Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Seventeen's ST:TMP article

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Clipped from an early 1979 issue of Seventeen, a teen girl's fan magazine. I tell ya, this one was embarassing to buy, but it had an article on the new Trek in it, so I gritted my teeth, mumbling something to the clerk that "it was for my little sister," and when I got home I quickly slit the relevant pages out and trashed the rest. Whew, that was close!

Sadly, the remaining text which is continued on another page was not with the others in my scrapbook. Where it went, I don't know, but chances are it was only a little bit with no pictures or it would have been all together. Update: thanks to Ruth Herr Sippel Pace, who follows my Facebook ST Scrapbook page, I have included the last page below. She had it, scanned it and posted it for me, so that I could complete this article online. That was really nice, Ruth! Thanks so much!

Below is a photo I clipped from... somewhere. I don't remember where this came from, a tabloid most likely, but it's nice candid shot behind the scenes, published sometime in the spring of 1979. But, Stephen Collins as "a relief pilot"? Where did they get that from?

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Star Trek: The Motion Picture color movie ad

It was two weeks away from the movie premiere in December of 1979, and this full-color, full-page ad in the Parade Magazine was like an early Christmas!

I debated whether to put this on this blog, or on my movie ad blog, "Held Over!" but in the end I decided it fit better here. I'll be posting more articles and items that capture some of the excitement of the looming premiere that we fans experienced on the special holiday season.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

First Run Candid Pics

Posting is at a Denebian Slime Devil's pace during the busy month of December, but here are a few scans of some candid photos snapped during the show's first run. They are from the TV/Movie fan mags out at the time, but in clipping them I neglected to keep the magazine name anywhere. It just wasn't important to me then.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Star Trek postcards from Lincoln Enterprises

My Star Trek Scrapbook pages open this time to reveal:
Postcards sold by Roddenberry's Lincoln Enterprises
(Click on images to view galaxy-sized scans!)

Even Captain Kirk's bowling balls are bigger. But, what was up with the eyeball?

Back in the mid 70's, the Lincoln Enterprises newspaper-format catalogs inspired dreams in my teen-age brain of the things I could get from it. The wonders it offered! I ordered a number of things from it, and had them mailed to my Grandma's house, where I would claim them when I went to visit on the weekends. She was my accomplice in "crime," the felony being that of aiding and abetting me in acquiring the unlawful Star Trek items that my stepdad forbade.

Mr. Spock caught playing with his models again.

These photo postcards were beautifully reproduced on glossy card stock, and were the pride of my scrapbook. The promotional photos of Kirk and Spock, taken before the second pilot was filmed, were glorious to behold.

Red is such a lovely color, isn't it?

But the photo of Uhura above was my absolute favorite, and the best -posed picture of her I've ever seen, and I've seen plenty, believe me. Be still, my beating heart!

Pay no attention to those barely visible wires!

This was the only color version of this picture I ever saw. It was always printed in black and white in the magazines I had seen it in. When I opened up my package and viewed this, my mind almost ruptured. Remember, at this time I hadn't even seen that many episodes in color yet.

I ordered some other items from Roddenberry's company later, which I'll share with you in future posts!

Flash! I've just discovered that you can still get the full set of these from the Roddenberry site!