To Boldly Go To TV Production Class In 1971

This extraordinarily low-budget fan film was made by Ray Glasser for his television production class at Ohio State in 1971! The production values may be bottom-of-the-barrel, but I can’t deny this little short has its charm. And Spock has a moustache for some reason. My favourite touch, even though it’s obviously not deliberate, is how the videotape warbles when the Enterprise appears at the beginning. The film was made on a 1″ open-reel videotape, then transferred it to U-Matic and then to Beta, and it earned Ray an A-.

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