New unofficial Making of TMP book

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  1. SpHeRe31459

    SpHeRe31459 Captain Captain

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    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/fir...of-star-trek-tmp-coming-this-fall/#more-37308

    What do you TMP aficionados think?
     
  2. BillJ

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    Sounds sweet.
     
  3. trevanian

    trevanian Rear Admiral

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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.
     
  4. Harvey

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    Very excited. It looks like he's taken this very seriously and done his homework.
     
  5. Campe98

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    Preordered. Looks fascinating.
     
  6. JJTrek4ever!

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  7. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    Too pricey for me, given that postage would be over $25 CDN.
     
  8. trevanian

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    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.
     
  9. JJTrek4ever!

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    ^ I don't know how you can live with yourself, trev. :(
     
  10. trevanian

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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.
     
  11. Firebird

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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!
     
  12. Maurice

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    TGT sent me the red alert, so I already ordered.
     
  13. Timby

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    Oh shit, I am all over this. Hurry up and get here, October.
     
  14. Therin of Andor

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  15. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    Another order rung up, here. A hugely interesting period in Hollywood, I am really looking forward to it.
     
  16. Captrek

    Captrek Vice Admiral Admiral

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    WTF? What's with the ridiculous shipping costs?

    I'm getting tired of reading about awesome stuff here that's beyond my budget. First the TOS soundtrack, now this.
     
  17. JJTrek4ever!

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    On the assumption that you live in the United Sates, kindly spare a miniscule thought for those of us who reside overseas and are therefore reduced to using extortionately expensive outfits like Reship.com when dealing with scumbag eBay and Amazon Marketplace vendors who refuse to ship outside of the US.
     
  18. Captrek

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    Yes, I do live in the US, and have never encountered such shipping costs for a book. If such things are routine for you, you have my sympathies.

    Minuscule sympathies, in respect of your request.
     
  19. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    The shipping cost within the US is considerably less, and if that were the price to Canada, I wouldn't complain.
     
  20. Captrek

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    Apparently on creaturefeatures.com, domestic shipping is $13.00. Still much higher than I'm used to for shipping a paperback book, but better than what confronts our international friends.
     

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