Star Trek Postage Stamps Coming Soon: Celebrating 50 Years of Exploring the Final Frontier


The orig­i­nal Star Trek TV series took to the air­waves near­ly 5o years ago–on Sep­tem­ber 8, 1966. Poor rat­ings meant that the show did­n’t last very long (only three years). But every­thing changed once the show went into syn­di­ca­tion. It achieved cult sta­tus. And a fran­chise was born. The orig­i­nal Star Trek has now spawned five addi­tion­al tv series, 13 fea­ture films, and a num­ber of fan-made sequels.

To cel­e­brate 50 years of Star Trek, the US Postal Ser­vice has decid­ed to release a com­mem­o­ra­tive set of stamps inspired by the orig­i­nal show. The four stamps (shown above) depict the fol­low­ing:

  • The Star­ship Enter­prise inside the out­line of a Starfleet insignia against a gold back­ground.
  • The sil­hou­ette of a crew­man in a trans­porter against a red back­ground.
  • The sil­hou­ette of the Enter­prise from above against a green back­ground.
  • The Enter­prise inside the out­line of the Vul­can salute (Spock’s icon­ic hand ges­ture) against a blue back­ground.

The stamps will be offi­cial­ly avail­able on Sep­tem­ber 2, though they can be pre-ordered here.

via Kot­tke

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  • Me says:

    Do you know the dif­fer­ence between 3 and 4?

    “The four stamps (shown above) depict the fol­low­ing:”

    Only 3 stamps are shown above.

    Would you like me to get a 1st grad­er to help you with your sim­ple math issues? They can count prop­er­ly.

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