STARLOG ISSUE #37 (AUGUST 1980)
This is the issue to help satiate the fever over the just-released The Empire Strikes Back, with an interview with Harrison Ford and whether or not he'll return in the next Star Wars installment. Also contains a feature on the makings of the classic First Men In The Moon, an update on the Star Wars soundtracks of John Williams, an in-depth peek at the Buck Rogers made-for-TV movie, The Flight of the War-Witch and a nice obituary tribute to the legendary Geroge Pal, who had just died in 1980.
AN INTERVIEW WITH HARRISON FORD
One of Ford's first post-Empire interviews, from the comfy confines of New York's Plaza Hotel. Here, Ford candidly chats about the evolution of Han Solo's character, his first films when coming to Hollywood and confirms he will be back in Revenge of the Jedi, the yet-to-be-retitled finale to the trilogy.
BEHIND THE SCENES OF BUCK ROGERS: THE FLIGHT OF THE WAR-WITCH
Stare into the frustrating abyss of network television in the early '80s with this feature on the made-for-TV Buck Rogers movie changed to a two-part episode and broadcast by NBC in the spring of 1980. Shows the exhaustive process of taking the story from concept to treatment to screenplay, intrusions of the network and their influence on the ambitious project's outcome.
DESIGNING AND BUILDING THE MINIATURE SPACECRAFT FOR "BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS"
Chief of miniatures for New World Pictures' Battle Beyond The Stars, Maury Schallock tells how his crack team of modelbuilders and artists created an amazing array of spaceships and space stations in an old garage in Reseda, California, including a massive 30-pound, 4-foot-long mockup of the villain's vessel, the Hammerhead. Ah, the good old days of practical FX!