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Author(s): Susan Sackett and Gene Roddenberry
Publisher: Wallaby Books
Published: March 1980
Pages: 221
Reference(s): ISBN 0671791095

The Making of Star Trek The Motion Picture is a behind-the-scenes description of the creation of the first Star Trek movie.

Description

The Motion Picture That Was Made Because Millions of People Demanded It! This is the full, exhilarating story of a journey as exciting – and as grueling – as any the Starship Enterprise has ever taken – from the birth of Gene Roddenberry's great idea to the completion of a great movie... a journey that carried cast, crew and hundreds of behind-the-scenes people as far as imagination, skill and the latest special optical effects technology could take them. This is how it happened – the unexpected problems, the setbacks, the daily struggles and victories – from the reunion of Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Uhura, Chekov, and the rest of the crew to the final moments of triumph in... The Making of Star Trek The Motion Picture.

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Background

  • Sulu is the only major recurring character not mentioned by name on the back cover of this book.
  • Although the front cover of this book is emblazoned with the names of both Susan Sackett and Gene Roddenberry, the book was actually written by Sackett and only contains comments from Roddenberry, as is explained in the book.
  • This book contains the notes of Robert Fletcher and Fred Phillips regarding the backstories for some of the aliens they created and used in background scenes.

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