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Old June 22 2013, 05:19 PM   #1
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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.

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Old June 22 2013, 05:23 PM   #2
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^I don't know what it is. But why is Spock wearing a red shirt?

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Old June 22 2013, 05:50 PM   #3
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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.
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Old June 22 2013, 06:16 PM   #4
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^I don't know what it is. But why is Spock wearing a red shirt?

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That was what I was wondering.
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Old June 22 2013, 06:30 PM   #5
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Somebody screwed up when coloring the photo.
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Old June 22 2013, 07:02 PM   #6
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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.
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Old June 22 2013, 07:18 PM   #7
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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.
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Old June 22 2013, 07:39 PM   #8
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Looks like something done for a convention?
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Old June 23 2013, 01:29 AM   #9
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^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.
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Old June 23 2013, 02:46 AM   #10
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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.
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Old June 23 2013, 02:51 AM   #11
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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.
How could Paramount screw up Spock's shirt color?
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Old June 23 2013, 03:00 AM   #12
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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.
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.
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Old June 23 2013, 03:03 AM   #13
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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.
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.
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Old June 23 2013, 03:08 AM   #14
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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.
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Old June 23 2013, 03:52 AM   #15
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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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