Monday, November 30, 2009
From the collection cabinets comes a magazine article from 1968, reprinted in a late 70's issue of the fanzine "Enterprise Incidents." Not sure of the movie/TV magazine it came from.
Below, another of Ralph Fowler's awesome drawings from the same magazine. I have word that Ralph has visited the blog, and I hope to hear from him soon. If I do, I'll let you know! Ralph, if you read this, please consider doing a blog of your own featuring your artwork on Trek and other genre subjects. I'd love to see it!
Whoopee! "My Star Trek Scrapbook" has been posted as one of the Top 5 Trek blogs over on Film Fresh's own blog. Check it out!
Friday, November 27, 2009
And two more of the postcards that came out commemorating the movie. Nichelle, lovely as always...
And Kirstie Alley, well before stardom and weight gain difficulties.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Below, a cute caricarture of Three Men and A Babe found somewhere on the web, I know not where now.
Finally, a note I received about a couple of lucky (and rich) fan's opportunity to sit and shoot the breeze with ol' Pointy Ears himself... the latest bid when I looked was over $5,000!
Taylor here from Attention with some exciting news for you and the readers of your blog My Star Trek Scrapbook.
I wanted to reach out to you about the Leonard Nimoy auction that is currently open at Charity Buzz. Fans can bid now for their chance to enjoy a private tour of the iconic Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles with the one and only Mr. Spock. This auction is valid for two people and is your chance to spend the day getting to know the man who played Spock.
All proceeds from the auction will benefit RFK Center for Justice & Human Rights and was donated by Leonard Nimoy.
Thanks for your time and I hope you can share the news. If you have any questions feel free to send them my way.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Extra: Below, the cover of "The Monsters of Star Trek," published in 1980. A nice bit of artwork featuring the Gorn!
Monday, November 9, 2009
From the video-production trade magazine "Producer" comes this circa-1993 article on the making of the "Inside Space" program from the then-new Sci-Fi channel. Of note because it featured the lovely Nichelle Nichols, I of course clipped it and put it in my scrapbook.
The article is incomplete as I didn't save the last page. It just got too dry with all the technical jargon and never went back to Nichelle.
The fantastic photo below is not from my collection (sadly) but I found it on the Retrospace blog, located here. The page is from a 1969 cover article on Nichelle that features many good pics! But this one can't be beat for sheer awesomeness.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Back in 1973, magazines devoted to Star Trek were non-existent. So when the occasional article came out, I was on it like a famished glommer on a fat tribble. The fantastically-fun newspaper-format publication "The Monster Times" was on my regular "must-buy" list, and whenever I found an issue it was a great day. I was 14 in '73, and my Trek-fever was burning hot. So, when one summer afternoon at my Grandma's house, I turned the page of the latest TMT (as it was known to fans) and saw the ad for their two Trek Specials, I immediately put my dollar bills in an envelope, and mailed in the order... giving my Grandma's address for it to be delivered to. I always had my mail order items mailed there for protection from my step-dad, and my Grandma helped me out.
A few weeks later when I went over for the weekend again, lo and behold, the envelope with my issues had arrived! Whoopee! With real excitement I tore into it and spent the evening soaking in the two Trek-devoted magazines. WHOLE ISSUES devoted to my favorite subject; it was an embarrassment of riches! One was in the usual newspaper format, but the other was in a small magazine format, with psuedo-color mini-posters inside. TMT was limited to only two ink colors per magazine, so everything in a particular issue was printed in the two colors and anything that mixing them could achieve. This was before I had ever come across a color photo of Star Trek in any magazine, so even these colorized pictures were welcome. Hard to imagine now, huh?
It's this issue that I feature this time, and although the magazine has articles on other sci-fi TV shows, the majority was on Trek. I've scanned in the first article below...
Below is another page that reprints one of the show's early publicity flyers...
I would feature material from the other Trek-oriented special, but since it's the usual newspaper-format, it's very difficult to scan. I have to scan it in sections, then Photoshop them back together, and it puts the fragile over-30-year-old paper through a lot of wear-and-tear. For that reason, there's not as much in my blogs from TMT as I'd like. But more are coming, so access all of them by using the "Monster Times" tag on the right sidebar.