Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Enterprise To Fly Again

The newspapers had been running articles about Star Trek's return since 1975, but not until the press conference held in summer of 1978 with Robert Wise, Roddenberry and the cast did it become real. They were filming it, finally! The excitement starts to build...

And then... it hit! On August 12, 1978, the very first photo was released to newspapers. Below is a scan of my clipped copy from the Ft. Lauderdale newspaper. The first new image of Kirk, Spock and McCoy in 10 years! My fingers were trembling with excitement as I cut it out and put it in my scrapbook.

Shortly afterward, on August 25th, a second exciting photo appeared, which is below...

But these two b&w pics were the only ones forthcoming for pretty much the rest of the summer. It would be later in the year, in November, before more photos were revealed in full color. See those memory-jogging articles here soon!

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