Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Canada 2016
Star Trek 50th Anniversary

ISSUE DATE: 5 May 2016
SIZE: 160 x 181 mm
STAMP DESIGN: Signals Design Group

Beam yourself aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise with this special stamp pane celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek series! This collectible pane includes five stamps featuring some of the most memorable characters from the original Star Trek series: the U.S.S. Enterprise’s “Fab Four”—Captain Kirk, Spock, Scotty, and Doctor Leonard “Bones” McCoy—and a villain viewers loved to hate, Commander Kor of the Klingon Empire.

Classic head shots of each character—designed using stills from the original series—are set against interior or exterior shots of the vessels on which they lived and worked. Kirk and Kor are pictured with the Enterprise and a Klingon battle cruiser, while the other three officers are in their respective elements—on the bridge, in the engine room, and in sickbay.

Three Canadian actors appear on these stamps: William Shatner as Captain Kirk, James Doohan as “Scotty”, and John Colicos as Commander Kor. American actors Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley complete the cast.

Leonard Nimoy as Spock

James Doohan as Montgomery “Scotty” Scott

DeForest Kelley as Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy

John Colicos as Klingon Commander Kor

William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk

In the 1960s, when the world was still striving to put a man on the moon, the spacecraft in the original Star Trek series were beyond people’s wildest imaginations. They could travel through space faster than the speed of light, cloak themselves with invisibility, deflect attacks with their built-in energy shields, unleash massive firepower, and support a crew of hundreds of people for years at a time. Not to mention, they looked awesome! What else could you ask for in a mobile office?

STAMP SIZE 24 x 20 mm

Klingon D7-class battle cruiser

The U.S.S. Enterprise

Stamp images and description thanks to Canada Post