Thursday, June 29, 2017

Starfleet Academy movie!

From 1997 comes this "lost movie" which few fans have seen! Actually, it is cut together from game footage with new scenes filmed and added to flesh out the story. For those fans who thought they had seen the last of Captain Kirk, Sulu, and Chekov, this video is a welcome discovery. We get the added bonus of Christopher Plummer reprising his role of General Chang (and find out how he lost that eye)! I wish that Nichelle Nichols had been in it, also. It's not theatrical movie quality; not even TV-movie quality acting on the part of the cadets. But, just to see some of the old crew again... makes it worth it!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Nimoy Publicity Photo: Spock With Vulcan Lyre

A rarely-seen publicity photo of Nimoy with the Vulcan lyrette prop.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Gray Morrow Trek Poster Art

From the mighty and legendary issue number 2 (from 1972) of the incomparable and unforgettable publication "The Monster Times," comes this centerfold poster of Star Trek by artists Gray Morrow. How many had this hanging up in the room as a kid?

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Happy 2016 Birthday, Nichelle!

Lovely Nichelle Nichols is 84 today. We hope she has a wonderful day of love and appreciation, and that her New Year has much health and happiness. We love you, Nichelle!



Celebrate by reading some or all of the entries I have made of the past few years, right here.

Friday, September 9, 2016

That Lucky Kid... Now, Lucky US!

Most of the time, this blog is publishing items in my collection. But sometimes, when something extraordinary from Trek's past shows up, I will feature it, like the time the original Phaser Rifle turned up. Today, I saw a post shared by Trek contributor Doug Drexler that came from one Edward Barocela that revealed a wonderful story of a visit to the Star Trek soundstages and a photo not seen since.

Here is the photo:

And the story behind the photo:

Edward Barocela‎ posted to the group STAR TREK - The Original and ONLY Timeline:

"Nearly 49 years ago, my father Edward Sr., a motion picture engineer, was hired by Film Effects of Hollywood to work on upgrading the optical printers. One Saturday, my brother and I were out with Dad as he ran some errands. He stopped off at work and left us in the lobby of the building as he went inside to do something. Presently, a man walked by and noticed us by ourselves, bored and fidgeting. He said, "Hey, kids, do want to see a real spaceship?" Naturally we said yes, and he gave us directions to a set of double doors. We went through the doors and found ourselves on a small soundstage. And there she was: the Starship Enterprise. They let us work the control console to turn the big model's lights on and off, and to run the engine dome rotors at different speeds. They also let us handle the shuttlecraft and Romulan ship models. Needless to say, this experience made huge impression on me. I was 10 years old. Years later, my mother sent me this photo. I didn't even remember that anyone had taken pictures at the time."

Too cool!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Celebrating Fifty Years Of Star Trek!

Indeed, far beyond anyone's imagination, it has lived long and prospered.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Happy Birthday, Bill Shatner!

Happy 85th birthday to the best Captain in Starfleet; past, present, future, alternate future, alternate universe and beyond! He doesn't let age slow him down, and we wish him many more.

Now would be a good time to revisit some of the many posts here devoted to The Shat by clicking here!