Front Cover: Star Wars/Star Trek And The 21st Century Christians
Published in 1978 (and primarily focused on Star Wars despite Spock and the Enterprise featuring prominently on the cover), this book was published by Bible Voice in an effort to get the youth of America interested in what Jesus has to offer. New Zealander Winkie Pratney’s…odd phrasing throughout is summed up wonderfully by the back cover blurb:
"Trust the Force, Luke!"
Wouldn’t it be wonderful
If there really was a Force?
Something of great and awesome power
Available to anyone anywhere at any time!
Who would pay the price to learn of its ways and surrender to its direction?
Long, long ago, of a galaxy not far away,
It was written
“The Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by Force”
Will you dare to lay aside your limits
And trust your life and destiny to the wisdom that holds together the stars?
“May the Force be with you.”
If any of you were wondering what you can give me to show your appreciation for this Tumblr, Adam Hughes’s original art for the cover of Star Trek: The Modala Imperative #4 is a mere $4,000.
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
This digital painting by “euclase” (DeviantArt | Tumblr) is unnervingly accurate.
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.
A UK print ad for the Titan Books reprints of Bantam’s Star Trek novels from the 1960s and 1970s.
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 from Season 2.
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.