Rare Footage from 1975 Star Trek Convention

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 22nd to August 24th. Portnoy provides narration over the silent footage, which runs roughly three minutes.

(via TrekMovie; BroadBarn.com)


  • Barry I. Grauman says:

    Can you imagine what might have happened if VIDEO cameras had captured this event? Why, “ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT” might have recycled that footage over and over again every time they “reported” a “major story” about the original series….sometimes, “rare footage” should STAY that way!

  • Thank you for sharing this precious bit of entertainment history. It makes me wonder if some of my old 8mm footage is still viable for transfer to digital.

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