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Friday, October 14, 2016

USA 2016 - Star Trek





COUNTRY: USA
ISSUE DATE: 2 September 2016
THEME:Star Trek
STAMP DESIGN: The Heads of State, Antonio Alcalá




On September 8, 1966, Star Trek premiered. Centered on the interstellar voyages of the U.S.S. Enterprise, the prime-time television program's mission was to boldly go where no man has gone before.With an intricate futuristic setting, multicultural cast, and story lines that touched on social issues, Star Trek pushed past the boundaries of popular science fiction and became a worldwide phenomenon.


Each of the 20 self-adhesive Star Trek stamps showcases one of four digital illustrations inspired by elements of the classic TV show: 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, and the Enterprise inside the outline of the Vulcan salute (Spock's iconic hand gesture) against a blue background. The stamp sheet includes five of each design. The words FOREVER USA, separated by a small Starfleet insignia, appear along the top edge or the bottom edge of each stamp. The words SPACE... THE FINAL FRONTIER, from Captain Kirk's famous voice-over, appear beneath the stamps against a background of stars.


During its run on NBC, Star Trek deftly combined action, adventure, drama, fantasy, and allegory. Episodes alluded to the Cold War, the Vietnam War, the population explosion, the growing generation gap, and race relations. NBC canceled Star Trek after three seasons, but the show soon entered syndication and grew even more popular. Soon, the once fledgling sci-fi program blossomed into a franchise that included an animated television series, multiple live-action series, and a string of motion pictures.






Stamp images and description thanks to USPS


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