Tribute to TOS : Rare Photos

TREKCORE > SPECIALS > Rare Photos, Part II - The Legend Begins

In honor of Star Trek's 40th Anniversary, we are pleased to present the second part in a series of rare photographs to the trekkie community. These photographs deal primarily with the beginning of the legendary days of the Original series, during the shows production. In the weeks and months that follow, we will be releasing a wide assortment of rarely seen photos from the Original Series, the Motion Pictures and The Next Generation, along with other material, to celebrate Star Trek as a whole. What began August 19th with our 85th Birthday Tribute to Gene Roddenberry continues now, and on through the new year.

We hope you enjoy all of the specials celebrating Star Trek's 40th birthday as much as we have enjoyed putting them together! And if you haven't already, take a look at Part 1 of this series.

 

Actor Paul Fix as Doctor Mark Piper from 'Where No Man Has Gone Before'

NBC had this peice of promotional artwork produced for it's 1966-67 season. Kirk, Spock playing Chess, Rand, and the 1701 can be seen mixed with Dean Martin and other NBC personalities of the year.

Leonard Nimoy as logical Mister Spock from 'Where No Man has Gone Before'.

A publicity photo of Grace Lee Whitney as Yeoman Janice Rand as she normally appeared.

William Shatner often spent his weekends riding his motorcycle in the desert, "getting all banged and bruised up" according to co-star Leonard Nimoy.

Leonard Nimoy and De Kelley with an unidentified individual on location during filming of the Original Series.
 

James Doohan in a season two publicity photo as Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott.
         
The Star Trek 'trinity' - Kirk (Shatner), Spock (Nimoy) and McCoy (Kelley) - candid in costume.

Producer Herb Solow and actor Leonard Nimoy at a holiday party for cast and crew.

William Shatner publicity photo as Captain James T. Kirk.

No wonder this publicity photo of Nichelle Nichols as Lieutenant Uhura is rare - you can see Spock from 'The Cage' in the backdrop behind her!

Captain Kirk and Mister Scott together in Engineering aboard the Enterprise.

De Kelley as Doctor Leonard H. 'Bones' McCoy.

Captain and First Officer - Kirk and Spock - Shatner and Nimoy.

Joan Collins as Edith Keeler from the classic episode 'City on the Edge of Forever'.

William Shatner and Joan Collins rehearsing a scene from 'City on the Edge of Forever'.

Publicity shot from 'Journey to Babel' of Spock and his human mother, Amanda, sharing the Vulcan equivalent of a hug.

George Takei as Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu, Helmsman of the Enterprise.

Shatner and Nimoy read an article in MAD magazine about Star Trek.

 An advertisement for the RCA Victor television set using Kirk, Spock, and Star Trek's bold colors as a selling point.

Captain Kirk bows before Vulcan Matriarch T'Pau from 'Amok Time'.

Leonard Nimoy as Mister Spock on Location.

Star Trek Cereal? Yeah, sort of. Kellog's Sugar Smacks featuring Leonard Nimoy's Mister Spock from 1966.
          
An aborted version and the final, full color publicity photo of Spock and T'Pring from 'Amok Time'.

The true meaning of Trekkie: fans protest the cancellation of Star Trek outside of NBC studios, winning the show a third season.

William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk on Location.

Rarely seen publicity still of Captain James T. Kirk in the wrap-around tunic uniform variant.

Phasers on Stun!

Leonard Nimoy as Spock and William Shatner as Kirk reminding folks to follow Star Trek to it's new 3rd season time slot - the new time slot would be the final nail in the coffin for the original series... or so everyone thought.

Leonard Nimoy discusses his Album, 'Mister Spock's Music from Outer Space' - a point of contention between himself and Gene Roddenberry at the time.

For some reason, it strikes me Spock's looking out for the creatures from "Operation -- Annihilate!" in this publicity shot.

Mister Spock plucking away at his Vulcan lute.

To make a long story short, the little girl is named Trelaine, but no, the character Trelane was not named after her.

Nichelle Nichols as Lieutenant Nyota Uhura.

De Kelley as Doctor McCoy.

A candid shot of Leonard Nimoy between takes on the set of Star Trek.

 A candid shot of Bill Shatner, still in costume as Captain Kirk.
 
Special High Quality Huge Resolution Photo of Kirk and Spock! Warning: Photo is 2250 X 2825 pixels in resolution and comes in at 4.1 MBs in size!
 

Special thanks to Frontier for finding and releasing these!