One nice thing about collecting something that has only been around since 1966 is that it is not too difficult or expensive to find one of the "earliest" items related to it.
The only thing that disappointed me about this magazine is that it was from Thanksgiving week of 1967, during which Star Trek was not aired, so you won't find it in this magazine's listings.
The article is titled "'Star Trek' Wins the Ricky Schwartz Award." Not familiar with that award? The very end of the article explains:
"...a 12-year-old boy named Ricky Schwartz was so annoyed that the program did not receive a TV Academy Award he saved his money and bought an impressive 2-foot-high trophy which he had inscribed, 'To Gene Roddenberry and the Star Trek cast.' According to Roddenberry, 'That Ricky Schwartz Award means more to me than the Emmy would have.' He says it as if he means it, too."
|This cartoon appears at the end of the article, which I liked|
because I ride horses, as does William Shatner.
|This ad appears on the page following the article, promising,|
"It's not a little portable you can carry aroung the
house. It's big screen color tv for $299.95." That was "big
screen" in the '60s.
|Here is another ad from the magazine, attempting to|
win over customers who are "still nervous" about color TV.
Next Week on Zach Trek: Stop by next week as we add yet another volume to Zach Trek's growing accumulation of books.