Hey Kids, I’m back!
Thanks for your patience, for it is truly rewarded today!
A while back I posted some wonderful black and white photos from the eBay dealer rexliv who had come across rare negative directly from the original series sets, taken by studio photographers to capture rehearsal and publicity photos for the series. Just when I thought these were the holy grail of Trek memorabilia, rexliv strikes again with COLOR NEGATIVES!
How the dealer describes his find is nothing short of miraculous, and the fact that these have not been destroyed in over 50 years and are in remarkable condition is astonishing. As the dealer states in his descriptions:
This authentic Color original Film Negative from the Original Star Trek TV Series is in excellent Condition for its age. During the Production of Star Trek, Photographers were hired to take Publicity Photo’s of the Series for magazine distribution and for advertising purposes. I recently obtained quite a few of these Publicity Negatives from a woman in new York City. She stated that she obtained them from a friend who worked in a professional Photo Lab as a Custom Photo Printer in New York City during the Mid-1980s. He stated to her that he was assigned to clean out the Dead Photo Files at the Lab when he found the Star Trek Negatives. The woman had kept them in their original envelopes along with their original Contact Sheets ever since the Mid-1980s when her friend had given them to her. Each five frame negative strip was enclosed in a clear plastic sleeve. Since the negatives were taken by an On Set Photographer, they are obviously a “One Of A Kind” Film Negative and display different angles of the actors as they posed for Publicity Photo’s and during live action scenes from the Episodes. They are quite RARE indeed.
Well Yes indeed! Welcome to Trekkie Heaven Everyone!
NOTE: Currently many of these negatives are NOT up for sale, and some of them have been sold. However, they are VERY LIKELY to go back up for auction. So for you diehards, I highly recommend you check out the dealer’s current auctions here. You can see the completed (and may unsold) auctions here. He is also currently selling positive contact sheets of the full color negatives. These auctions will end TOMORROW (Friday, October 27) So check it out before they end!
I’ve posted the photos of the positive images that the dealer posted that are not included in the actual auctions but used as examples of how the negatives would look when processed. I’ve enhanced a few of these positive images to improve their tone and contrast. And man, what a find! From De Kelley’s incredible baby blues to Shatner’s smirks and the occasional Nimoy grin, it’s like I’ve traveled in a time machine back to 1966!
Wow. Just Wow. You can see why not all of these were used (lighting off, or someone coughed) But they are totally iconic, regardless. Man, how I would have loved that job! I’ll post more in the coming weeks. Enjoy!
Posted in Publicity Photos, Star Trek, Star Trek: The Original Series, Trek Actors
Tagged auctions, color, Doohan, eyes, grin, Kelley, Majel Barret, Nichelle Nichols, Nimoy, photos, Rare, rexliv, Shatner, Star Trek, Star Trek negatives, Star Trek: The Original Series, Takei, Walter Koenig
This is all kinds of wonderful. Just a few days ago at the the Destination: Star Trek Convention in Birmingham, England, the stars the many Trek incarnations as well as special guests posed on a lovely recreation of the Enterprise bridge! But most importantly, Captain Kirk, Mr. Chekov and Mr. Sulu were back at their stations!
This picture got me a little emotional! Seeing William Shatner, Walter Koenig and George Takei sitting so fine just made my heart swell (and break just a little)! Unfortunately, Nichelle Nichols couldn’t make it, but I’m sure she was there in spirit. And as beautiful as this is, it made me miss the crew now watching from above: Leonard Nimoy, Deforest Kelley, James Doohan, Majel Barrett, and Grace Lee Whitney ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
Fortunately, the legendary three here had plenty of support in their Trek family. Most notable is Leonard’s son, Adam Nimoy, standing in for his beloved father. As much as I wish that Leonard was still here, I’m so thankful that Adam was there for him.
I also LOVE that George Takei wore a black shirt with a bright yellow sweater, mimicking his original uniform, and look how proudly his sits back at his helm! Steady as she goes!
Now enjoy this moment of Star Trek Awesomeness!
The many casts and special guests of the Star Trek universe at “Destination: Star Trek” in Birmingham, England, October 7, 2016: Front Row: Walter Koenig (Chekov) George Takei (Sulu) Second Row: Eddie Paskey (Mr. Leslie) William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk) Robert O’Reily (Gowron/TNG) Armin Shimmerman (Quark/DS9) Colonel Al Worden (Astronaut, Apollo 15) Chase Masterson (Leta/DS9) Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi/TNG) Alice Krige (Borg Queen/First Contact). Third Row: Dominic Keating (Reed/Enterprise) Nicole deBoer (Ezra Dax/DS9) Max Grodenchik (Rom/DS9) Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax/ DS9), Adam Nimoy, Conner Trinneer (Trip Tucker/Enterprise, Greg Grunberg (Kirk’s Stepdad,-voice/Star Trek reboot). Fourth Row: Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun/DS9) Garret Wang (Harry Kim/Voyager) Martha Hackett ( Seska/Voyager), Casey Biggs (Damar/ DS9), Eric Pierpoint (Voval/TNG, Sanders/DS9), and Kitty Swink (Rozahn/DS9)
Posted in Publicity Photos, Star Trek, Star Trek 50, Star Trek: The Original Series
Tagged 2016, Adam Nimoy, Alice Krige, Casey Biggs, Chase Masterson, Colonel Al Worden, Conner Trinneer, Destination: Star Trek, Dominic Keating, Eddie Paskey, Eric Pierpoint, Garret Wang, George Takei, Greg Grunberg, Jeffrey Combs, Kitty Swink, Marina Sirtis, Martha Hackett, Max Grodenchik, Nicole deBoer, Robert Armin Shimmerman, Star Trek 50, Terry Farrell, Walter Koenig, WIlliam Shatner
Sorry this is a day late, but it is no less sincere! It took longer than I imagined, probably from colorizing the uniforms!) For this celebration, everyone’s a captain! And special halos for our beloveds watching from above ❤
What a dull world it would have been without Star Trek. Aren’t we lucky? Thanks to all who made and make this dream come true, and may the message of Trek’s human harmony Live Long and Prosper! Love, Therese xo
Posted in Birthdays
Tagged cast, Deforest Kelley, Gene Roddenberry, George Takei, Grace Lee Whitney, James Doohan, Leonard Nimoy, Majel Barrett, Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek 50, Therese Bohn, Walter Koenig, WIlliam Shatner
And the band got back together! As the latest Trek movie was released the other week, I thought it would be fun to look back on the first press conference for the movie that started the series way back in March of 1978. Here’s Leonard and company looking splendid on that happy day. He looks so genuinely thrilled at this impromptu nearly-10 year reunion! Love that velvet blazer! Bless them All!
Posted in Leonard Nimoy, My Weekly Spock
Tagged Deforest Kelley, Gene Roddenberry. 1978, George Takei, Grace Lee Whitney, James Doohan, Leonard Nimoy, Majel Barrett, Nichelle Nichols, Persis Khambatta, press conference, Robert Wise, ST:TMP, Star Trek: The Motion PIcture, Walter Koenig, WIlliam Shatner
Our favorite Navigator turns 79 today ! Happy Birthday Walter!
I’ll be back to my regularly scheduled postings on the 30th – See you then! -Therese