Working on the TWA Terminal model for Idlewild Airport

Working on a model of the Gateway Arch


The Best Toy Ever

February 28, 2012

Ben Bowden with his Spacelander bicycle

1961 concept sketch for a new Bowden Bicycle

After the first season of Star Trek the NBC sales department pounded the pavement hitting up agencies for new ad revenue.  One of the weapons in their arsenal was a letter distributed to the sales staff for client calls. See below for the original correspondence, written by Leonard Nimoy to Gene Roddenberry.  More Star Trek fun to follow…stay tuned.

More to follow soon!

In a time when deleted scenes truly ended up on the cutting room floor, television networks didn’t have the option to messenger out DVD’s to advertising agencies.  Booklets were sent out in lieu of screening order to build excitement about new shows and convince advertisers to purchase commercial time.  A colleague of mine was in possession of the Star Trek Booklet from season 1, and I had the opportunity to scan the contents.  See below. Stay tuned for more….

Star Trek Season 1 Sell Sheet Front CoverStar Trek Season 1 Sell Sheet Intro PageStar Trek Season 1 Sell Sheet Intro Pages 4 & 5Star Trek Season 1 Sell Sheet pages 6 & 7Star Trek Season 1 Sell Sheet pages 8 & 9Star Trek Season 1 Sell Sheet Back

TWA Terminal - Designed by Eerio Saarinen

Alexander Calder reviewing installation of his mobile at Idlewild