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To Boldly Go Provides a Rare Look Behind the Scenes of Star Trek

Photo: Gerald Gurian
Photo: Gerald Gurian

As we enter Star Trek’s fiftieth year, it’s a good time to look back on the early days of the show. Gerald Gurian has recently released a book that does just that: To Boldly Go: Rare Photos from the TOS Soundstage, which gives us a good look at the behind the scenes making of the original show.

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Gurian’s book has hundreds of pictures of all aspects of the creation of the original Star Trek, giving us a great look at the sets, models, actors and work that went into bringing the science fiction show to life.

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Here’s a selection of the pictures from the book:

Photo: Gerald Gurian
Photo: Gerald Gurian
Photo: Gerald Gurian
Photo: Gerald Gurian
Photo: Gerald Gurian
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Photo: Gerald Gurian
Photo: Gerald Gurian
Photo: Gerald Gurian
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Photo: Gerald Gurian
Photo: Gerald Gurian
Photo: Gerald Gurian
Photo: Gerald Gurian
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Photo: Gerald Gurian
Photo: Gerald Gurian
Photo: Gerald Gurian
Photo: Gerald Gurian
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Photo: Gerald Gurian
Photo: Gerald Gurian
Photo: Gerald Gurian
Photo: Gerald Gurian
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Photo: Gerald Gurian
Photo: Gerald Gurian
Photo: Gerald Gurian
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Photo: Gerald Gurian
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Photo: Gerald Gurian
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Andrew Liptak is the former Weekend editor of io9/Gizmodo. He is the co-editor of War Stories: New Military Science Fiction and hails from Vermont.

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There’s something weird about that 4th pic with Kirk and the alien. It looks like it was taken in front of a blue screen and the the background was added in.