45 Years of Star Trek

Star Trek premiered on NBC exactly 45 years ago today on Thursday, September 8th, 1966. It seems like just yesterday the 40th anniversary was being celebrated and yet here we are five years later marking another impressive anniversary. Five years from now it will be the 50th anniversary and before long the 60th. Will anyone … Continue Reading →

Rare Footage from 1975 Star Trek Convention Surfaces

This is truly fascinating. Richard Portnoy shot the following footage in August of 1975 at the Star Trek Chicago ’75 Convention with an 8mm camera. It was the first time the entire cast of Star Trek had reunited in front of fans. Between 15,000 and 16,000 were on hand for the convention, held from August … Continue Reading →

Update on Alternative Version of Star Trek Pilot on Blu-ray

I wrote in September about how Star Trek‘s third season on Blu-ray will include an alternate, unaired version of the second pilot (“Where No Man Has Gone Before”). Now, thanks to TrekMovie.com has a press release with full details about the pilot. Apparently, an original print of the pilot was uncovered in Germany, transferred to … Continue Reading →

Star Trek – “The Cage”

I’ve long been intrigued by the story behind the first pilot episode filmed for Star Trek. As any good Star Trek fan knows, NBC passed on this pilot — which starred Jeffrey Hunter and was produced by Desilu — but ordered a second, this one with William Shatner, and picked up the series for the … Continue Reading →

Star Trek Season 3 Blu-ray to Include Alternate Pilot

When Star Trek – Season Three is released on Blu-ray on December 15th, one of the bonus features will be a rare alternate version of the second pilot episode, “Where No Man Has Gone Before,” which aired as the third episode of the first season on September 22nd, 1966. This has been confirmed by The … Continue Reading →

Bookshelf: Star Trek #10 (Gold Key)

Star Trek #10 (Gold Key) First Published in May 1971 Published by Gold Key/Western Publishing Company, Inc. I’ve read a fair number of comic books based on the various Star Trek shows. Some of them have been quite good while others just couldn’t reflect the chemistry of the cast or the tone of the series. … Continue Reading →

Star Trektennial TV Guide Advertisement

I wrote about the two-hour “Gene Roddenberry Presents: Star Trektennial Special” last month. It was broadcast on August 16th, 1976 by KTLA in Los Angeles and probably syndicated to other stations as well. Andy e-mailed me this scanned TV Guide advertisement for the special: Advertisement for the Star Trektennial Special – August 1976Copyright © TV … Continue Reading →

WTIC-TV Star Trek Promo Spot