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 →

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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 →

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Bookshelf: Star Trek #10 (Gold Key)

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 #1