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Title: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: bigbud on March 29, 2011, 08:58:54 PM
Let's get a Star Trek discussion going! Please bring any area of interest you have to the table! Books, movies, TV series, toys, models, collectibles or whatever! This is inspired by our fellow member Therin of Andor....who boldly goes blue!  Let me begin......I never grow tired of the original series. I cannot decide which character I like best, Spock or Kirk. They were both great! I have only a handful of Star Trek collectible toys, and they are, for the most part, from the original years 1966-69. That helps keep my collecting down, as the rush to merchandise Star Trek seems to have come later. There is a small antique mall not far from me that has row after row of Trek paperback novels. If anyone has a suggestion of a truly extraordinary volume in the series I would be thankful. Haven't read one yet, and overwhelmed by how many there are!
   
         Here's a 1968 Star Trek carded binocular set. Cheesy toy, but the packaging is so very cool.

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Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Scatter on March 29, 2011, 09:16:00 PM
All I've got at present is my little pewter Enterprise.

(http://cdn1.iofferphoto.com/img/item/832/040/56/o_C9khVJ7FgRpD4qV.jpg)

And the collector plate from my favorite episode, "City On The Edge Of Forever" with the lovely Joan Collins
 
(http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/Starbase/stcityedge2plate.jpg)
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: bigbud on March 29, 2011, 09:22:55 PM
That's one of my favorites too, Scatter!     Buddy
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: charp13 on March 29, 2011, 09:35:25 PM
I have never been a big TNG fan, but I'm familiar with the cast of characters and I will watch it if it's on. But the original series brings me back to a time and place that I treasure!  Oh Yeah!!  A time of drinking chocolate milk (not that lowfat swill) and watching the best show on tv with full attention and a sense of fascination I will never forget. I only have a few modern collectibles, but last year I made a home made Tribble for my grandson. It was pretty easy  :)   I love the whole Christopher Pike saga episodes. I will always remember how shocking it was the first time I saw his face and the horror of his story. It was such a big traumatic deal back when I was 7 or 8 years old. I never thought I would see anything that horrible on tv ever again.  The aliens on Star Trek are still the best on television! So much variety and personality were brought to our old black and white tv set!
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: bigbud on March 29, 2011, 09:41:49 PM
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Christopher Pike saga episodes. I will always remember how shocking it was the first time I saw his face and the horror of his story

Yea, that affected me too! From such a handsome officer to that twisted figure was terrifying to a kid! He made a good Jesus in King of Kings though!     Buddy
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: bigbud on March 29, 2011, 09:46:13 PM
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my favorite episode, "City On The Edge Of Forever"

As a kid, I realized what a cool plot twist they had going with that episode...Kirk finding out that to save Joan's character from a fate he could spare her from would change the future. Something he couldn't do no matter how much he was tempted to.......
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Post by: Moonshadow on March 29, 2011, 10:16:32 PM
As a kid, I realized what a cool plot twist they had going with that episode...Kirk finding out that to save Joan's character from a fate he could spare her from would change the future. Something he couldn't do no matter how much he was tempted to.......

Definitely glad they did not go with Ellison's original story, where Kirk was willing to sacrifice the future to save Edith Keeler. It is more fitting with the captain we know that he would make the hard choice to lose his love to save the universe.
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: monsterphile on March 29, 2011, 10:35:15 PM
He made a good Jesus in King of Kings though!     Buddy

And if you look carefully in certain scenes when he's going down the street, he's wearing docksiders instead of bare feet.

Rob

In ST:TOS, I liked the episode "The Devil in the Dark" with the Horta.  It redefined what intelligent life could be.  I'll have to throw some pics up when I get a chance of my ceiling with the string of Hallmark starships.

Rob
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: charp13 on March 29, 2011, 10:56:33 PM
Oh lord- monsterphile- I have to see your starships!!  Did you get the Christopher Pike ornament from Hallmark that beeps? I was so disturbed when someone gave it to me, because it brought back those feelings of the horror of that storyline. But later on I started appreciating the details and realized that it was a pretty awesome little collectible! Dark Shadows was probably the only other show I was so emotionally involved in besides Star Trek.  Thankfully I married another original Star Trek fan, so he understands my feelings about it and doesn't make fun. We always watch episodes on the computer or iphone when we are on a plane together. We used to carry those red, blue and yellow cases the dvds are in, but now we just download them which is so much more convenient than lugging those cases around. The storylines are just fantastic - I could watch them all over and over and notice something new every time.
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Post by: CreepysFan on March 30, 2011, 01:50:48 AM
   
My favorite episode was "Mirror, Mirror" with the parallel universe.  I loved seeing how different the crew were from the crew I knew, especially seeing Spock with a beard.  It always reminded me of the Lost In Space episode "The Anti-matter Man".  This ST episode opened my little mind to concepts that hooked me on Sci- Fi forever.
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on March 30, 2011, 02:12:49 AM
my two fave episodes are  "The Savage Curtain" and "Arena"
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: monsterphile on March 30, 2011, 05:56:57 AM
my two fave episodes are  "The Savage Curtain" and "Arena"

Aaaaa, "Arena"!  Brings about sadness because it reminds me of my Mego Gorn figure that I had that went away when my mom & dad had us sell our toys at a yard sale back in the late 70s.

Rob
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on March 30, 2011, 06:27:00 AM
 "Mirror, Mirror" is also a favorite, also "Day of the Dove", a great Klingon episode.

I had most of the models, posters & books as a kid. I did salvage a few paperbacks (including the first one), & I have two Johnny Lightning "Legends of Star Trek" ships w/my small collection of monster toys.
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: bigbud on March 30, 2011, 02:33:35 PM
Despite my love for the original show I started to get into Next Generation too. I'm bad at episode titles, but one that I felt was excellent had the Enterprise investigate a peaceful planet that had been savagely attacked by a hostile alien race. Enterprise detected only 2 life forms left, both older residents. Though harmless looking the one survivor was an extremely powerful being. Once revealed, he pronounces to Picard that he had been pushed by grief to kill all the invaders with a thought. Picard acknowledged that he had done only what he must.......the sole resident then confesses that he didn't just wipe-out the invading force, but that entire aggressive species everywhere. Enterprise leaves with Picard stating that the Federation would be best by just leaving that fella alone......so cool!.....Buddy
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Haunted hearse on March 30, 2011, 03:03:04 PM
When they filmed Halloween, it was off season, and they needed a Halloween mask.  The one they chose was a Captain Kirk Mask. Considering that they painted a Captain Kirk mask white, for  Michael Myers * to wear, you might say William Shatner is the face of Modern Horror.

*Originally said Jason. Post corrected to fix really stupid and glarring error.
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Pauspy on March 30, 2011, 03:36:48 PM
I always loved "The Corbomite Maneuver", not just because it was tightly written and acted in a suspensful little story, but the phoney head of Balock scared the c*** out of me the first time I saw it! I remember having to dodge the final credits as they always used a shot of the Balock head for the final slide (a Desilu Production!)

I recently found out the child who played the "real" Balock was played by Clint Howard, brother of Ron Howard. Guess he was always a bald little kid!  ;D
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Mego73 on March 30, 2011, 05:12:58 PM
In the fall of 1975, I started to become interested in this cool Saturday morning cartoon about people on a space ship called "Star Trek". When my mom saw I was taking a liking to it, she told me that it used to be a live action show.

Wow, you mean the cartoon I was starting to like was based on a "real show" about people in space?

But as luck would have it, just as I started to really like the animated Star Trek, it was ending it's Saturday morning run. I was crushed. But only a few days after that (or so I remembered) the local station started running ads for the "real" Star Trek and they were going to start running it.

I had to trade off watching Star Trek every other day with my sister watching Sesame Street (and even though I loved Sesame Street too I loathed to give up a viewing of Star Trek to it).

Also, I was hard at work to find Star Trek stuff. The first thing I found was a Star Trek comic book (issue #34, The Psychocrystals)

http://curtdanhauser.com/St34.html (http://curtdanhauser.com/St34.html)

 and then, I stumbled on a long boxed Mr. Spock model kit at a drug store. I had to save up for that one but after a week or so, my visiting Grandma made up what I needed and I walked to the drug store to pick it up.

The model kit was recently reissued:

http://www.amazon.com/12Mr-Spock-Limited-Tin-AMT624/dp/B002W860K2/ref=sr_1_7?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1301521055&sr=1-7 (http://www.amazon.com/12Mr-Spock-Limited-Tin-AMT624/dp/B002W860K2/ref=sr_1_7?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1301521055&sr=1-7)

But I really wanted Star Trek dolls (yes, I called them dolls back then) and before I started to pay attention to Star Trek, I thought I might've seen a commercial for something that could've been Star Trek dolls. In fact, this is what I remember seeing:

Vintage Mego Star Trek Action Figure Collection TV Commercial 70's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBCSYGUHD7I#)

But back then, my hopes for Star Trek figures didn't get confirmed until we got the 1975 Sears Christmas catalog. I nearly went through the roof when I saw:

(http://reboxyourmego.com/searstrek.jpg)

And a little bit later I shot into orbit when I actually saw a Dr. McCoy on the rack when we went to a Dept. Store. I couldn't get mom to buy it though (I wonder if it could have anything to do with that it is close to Christmas, I'll keep an eye out for presents that could be big enough to hold that carded bubble pack).

And so, Christmas 1975, I first unwrapped The Enterprise playset. It was in a plain brown box with "U.S.S. Enterprise" stamped in black on it. I thought it was weird that it came in a plain brown box but was glad to have it anyway.

Of the presents left, only one could have been big enough to have the packaged Star Trek figure of the type I saw in the store. I unwrapped it and it was Dr. McCoy, possibly that same McCoy I saw in the store. I loved having the Enterprise and McCoy but I thought he was all I was going to get so I was a tad disappointed (and I wanted Spock, most of all too).

I then went and opened this smaller package. It turned out to be 2 smaller boxes wrapped together. In those smaller boxes was Kirk and Spock in plastic baggies.

I was blown away and happy to get them but boy, I sure got punked by the practices of the catalog houses of the time. Sears and Pennies would often ship toys in plain brown shipper boxes instead of the packaging they would get in retail stores. To the industry, a pretty box was only useful for a retail situation. A catalog situation, the catalog served the purpose of the retail box. Mom had bought Dr. McCoy from the store (probably the same day I begged for him) and ordered Kirk, Spock and The Enterprise from the catalog.

No matter though, I had Kirk, Spock and McCoy with the Enterprise and was as happy as Ralphie with his BB gun (even though the foil on the insignias was detached on at least one figure before the end of Christmas day).

So, the original series (that includes the animated series for me) will always be the gold standard and the Mego Trek figures will always be the ones to beat with all the Trek stuff that has come since. And when I discovered that when I found the Enterprise playset in a store later on with a pretty printed box, it made me covet the packaging that didn't come from the catalog and spurred my love for retro toy packaging today.

Here is my designs for Mego Trek and Trek Alien boxes that fulfill my desire to have had the Trek figures in boxes (although I like the cards too)

http://megomuseum.com/community/showthread.php?t=56950 (http://megomuseum.com/community/showthread.php?t=56950)

Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on March 30, 2011, 06:38:11 PM
When they filmed Halloween, it was off season, and they needed a Halloween mask.  The one they chose was a Captain Kirk Mask. Considering that they painted a Captain Kirk mask white, for Jason to wear, you might say William Shatner is the face of Modern Horror.
Jason? I thought it was Michael..
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Haunted hearse on March 30, 2011, 11:53:04 PM
Jason? I thought it was Michael..


You're right.  It was Michael Myers.
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Post by: Hepcat on March 31, 2011, 10:35:38 AM
Great story, Mego73!

 8)
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Post by: Anton Phibes on March 31, 2011, 11:05:51 AM
When they filmed Halloween, it was off season, and they needed a Halloween mask.  The one they chose was a Captain Kirk Mask. Considering that they painted a Captain Kirk mask white, for Jason to wear, you might say William Shatner is the face of Modern Horror.

Uhm..Micheal. Micheal Myers. Jason is Friday the 13th. You better hope Ghost face doesnt call you.  ;D ;)
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Post by: artistguy on March 31, 2011, 12:31:45 PM
I also had the mego ST figures and playsets.... ah... the good ole' days.... playing in my best friends backyard... making believe the terrain was that of a futuristic planet,  and we were the landing party... Somehow we would always pepper in some Lost in Space with those play times.. Like, beam me up Dr. Smith, or Mr. Spock that does not compute!  The 12" GI Joes were always the race of giants....LOL! 
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Mego73 on March 31, 2011, 02:06:30 PM
When the Star Wars juggernaut hit in 1977, I thought the Star Wars figures would be just like the Star Trek figures... until they came out and they were much smaller.

Still, I just made up that the people in the Star Wars worlds were smaller than the people in Star Trek's world and would play with them together.

I also had the mego ST figures and playsets.... ah... the good ole' days.... playing in my best friends backyard... making believe the terrain was that of a futuristic planet,  and we were the landing party... Somehow we would always pepper in some Lost in Space with those play times.. Like, beam me up Dr. Smith, or Mr. Spock that does not compute!  The 12" GI Joes were always the race of giants....LOL!
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Post by: Pauspy on March 31, 2011, 02:20:26 PM
I loved the pages from the old Sears catalogue-brought back a lot of memories of pouring over the Christmas catalogue in fine detail. Wish I put that much effort into my homework!  ;D
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on March 31, 2011, 05:18:04 PM
Scotty doesnt look like Scotty to me in the old clip. :)
But, the others look like theirselves
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Post by: CreepysFan on March 31, 2011, 05:25:21 PM
  I had some Trek and Apes mego figures, before Mom's yardsell period.  Kirk couldn't keep his hands off Dr. Zira.  ;D
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Post by: Sean on March 31, 2011, 08:33:57 PM
  I had some Trek and Apes mego figures, before Mom's yardsell period.  Kirk couldn't keep his hands off Dr. Zira.  ;D

I had the Star Trek Enterprise playset and all of the figures as well as the Planet of the Apes figures and some 'tree house' that I don't recall if it was a Planet of the Apes thing or an Action Jackson thing---------in any event, Zira and Uhura were simply sluts when the day was done.

I LOVED the transporter on the Enterprise.  Oh, yes----and the Bat Cave.  I don't think the apes could keep THEIR hands off ROBIN.   ::)
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Post by: Mego73 on March 31, 2011, 09:14:10 PM
The tree house was first used for Action Jackson. It was redecorated for Action Jackson's girl counterpart Dinah Mite. It was redecorated again and used for Planet Of The Apes.

You likely had the Ape version as the AJ and Dinah Mite were not as widely produced.

If you think Zira and Uhura were wild, wait until you meet Dinah Mite.


I had the Star Trek Enterprise playset and all of the figures as well as the Planet of the Apes figures and some 'tree house' that I don't recall if it was a Planet of the Apes thing or an Action Jackson thing---------in any event, Zira and Uhura were simply sluts when the day was done.

I LOVED the transporter on the Enterprise.  Oh, yes----and the Bat Cave.  I don't think the apes could keep THEIR hands off ROBIN.   ::)
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Post by: Gillfan on March 31, 2011, 10:17:41 PM
.... I remember having to dodge the final credits as they always used a shot of the Balock head for the final slide (a Desilu Production!)






In a loving tribute to that image, when Futurama did its Trek episode they ended the show with Kiff in that pose.
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Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Gillfan on March 31, 2011, 10:24:03 PM
Bigbud - that is also my favorite episode. Its really great watching Picard wrap his mind around the enormity of what the alien did, more than just kill them all, he wiped them from all existence in entirety. No record of them remained. It was as if they had never been. It was one of the few episodes where they surprised and moved me.
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Moonshadow on March 31, 2011, 11:01:03 PM
I always loved "The Corbomite Maneuver", not just because it was tightly written and acted in a suspensful little story, but the phoney head of Balock scared the c*** out of me the first time I saw it! I remember having to dodge the final credits as they always used a shot of the Balock head for the final slide (a Desilu Production!)

I recently found out the child who played the "real" Balock was played by Clint Howard, brother of Ron Howard. Guess he was always a bald little kid!  ;D

I was terrified of seeing Balok in those closing credits too! I'd cover my eyes and ask my big brother if Balok was gone yet. He'd always say yes -and he always lied to me!
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Mego73 on April 01, 2011, 12:20:10 AM
Yeah, balok was pretty scary when his picture popped up in then closing credits. I got used to it though.

Oh I just remember something. When Star Trek first was shown by the local station I watched, the station had commercials for the Star Trek 1976 calender. You could actually send money to the station and they would send it to you.

I bugged mom for it and she was like "nobody pays for calendars!". In her mind, calenders were something you got for free from your church or the mechanic. But she came around and we sent off for the 1976 Star Trek calendar.

But I couldn't convince her to get whatever it cost to get the Star Trek blueprints but I did get the Technical manual.
 
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Monolith on April 01, 2011, 01:40:18 AM
I think I've seen every episode of the original series as well as the Next Generation. I have a bunch of the Mego Star Trek figures. Went to a handfull of Trek conventions-saw Patrick Stewart, who didn't do too many con's I don't think. He was very entertaining though and spoke to the audience for about two hours and took questions, too. Saw Marina Sirtis and Michael Dorn and Rene Auberjonois. And saw fan favorite James Doohan, he loved the fans and entertained us with impersonations of Scotty speaking with different accents. He was the best.
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Sean on April 02, 2011, 12:16:14 PM
As I got older, I grew to appreciate what a sleeze James T. Kirk was.  He was an ambassador to the universe for Earth------and he was humping every female lifeform out there... even if it compromised the welfare of the female lifeform.  And he deployed the age-old diplomacy tactic of 'punching you in the face' if you were a male lifeform.

That's basically all he was doing.  Punching or humping.  And he carried out his protocol immediately after the gender determination was complete.

Great show----the original series.  I had no use for any of the other stuff.
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Sean on April 02, 2011, 12:18:48 PM
The tree house was first used for Action Jackson. It was redecorated for Action Jackson's girl counterpart Dinah Mite. It was redecorated again and used for Planet Of The Apes.

You likely had the Ape version as the AJ and Dinah Mite were not as widely produced.

If you think Zira and Uhura were wild, wait until you meet Dinah Mite.

I must see this Dinah Mite, then. >:D

The Action Jacksons made perfect 'human astronauts' for the Planet of the Apes playtime.
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: RedKing on April 02, 2011, 12:59:44 PM
Next to Doctor Who, Star Trek  the original series is my all time favorite TV show. I love TNG and Enterprise was pretty good too, but I was kind of bleh on DS9 and Voyager. I just got all 3 seasons of the original series. Season 1 is the remastered version which was ok, but I prefer the original versions, which is what i got for seasons 2 and 3 (they are also alot cheaper than the remastered versions of the seasons). I also got the animated series for my B-day a couple years ago. I used to have tons of the paperback novels but sold them years ago stupidly. I recently picked up a box of 20 books for 13 bucks a few weeks ago though. One of my favorite books was Doctor's Orders where Kirk is going on what is supposed to be a routine away mission and leaves Dr McCoy in charge as a gag because Bones is complaining. Something happens and McCoy is stuck in charge and without the Captsin to countermand the order, he can't reliquish command. William Shatner himself also wrote a series of great novels set after the ST Generations movie with Borg nanites bringing Kirk back to life and chronicalling Kirk's adventures in the TNG era and featuring characters from all of the series. The books really are well written and tie in with many episodes of all the series and tie things together such as V'ger from the first movie having been repaired by the Borg and explaining the Klingon change from the swarthy humanoids of the original series to the versions with the bony plates on their heads from the movie era forward as having used the genetics devised by the humans like Khan to improve their race. My favorite episodes are Arena (the Gorn is my all time favorite alien from ST), Mirror,Mirror, and Balance of Terror. I have several kits and am currently working on the original series Enterprise as well as several figures-I just got a set of 12 1991 4 inch tall hamilton figures of the crew and several aliens.
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Hepcat on April 02, 2011, 01:52:37 PM
...such as V'ger from the first movie having been repaired by the Borg and explaining the Klingon change from the swarthy humanoids of the original series to the versions with the bony plates on their heads from the movie era forward as having used the genetics devised by the humans like Khan to improve their race.

That wasn't the initial explanation, was it?

 ???
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Mego73 on April 02, 2011, 02:10:31 PM
I must see this Dinah Mite, then. >:D

The Action Jacksons made perfect 'human astronauts' for the Planet of the Apes playtime.


Dinah Mite

http://www.megomuseum.com/dinahmite/index.html (http://www.megomuseum.com/dinahmite/index.html)
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: bigbud on April 02, 2011, 07:08:06 PM
Yea Gillfan! And all he wanted to do was to be left anonymous in a loving community. Didn't lose it till the aggressors had wiped out his entire world and killed his wife. All the misdirection with the Enterprise crew was cool too.....image of the Aggressor ship......music constantly playing in Diana Troi's head......just a great episode!  Buddy
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: monsterphile on April 02, 2011, 07:16:12 PM
I liked all the series to varying degrees.  They all had good and bad episodes, even the original series ("Spock's Brain" anyone?).  Overall, I look at them as part of one big story. 

Rob
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Gillfan on April 02, 2011, 07:47:14 PM
I liked all the series to varying degrees.  They all had good and bad episodes, even the original series ("Spock's Brain" anyone?).  Overall, I look at them as part of one big story. 

Rob


Brain? What is brain?!
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Therin of Andor on April 03, 2011, 01:08:47 AM
Aaaaa, "Arena"!  Brings about sadness because it reminds me of my Mego Gorn figure that I had that went away when my mom & dad had us sell our toys at a yard sale back in the late 70s.


Did you realise the original Mego Gorn was a Marvel "The Lizard" head, cast in brown instead of green, and wearing a Klingon outfit?

Diamond Direct recently commissioned a new sculpt when they did retro Mego figures. Here's the new Mego-style Gorn meeting a Star Trek Mego Neptunian, an original-to-toys Mego figure that was created in the 70s when they weren't able to get clearance for the hands and feet created for a "Creature from the Black Lagoon" figure:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4074/4737590389_f1770e972f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37203498(*at*)N00/4737590389/)
New Gorn meets the Neptunian (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37203498(*at*)N00/4737590389/#) by Therin of Andor (http://www.flickr.com/people/37203498(*at*)N00/), on Flickr

There is a small antique mall not far from me that has row after row of Trek paperback novels. If anyone has a suggestion of a truly extraordinary volume in the series I would be thankful. Haven't read one yet, and overwhelmed by how many there are!


Well, there's a ST novel for every taste, but my TOS favourites would be: "The Entropy Effect" by Vonda McIntrye, "Yesterday's Son" by AC Crispin, "Strangers From the Sky" by Margaret Wander Bonanno, "Final Frontier" (not ST V, but the story of Captain April and the Enterprise's pre-launch adventure) by Diane Carey, "Prime Directive" by Garth & Judith Reeves-Stevens, "Uhura's Song" by Janet Kagan, "Ex Machina" (a great ST:TMP sequel) by Christopher Bennett, and "Crucible: McCoy" (what happened to the McCoy who wasn't rescued from "The City on the Edge of Forever") by David R George III.
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Therin of Andor on April 03, 2011, 01:28:26 AM
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/163/349486266_5cc8399217_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37203498(*at*)N00/349486266/)
Ceti Eel (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37203498(*at*)N00/349486266/#) by Therin of Andor (http://www.flickr.com/people/37203498(*at*)N00/), on Flickr

Raccoon Science Service's lifesize, unauthorised, Ceti Eel garage kit from "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan". (Above is a colour photo included inside the kit. I haven't gotten around to assembling mine yet.)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/136/349486263_7457b43963_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37203498(*at*)N00/349486263/)
Ceti eel bits (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37203498(*at*)N00/349486263/#) by Therin of Andor (http://www.flickr.com/people/37203498(*at*)N00/), on Flickr

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/128/349486267_f87943c85e_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37203498(*at*)N00/349486267/)
Ceti Eel model label (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37203498(*at*)N00/349486267/#) by Therin of Andor (http://www.flickr.com/people/37203498(*at*)N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: neonnoodle on April 03, 2011, 11:51:05 AM
These are...pets, of course.  :)
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: bigbud on April 03, 2011, 04:38:50 PM
(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/basementtoys037.jpg)

1967 Star Trek bagatelle game......super big and cool!   Buddy

Therin, thanks for the paperback recommendations!
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: bigbud on April 03, 2011, 05:08:32 PM
Quote
1967 Star Trek bagatelle game

Forgot to mention......Spocks stare is fixed, but Kirk's gaze follows you at all angles! Haven't we experienced that before! LOL       Buddy
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Mego73 on April 03, 2011, 09:30:36 PM
this is what I love about 60's/70's Star Trek toys and tie ins. Back then, the studio didn't care very much if the art and execution had any screen accuracy and you get a lot of wacky interpretations of the Enterprise and the crew.


([url]http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/basementtoys037.jpg[/url])

1967 Star Trek bagatelle game......super big and cool!   Buddy

Therin, thanks for the paperback recommendations!
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: bigbud on April 04, 2011, 11:58:48 AM
Mego 73.....that's a photo of the Enterprise and Spock/Kirk.....isn't it?     LOL      Buddy
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Mego73 on April 04, 2011, 02:06:52 PM
Mego 73.....that's a photo of the Enterprise and Spock/Kirk.....isn't it?     LOL      Buddy

LOL!

That Enterprise illustration is similar to the one used on my early 70's Hasbro Star Trek game. Nice to know it has a history.
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: RedKing on April 04, 2011, 02:59:18 PM
That wasn't the initial explanation, was it?

 ???

No they never really came out and said why the Kligons changed or exactly where V'ger was repaired. The stuff from the novels is not accepted as cannon by Paramount. Heck I heard that they don't even consider the animated series cannon even though it was written, produced and starred most everybody from the original series! As for thr Klingons, I think that explanation from Shatner's books would not work now anyways as Klingons shown in the Enterprise series looked the same as the movie era Klingons even though that series takes place about 150 years before TOS.
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Hepcat on April 04, 2011, 03:25:00 PM
Nothing can possibly be "cannon" anyway since there are nasty logical incongruities in their supposition that history can be changed if and when one travels back through tine to do things. I'm off the opinion that if it happened, it happened, and whatever one manages to do back in time has washed out in the events that actually occurred.

 cl:)
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Therin of Andor on April 05, 2011, 11:00:54 AM
William Shatner Live, tonight! At the gorgeous State Theatre, Sydney, venue of the gala premiere nights for both ST II and ST IV back in the good ol' days.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5186/5592618034_5e306d0be1.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37203498(*at*)N00/5592618034/)

Shatner 1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37203498(*at*)N00/5592618034/#) by Therin of Andor (http://www.flickr.com/people/37203498(*at*)N00/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5148/5592025791_f064bc5341.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37203498(*at*)N00/5592025791/)

Shatner 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37203498(*at*)N00/5592025791/#) by Therin of Andor (http://www.flickr.com/people/37203498(*at*)N00/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5142/5592618510_6669df9b01.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37203498(*at*)N00/5592618510/)

Shatner 3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37203498(*at*)N00/5592618510/#) by Therin of Andor (http://www.flickr.com/people/37203498(*at*)N00/), on Flickr

Very entertaining. Highlight of the night: Shatner did a spoken word version of Men at Work's song, "Down Under", which led into a recitation of former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam's speech following his Dismissal by the Governor-General in the 70s, which led into a spoken word portion of our national song, "Waltzing Matilda".
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Hepcat on April 05, 2011, 01:11:34 PM
Here are pictures of my Star Trek model kits:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/EnterpriseandKlingonShips.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/StarTrekModelKits.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/K-7SpaceStationGalileo7.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/MrSpock.jpg)

A couple of my collecting regrets are Star Trek related though. I was outbid on a Hasbro Star Trek Marble Maze by a sniper some ten years ago and I've not come across another one since. Very annoying since I like those Hasbro Marble Mazes.

Secondly I had bought a Star Trek Tracer Gun cheap at a toy show twenty or more years ago. There must have been a warehouse find of these since every second dealer at the show seemed to have at least one on display. Since I wasn't either a Trekkie nor was I much interested in collecting toys in general at the time, I gave it away to a down on his luck buddy of mine who was indeed a Trekkie. I figured I wouldn't miss it. Well now that I am more of a toy collector I do miss it!

Here's a picture of one from the net:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/AStartrek2.jpg)

 >:(

Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: bigbud on April 05, 2011, 08:06:24 PM
The Star Trek Tracer guns are super! My Tracer rifle is one of the top collectibles in my collection. The rifle is cool, but the colorful packaging is incredible!  Buddy

(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/basementtoys040.jpg)
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: bigbud on April 05, 2011, 08:10:25 PM
(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/basementtoys041.jpg)
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: bigbud on April 08, 2011, 05:17:05 PM
Hep, your collection of Trek models is super! I never had it straight which kids were first issue or not. Guess it doesn't matter too much.   Buddy
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Hepcat on April 08, 2011, 09:13:21 PM
I'd have to check the boxes to figure out which Enterprise and which Klingon Cruiser came out first myself. I limit my Star Trek collection though to AMT kits before the company became AMT/ERTL.

 8)
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: bigbud on April 08, 2011, 10:26:24 PM
The Spock kit looks like a very early design......Buddy
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Mego73 on April 08, 2011, 10:32:50 PM
From my understanding, the long box kits are considered to be earlier issue then the square box.

Your long box Mr. Spock differs from the one I had as a kid and managed to require from Ebay. Mine has the Star Trek title running down the blue bar on the left.
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: bigbud on April 08, 2011, 10:49:22 PM
Wow, Mego 73, shoot us a photo if ya can!   Buddy
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Therin of Andor on April 09, 2011, 06:46:41 AM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/4520572898_cd2e0f2aee.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37203498(*at*)N00/4520572898/)

Walter Koenig and wife play Tribble Lotto at TimeWarped Convention (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37203498(*at*)N00/4520572898/#) by Therin of Andor (http://www.flickr.com/people/37203498(*at*)N00/), on Flickr

Look for the Supplementary Glommer. I'm playing the Greatest Australian Hero.
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: bigbud on April 09, 2011, 03:22:46 PM
Seen Walter at several comic conventions......very accessible and very intelligent fella.......Buddy
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: monsterphile on April 10, 2011, 09:17:35 PM
Oh lord- monsterphile- I have to see your starships!!  Did you get the Christopher Pike ornament from Hallmark that beeps?


In opposite order--  No, I didn't get the Pike ornament, although I do have a good number of the Trek figure ornaments.   As for the Starships, I missed the first year original Enterprise Hallmark ornament (the one that commands a high price these days).  At the time, the store only had the display one, and back then the clerk wouldn't sell the display one.  Here is a shot of my ceiling with a string of white Xmas lights and some of ornaments plugged into it.

Deep Space Nie (with the Trek mini ships docked) and the Enterprise from the "Enterprise" series (this one doesn't plug in.
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5026/5608556522_ac9f4bc1f0_z.jpg)

Off the wire the Enterprise 1701A (from one of the movies as I recall) (also a newer STAR WARS  Naboo(?) fighter
On the wire: Enterprise 1701E from a lter movie, the Defiant from ST:DS9, the Voyager form that series, Enterprise from ST:TNG
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5185/5607972579_2fcf47a304_b.jpg)

Rob

Klingon Bird of Prey, Romulan Warbird, Borg cube
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5270/5607972671_5259a83f55_b.jpg)
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Therin of Andor on April 11, 2011, 05:49:39 AM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2760/4302235283_e5d5ea5385.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37203498(*at*)N00/4302235283/)
The Penetrator (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37203498(*at*)N00/4302235283/#) by Therin of Andor (http://www.flickr.com/people/37203498(*at*)N00/), on Flickr

"To boldly glow where no one's gone before!" The Penetrator: a glow-in-the-dark novelty condom featuring the USS Enterprise of "Star Trek". The box say it's made in England for Gasworks Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Gasport on April 11, 2011, 12:14:08 PM
Good thread title, because the majority of the attendees at the Sci/Fi [heavy on the Trekkie side] convention near me would have NO IDEA what to do with this!  :o
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Haunted hearse on April 11, 2011, 06:45:48 PM
([url]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2760/4302235283_e5d5ea5385.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/37203498([/url]*at*)N00/4302235283/)
The Penetrator ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/37203498([/url]*at*)N00/4302235283/#) by Therin of Andor ([url]http://www.flickr.com/people/37203498([/url]*at*)N00/), on Flickr

"To boldly glow where no one's gone before!" The Penetrator: a glow-in-the-dark novelty condom featuring the USS Enterprise of "Star Trek". The box say it's made in England for Gasworks Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.


Would the "where no one's gone before" mean that the device is intended for violating virgins, or the wearer having intimate relations being an unheard of event?
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Gillfan on April 11, 2011, 10:14:47 PM
Monsterphile- I'm intruiged by the brain in the sphere, can you tell me more about it?
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Therin of Andor on April 11, 2011, 10:45:01 PM
Monsterphile- I'm intruiged by the brain in the sphere, can you tell me more about it?

Well, he could, but then he'd have to... kill you.  >:D
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Therin of Andor on April 11, 2011, 11:27:29 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4113/5070464219_e89d2cfa9c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37203498(*at*)N00/5070464219/)
Glommer awaits (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37203498(*at*)N00/5070464219/#) by Therin of Andor (http://www.flickr.com/people/37203498(*at*)N00/), on Flickr

The glommer, a prototype genetically-engineered tribble predator created by Klingons ("More Tribbles, More Troubles" episode of Filmation's Star Trek: The Animated Series), stalks a group of tribbles. The brown tribble (left) is a genuine TV prop and once appeared onscreen in the live-action "The Trouble With Tribbles".

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1122/533318769_ac048d876e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37203498(*at*)N00/533318769/)
Star Trek set passes (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37203498(*at*)N00/533318769/#) by Therin of Andor (http://www.flickr.com/people/37203498(*at*)N00/), on Flickr

Left: Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) set pass #29

Right: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (TMP) set pass #12.
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: monsterphile on April 12, 2011, 06:53:40 AM
Monsterphile- I'm intruiged by the brain in the sphere, can you tell me more about it?

The brain itself is just one of those things they sold around Halloween.  The display globe is something I got at a yard sale that originally probably had dried flowers or something like that in it.  Then, I just substituted the rubber brain for dried flowers.  A lot of times you can get domes very cheaply like that, especially if the display item is messed up (broken butteefly wings or flowers).  I just want the dome and base for "specimens".

Rob
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Scatter on April 14, 2011, 08:18:29 PM
The brain itself is just one of those things they sold around Halloween.  The display globe is something I got at a yard sale that originally probably had dried flowers or something like that in it.  Then, I just substituted dried flowers for brains.  A lot of times you can get domes very cheaply like that, especially if the display item is messed up (broken butteefly wings or flowers).  I just want the dome and base for "specimens".

Rob

You're a sick,sick man. I admire that.
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: bigbud on April 14, 2011, 10:11:21 PM
Aw! Just caught a re-run of that Next Generation episode I mentioned before......The Survivors. I had forgotten that the song in Troi's head had originated as  the sound from a musicbox Data had found facinating while visiting the one home left from the nuclear devastation on the planet. Also, the powerful being revealed at the end was called a Doud.  Still a special episode with me.   Buddy
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: CreepysFan on April 15, 2011, 01:44:23 AM
You're a sick,sick man. I admire that.
   
  Rob, that Brain Globe is pure art man.  Don't let any rabid monkeys tell you different.  Pure creative genius, wish I thought of it.
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Scatter on April 15, 2011, 05:16:04 PM
   
  Rob, that Brain Globe is pure art man.  Don't let any rabid monkeys tell you different.  Pure creative genius, wish I thought of it.

Hey, I'm agreeing with ya!! I like sick!! After all, YOU'RE my friend.
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: ramsey37 on May 15, 2011, 11:24:55 AM
I finally remembered to take a pic of my favorite Star Trek piece:
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5086/5722365223_878e61780b_z.jpg)
This is the 1979 Mr. Spock liquor decanter done for "Star Trek: The Motion Picture". It's in excellent original condition. I've already told my daughter that when I shuffle off this mortal coil, I want to be cremated and have my ashes placed in this decanter. I promised to haunt her if she didn't do it ;)
George
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Dr. Madd on May 15, 2011, 11:28:51 AM
Ok guys.. Someone needs to make a Star trek bridge scene diorama with Dracula as Kirk, The Monster as Sulu, The Wolfman as Chekov, Gillman  as  Spock, And the Phantom as McCoy.
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Scatter on May 15, 2011, 02:53:28 PM
I finally remembered to take a pic of my favorite Star Trek piece:
([url]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5086/5722365223_878e61780b_z.jpg[/url])
This is the 1979 Mr. Spock liquor decanter done for "Star Trek: The Motion Picture". It's in excellent original condition. I've already told my daughter that when I shuffle off this mortal coil, I want to be cremated and have my ashes placed in this decanter. I promised to haunt her if she didn't do it ;)
George


Note to self.........after George dies, never drink out of the Spock decanter which will be up for sale shortly on eBay.
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Hepcat on June 07, 2012, 11:00:47 AM
Here are scans from my Topps Star Trek card set which was issued in 1976:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/23-10-201174715PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/23-10-201174720PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/23-10-201174726PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/23-10-201174729PM.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: Therin of Andor on October 22, 2012, 10:12:55 AM
Hi all,

Lots of pics of Playmates "Star Trek" action figures and other "Star Trek" collectibles help to illustrate "Star Trek: The Complete Unauthorized History" by Robert Greenberger, a beautiful, new hardcover book that has just arrived in stores.

For those playing at home, the five featured photos from my own collection are: Arex &  M'Ress Filmation TAS customized action figures (page 58), Therin of Andor as Maltz the Klingon introducing Bjo Trimble at Eccentricon in Australia (page 135), Star Trek Potato Heads (page 135), New Zealand fan Lana Pennington-Brown's artwork of Data & Tasha on a one-off Mike McGann printed sweater (page 145) and my "United Federation of Paramount" t-shirt from Lincoln Enterprises (page 146). I received my first email accolade today, from someone who saw my Arex custom figure in the book and went Googling for my details!

I love the way the designer was able to trim and enlarge Arex and M'Ress out of this bigger pic:
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Star Trek customized action figures (http://www.flickr.com/photos/therinofandor/8111779110/#) by Therin of Andor (http://www.flickr.com/people/therinofandor/), on Flickr
Above: Tuvix, Dr Selar, Arex, M'Ress and Trader Worf with tribbles.

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Star Trek: The Complete Unauthorized History (http://www.flickr.com/photos/therinofandor/7650421572/#) by Therin of Andor (http://www.flickr.com/people/therinofandor/), on Flickr

Title: Re: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
Post by: bigbud on February 01, 2013, 10:20:41 PM
This is the beautiful A&BC Star Trek card set from 1969. It is a 55 card set, and is the very first full-color Star Trek card set produced. The 55 cards all depict scenes from episode #7 of the original Star Trek series "What Are Little Girls Made Of?".  It starred the very large and ominous Ted Cassidy as Ruk and the slightly clad Sherry Jackson as Andrea. There are humorous errors on the back of several cards........on card #1 Kirk is identified as ROGER Kirk......on card 2 Spock is called a mix of earthman and Martian...ha! And throughout the cards, Ruk is called Rock........here are the first 24 of the 55 set........

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