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#748 - Star Trek: Gene Roddenberry Estimate: $1,000+

On a disappointing Star Trek model: "None of the drama or excitement of star flight. Inside the box, instructions were meager"

Unsigned carbon copy of a typed letter by Gene Roddenberry, two pages, 8.5 x 11, April 24, 1967. Roddenberry writes to Donald J. Beebe of AMT Corporation, discussing the disappointing quality of a "Star Trek Model Kit" produced by his company. In part: "As you know, I am a fan of AMT and did much to aim some of Desilu's Star Trek business in your direction…I must be quite frank in telling you that I am most disappointed in the Star Trek Model Kit. I have professional model builders working for me on the show, experts with a considerable knowledge of the model kit market, and all of them tell me that the Star Trek kit is below par for your company and for the quality kit market in general. The boxing of it, particularly the art work and information on the outside of the box, was disappointing. None of the drama or excitement of star flight. Inside the box, instructions were meager…According to our model makers, various parts of the model do not fit together correctly…Can these things be remedied on a second issue of the kit? We are vitally interested since television audiences tend to charge a show by its merchandising and blame the show for mistakes there. We are more than willing to work with you, anxious to lend whatever creative talents we have to this joint enterprise." In fine condition.

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