Friday, May 11, 2012

More Fotonovel: City on the Edge of Forever

A couple of weeks ago I showed an excerpt from a Fotonovel, a paperback book set up like a comic book with photographs, overlaid with speech balloons. The excerpt was from a  Mork and Mindy volume I found in a thrift store. Today I went back to the same thrift store and found another, this time a Star Trek Fotonovel, a 1977 version of Harlan Ellison's acclaimed "City on the Edge of Forever," broadcast.

I couldn't scan the whole book, so I selected the sequence where Kirk and Spock appear in 1930, and meet Edith.

Within a few years of the publication of this book the VCR became widely used. Star Trek episodes became available on tape for home use, dooming the Fotonovel forever.

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