Thursday, 8 September 2016

USA: "Star Trek" 50th Anniversary

Exactly 50 years ago, on 8th September 1966, a science fiction television series called "Star Trek", debuts on NBC in the United States with its first episode, titled "The Man Trap". Since that Star Trek has been a cult phenomenon for decades. But did you know that after three seasons the original series was canceled in 1969 because of poor ratings? However, today the Star Trek franchise spans a wide range of spin-offs including games, figurines, novels, toys, and comics and addicted millions of so-called "Trekkies". Like Canada earlier this year, the US Postal Service commemorates this with special series of four stamps issued on 2nd September 2016.

I'm very lucky to receive these nice cards today. They show two of the main characters of the series. First, Mr. Spock (played by: Leonard Nimoy) and second Captain Kirk, aka: James Tiberius "Jim" Kirk (played by: William Shatner)



Stamps:
left: North American Wildlife (from a set of 50) - Issued: 13-06-1987
right:  "Star Trek" 50th Anniversary (from a set of four) - Issued: 02-09-2016



Stamps:
left: North American Wildlife (from a set of 50) - Issued: 13-06-1987
right: 2x "Star Trek" 50th Anniversary (from a set of four) - Issued: 02-09-2016 


UPDATE 27-01-2017:

Some days ago I received this nice card. It shows the most famous characters of the Star Trek TV Series. Top left is Nyota Uhura. The character was portrayed by Nichelle Nichols through the sixth Star Trek film. Top right shows Dr. Leonard Horatio "Bones" McCoy. First portrayed by DeForest Kelley in the original Star Trek series.



Stamp:
"Star Trek" 50th Anniversary (from a set of four) - Issued: 02-09-2016 with First Day Postmark of the Hollywood, CA Poststation

Many thanks to Eric for these great Cards and Stamps with Cancellation on First Day!

1 comment:

  1. Today, when everything happens much faster than before, such information can escape easily. I'm one of many fans of the phenomenon called 'Star Trek', and I thank you for share this information. Keep the good work with your nice blog! Catalin

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