Monday, April 5, 2010

1976 TREK article: Enterprise Miniatures

This issue of Trek ("The Magazine For Star Trek Fans") #5, printed in July of 1976, was the second issue that I ever got, and boy, was this magazine a treasure for the Trek-fevered and Trek-starved teen that I was. Unless you lived through the time, and was as devoted to the show as I was, you can't understand the excitement and happiness that finding such a publication as this could bring. A full-color cover photo of my heroes... just awesome! And unless I had been living in Ft. Lauderdale, close to the magazine's publishers, I would never have been able to get them. As it was, I picked them up at the store "Starship Enterprises," a comics and genre collectibles store that I haunted as often as I could get over to it.

From the magazine comes this article on the various miniatures of the Enterprise used on the show; hope you enjoy it!

Below is some nice artwork that adorned the back cover of the magazine...


Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this! What a fantastic, vintage article. Tons of info including a few things even I didn't know, and some great photos. Fred, you are my Main Man for all things Star Trek.
-- JohnG7

Khmer said...

that's interesting indeed

Bernd said...

Great article. Thanks for posting.

The accuracy of the depicted model kit is amazing. I've never heard of that one before.

Frederick said...


Glad you enjoyed the post!


That is indeed a nice model. I have the Estes catalog with that ship on the cover, I'll have to post it soon!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this article---I have a nice collection of the old Trek/Enterprise magazines, but never obtained number five. Any other good articles in this one? Thanks again. I love your blog!