I have a Star Trek room in my home. We call it my office and I do a lot of my work there, but let’s be honest: it’s the room where my TOS collection lives. And I thought other people might like to see some of the memorabilia I’ve collected over the last 40 years. […]
Mego’s bridge playset was a big miss on accuracy but a big hit for playability.
The second assistant director kept the set running on seasons two and three.
Gene Roddenberry thought the Saturday Night Live parody of Star Trek’s cancellation was “delicious.”
I wrote recently that the Enterprise is in fact a Starship-class vessel. Lots of people disagreed. Lots. But then they also disagree with Gene Roddenberry and Matt Jefferies.
Knowing the Enterprise’s class was a point of honour for young me, a bit of trivia that set me apart from kids who only liked Star Trek. It’s unfortunate young me had it wrong.
Read a wide-ranging interview with Takei and get confirmation that TOS did not employ invisible stagehands.
IDIC pendants, all the scripts, even actual film footage from the set. Gene Roddenberry had collectors in mind even as the show was still in its first run.
“Bones — what if I’m wrong?” Kirk asked in a touching scene in Balance of Terror. The original version of that scene was a mundane exchange until Gene Roddenberry fixed it the day before the cameras rolled.
If I had a time machine, I would return to August 1966 and pay AMT to make me a Galileo. And I wouldn’t need to bring much cash.
In the before-time when home video was unknown, we had Fotonovels. Those great photos meant we could examine the bridge, the transporter effect and the tricorder’s control panel. Fotonovel 1 retells the most famous episode, and includes Harlan Ellison informing readers his script was better.