I have fond memories of watching Star Trek marathons with my dad. He worked a lot and I really didn’t get to spend much time with him before I was in high school. Don’t get me wrong, he was there, just worked a lot of hours. But, Star Trek is one of the things we always shared. Since then, I’ve seen nearly every episode of all the series except for Enterprise. I can honestly say the the original series (TOS) is still my fave. Next Generation and Deep Space Nine are kinda tied for me in second place. But, TOS was so far ahead of it’s time that it holds a special place to me.
So, over thirty years after watching my first episodes, my love of the series exploded into my collection. I have a number of the original Gold Key books, but there are over 50, which is fairly large for a Gold Key non-funny animal series. Most of the issues have beautiful painted or photo covers, and can be quite expensive. I managed to pick up one of the later issues at gem City Comic Con earlier in April, and hope to get to approximately half the run by the end of the year. I hope long term to have a nice set of all issues graded by CGC, but that is a ways off. But, it’s high on the list of things to get with lottery winnings!
One thing is within reach, and that is the wonderful series released by IDW in recent years. So far I only have 3 books that are graded, but my goal is to get one a month for the next couple years. I’d also love to get a few done with wonderful yellow Signature Series labels. The great thing about a series with such great history is that there are a number of wonderful actors to get in SS.
I’m always looking for anything slabbed from trek, and it stands as one of my favorite series of all time. If you haven’t seen any of the episodes in awhile, give them a try again. You won’t be sorry.