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Vintage Comic - Usagi Yojimbo #001


Vintage Comic - Usagi Yojimbo #001

Sherry The Showgirl (1957)

Cover Art by Al Hartley

classictrek:

classictrek:

When Roddenberry first proposed Star Trek to the network, he sent over a sixteen-page memo entitled “Star Trek Is…” that explained what the core concept for the series was while offering up story possibilities. It’s obvious how talented Roddenberry was as a salesman: he makes the now-famous parallel to Wagon Train and outlines how he can make a smart show that manages to be budget-conscious at the same time with the “Parallel Worlds” concept. We’d see the latter appear in the series as Hodgkin’s Law of Parallel Planetary Development, which gave them the opportunity to use existing sets and costumes.

It’s interesting to look at now and see how various ideas mutated and combined to become episodes of The Original Series and The Next Generation that we now know and love. “The Next Cage,” obviously, becomes “The Cage” and “The Day Charlie Became God” would later air as “Charlie X.” In David Gerrold’s The World Of Star Trek, he writes that there was a sincere attempt to make “Kongo” into a full-fledged episode with a script having seen multiple drafts but that, perhaps thankfully, never happened. DeForest Kelley was very keen on that idea, as he wanted an episode that would center around his character’s working relationship (and friendship) with Uhura.

(The Drake equation, for the record, is real. Roddenberry didn’t have a copy of the original equation at the time of the presentation, so he made up his own version to use. When he visited the set, Dr. Frank Drake pointed out that a value raised to the first power is just the value itself.)

It’s the 50th anniversary of this document.

twentiethcenturykid:

ITEMS SEEN AT THE FLEA MARKET ON RIGEL 7
Vintage Star Trek Toys
Remco Star Trek Flying Disk
Circa 1968
The favorite choice of the Vulcan Ultimate Frisbee team!

twentiethcenturykid:

ITEMS SEEN AT THE FLEA MARKET ON RIGEL 7

Vintage Star Trek Toys

Remco Star Trek Flying Disk

Circa 1968

The favorite choice of the Vulcan Ultimate Frisbee team!

driveintheaterofthemind:

Flip Wilson

The Flip Wilson Show (1972)

Press Photo

Vintage Comic - Two-Gun Kid #136

Vintage Comic - Two-Gun Kid #136

scificovers:

Amazing Stories, vol 15 no 8, August 1941. Cover art by J. Allen St. John illustrating “Yellow Men of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

scificovers:

Amazing Stories, vol 15 no 8, August 1941. Cover art by J. Allen St. John illustrating “Yellow Men of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

twentiethcenturykid:

TRADING CARD-OLOGY
Topps Batman Trading Cards Wrapper
Circa 1966

twentiethcenturykid:

TRADING CARD-OLOGY

Topps Batman Trading Cards Wrapper

Circa 1966

twentiethcenturykid:

TRADING CARD-OLOGY
Topps Batman Trading Cards
Circa 1966
The Batman

twentiethcenturykid:

TRADING CARD-OLOGY

Topps Batman Trading Cards

Circa 1966

The Batman

twentiethcenturykid:

TRADING CARD-OLOGY
Topps Batman Trading Cards
Circa 1966
Robin-Boy Wonder

twentiethcenturykid:

TRADING CARD-OLOGY

Topps Batman Trading Cards

Circa 1966

Robin-Boy Wonder

vintagesportspictures:

New York Giants football player Hinkey Haines wearing the latest design of protective headgear (1926)

vintagesportspictures:

New York Giants football player Hinkey Haines wearing the latest design of protective headgear (1926)

portraitofjennie:

Rock Hudson photographed by Bob Willoughby, in his dressing room during filming for One Desire, 1954.

vintagesportspictures:

Jackie Robinson greets the members of the UCLA basketball team (1949)

vintagesportspictures:

Jackie Robinson greets the members of the UCLA basketball team (1949)

twentiethcenturykid:

ITEMS SEEN AT THE FLEA MARKET ON RIGEL 7
Vintage Star Trek Toys
Circa 1976
USS Enterprise Water Gun
Looks like it glows in the dark!

twentiethcenturykid:

ITEMS SEEN AT THE FLEA MARKET ON RIGEL 7

Vintage Star Trek Toys

Circa 1976

USS Enterprise Water Gun

Looks like it glows in the dark!

scificovers:

Thrilling Wonder Stories, June 1943. Cover by Earle Bergey.

scificovers:

Thrilling Wonder Stories, June 1943. Cover by Earle Bergey.