Tribute to TOS : Rare Photos

TREKCORE > SPECIALS > 40th Anniversary: Rare Photos, Part 1 - The Early Days

In honor of Star Trek's 40th Anniversary, we are pleased to present the first part in a series of rare photographs to the trekkie community. These photographs deal primarily with the early days of the Original series, from the first pilot "The Cage" through the second pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before" and into series production. In the weeks and months that follow, we will be releasing a wide assortment of rarely seen photos from the Original Series, the Motion Pictures and The Next Generation, along with other material, to celebrate Star Trek as a whole. What began August 19th with our 85th Birthday Tribute to Gene Roddenberry continues now, and on through the new year.

We hope you enjoy all of the specials celebrating Star Trek's 40th birthday as much as we have enjoyed putting them together!


Majel Barrett as Number One and Jeffery Hunter as Captain Christopher Pike. Note the boom mic visible at the top of the photo, Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock at Communications (with his back to the camera) and the unfinished bridge set near the Captain's Chair.

Original Series make-up artist Fred Phillips touches up the green Orion body paint of actress Susan Oliver (Vina) on the set of 'The Cage'.

Between scenes, Producer Gene Roddenberry adjusts the delta symbol on Jeffery Hunter's uniform while John Hoyt (Dr. Phillip Boyce) smokes a pipe.

Gene Roddenberry and Lieutenant Tyler actor Peter Duryea between takes on the set of 'The Cage'.

Gene Roddenberry and Bob Justman discuss the make-up of Talosian 'Keeper' Meg Wylie.

Gene Roddenberry, actress Susan Oliver (Vina), Bob Justman and 'Cage' director Robert Butler.

Leonard Nimoy in an early publicity photo from Star Trek's first pilot 'The Cage.'

Jeffery Hunter and Majel Barrett share a laugh between takes.

Gene Roddenberry speaking with his Talosians, including 'Keeper' actress Meg Wylie.

John Hoyt as Doctor Boyce and Leonard Nimoy as Mister Spock.

Jeffery Hunter in the center seat as Captain of the Enterprise.

Majet Barrett, Gene Roddenberry, and Leonard Nimoy.

Gene Roddenberry gives direction to one of the dancers accompanying Susan Oliver as an Orion Vina.

Leonard (in full Spock costume) shares a laugh with Gene Roddenberry - a rare sight, to see Spock smile, isn't it?

From Secretary to Screen Writer - D.C. Fontana circa late 1960's.

The Great Bird of the Galaxy, Creator Gene Roddenberry.

An illustration commissioned by NBC to promote 'Star Trek' with William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy prior to it's debut on September 8, 1966.

Actor Paul Fix as Doctor Mark Piper from Star Trek's second pilot 'Where No Man Has Gone Before'.

William Shatner from Star Trek's second pilot 'Where No Man Has Gone Before'.

Leonard Nimoy as Mister Spock and George Takei as Lieutenant Sulu.

Andrea Dromm as Yeoman Smith from the second pilot of Star Trek.

Jimmy Doohan as Engineer Scott from Trek's second pilot.

Leonard Nimoy - the only character to survive from the first pilot 'The Cage'.

Another peice of Star Trek history - this promo ran in newspapers and magazines to advertise Star Trek during the first days of it's first season.
Early Star Trek publicity shots featuring William Shatner as Captain Kirk and Grace Lee Whitney as Yeoman Janice Rand. Notice the transitional uniforms in the photo, seen in only a few episodes between the pilot and the final, familair uniforms.

Publicity still of William Shatner as Captain Kirk, also featuring the transitional uniform.

Leonard Nimoy as Mister Spock.
More Publicity Shots from the Early days of the Original Series. Is it just me, or is Spock smirking in that first one?

Rand with an alternate hair style. Why, oh why, did they end up going with the bun?

De Forest Kelley as Doctor Leonard H. 'Bones' McCoy, Chief Medical Officer of the Enterprise.

George Takei as Chief Helmsman Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu.

Jimmy Doohan takes a smoke break during an on-set celebration during Star Trek's second season.

Spock mind-melds with Scotty.

Walter Keonig as Ensign Pavel Chekov.

Actor De Forest Kelley on the set of the classic episode 'Arena'.

Actress Nichelle Nichols as Lieutenant Nyota Uhura.

NASA scientists wear paper Spock-ears during the launch of Mariner V in October of 1967.

The Fab Four of Star Trek - Checkov, Uhura, Scotty and Sulu.

Special High Quality Huge Resolution Photo of William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk! Warning: Photo is 2255 X 2885 pixels in resolution and comes in at 4 MBs in size!

Special thanks to Frontier for finding and releasing these!