Mego’s bridge playset was a big miss on accuracy but a big hit for playability.
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.
Gene Roddenberry was right: Ellison’s version of The City on the Edge of Forever was not suitable for Star Trek, but the story is inventive and compelling and IDW’s graphic novel brings it to life with beautiful illustrations.
You have likely never seen this licensed Star Trek kids’ booklet. It was made in Canada and the only one I have ever seen in person is the one I own. But you can download a copy right here.
The Inside Star Trek newsletter is an invaluable source for Star Trek’s early voices. Issue 1 detailed William Shatner’s busy schedule, told us about searching through studio garbage and shared a made-up story about the Vulcan IDIC medallion.