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Star Trek Collectibles: Cute Trek

Over the decades, Star Trek characters and ships have all gotten the plush treatment, with some being made into teddy bears. One of the more recent offerings include the 2009 Vermont Teddy Bear Company’s Kirk an...

December 20, 2014

Captain Proton Collectibles

“Take a look around you. This is how the twentieth century saw the future. We are studying sociology!” -- Tom Paris responding to criticism about his holodeck creation, Captain Proton, in the Voyager episo...

November 08, 2014

Star Trek... At The Movies

Movie theaters have been featured in several episodes of the different versions of Star Trek. These theaters were often used to illuminate something about a particular character. For example, movie nights (sometimes o...

October 25, 2014

Spockanalia -- The First Star Trek Fanzine

In 1968, Gene Roddenberry called it “required reading” and he communicated that it was given to “every new writer, and anyone who makes decisions on show policy.” What was this influential it? ...

October 20, 2014

Who Didn't Love Larami's Star Trek: TMP Tie-in Products?

There has never been a Star Trek film that resulted in as much merchandise when it premiered as Star Trek: The Motion Picture. When the film opened 35 years ago, on December 7, 1979, the anticipation among fans was pa...

October 09, 2014

Did Star Wars' Success Spur Paramount To "Go" on ST:TMP?

Maria Jose and John Tenuto, in previous guest blogs about the history of Star Trek, took a look at how newspapers covered the television versions of Star Trek during the 1960s and 1970s. Today, they look at how newspa...

October 04, 2014

Have You Ever Seen The Star Trek Super Slick Plastic Cycle?

It is a story that begins with polyethylene and toy telephones and tea sets, and ends with one of the most elusive Star Trek collectibles of all time: the Star Trek Super Slick plastic cycle. After World War II, brot...

August 16, 2014

Star Trek And Newspapers, Part 3

By all accounts, the 1969 cancellation of Star Trek should have relegated the show to the same fate as any other program ended after only three years: syndication and the occasional wave of nostalgia (think the fate o...

July 24, 2014

Star Trek And Newspapers, Part 2

Today, John and Maria Jose Tenuto continue their four-part look at how the making of the futuristic Star Trek was charted through the prosaic and down-to-earth technology of newspapers during the past 50 years. The se...

July 16, 2014

Star Trek And Newspapers, Part 1

Fans of Star Trek are familiar with the various methods of time travel available in the 23rd and 24th centuries. There is the use of red matter to create a temporal and spatial black hole pulling you into another time...

June 28, 2014

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