They Boldly Went is a tumblr dedicated to Star Trek: The Original Series, featuring photos, videos, art, books, reference material, comics and very (very) occasional looks at the reimagining helmed by J.J. Abrams and company. We welcome questions and do our best to answer them.

It is maintained by Kevin Church, who writes comics, occasionally talks about other people's work, takes pictures and does internet marketing for hire.

He is on Twitter (and Facebook, but he doesn't particularly like it, so don't stalk him.)

In addition to They Boldly Went, Kevin also maintains the Agreeable Comics tumblr, which acts as an adjunct to his small publishing concern and Disco Potential, which focuses on disco, house and synthpop music.

If you enjoy this blog, you may wish to check out Boldly Gone, an irregularly-updated Star Trek webcomic, written by Kevin and drawn by Bruce McCorkindale.

(Yes, Kevin likes talking about himself in the third person.)
Fans protest the cancelation of Star Trek, 1968.

Fans protest the cancelation of Star Trek, 1968.

NBC Publicity Photo, 1966

NBC Publicity Photo, 1966

From Marvel Comics’ Star Trek series; Issue #18
Written by J.M. DeMatteis; Art by Joe Brozowski and Sal Trapani

From Marvel Comics’ Star Trek series; Issue #18
Written by J.M. DeMatteis; Art by Joe Brozowski and Sal Trapani

Publicity still for “The Apple,” 1967

Publicity still for “The Apple,” 1967

NBC Publicity Still, 1966

NBC Publicity Still, 1966

Behind the scenes of “The Cage,” 1964-1965.

Behind the scenes of “The Cage,” 1964-1965.

James Doohan reading lines.

James Doohan reading lines.

Candid moment during the filming of “Mirror, Mirror,” 1967 

(Via birdofthegalaxy)

Candid moment during the filming of “Mirror, Mirror,” 1967 

(Via birdofthegalaxy)

The first installment of the short-lived Star Trek newspaper strip, 1979.

(I received the entire run courtesy of Rich Handley a few years ago. It’s not brilliant, but it’s  competent enough and certainly more enjoyable than Marvel’s comics that started at about the same time.)

The first installment of the short-lived Star Trek newspaper strip, 1979.

(I received the entire run courtesy of Rich Handley a few years ago. It’s not brilliant, but it’s competent enough and certainly more enjoyable than Marvel’s comics that started at about the same time.)

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"T’Pring," from the score for "Amok Time," composed by Gerald Fried

Publicity Photo for “Amok Time,” 1967

Publicity Photo for “Amok Time,” 1967

Another publicity photo from “Amok Time,” 1967

Another publicity photo from “Amok Time,” 1967