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.
Sherilyn Connelly Imprint: McFarland & Co Inc Country of Publication: United States Dimensions:
ISBN: 9781476672519 ISBN 10: 1476672512 Series:Star Trek Pages: 205 Publication Date: 09 October 2019 Recommended Age: From 18 years Audience:
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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