Display your collectibles, the Mego edition
Happiness is walls and shelves full of Star Trek stuff.
Avoid the Blurg: playing 1975’s Star Trek Game from Palitoy
It’s colourful and silly and fun — everything a ’70s collectible should be.
One big ship: the new Polar Lights NCC-1701
It’s big. It’s pricey. It’s gorgeous.
Should there be lines on the primary hull?
No. Well, maybe
I hope to revisit the real Enterprise soon
My favourite Star Trek character lives in a museum in Washington.
Playing with dolls: the Mego Enterprise Action Playset
Mego’s bridge playset was a big miss on accuracy but a big hit for playability.
Starship class, part two: Gene Roddenberry and Matt Jefferies
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.
The Enterprise is not a Constitution-class ship
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.
What did AMT get for building the Galileo? And how much does a shuttlecraft cost?
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.
Pain on screen and in real life: Diamond Select’s Devil in the Dark diorama
The diorama is detailed, accurate and you can pick one up fairly cheaply, and it represents both William Shatner’s professionalism and a sad time in his life.