If you're in the SoCal area this June 7 weekend, take note!
Writer Preston Neal Jones got a huge break back in 1978-79 to interview some 60 cast and crew for Star Trek—The Motion Picture for Cinefantastique magazine—but who knew the movie and the story would be so delayed?
The massive piece was never published—until now.
Return to Tomorrow was early-published last winter, but now the main run has come in and author Preston Neal Jones has a signing event Sunday from 1-4 p.m. in Burbank at Creature Features, whose publishing moniker funded the printing.
Here's the Facebook Event page for the store signing, 2904 W Magnolia—I will be by sometime after 2 pm, in the last hour of the event. But truly—let that sink in: 60 folks, from Gene Roddenberry and Robert Wise to the full cast and a jillion of the crew (including the troubled visual effects' rescuers) are all recorded here back in the day, before the debut—and far from the changeover to the look of the Harve Bennett /Nick Meyer regime with The Wrath of Khan.
And, finally, my teaser interview with Preston: