Below is an article that came out the weekend of the movie's release. This is from a July 3oth, 1984 Beckley, WV paper.
And below is one of the earliest announcements of the next sequel that I remember clipping, from Jan. 22, 1983.
Bonus: Below is another of the "Trek Talk" features from the May 1975 issue #41 of "The Monster Times." It's interesting in that it announces the "new" Star Trek figures from Mego, which so many fans that were kids back then remember with fondness. Did you know that the Apes figures predated the Trek ones? They did!
The term" Trekkers" had not yet found wide-spread use, but the "trekeys" term above (which differed only in spelling) was an early attempt to differentiate the "serious" fans from the perceived "teeny-bopper" type the media had labeled as "trekkies." Thankfully "trekeys" didn't catch on. It wasn't viable as a verbal term since it sounded just like the word they wanted to avoid, and had to be explained every time since they were on radio.
And my final bonus for this time, the front and back covers of another in the series of the also-fondly-remembered James Blish adaptations. Pretty inaccurate painting of the ship in this one...
As always, if any of the items posted stir up memories you'd like to share, or you just want to make a comment, I encourage you to add your voice to the discussion! A post without comments is like a tree without leaves... it's there, just not as nice to look at.