New unofficial Making of TMP book

Preordered. Looks fascinating.
__________________
"Living is easy with eyes closed."
John Lennon, Strawberry Fields Forever
Campe98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 19 2014, 01:19 AM   #6
JJTrek4ever!
Lieutenant Junior Grade
 
Re: New unofficial Making of TMP book

Two copies bought and paid for. Now holding my breath until delivery... *thud*
JJTrek4ever! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 19 2014, 01:37 AM   #7
Timewalker
Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady
 
Timewalker's Avatar
 
Location: In many different universes, simultaneously.
Re: New unofficial Making of TMP book

Too pricey for me, given that postage would be over $25 CDN.
__________________
"Let's give it to Riker. He'll eat anything!"

For some great Original Series fanfic, check out the Valjiir Continuum!
Timewalker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 19 2014, 01:40 AM   #8
trevanian
Rear Admiral
 
Re: New unofficial Making of TMP book

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.
trevanian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 19 2014, 01:43 AM   #9
JJTrek4ever!
Lieutenant Junior Grade
 
Re: New unofficial Making of TMP book

^ I don't know how you can live with yourself, trev.
JJTrek4ever! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 19 2014, 01:55 AM   #10
trevanian
Rear Admiral
 
Re: New unofficial Making of TMP book

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.
trevanian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 19 2014, 09:30 AM   #11
Firebird
Lieutenant Commander
 
Firebird's Avatar
 
Location: Omaha, to the west of the Starfleet Shipyards
Re: New unofficial Making of TMP book

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!
__________________
I will put this as succinctly as possible - get me the hell out of here!
Firebird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 19 2014, 11:16 AM   #12
MauriceNavidad
Vice Admiral
 
MauriceNavidad's Avatar
 
Location: Maurice in San Francisco
View MauriceNavidad's Twitter Profile
Re: New unofficial Making of TMP book

TGT sent me the red alert, so I already ordered.
__________________
* * *
“Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.”
― Winston S. Churchill
MauriceNavidad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 19 2014, 02:29 PM   #13
Timby
GIVE ME YOUR FACE
 
Timby's Avatar
 
Re: New unofficial Making of TMP book

Oh shit, I am all over this. Hurry up and get here, October.
Timby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 19 2014, 04:00 PM   #14
Therin of Andor
Admiral
 
Therin of Andor's Avatar
 
Location: New Therin Park, Andor (via Australia)
View Therin of Andor's Twitter Profile
Re: New unofficial Making of TMP book

Also being discussed over in TrekLit.
http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=249796
__________________
Thiptho lapth! Ian (Entire post is personal opinion)
The Andor Files @ http://andorfiles.blogspot.com/
http://therinofandor.blogspot.com/
Therin of Andor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 19 2014, 08:39 PM   #15
J.T.B.
Commodore
 
J.T.B.'s Avatar
 
Re: New unofficial Making of TMP book

Another order rung up, here. A hugely interesting period in Hollywood, I am really looking forward to it.
J.T.B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.