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  • 24 Jun 2020
    Stop the presses! Here's a photo of Nichelle, taken either during the filming of Trek or just before, that has come to light... one that I have never seen before. I had to share it with you immediately! (Click on the images to see full-size, as always.)

    Bonus: Below, a fake "vintage" ad that I created using an actual photo of Shatner taking a dramatic smoke break. The professional lighting and look of Bill in the shot seemed to suggest an ad, so I put it in the framework of an existing ad from the 60's. This is not endorsing smoking, but is making the best use of a photo that was perfect for the ad!

    Bonus #2: amazing artwork depicting many, if not most, of the characters seen in episodes of the original series! See how many you can find or identify! (Click to enlarge.)

  • 02 Oct 2019
    Artist Bob Larkin has been responsible for many. many memorable covers of the magazines that I collected when young; Planet of the Apes, Marvel's monster magazines, Crazy, DC comics covers, Trek novel covers, and many many more. I have just created a Facebook group devoted to collecting his art in one place, so if you, like me, love his art and have good memories of it, come join us! It's at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/boblarkinappreciationgroup
    A true Trek fan himself, here we see Bob in a photo from his blog commemorating the 50th anniversary of the show! Visit his blog here: http://boblarkin.blogspot.com/

  • 07 May 2019
    In 1974 I sent off for my first Lincoln Enterprises catalog (see some of the other posts about them here), and in 1983 I was still getting them in the mail. By then, they were getting bigger and fancier, with color photos of much of the material within. Whereas the original ones from the 70's were in a newspaper format (which was fun to read then, but hard to scan now), the newer ones were in magazine format, though still on newsprint paper. This issue from 1983 included material from both ST:TMP and The Wrath of Khan. However, it still contained older material from their earliest catalogs, like Kung Fu, Search, and Gene's several made-for-tv pilots. This post contains the first half of the catalog, the second half will be posted soon.

    (To view full-size, click on each image. It will open in a new window. You may have to click on it once more to magnify.)

    The painting prints offered below were unusual considering how they mingled characters from the films with figures like Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon and even The Great Gonzo Muppet!
    Bonus: Below, the cover of the soft-cover "Make-Your-Own Costume Book" for ST:TMP. Published for kids, it surely wasn't made for accuracy. However, I think it would be a fun retro-cosplay for some fan to recreate one of these now!

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TrekCore Latest Updates
  • 23 Feb 2021
    The latest WeeklyTrek podcast episode is here! This week: a bunch of new STAR TREK novels, and celebrating production kick-offs for two series!
  • 21 Feb 2021
    COMING IN AUGUST: "Star Trek: Picard" freighter captain Cristobal Rios gets his own prequel tale in John Jackson Miller's ROGUE ELEMENTS, set years before the show's adventure
  • 21 Feb 2021
    After more than half-a-year's delay, the cast of STAR TREK: PICARD have returned to production for the CBS All Access series' second season.
  • 20 Feb 2021
    There may not be new episodes on TV for a while, but there are plenty of STAR TREK novels on the way in 2021 to keep you busy in the meantime!
  • 16 Feb 2021
    More than a decade after the destruction of Romulus -- and twenty years after his time aboard the Enterprise-E -- retired admiral Jean-Luc Picard returns to the galactic stage.
  • 13 Feb 2021
    COMING IN MAY: Preorder the next "Star Trek: Discovery" novel, Una McCormack's WONDERLANDS, chronicling Michael Burnham's year alone in the far future after crash-landing in the 32nd century.

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1923 Fred Steiner is born.
1940 James Sloyan is born.
1949 Evelyn Guerrero is born.
1958 Mark Moses is born.
1966 Katja Rieckermann is born.
1969 Daniel Kramer is born.
1970 Monica Staggs is born.
1973 The Thirty-Fifth UK Story Arc begins in Valiant & TV21 #74 with the first of seventeen installments.
1983 Tawny Newsome is born.
1986 Filming begins on Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. The first scene shot is the USS Saratoga's bridge.
1989 Last day of filming on TNG: "Pen Pals". Revised final draft script for TNG: "Q Who" is submitted.
1992 TNG: "Power Play" airs. Sixth day of filming on TNG: "The Perfect Mate". Final draft script for TNG: "Imaginary Friend" is submitted.
1993 Seventh day of filming on DS9: "Progress". Final draft script for DS9: "If Wishes Were Horses" is submitted.
1994 Fourth day of filming on TNG: "Emergence". Fourth day of filming on DS9: "The Maquis, Part II".
1997 DS9: "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" airs. First day of filming on DS9: "Soldiers of the Empire". Fifth day of filming on VOY: "Worst Case Scenario". CIC Video releases The Original Series volume 2.2, Deep Space Nine volume 5.3 and Voyager volume 3.3 on VHS in the UK.
1998 Sixth day of filming on DS9: "The Reckoning". Fifth day of filming on VOY: "One".
1999 DS9: "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang" airs. VOY: "The Disease" airs. Final draft script for DS9: "Tacking Into the Wind" is submitted.
2000 Eighth and final day of filming on VOY: "Life Line". First day of filming on VOY: "Muse".
2003 Fifth day of filming on ENT: "Cogenitor".
2004 First day of filming on ENT: "Countdown". Star Trek: Voyager season 1 DVD released in Region 1. Pocket Books Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers collection Foundations published.
2005 Seventh day of filming on ENT: "Terra Prime".
2007 Remastered version of TOS: "The Paradise Syndrome" airs.
2009 Star Trek: Titan novel Over a Torrent Sea, by Christopher L. Bennett, is released.
2010 IDW Publishing releases issue #1 of Star Trek: The Official Motion Picture Adaptation.
2012 Thirty-first day of filming on Star Trek Into Darkness.
2015 Maurice Hurley dies.

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Memory Alpha New Articles
  • 24 Nov 2020

    Presented below are the auction catalog photos and item descriptions, as well as the complete set of final prices realized for the 13 lots of Star Trek memorabilia that were offered on Day 1 of Profiles In History's Icons & Legends of Hollywood Auction; which took place on Thursday, November 12th in a live online bidding session at icollector.com.

    The only Star Trek: The Original Series item in the sale was a hero working Kelvan belt device prop from the 2nd season episode "By Any Other Name", which witnessed a final price of $7,680 (including the 28% buyers premium). A Brent Spiner 'Lt. Commander Data' tunic from Star Trek: TNG sold for $27,500 - surpassing its original pre-auction bid estimate of $8,000 - $12,000; and a large scale U.S.S. Enterprise A illuminating starship display model crafted by WonderWorks from the original studio molds realized $25,000.

    The following results show both the high bids witnessed on the items as well as the 28% buyers premium. Just click on any of the images below to view an enlarged version ...




  • 18 Sep 2020

    Presented below are some detailed auction house photos and the catalog description associated with Lot 66 in the upcoming The Prop Block September 26, 2020 Entertainment Icons Auction, for an extremely rare female Starfleet Command Tunic worn by Majel Barrett in her role as "Number One" in the first Star Trek pilot production "The Cage". It is believed that this is the only identified Barrett "Number One" tunic ever to appear at public auction.

    The complete auction catalog description is as follows:

    Star Trek: TOS Majel Barrett “Number One” Starfleet Command Tunic from “The Cage”

    An exceptionally rare and possibly unique female Starfleet command tunic worn by actress Majel Barrett in her co-starring role as “Number One” in the first filmed Star Trek pilot episode “The Cage”, which underwent principal photography during the months of November and December, 1964. The main tunic is comprised of gold velour fabric fitted with a black cotton collar and features clear indentations on the sleeves where gold rank braid was once mounted (currently not present). As Majel Barrett was the only actress in “The Cage” to feature rank braid on her Starfleet tunic, the evidence of past braid on this costume is a key element in identifying the tunic as being worn by Barrett. Additionally, both the location of the braid indentations fairly well up from the end of the sleeves, as well as the noticeably left-side shifted, off-center placement of the full body-length Velcro strip closure on the back of this tunic stunningly matches the characteristics of the costume seen on Majel Barrett in the opening scenes of the “The Cage”. (Please view the attached screenshot imagery and costume photos.) The black collar on this tunic is a modification that was made by the production team after the filming of the pilot was completed, in order that the costume might be used in regular season episodes. It is noted that a female tunic which appears to have this same configuration can be discerned in a background corridor scene during the 1st season TOS episode “The Corbomite Maneuver”, being worn by an actress that might possibly be Majel Barrett herself in a brief cameo appearance. (Please view the attached screenshot.) While lacking its original Starfleet chest insignia, this historic garment is in very fine production used condition and worthy of the finest Star Trek memorabilia collections. This is the first time we are aware of an identified Majel Barrett “Number One” costume ever being offered at auction.

    The September 26, 2020 sale features a total of 21 different lots of Star Trek franchise memorabilia. Interested bidders may register to participate in the auction directly on the icollector.com website at this link: https://www.icollector.com/The-Prop-Block-Entertainment-Icons-Auction_as67692?ps=100

     
  • 01 Jan 2020
    Presented below are some detailed images of various certificates, trophies and awards presented to Admiral Picard over the course of his Starfleet career, as displayed in the "Jean-Luc Picard: The First Duty" exhibit at the Creation Official 2019 Star Trek Las Vegas Convention, which took place from July 31 - Aug 4 at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Nevada. While these props have not been visually seen on-screen to date in any TNG episode or feature film, it is possible that some may have been used in the production of the new Star Trek: Picard television series, which is set to premiere on Thursday, January 23, 2020 on CBS All Access. A familiar award displayed below is the Grankite Order of Tactics, originally mentioned in the Original Series 1st Season episode "Court Martial" amongst other honors received by Captain James T. Kirk.

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