Here’s today’s flashback: From 1979, a full color (!) sneak peek at Star Trek: The Motion Picture from a supermarket tabloid (I think it’s The Star, but it could be The National Enquirer). I recall being stunned at how different the Klingons looked, and that Spock had a pageboy haircut! (oh, the hippie!) But it stoked my interest, as you can see, I cannibalized it so it would fit neatly into my scrapbook pages.
Here’s today’s flashback: From October 1979, a slap-dash poster from the halls of a local community college showing ‘The Trouble with Tribbles’. As I recall back in the day, our local ABC-TV affiliate station showed Star Trek on Monday through Friday’s at 6:00, and occasionally they’d loan out their copies (on film-stock) to local showcases. But this wasn’t a local loan, I see that the poster has “Clem Williams Films. Inc” in the lower left hand corner, which was a distributor of 16mm films (in the era before VHS took over) and the school must have rented it from them. I recall my sister and her beau drove me out to the college so I could watch it! (wasn’t that nice?) Oh sure, I could see it anytime on TV, but to see it on a big screen? Bring it on.
Hi Kids. I’m back. I think I need some Spock-Therapy…
I just wanted to drop a note here to thank all of your who sent me messages of comfort and support at this sad time. All of your thoughts and prayers were greatly appreciated and comforting, thank you so much. We had a beautiful funeral for my Mom this past Monday: a true celebration of her life. The support I’ve received has helped me, and continues to help me as I navigate through this time. I’ll start posting here again next week. Thanks again, Therese