Kids who snark on the original Star Trek for its distinctive colorful lighting and costumes really need to think about context…
Happy Mother’s Day.
Greatest TV mom ever?
Oh my God. Star Trek never, ever, EVER, got worse than this episode.
Indeed. Everyone picks on “Spock’s Brain” and “The Way to Eden” as the worst, but those two at least have some entertainment value. This one is simply tedious.
Front and back covers for the photostory editions of Star Trek : The Motion Picture and Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan.
I got this pair of books out of curiosity — I’d had no idea they’d done these, actually — and unfortunately, there’s just no way for me to scan the interiors or even photograph them without destroying the books utterly thanks to 30-year-old binding glue. I hope you understand my reluctance to actually wreck books for this blog.
The Motion Picture works pretty much like any of the 1960s and 1970s photostory editions you’ve seen: fumetti with dialogue from the script overlaid in word balloons. Star Trek II on the other hand, uses what amounts to a subtitle approach instead with the occasional descriptive sentence. I think that the latter approach was chosen to save time and money rather than for any aesthetic reason. The Wrath Of Khan's Photostory is also in black and white versus the full-color approach of The Motion Picture.
Inessential, if neat, and they work nicely with the other period books on my shelf.
I need to track these down for my collection…
"Harcourt? Harcourt Fenton Mudd, have you been drinking again?!"
I believe this awesome painting of everybody’s favorite galactic con man and general ne’er-do-well was used as a book cover, but beyond that I know nothing about it.
The best part of this scene is Riker’s reaction:
Riker’s the man!
Officially licensed blacklight poster from 1976, when Star Trek was semi-underground and really cool…
Some of my favorite childhood toys, the Star Trek Communicator walkie-talkies by Mego (1974). I still have them, too!