Meanwhile, there’s some slight redesigning of the magazine’s departments this issue. The column names are reversed (white text against a black background) and a border outlines the pages. It’s part of a rolling redesign the magazine would undergo with art director Jim McLernan and senior designer Calvin Lee. Soon we’ll see them turn their attention to the contents page.
76 pages (including covers)
Cover price: $3.50
Classified ad of note this month: “GALACTIC TREKFEST Apr 21-23 ‘89 GOH are Richard Hatch, Bill Mumy, Merritt Butrick. Dealers, Art Show, Panels, Gaming, Banquet. Info ...”
My favorite photo caption of the issue: “Second Sight is The Three Stooges Meets Ghostbusters repaved with a little bit of Aretha Franklin’s ‘Freeway of Love’”
It’s Indy time, and Marc Shapiro talks with writer Jeffery Boam about Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade; Desire Gonzales interviews one-named actress Terrylene about her role in Beauty and the Beast and the challenges of working as a deaf actress; Kim Howard Johnson talks with former Python Eric Idle about his work in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen; the Fan Network pages include a collection of photos showing science-fiction characters in unexpected places, short news bits on the next Star Trek fan cruise and a video contest, and more; Will Murray previews the John Larroquette and Bronson Pinchot-starring psychic comedy Second Sight; Murray also previews Millennium; Adam Pirani goes behind the scenes of Tim Burton’s Batman.
“George [Lucas] has made a conscious decision to keep the Indiana Jones films similar. They’re not that open-ended and I knew going into the project that I couldn’t just do anything. I think I managed to get some different things in, but I also know that George vetoed a lot of my ideas. The Indiana Jones movies use the cliffhanger serial as a role model. It’s a unique formula but, bottom line, it’s a formula which means the writer is faced with a confined structure and a series of expectations that need to be met. Fortunately for everybody involved, this formula is a highly entertaining one.”
–Jeffrey Boam, screenwriter, interviewed by Marc Shapiro: “Indiana Jones Rides Again!”To read previous Starlog issue descriptions, click on "Starlog Internet Archive Project" in the keywords below or visit the Starlog Project's permanent home.