The internet has already given us the ability to “beam up” our mail, but Canada Post just did something that’s almost as cool.
Starting May 5, you can boldly send your mail where it’s never gone before with new Star Trek-themed commemorative stamps and postcards. They were unveiled to celebrate both the 50th anniversary of the sci-fi series and also its “special connection with Canada”.
In case you weren’t already aware, many of the show’s main characters hail from our own backyard. Among the faces you’ll find on the new stamps are Captain James T. Kirk (played by Montreal’s William Shatner), Klingon Commander Kor (played by Toronto’ John Colicos) and Montgomery Scott–“Scotty”, to you and me (played by Vancouver’s James Doohan). While Mr. Spock, played by American actor Leonard Nimoy, also makes an appearance on our postage, his home planet of Vulcan was named after an Alberta town with the same name.
Of course, no Star Trek collection would be complete without an appearance by the U.S.S. Enterprise. A Klingon D7-class battle cruiser also fought its way onto Canada’s stamps and postcards. Leave it to Klingons.
Here’s just a sample of what’s available:
Serious fans can also get their hands on all sorts of other limited-edition collectibles from Canada Post. There’s a framed print of Captain Kirk signed by William Shatner and a framed image featuring a metallic gold-ink postmark of the Enterprise’s shuttlecraft to name just a few.
Also up for grabs are animated stamps featuring classic scenes from the show, prestige booklets, souvenir sheets, stamp dispensers and much more. Which means you now have everything you need to properly celebrate the 50th anniversary of the sci-fi series. After all, resistance to buying any of this stuff would be futile.
Live long and prosper, fellow Trekkers.