Star Trek Archive: Trek Film Promo Buttons
It's time for another dip into the Star Trek Archive, and this go-round we're hoping for some help from YOU. Back in the day, the major movie studios used to ship boxes (and boxes and boxes) of buttons to convention promoters around the country, for them to distribute at their events... for free. Paramount Pictures, for example, created buttons for most of the Star Trek features. Fans usually found the buttons in big piles on tables on the way in/out of conventions, along with flyers for other upcoming conventions, as well as postcards and mini-posters promoting movies and television shows.
We found four old Star Trek buttons in our personal collection, one each for Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and Star Trek Insurrection, and two for Star Trek: First Contact. If you've got other officially produced Star Trek movie promo buttons -- not the kind sold in stores -- please take a picture and post them in the comments section of our Facebook page.