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 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 10:05 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


Hi Folks,

Return to Tomorrow: The Filming of Star Trek: The Motion Picture is a fascinating oral history by our own Preston Neal Jones that has just been announced by Creature Features' book division:

http://creaturefeatures.com/shop/books/returntotomorrow/

I helped Preston and Creature Features prepare his 1979-1980 manuscript (it was originally intended for Cinefantastique and has become a legendary "lost book") and it's a fascinating read. Jerry Goldsmith is among 60 interviewees including the entire cast and just about all of the creators/crew.

There's discussion here:

http://trekmovie.com/2014/07/18/first-look-return-to-tomorrow-book-on-making-of-star-trek-tmp-coming-this-fall

Check it out!

Lukas

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 10:34 PM   
 By:   MarkB   (Member)

Yes, yes, yes!!!! I've been wanting this for over 30 years, and now it shall be mine! Incredible!

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 11:16 PM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

Pre-ordered this as soon as I could. Interested potential readers, note the "Strictly limited to 1,000 copies" part!

Here's the cover:

 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2014 - 1:37 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Magnificent!

 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2014 - 5:32 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Congratulatory *BUMP*

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2014 - 5:40 AM   
 By:   jpteacher568   (Member)

Ordered my copy as soon as I could. Loved Preston's work on HEAVEN & HELL TO PLAY WITH. THE FILMING OF NIGHT OF THE HUNTER.

I just hope that I am still living at the same address when the book ships.

 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2014 - 6:22 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Cool! Love the cover. Smashing out of the small screen onto the big screen. wink BTW, ordered!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2014 - 6:23 AM   
 By:   ScottDS   (Member)

Ordered!

I've wanted this book ever since I read about it on the "Star Trek: The Lost Books" web page.

http://www.well.com/~sjroby/lostbooks.html#91re

 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2014 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   ST-321   (Member)

Thanks for letting us know. I'm ordering for sure.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2014 - 8:15 AM   
 By:   jonnyquest   (Member)



Check it out!

Lukas


This is all kinds of awesome! Would have probably found out too late if not for the heads up, so thanks for "disclosing the information" Lukas! wink Picked up the Outer Limits book too, which I wouldn't have discovered either (if I hadn't dropped by the site). Hope they ship it separately - it's a long wait til October!

 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2014 - 8:57 AM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

Can't pass up another PNJ masterpiece! I'm hoping I ordered early enough to get one of the first 100 so I can get the autograph. (I want to compare the handwriting to some bogus checks that were written on my bank account a few years back.) Seriously -- if it's half as good as the NIGHT OF THE HUNTER book I'll be thrilled. A tip of the hat and a bend of the elbow to Dr. Jones! (And thanks for the 111th time to Lukas Kendall for everything, always.)

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2014 - 9:55 PM   
 By:   RonBurbella   (Member)

Wow! Double Wow! Ordered.

Looking forward most eagerly to a fun "summer read" by a very respected soundtrack colleague.
Yippee!

Ron Burbella

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2014 - 3:45 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

Kudos on the book! It sounds excellent.

With $25 shipping charges on a $30 book, I won't be getting it; I collect film music -- not stamps.
Are there any plans for a e-book version?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2014 - 11:06 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

Pre-ordered this as soon as I could. Interested potential readers, note the "Strictly limited to 1,000 copies" part!

Here's the cover:



Interesting. I might just pony up the money for this.

Greg Espinoza

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2014 - 6:42 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Pretty steep price for a paperback.
If it was hardback and large format with lots of pictures, that would be more like it.

 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2014 - 6:50 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

Nice work Preston.

It looks like a labour of love and detail.


Pass the word round the Trekkies folks.

 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2014 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

International shipping is a bit of a "WTF?" moment, but speaking as someone taken back in time by re-reading David Gerrold's "THE WORLD OF STAR TREK"; and speaking as one of those strange souls who adores this grey and ponderous yet magnificent film; I just had to order this book.

Cheers

 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2014 - 11:15 AM   
 By:   Other Tallguy   (Member)

grey and ponderous yet magnificent film

I want a poster with this tagline.

 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2014 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

...speaking as one of those strange souls who adores this grey and ponderous yet magnificent film...

Stephen, this movie has got a lot of stunning concepts that were wedded too quickly with too many "creative advisors" (Shatner a screenwriter?!), yet I think a top-ten all-time score can spackle a lot of cracks and fissures, can't it?

 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2014 - 1:45 PM   
 By:   Zoragoth   (Member)

...speaking as one of those strange souls who adores this grey and ponderous yet magnificent film...

Stephen, this movie has got a lot of stunning concepts that were wedded too quickly with too many "creative advisors" (Shatner a screenwriter?!), yet I think a top-ten all-time score can spackle a lot of cracks and fissures, can't it?


It remains my favorite TREK film, for all its flaws, not only for the magnificent score and FX, but it's the only TREK film that feels like a truly cinematic experience, with a sense of awe and wonder, and its humanist themes echo the TV series much more than the lower budget and far less spectacular films that followed.

Can't wait for this book!

 
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