Saturday, February 27, 2010
3-2-1 Contact article on ST:TMP
Thursday, February 25, 2010
1976 Deforest Kelley Interview
Below, another TV/Movie magazine clipping on De, from 1968.
All of the above items were bought by me in the late 70's at the (sadly, now defunct) store in Ft. Lauderdale called "Starship Enterprises." Below you will see the younger, and much skinnier Fred inside the store during one of my visits. I was about 19 at the time; please don't hold this picture against me. I'll be posting more pictures that I took there in future entries.
I still have my copy of the life-size Spock poster behind me, and the black and white ST:TMP promotional stills on the wall in the background. And yes, I even have the U.F.P. badge I was wearing. I would look back and laugh at myself as a geek, except for the fact I still have all that stuff and really haven't changed much except put on some weight.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Shatner, Doohan in British TV commercial
Loved that the transporter accident put Kirk's head on the female cadet's body... which he seems to enjoy a little too much! And hearing Shatner use British slang; "I don't need a brolly, you wally!" Which in English would be "I don't need an umbrella, you idiot!" Funny stuff.
Update: thanks to some comments, we have narrowed it down to 1989-1990. I would have thought it was a bit later, due to the digital effects in the head-replacement bit, but I guess they could do a good job back then as well!
Monday, February 22, 2010
Mad's "Star Blecch IV: The Voyage Bombs"
The joke involving Sulu in the bottom panel is even more humorous in retrospect.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
1986 "Star" article on "The Voyage Home"
Bonus: Below, mother and son share an affectionate moment in a family photo.
And finally, the last bonus item: below is the next edition of "Trek Talk" from "The Monster Times," issue 36, published in August 1974. (You may view other posts with this feature by looking for it in the "tags" section on the bar to the right.)
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Spock Speaks! 1976 Nimoy Interview
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!
Note to my regular readers: when commenting you may notice that I now have to approve them before they are posted. This is only because I have had to deal with a spate of spambots recently, and had to go behind them and clean up their crap mess from about a 15 posts or so. I don't know how they do it when there is a test that commenters have to go through to post; but they are doing it somehow and I don't like it. So, sorry for the extra step, but it's easier for me to approve or deny a comment than have to go in and delete it from the post later.
"Can you see my legs in the shot? Cause I totally want the picture to show them off."
Monday, February 15, 2010
1972 article "Star Trek: Food For Thought"
Bonus: Below is a neat publicity photo of everyone's favorite country doctor, Leonard McCoy, taken against a projected background image from "The Cage." The only other one I've seen like it is of Uhura.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
1974 article: The Monsters of Star Trek
There was a book published on this same topic as this article, that of monsters, the cover for which you can view here.