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cyberfugue June 22 2013 05:19 PM

Does anyone know what this is?
 
Someone told me it was a Trek: Phase II promo display, but I'm not sure. Any insight is appreciated.

http://s4.postimg.org/71spfekgp/stc1.jpg

Sran June 22 2013 05:23 PM

Re: Does anyone know what this is?
 
^I don't know what it is. But why is Spock wearing a red shirt?

--Sran

BillJ June 22 2013 05:50 PM

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I don't know what it is. But I doubt it's Phase II promotional material. It lacks the actual name of the series, no network or production company identifier, no "coming soon" or similar wording, and none of the new characters.

Probably something made in the 80's, whatever it is.

cyberfugue June 22 2013 06:16 PM

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Sran wrote: (Post 8284072)
^I don't know what it is. But why is Spock wearing a red shirt?

--Sran

That was what I was wondering.

Nerys Myk June 22 2013 06:30 PM

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Somebody screwed up when coloring the photo.

ManOnTheWave June 22 2013 07:02 PM

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Gobs of merchandising color corrected the shirts in the 70s and early 80s. It was usually done to add eye catching color. Sometimes it was cost cutting/ effective. I had paper birthday plates when the animated series was on depicting most if not all characters in red shirts.

I seem to recall Star Trek The Phenomenon being the name of a TV special from around the time The Motion Picture came out. The host talked about the enduring appeal of the show and interviewed Leonard Nimoy. Perhaps, it's a flyer for that.

Christopher June 22 2013 07:18 PM

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cyberfugue wrote: (Post 8284060)
Someone told me it was a Trek: Phase II promo display, but I'm not sure.

There are many things wrong with that idea. For one, Spock wasn't going to be in Phase II, at least not as a regular. And the Phase II promotional art that did exist used Mike Minor's redesign artwork for the Enterprise, while this is a stock shot of the TOS ship. And the early posters for ST:TMP used a different logo, which you can see here. That means the final logo wasn't designed until later, so there's no way it could've existed on a piece of promotional art made for Phase II.

publiusr June 22 2013 07:39 PM

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Looks like something done for a convention?

MarsWeeps June 23 2013 01:29 AM

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Sran wrote: (Post 8284072)
^I don't know what it is. But why is Spock wearing a red shirt?

My guess is that whoever created this wanted to represent all 3 uniform colors and didn't care about accuracy.

22 Stars June 23 2013 02:46 AM

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I know! It was a press kit sold by Paramount some years ago, about 15, featuring TOS. I have it, from my Paramount days.

MarsWeeps June 23 2013 02:51 AM

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22 Stars wrote: (Post 8286253)
I know! It was a press kit sold by Paramount some years ago, about 15, featuring TOS. I have it, from my Paramount days.

How could Paramount screw up Spock's shirt color?

Nerys Myk June 23 2013 03:00 AM

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MarsWeeps wrote: (Post 8286286)
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22 Stars wrote: (Post 8286253)
I know! It was a press kit sold by Paramount some years ago, about 15, featuring TOS. I have it, from my Paramount days.

How could Paramount screw up Spock's shirt color?

Depends on who put the package together. Not everyone in Paramount's PR or art departments are Trek experts.

MarsWeeps June 23 2013 03:03 AM

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Nerys Myk wrote: (Post 8286343)
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MarsWeeps wrote: (Post 8286286)
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22 Stars wrote: (Post 8286253)
I know! It was a press kit sold by Paramount some years ago, about 15, featuring TOS. I have it, from my Paramount days.

How could Paramount screw up Spock's shirt color?

Depends on who put the package together. Not everyone in Paramount's PR or art departments are Trek experts.

You don't need to be an expert for something so simple, that's why I think it might have been deliberate: The Big 3 wearing the 3 different colors.

Nerys Myk June 23 2013 03:08 AM

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MarsWeeps wrote: (Post 8286358)
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Nerys Myk wrote: (Post 8286343)
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MarsWeeps wrote: (Post 8286286)

How could Paramount screw up Spock's shirt color?

Depends on who put the package together. Not everyone in Paramount's PR or art departments are Trek experts.

You don't need to be an expert for something so simple, that's why I think it might have been deliberate: The Big 3 wearing the 3 different colors.

Kirk, Spock and McCoy were also given the same hair color. Sounds like they did it fast with little research.

Christopher June 23 2013 03:52 AM

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The artwork on that thing is pretty sloppy overall, a cheap collage of a few stock elements. It's clear there wasn't a lot of care or attention given to it.


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