Available From: 22 December 2009
30 Years of Star Trek: The Motion Picture
We celebrate the movie that started the U.S.S. Enterprise's big screen odyssey, with a wealth of imagery from all phases of production on the film, as well as new interviews including novelist Alan Dean Foster, whose story originally written for the proposed new Star Trek TV series Phase II became the basis for the motion picture.
Walter Koenig interview
The original Pavel Chekov steps back 30 years to reassess Star Trek: The Motion Picture with the benefit of hindsight. The author of a candid account of the filming of the movie, Walter Koenig puts The Motion Picture in context, and offers some advice to his successor, Anton Yelchin. Remembering his initial reaction to seeing the film, he says: "What should have been a gripping event that dovetailed into an extraordinary finish turned into this detached ‘sit back and look at the interesting effects’ kind of experience. The film does not end with a bang."
Art for Art's Sake Part II
The second of two exclusive supplements to the recent Star Trek: The Art of the Film from Titan Books provides all-new pictures, never seen before, and not included in the book. A stunning painting of the skyjump sequence is joined by scale drawings of the Narada and the U.S.S. Enterprise, as well as blueprints for the Captain's chair, the original design paintings for the Enterprise engine room, and a peek inside Spock Prime's amazing Jellyfish craft.
Jon Povill interview
Gene Roddenberry's right hand man was there throughout the long development process for Star Trek: The Motion Picture, as it morphed from TV series revival into megabudget blockbuster. Jon Povill gives an honest appraisal of the strengths and weaknesses of that first Trek movie in the latest issue: "There was a constant power struggle within the production, and it was very trying on all of us. Everybody has ideas, and there were tremendously talented people on that movie. In most of the cases, everybody had the best of all possible intentions."
- Lost and Found: A very special tie-in to this issue's theme, as we reveal previously unpublished shots of Star Trek: The Motion Picture guest star Persis Khambatta, the ill-fated Deltan Ilia
- Inception: An exclusive extract from S.D. Perry and Britta Dennison's Inception, as Jim Kirk meets the future Janet Wallace...
- Log Entries: A major review of the different home entertainment versions of the new movie, plus the TNG movies on Blu-ray, and the latest stories from IDW
- Compare and Contrast: A new feature takes two apparently different parts of Star Trek and reveals their similarities – this time examining the first and fifth movies
- Treknology: We trace the ways that Star Trek's future technology is becoming a reality on 21st Century Earth