Friday, July 24, 2020

Big Bucks in TREK

 The above article looks forward to expected revenue for Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
 In 1982, licensors are looking for bootlegs!
In 1998, STTNG was just another cash cow.
 From later in 1988, Paramount execs discuss other ways to drain fans' bank accounts.
And from a 1991 TV Guide.  They call it trivia; some doofus will declare it a necessity!

Can't you see?  They're counting on you falling for the "collectability" conspiracy!

See you on Monday with even more TREK cartoons from magazines and newspapers.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Can You "Spin Off" in Space?

From 1993.

See you Friday for a look at big bucks, Star Trek style!

Monday, July 20, 2020

TREK Cartoons 02 - Editorials

Yep, editorial cartoonists find Star Trek an easy source of metaphors.
Some feel the Equal Rights Amendment is still in need of ratification.  Personally I think it has been superseded by recent Supreme Court decisions, etc.  This wasn't the case in 1982, when the above cartoon appeared.
I have a feeling that this cartoon from 1984 is a bit overshadowed.  The federal budget deficit was $2.7 trillion in the first nine months of fiscal year 2020.

Our last selection, from 1992, shows Jesse Jackson (not "Jessie") shooting for the moon.  Was it profiling, or just artistic shorthand, to align Jackson with Geordie La Forge?

See you on Wednesday for more out-of-this world clippings!
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