A publicity photo from Star Trek's first season.
Vulcan girls really knock me out /
They leave Terra behind /
Klingon girls make me sing and shout /
Orion’s always on my-my-my-my-my mind
A publicity photo from “Miri.”
18-year-old Kim Darby played the title character (who’s actually 14) after three years of working on shows such as Dr. Kildare and The Fugitive. She would later work with James Doohan in Bus Riley’s Back In Town (1965) and The People, a sci-fi flick starring William Shatner in 1972, but her most notable work is True Grit, where she took second billing to John Wayne.
Season 2 publicity photo featuring William Shatner giving you the bedroom eyes while the Enterprise averts her gaze.
Another second season publicity photo, featuring Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner as Spock and Captain James T. Kirk.
I very rarely post fan art on this Tumblr, but sometimes you see something so unexplainable that you need to share it. This is one of those things.
A publicity photo and accompanying note from “The Menagerie.”
The version of the Star Trek opening theme used in “The Man Trap” and “The Naked Time” both feature the electric violin as the main melodic element, replacing the soprano vocals. Alexander Courage conducted this version himself on August 19, 1966, during the scoring sessions for “The Man Trap.”
While the blu-ray release of The Original Series are sublime, the complete replacement of every episode’s theme with a re-recorded version seems to be a bit short-sighted. Iterations of the theme (such as the version featuring a cello section used on “Charlie X”) are part of Star Trek's history and should be preserved. Thankfully, there is a (limited-edition) box set that features all the music from the series.
If you never read it, I previously wrote quite a bit about how Roddenberry railroaded Courage over the theme music. I’m quite proud of that blog post, so, you know. Click if you want.
A publicity photo from Season 2. I’m at least 80% sure I’ve run this one before but a cursory glance at this blog’s archive page didn’t reveal anything. We can all agree it’s worth looking at again, though, right? DeForest Kelley being all cool doctor bro with his space prescription pad while Shatner looks slightly surprised.
Amazon has the 16-inch Diamond Select U.S.S. Enterprise for just $44 right now. This screen-accurate toy is based on the computer models used for the remastered version of the series and features two things that make it amazing: lights and sounds. We all need more light and sound in our lives, don’t you agree?
Two photos from the same day of filming Star Trek III: The Search For Spock. The first shows Nimoy speaking to Phil Morris and an uncredited cast member while the second features Star Trek II director Nicholas Meyer posing with his successor.