Star Trek Convention in Oakland (1976) (Updated over a year ago)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from August 7th 1976 by Bill Hillman, featuring scenes from a Star Trek convention in Oakland's Municipal Auditorium. Includes an interview with actor George Takei (Star Trek's Sulu), who explains that the show's creator Gene Roddenbery (1921-91) is currently talking to Paramount Pictures about a Star Trek feature film production. He goes on to predict that: "I'm absolutely convinced that the feature film's going to be a super smash success and I'm sure it'll have life after the feature ... Star Trek indeed lives!" Also includes views of Star Trek fans enjoying the convention and a brief glimpse of actor James Doohan (Star Trek's Scotty) speaking with the press. It should be noted that Paramount Pictures feature film 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture' was released in 1979.
Added to San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive on March 21, 2014.
- Originally aired on: KPIX-TV
- Date aired: 8/7/1976
- Recording medium: 16mm color co-magnetic sound film
- Rights for this video belong to: CBS5 KPIX-TV
- Duration: 2:26
- Type of material: archival newsfilm