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"As part of its ongoing mission to document the Art and Production History of Star Trek, this site will present technical articles on Star Trek prop and costume authentication - focusing on The Original Series - with detailed photos and episode screenshots to complement the information presented; as well as feature pictorials to showcase Star Trek memorabilia in private & public collections, present rare Behind The Scenes TOS imagery & discuss other topics." posted by specialagentwebb (23 comments total) 35 users marked this as a favorite

 


Squee!

That is all.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 8:52 AM on October 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Fan-fucking-tastic!
posted by mazola at 8:54 AM on October 8, 2010


Looking as fresh and plasticky as the 'action figures' I remember cherishing.

Answering the age-old question What do Gorns wear under their chitoniskos?
posted by mazola at 9:00 AM on October 8, 2010


If you like these, you also want to check out birdofthegalaxy's flickr stream.
posted by fings at 9:03 AM on October 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Just when you think every last drop of obsessive fanboyism has been wrung out of the corpse of Star Trek...this is AWESOME!
posted by briank at 9:03 AM on October 8, 2010


The Art of Matt Jeffries article shows some concept art for "Mirror, Mirror" including the mirror Federation logo. In it, the Earth has a ring instead of a moon. I think that's awesome.
posted by rlk at 9:09 AM on October 8, 2010


Whether or not this got its own FPP, this would also be a good opportunity to mention that ST:TOS is on YouTube in its entirety, courtesy of CBS.
posted by yiftach at 10:15 AM on October 8, 2010 [5 favorites]


Also, if you follow TheRealNimoy on twitter, he occasionally drops links to pictures like this or this.

And he signs his tweets "LLAP", which took me entirely too long to figure out.
posted by specialagentwebb at 10:24 AM on October 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


specialagentwebb, thank you for those photo links, because they led me to this.
posted by Faint of Butt at 10:32 AM on October 8, 2010


Sadly, had Uhura only looked left instead of right, she would have survived the Enterprise's second visit to 20thC San Francisco, when they came back looking for humpback whale food.
posted by Mike D at 10:40 AM on October 8, 2010


It's an interesting site. It reminds me of reading The Making of Star Trek as a kid, and how fascinating it was to see the props in snapshots, and how relatively un-sleek and glamorous they looked as opposed to how they seemed on screen. There were also a couple of shots of the props partially disassembled.
posted by Halloween Jack at 10:46 AM on October 8, 2010


specialagentwebb, thanks for pointing that out. I especially like this pic in Boston in 1949.

and now that I figured out what LLAP means, I may use it as a standard letter/email closer.
posted by Halloween Jack at 10:50 AM on October 8, 2010


Personally, I'd prefer to see this degree of historical precision and detail focused on the transgressions of the Reagan Administration, but I guess I don't get a vote.

guy who didn't like the original series even in first-run when he was an 8-year-old kid; it was too goofy
posted by philip-random at 11:05 AM on October 8, 2010


philip-random: "Personally, I'd prefer to see this degree of historical precision and detail focused on the transgressions of the Reagan Administration, but I guess I don't get a vote.

guy who didn't like the original series even in first-run when he was an 8-year-old kid; it was too goofy"

Yeah, I hate how people can only care about one thing at a time.

posted by ShawnStruck at 11:13 AM on October 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


I would hate how people only care about one thing at a time but I am currently hating people who have fun, and well, you know how it goes...
posted by entropicamericana at 11:35 AM on October 8, 2010


didn't like the original series even in first-run when he was an 8-year-old kid; it was too goofy

For me, that makes it endearing. I find the later series too grating.
posted by exogenous at 11:37 AM on October 8, 2010


*searches for the page that has the combination of the wall safe in Episode 25 when Kirk was going to beam down to the planet and left his quarters for the last time*
posted by crapmatic at 11:54 AM on October 8, 2010


Dammit, Webb... I HAVE ACTUAL WORK TO DO TODAY
posted by zoogleplex at 12:16 PM on October 8, 2010


I could look at this kind of stuff all day.
posted by wittgenstein at 12:32 PM on October 8, 2010


Heh, I finally watched the ST rebooted movie last night. I had been resisting doing so for some time. I kinda liked the movie although there was a lot of annoying and/or dumb science/plot things about it. Despite it being full of masturbatory catch phrases and such like I actually enjoyed the young character interaction, McCoy in particular.
posted by edgeways at 1:06 PM on October 8, 2010


And not being dead thanks to an Iowan from outer space and a LDS burnout who visited San Francisco in the 80s.
posted by entropicamericana at 1:47 PM on October 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


[Bunch of comments removed. Best practices when confronted with a thread about something you're desperately uninterested in: close the thread and walk away.]
posted by cortex at 7:18 AM on October 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


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