The Buyer’s Guide #97
September 26, 1975
48 pages, 2 sections ? Photo cover depicts Mel Blanc
While Alan Light had earlier told readers TBG would mainly focus on comics, it?s clear that by 1975 its readers and its advertisers had directed increasing space toward media topics, and TBG followed. This issue?s cover featured Light?s interview with vocalist extraordinaire Mel Blanc.
It wasn?t quite like telling Trek fandom to ?get a life,? but Leonard Nimoy began confusing some Trekkers as to his loyalties with the announcement of his new book, I Am Not Spock. ?Believe it or not, I think I like Spock and have conversations with him,? Nimoy averred. ?He?s changed me.?
And other media reports of significant note from David McDonell: ?Jaws director StevenSpielberg?s next film will be of SF variety, tentatively titled Close Encounters of the Third Kind.? Another X-mas ?76 released SF film will be George Lucas? The Star Wars.?
Try 1977 for both, actually, while shaking your head at the next item mentioned: ?The Alexander Jodorowsky filmization of Frank Herbert?sDune begins in January with Salvador Dali and Orson Welles among the cast.? (We can see it now: ?I?ll drink no wine before its time, but I?m dying of thirst and my watch is melting.?)
Commentary by John Jackson Miller.
Special thanks to Russ Maheras for additional commentary and cover scans!
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