Star Trek fans are invited to enjoy a trivia-filled, free presentation, “The History of Star Trek: From Concept to Screen,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at the Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills.
The presenters, College of Lake County sociology instructors John and Maria Jose Tenuto, used Star Trek movie director Nicholas Meyer’s idea that “art thrives on limitations,” as a case study for researching the making of the famous 1967 episode, “Space Seed,” starring Ricardo Montalbán as the villain Khan. (The famous actor later reprised the role of Khan in the “Star Trek II” movie from 1982, directed by Nicholas Meyer.
Using rare materials from the archives of UCLA and the University of Iowa, the Tenutos obtained permission to gather all the production information, memos and versions of scripts together and have unearthed previously unknown information about the making of the episode.
The presentation highlights the special attention that writers and special effects artists made to producing an enduring legacy despite budgetary, technological, cultural and other production limitations. The presentation will include rare behind-the-scenes photos and a history of the Star Trek TV show and movies.
The program is free, but registration is advised by visiting http://tinyurl.com/a5lkgel.
Submitted by the College of Lake County