Occasionally, Star Trek would age an actor for a scene that took place in the future or for a scene where a character was aging too fast or for a scene where an omnipotent prankster was trying to prove a point. Goddamn, this is a weird show if you think about it! In any case, how did the old age make-up hold up when compared to the actor’s actual aging? Let’s find out!
Robert McCall came up with these amazingly beautiful paintings in 1978 to help conceptualize the look of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
This nebula picture, taken by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, shows a couple of formations that look like two USS Enterprises (or is that Enterpri?).
Take a look at the early concepts for this cruise of the Starship Enterprise.
If you’re not that familiar with Star Trek, you might not know that the original show didn’t start out with Captain Kirk, Doctor McCoy, or many of your favorite crewmembers. Instead, the first pilot episode featured Jeffery Hunter as Captain Pike, Majel Barrett as Number One, and Leonard Nimoy as Spock. When NBC saw the show, they didn’t like much about it and asked for a second pilot. Spock stayed, everyone else went and the Star Trek we know and love today was created.
Star Trek’s had a long and storied history and so, on its 50th anniversary, we’re sharing a few of our favorite facts!
When the grand lady of Starfleet was being auctioned off at Christies, Karl Tate managed to take some pictures of the six-foot studio model before she left on a new adventure.
This is what happens when a bored nerd is left alone at night with nothing but Star Trek episodes and Snapchat.
Spock is love. Spock is life.
If you don’t know the name Matt Jeffries and you claim to love Star Trek, you don’t love Star Trek… or at least you don’t know it.