Before it gets too late — Today is December 28, 2017, and it is Nichelle Nichols 85th Birthday! Our radiant, beloved First Lady of Star Trek!
Hope you’ve had a day as beautiful as you are, Nichelle! (I just finished this collage!) May God and the Great Bird of the Galaxy Bless you on your special day and always! Love and Hugs, Therese ❤
Well, here’s one I’ve NEVER seen! Prime Nimoy in the 1950’s! Thanks to Monica Reinoso for finding this!!!
UPDATE: It’s on eBay for a few more days and the price is skyrocketing! (Thanks Bobbie!) https://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Trek-Icon-Leonard-Nimoy-Vintage-1950s-Early-Career-Portrait-Photograph-Rare/292377986411?hash=item441316056b:g:REYAAOSwywRaOonc
Lately I’ve been finding a lot of vintage Trek merchandise on line, and since this is the giving time of year, I thought it would be fun to see what was in Trekkie Stockings in years past. There was some Trek merchandise in the 60’s (remember those AMT models?) but Trek merchandise really boomed in the 70’s when it hit syndication and merchandisers had a cash cow on their hands! Some was pretty cool, some was downright awful, but it was all fun! I’ll be posting Trek merchandise from time to time. Enjoy, and see if you remember or received any of this stuff!
I had this poster in the ’70s
Yup, had this too!
Rare Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Trek masks – dig the ‘android’ !
No troublesome dangly cords with this ‘electric phaser gun’!
And with this Remco Rocket Pistol, you could really rev it up! ( I think this was a standard design that they just slapped a Trek sticker onto!)
The magnificent Mego toys of the 70’s
The incredible Telescreen Console – Great artwork!
Not quite sure how it worked but it looks like Kirk’s man-cave!
Say there! Uh-Oh, Spock’s in Red!
Because Spock knows the best way to get down to a planet is by parachute!
In this Trek game, Kirk and Uhura are in the Science department!
Going through my files, I found many a picture of Leonard owned by Getty Images, so here’s a nice selection. Leonard with Susan, Performing in the 1960s, and posing for publicity pics. I never knew him, but I just miss his beautiful humanity.
NEW YORK- MARCH 27: Leonard Nimoy and wife Susan Bay pose at the Opening Night Party for “Urban Cowboy” on Broadway at the Marriot Marquis Ballroom on March 27, 2003 in New York City. (Photo By Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)
The only thing that bugs me about this picture is that it’s always posted backward! (note hair is parted wrong and wedding ring on ‘right’ hand), but hey it’s still Leonard. 🙂