Visual effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull was a late edition to the crew for Star Trek: The Motion Picture, after he initially turned down a deal to do the effects for the movie. In a new video he talks about how he came on board to ‘save’ the movie. Watch it below.
Trumbull on ‘Saving’ Star Trek: The Motion Picture
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Douglas Trumbull talks about how he was brought in help save Star Trek: The Motion Picture after the "studio was panicking." In the end Trumbull’s work on TMP earned him an Academy Award nomination, but the amount of work literally put him in the hospital. Trumbull explains in the video below.
More from Trumbull at THR.com.