Here’s today’s flashback: More from the Star Trek Bi-Centennial-10 Convention Program. Some nicely drawn portraits of the Star Trek Cast by beloved fanzine artist Gee Moaven. These are some nice pen-and-inks, but unfortunately, there’s no Nurse Chapel. (Well, Majel couldn’t make it to the convention anyway). Oddly, Mr. Spock, (actually all of them) vaguely remind me of Alec Baldwin! You can check out more of Gee’s work here, and here’s a rendering of Nurse Chapel from another publication of the time. And Gee, if you’re out there, a belated Congrats on getting your work published in the program, and thanks for all of your fantastical work!
From the back of the program, a couple hundred names and addresses of “Star Pals”; Trekkies who entered their names, addresses and birth dates –in Stardate code* to be Pen Pals with other Trekkies across the nation! Are people still Pen Pals anymore, or is it all Twitter and Facebook? The fans range from early teens to the mid twenties, and I’ve blurred out all but their first names for their privacy, but my how times have changed! Also note the ads for that new publication Starlog Magazine and ads for April Publications and New Eye Studio, jumping on the Trek bandwagon with UFP flags and Saurian Brandy Bottles. Note on the last page, along with the convention layout of the Statler-Hilton Hotel there’s an ad for a Mr. Spock Computer Image. I actually had one of these! I’ll have to dig it out for a future post. Of course, we’re talking a computer rendered drawing made by a machine with little markers that draw out an image — pretty impressive for 1976.
*My Stardate Birthday is 6104.30