Very rare small period-issued pitch distribution of the first draft proposal for Star Trek. Only offered once at auction, in 2008.
Roddenberry, Gene. First Draft. March 11, 1964. Star Trek is . . .
A fascinating read given the hindsight of nearly 60 years. The proposal lays the groundwork for the series Roddenberry envisioned as "a 'Wagon Train' concept - built around characters who travel to worlds 'similar' to our own, and meet the action-adventure-drama which becomes our stories." The original draft called for the "S.S. Yorktown" to be commanded by Captain "Robert M. April", navigated by Jose Ortegas, with ship's doctor "Phillip 'Bones' Boyce". Captain April's right-hand man was the familiar "Spock", who Roddenberry described as "almost frightening - a face so heavy-lidded and satanic you might almost expect him to have a forked tail. Probably half Martian, he has a slightly reddish complexion and semi-pointed ears." Several proposed episode plots are also included.
Good only; external bifolium detached. Some stains and a small loss at cover as shown, not affecting any text.