Friday, July 17, 2020

Almost TREK

If you've read this breathless 1974 flying-saucer tome, then you've seen an example of what I call "Almost TREK."

Specifically, the top-right image looks like an out-of-focus AMT Enterprise model.  And the bottom pair of photos from Sky Lab III look like the Enterprise without its saucer.
From JC Penney's 1980 Christmas catalog, here's another suspiciously evocative shape.
Cropped from a big display ad in the September 24, 1982 Daily Oklahoma, this TV sold by Dillard's department store wanted you to space out!
This is from the June 6, 1988 Daily Oklahoman.  The saucer section is from a Star Trek: The Next Generation model.  You tell me what the bottom is -- looks like a US space shuttle shrinkwrapped with a Frisbee.

Anyway, all of these images are ... Almost TREK.

See you back here on Monday for some more cartoons referencing Star Trek.
  

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