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From the book jacket
The Human adventure is just beginning!
Dress up for it for a whole universe of fun!
Here in simple, can't-fail instructions and learn-at-a-glance line drawings are thrilling costumes from Star Trek: The Motion Picture that you can make – quickly and easily – at home with the most inexpensive and accessible materials.
Now you can be Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Dr. McCoy, Navigator Ilia, Communications Officer Uhura, a Vulcan master, a 23rd century female civilian, an Andorian or an Arcturian.
With directions for necklaces, bracelets and make-up and 8 pages of costumes and jewelry in breathtaking color!

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  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface by Robert Fletcher
  • About Robert Fletcher
  • Introduction
  • The Basics
  • The Rectangle
  • The T
  • Pants
  • Supplies and Directions
  • The Characters
  • The Enterprise Crew
  • James T. Kirk
  • Mr. Spock
  • Dr. Leonard McCoy
  • Lieutenant Ilia
  • Vulcan Masters
  • Zaranite
  • Andorian
  • Arcturian
  • Female Civilian
  • Patterns
  • Make Tracing Paper Pattern

Background information

  • The book was one of a total of sixteen titles, both novels and reference books, that were intended to coincide as a promotional tie-in with the premiere of The Motion Picture on 7 December 1979. (Playboy magazine, January 1980, p. 310) However, due to the film's mixed reception, only about half of these, including this one, were ultimately released.
  • While the official publication date is stated as 28 October 1979, Playboy magazine reported that at the time of the movie's premiere the book had not yet been released to the public. (p. 310)
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