Observation for Now

It has always seemed to me that the human race needs more things to wonder about, rather than less.

-- Gregory L Reece

Saturday, May 09, 2009

On Real Photo Paper






My friend Melinda found these three pix while moving. She gave them to me. I give them to you.


from "Where No Man Has Gone Before"


a posed studio shot, some time after "Charlie X" made 3-D chess popular:





from "Spock's Brain":







Friday, May 08, 2009

When You're First in Color Television, There's Got to Be a Reason.



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If memory serves, this ad appeared in a 1967 issue of Newsweek. The original has another full-page ad on the back, with no date showing.

Notice that the "middle" scene, the one on a "planet" set, is from "Man Trap," the first aired episode.

See you next time, and howdy boy to Frederick! Visit his Star Trek Scrapbook blog! The link is to the right in the Links list.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

And the Winners Are ...



As you can see, the Number One winner was my pal Larry Nemecek, future author of the Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion, among other nifty tomes.








But I came in Number Two (I tried harder?). Notice the artistic underlining.




And for prizes, I got a STTMP poster, and this cool-beans belt buckle, only slightly the worse for nearly thirty years' worth of wear ...

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Next week, let's Trek into the 1980s!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Take the STTMP Quiz!

Remember when there were TWO Oklahoma City "general" newspapers? In December 1979 the Oklahoma Journal (the paper that's NOT still in business) ran a STAR TREK quiz, to help drum up publicity for STAR TREK: The Motion Picture.




Oh boy! Trivia! Trekkies (yes, Trekkies) unite!




My answers ran to three typewritten pages.
Tomorrow, the winners!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Newsweek and George Takei







In 1972, Newsweek magazine figured out that the fans were keeping Star Trek alive.












In 1978, George Takei came to the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Music Hall along with a few episodes and a blooper reel or two. I helped him set up his autograph card table.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Welome to STAR TREK Month!


This May 2009 I'll be sharing scraps from multiple scrapbooks of growing up with Star Trek.



I was a few weeks away from my 10th birthday when Star Trek premiered on NBC in September, 1966.





This entry is an article from Popular Science's December, 1967 issue.
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