Star Trek stop-motion fanimation from mid '70s

Star Trek trufan Art Binninger made home-made Star Trek stop-motion animated movies in the 1970s, with help from his buddies in the Air Force A/V Squadron. They documented the process behind the scenes, and in doing so, left us with a lovely time capsule of '70s sf fandom. I get teary-eyed looking at this, it's so sweet. Link to blog entry on ironicsans, includes backstory on Paramount copyright cockblocking. Direct video link. (thanks, David )


  1. This is one of the most wonderful things I’ve ever seen online.

    The sounds of the projector, the early chyron overlays, the 70s animation, and this guy’s obvious love of Star Trek filled me with joy.

    His page at tripod (which won’t survive a boingboinging, so let’s just keep it in the comments, okay?) is filled with even more wonderful stuff, like how and why he made it, and links to several different stop motion animated projects he did.

  2. Have you seen Commander Rob?

    “Who is Commander Rob? Commander Rob is a real person that over the course of 8 months in 2005/06 sent us over 400 incredibly awful scripts for movies starring himself as the main protaganist. These unsolicited scripts revealed the deranged mind of an individual who quite clearly just wanted to ‘bang’ every chick that was ever on an episode of Star Trek. Each script was no more than a few pages, yet was packed with hundreds of contradictions, plot holes, and vague and confusing descriptions of impossible stunts and special FX as he battled his way effortlessly through innumerable villains.”

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