Seeking lost 1970 Star Trek short film

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by ZeroG, Oct 20, 2017.

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  1. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Commodore Commodore

    Dec 19, 2011
    As I recall, there is a video of Rod Roddenberry out there (possible on the Roddenberry Vault Blu-Ray) talking about how Norway Productions and Gene Roddenberry were able to keep the ancillary rights to Star Trek back in the 60's when Roddenberry sold the show to Desilu, which the Roddenberry estate still controls, and allows for them to run their web store with official Star Trek memorabilia that is created exclusively through them. It possible that they were done in a similar fashion to how Fox and William Dozier's Greenway Productions both held the rights to the 1966 Batman series. (
  2. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

    Oct 8, 2005
    Los Angeles, California
    I don’t recall seeing that on the Vault, but I’ve only watched that once, so it’s possible.

    That said, I’ve reviewed all of the paperwork related to merchandising at UCLA, and it’s clear that Desilu, not Roddenberry, had the merchandising rights to Star Trek. However, Roddenberry made a deal with Paramount in 1968 to run the show’s mail order merchandising business through Lincoln Enterprises. This allowed for the creation of new items, as long as those items weren’t in conflict with deals previously negotiated by the Licensing Corporation of America (LCA), which Desilu hired to be the merchandising agency for Star Trek and (I believe) Mission: Impossible in 1966.

    The merchandising paperwork at UCLA ends at 1968, though, so whatever happened after that I do not know.
  3. Kor

    Kor Admiral Admiral

    Jul 31, 2001
    My mansion on Qo'noS
    The story in the OP vaguely reminds me of a Trek dream/fantasy sequence in The Wonder Years.

  4. SwankCat

    SwankCat Cadet Newbie

    May 14, 2021
    Hello, any luck finding it? I too have been trying to track down a copy for years. I believe last time I saw it on air would have been circa 1976 or 77 when I lived in northern NJ.

    When the Enterprise pulled up to the White Castle space station the voice over something like - we'll have 287 (or some similar number) hamburgers and Mr. Spock would like a cheeseburger. IIRC the ending commercial tag was along of the lines of - White Castle is out of this world.
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  5. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    But he's a vegetarian! Although if it's the future, I guess they have Impossible Burgers by then...
  6. elric428

    elric428 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 22, 2006
    Reminds me a little of the anti-drug radio commercial from back in 1973
  7. 1001001

    1001001 Pull Up a Groove and Get Fabulous! Moderator

    Nov 3, 2001
    Danny Street
    First, welcome to the board.

    Second, please take some time to become familiar with the rules of posting here, pinned at the top of this forum.

    This thread has been dead over three years. Let's let it rest in peace, shall we?
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