Far out Star Trek convention at mall in 1976

In 1976, Star Trek fans converged on Denver, Colorado's Northglenn Mall for one of the first conventions! One Trekker in attendance captured the experience (Nimoy and Doohan in person!) on Super 8 film that's now been digitized and uploaded to YouTube.

(Thanks, UPSO!)

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  1. "He's bleeding, do something, Bones!"

    "Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor, not a... wait."

  2. Why do these old analog films have to be digitized before uploading?

    We lose so much of the grain!

    You can hardly tell that this film was once analog anymore, it's so clean and pure. Ugh.

  3. Cue inevitable argument over the 'Trekkies' vs. 'Trekkers'.

    Nobody argues that anymore. The inevitable thing is that someone will bring it up.

  4. Sorry, but nope. A version of Super 8 was release 3 years prior to when this was shot, that had sound capabilities, via a mag strip along the edge of the film.

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