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Mario de Monti November 4 2013 08:11 AM

Interesting TMP poster
 
Hi everyone,

I came across this poster design for TMP today, that I never saw before. It prominently features what looks very much like the "Phase II" Enterprise, but with a LOT of windows added. Im wondering if it really was a promotional poster back in the day, or something put together at a later time. Below the artwork it seems to read "Copyright MCMLXXVII (1977)", but I cant be sure. Has anyone seen this before? Or maybe Im the only one to whom this is new :)

Anyway, heres the Link:

http://www.allposters.de/-sp/Star-Tr..._i8035491_.htm

Mario

SpocksLeftEar November 4 2013 10:03 AM

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Hi Mario,
this poster was at least used on the back of a number of comic books to promote the movie. I would have to check this but I think it was on the back of the Archie comics, and I remember buying one or two copies just to get hold of this mini-poster. Don't know about the history behind this design, though.
Best
SLE

CorporalCaptain November 4 2013 10:53 AM

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Mario de Monti wrote: (Post 8847610)
Hi everyone,

I came across this poster design for TMP today, that I never saw before. It prominently features what looks very much like the "Phase II" Enterprise, but with a LOT of windows added. Im wondering if it really was a promotional poster back in the day, or something put together at a later time. Below the artwork it seems to read "Copyright MCMLXXVII (1977)", but I cant be sure. Has anyone seen this before? Or maybe Im the only one to whom this is new :)

Anyway, heres the Link:

http://www.allposters.de/-sp/Star-Tr..._i8035491_.htm

Mario

Yes, this appears to be the first poster I ever saw advertising the film, IIRC from around early 1979. I suspect someone like Therin of Andor probably has good scans of it.

Therin of Andor November 4 2013 10:57 AM

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CorporalCaptain wrote: (Post 8847865)
Yes, this appears to be the first poster I ever saw advertising the film, IIRC from around early 1979. I suspect someone like Therin of Andor probably has good scans of it.

No, but a lot of magazines carried that ad as a back cover.

The logo on this poster was used with pics of the first press conference where TMP was announced. IIRC, it was a public reunion for Grace Lee Whitney, who was announced as joining the cast, and it was possibly the first announcement of Stephen Collins, since Persis Khambatta was already signed when the production was to be "In Thy Image" and "Phase II".

BillJ November 4 2013 02:19 PM

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Yup.

I had it as a kid. Wish I still did, don't know whatever happened to it.

Mario de Monti November 4 2013 03:16 PM

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Thanks for the information so far. So I guess I missed it because I was still too young in the late 70s - and on the wrong continent :)

22 Stars November 4 2013 08:07 PM

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This was pretty common back then. Pretty sure it was in Webster's room even, on the TV show of that name.

3chordboy November 4 2013 09:36 PM

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ah, haven't seen that image in a while. isn't it in The Art of Star Trek and/ or Phase II: The Lost Series behind the scenes books?

Sran November 4 2013 10:12 PM

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22 Stars wrote: (Post 8849386)
This was pretty common back then. Pretty sure it was in Webster's room even, on the TV show of that name.

I never pictured Webster as Star Trek fan. Interesting.

Edit: Although there is this bit from Memory Alpha about Michael Dorn's guest appearance on the show's final episode:

Quote:

Dorn has even played Worf a few times outside of Star Trek, for comic effect. In 1989, he appeared as Worf in the final episode of the television series Webster, entitled "Webtrek," in which Webster's Star Trek video game transports him to the USS Enterprise-D.
--Sran

mb22 November 4 2013 10:17 PM

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The ads that ran in comic books in 1979 had the same font as the original movie credits:
http://media.aintitcool.com/media/up...ster_large.jpg

Here are photos from the 1978 press conference:
http://img.trekmovie.com/images/lists/st43-78.jpg
http://trekkerscrapbook.files.wordpr.../03/v2-05a.jpg

LMFAOschwarz November 4 2013 10:22 PM

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Yeah, that was on the back covers of my Marvel comics of the period. The funny thing is that the actual ship illustration may have been different. I'd swear the ones on the comics I have show the ship from a shallower angle. I'll look for them and scan a copy if you like! :) ('cause now I'm curious, too!)

Maurice November 5 2013 12:01 AM

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mb22 wrote: (Post 8849824)
The ads that ran in comic books in 1979 had the same font as the original movie credits:
http://media.aintitcool.com/media/up...ster_large.jpg

What? The font has always been the same in the film's credits, right down to the DE. It never looked like the one in the early ads.

Galileo7 November 5 2013 12:34 AM

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As a boy on the night of TMP opening Friday December 7, 1979, I still remember this poster type in the lobby of the theater. :)

Procutus November 5 2013 01:58 AM

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I loved that poster! It brings back memories of anticipating the movie during the summer and fall months of 1979.

Lance November 5 2013 01:23 PM

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The photos remind me of the TMP bubblegum cards of that vintage. :)


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