Far out Star Trek convention at mall in 1976

Why do these old analog films have to be digitized before uploading?

We lose so much of the grain!

You can hardly tell that this film was once analog anymore, it’s so clean and pure. Ugh.

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Amazing how thin most of the people were.

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I went to a Star Trek convention in Boston in 1976, when I was 12. As I recall, it was a slightly more professional affair, at a hotel with conference rooms and a large dealer’s room. Man, I was a hardcore Trekkie in those days.

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hooray for geek history being preserved! i was expecting the reporting guy to ask if that one dude was related t the wookiees from star wars, and then i remembered this was recorded in 1976. what a difference a year made.

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Cue inevitable argument over the ‘Trekkies’ vs. ‘Trekkers’.

Nobody argues that anymore. The inevitable thing is that someone will bring it up.

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By far, one of the strangest things I’ve ever seen, and I used to work at WalMart…

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I need to have that background music playing everywhere I go.

PS: I still have the badge from the '75 convention at the Commodore Hotel.

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It’s Scotty, as incomprehensible as ever!

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Bur Super 8 does not have a sound track. Was it recorded in parallel on a C-30, or lovingly recreated with crappy audio?

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Not to mention the difference eleven years would have made when the reporter might have asked, “Hey, are you John Candy?”

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How did they get hold of the evil James Doohan, from the Mirror, Mirror universe?

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Sorry, but nope. A version of Super 8 was release 3 years prior to when this was shot, that had sound capabilities, via a mag strip along the edge of the film.

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Inevitably…

I can’t tell if you’re joking or not.

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I had my sense of humor taken out back in the 90s.

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Everything about this is perfect–so much so that my inner skeptic thinks its someone was trying to do a Wes Anderson parody of some sort. The microphone, the haircut, the Trek theme on the organ, the shirt, the awkward attempts at human interaction and all those earth tones–my god. I want to go back in time and hug the young woman dressed as a vulcan in a blue uniform dress and the smiling black kid in the gold uniform. They’re too precious.

Also, seeing young(ish) Nimoy and Doohan breaks my heart a little bit.

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@OtherMichael gave us the questions thread so always assume he is up to some shenanigans.

Wrong. It’s Stampy Cat:

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