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First Star Trek Movie: Bringing the Franchise to the Big Screen 1969-1980

Sherilyn Connelly



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McFarland & Co Inc
09 October 2019
Film & movie: styles & genres; Television; Science fiction; Star Trek Original Series; Star Trek Reference
Series: Star Trek
The history of Star Trek's resurrection, between the 1969 cancellation of the original series and the 1979 release of Star Trek-The Motion Picture, has become legend. Like many legends, it tends to get printed instead of the facts. Drawing on hundreds of contemporary news articles and primary sources not seen in decades, this book tells the true story of the first Star Trek reboot. After several attempts to revive the franchise, Robert Wise's ST-TMP was released on a wave of prestige promotion, hype and public frenzy unheard for a film based on a television show. Controversy surrounded its troubled production and $44M budget, earning it a reputation at the time as the most expensive movie ever made. After a black-tie premiere in Washington, D.C., its opening in 856 North American theaters broke multiple box-office records-a harbinger of the modern blockbuster era. Despite instant financial success, the film was panned by critics, leaving this enterprise nowhere to boldly go but down.
By:   Sherilyn Connelly
Imprint:   McFarland & Co Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 11mm
ISBN:   9781476672519
ISBN 10:   1476672512
Series:   Star Trek
Pages:   205
Publication Date:   09 October 2019
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sherilyn Connelly is a San Francisco-based writer and librarian, and the head film critic for SF Weekly.

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Connelly's writing is so lively and littered with humor --Psychobabble.

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