Wow, what a year 1976 was in my Trekker memories! I was living in Ft. Lauderdale, FL at the time, and the comic book/collectable store "Starship Enterprises" was my main source for genre material not found anywhere else. One of the items that they carried was the British publication "TV Sci-Fi Monthly," an excellent newspaper-format magazine printed on glossy paper, similar to the Trek poster magazines (which I'll be covering in the future also). This time we're looking at a Leonard Nimoy interview from Issue #7.
Below, one of the neat graphic features that the magazine often included; they would use the new "Starfleet Technical Manual" as a reference and create color images of the weapons, ships, equipment and other items; this time they illustrate the flags of the various Federation civilizations. Update: to view an article from this same issue on the series "UFO," go to my other blog "Fantastic Flashbacks!"
Bonus: Below, another item purchased at the Starship Enterprises store in Ft. Lauderdale; one of the cards put out at the time by Random House. This time it features a punch-out phaser. I suppose (if you are very bored) you could print out the images from here on card stock and then cut out the images to make your own! Once completed, the phaser features exciting wiggling action as the nozzle moves when you press the trigger. Wow!