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When The Starship Enterprise Landed In Chicago

1. By HeyHow via YouTube.

"As a teenager, I attended this early sci-fi convention and actually got to work on the crew. Excuse the poor quality of the photos . . . all I had was a cheap Instamatic camera.


2. By Rich Portnoy via YouTube.

"This Convention was held at the Hilton hotel in Chicago, August 22-24, 1975. Recently transferred from 8mm film, this may be the only video available of this particular Star Trek convention."


3. Time magazine report:

"Adrift for six years in interstellar limbo, disowned by its home base, the spaceship seemingly has no place to go but Ultima Nostalgia. All, however, may not be lost for the United Star Ship Enterprise and its 430 crewpersons. As countless signs, T shirts and bumper stickers proclaimed last week in Chicago, STAR TREK LIVES! Star Trek? The old NBC-TV space western? Indeed. While a new TV season dawdles toward its debut, 142 U.S. stations and another 117 overseas from Abu Dhabi to Zambia keep rerunning and re-rerunning the series. With an army of fans ready to put their phaser beam guns on 'kill' if it should be shot down, Star Trek attracts more viewers today than it did during its three-year network career."

4. AP report:

"Lisa Boynton was a 26-year-old short order cook in a Columbus drive-in when the Star Ship Enterprise blasted off on its five-year mission to explore 'where no man has gone before.'

"The Star Trek television series was 'phased' from the airwaves thre years into its mission, but Lisa and thousands of other Trekkies, as they love to be called, still bemoan the loss of their science-fiction show.

"But Miss Boynton, now 35, a tax consultant and law student, carries her Trekkie fanatacism to tis ultimate end: she's assembled virtually the entire Star TrekStar Trek club with members aged six to 60."


Comments welcome.


Posted on June 22, 2011

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