|About the Book|
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) is one of the most beguiling and important science fiction films ever made. Its spectacular realization of Gene Roddenberrys inspirational future and humanistic storytelling are a cinematic achievement unlikelyMoreStar Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) is one of the most beguiling and important science fiction films ever made. Its spectacular realization of Gene Roddenberrys inspirational future and humanistic storytelling are a cinematic achievement unlikely ever to be matched. At the same time, the film was a deeply troubled production that rolled without a completed script and saw a wholesale change in visual effects companies -- barely making its release date.In 1979, Preston Neal Jones was given an unparalleled access to the cast and creators of Star Trek: The Motion Picture for what was intended to be a cover story for CInefantastqiue magazine. Owing to the late completion of the film and ambitious scope of the manuscript, it was never published -- until now.This book is a priceless time capsule, an oral history in the words of 60 of the films cast and creators, interviewed as the film was being prepared for release -- and nobody had any idea if it would succeed or even be finished on time.From the stars (William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and the entire cast) to the filmmakers (Gene Roddenberry, Robert Wise) to the brilliant visual effects artists, illustrators, model builders and technicians who realized the 23rd Century on screen (costumes, sets, props, models, music, sound FX, and more), no aspect of the films creation is overlooked.Go behind the scenes of this pivotal sci-fi masterwork and hear the unvarnished, uncensored truth of how it was created.