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Star Trek The Motion Picture - Topps, 1979
 
Topps produced this set of 88 cards and 22 stickers in 1979 in the US and UK. The fronts have images from the movie and the backs have either a partial movie summary, actor/crew information, or one of 64 puzzle pieces to form three different images, or other items. This is a much easier set to obtain than the Topps 1976 set. There are versions of the cards and stickers with either one asterisk (*) or two (**) on the fronts. These cards are also subject to staining from gum sticks and the wax wrappers.
Manufacturer Date of release Production run Packs per box Cards per pack Card size
Topps 1979 Not known 36 10 + 1 sticker 2½" x 3½"
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Base Set
1 Topps 79 #1 Star Trek
Card and Sticker Checklist
31 Topps 79 #31 Advanced Life Form
PUZZLE B - PART 5
60 Topps 79 #60 Ilia In Sick Bay
STORY SUMMARY No. 4 of 5
Captain Kirk, Dr. McCoy and Mr. Spock are re-united on the Enterprise for a highly dangerous mission. Along with them in the 432-person crew of the giant ship are Engineering Officer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Helmsmann Sulu, Communications Officer Uhura, Security Chief Chekov, former Nurse now Dr. Christine Chapel and Transporter Chief Janice Rand . . .
(CONTINUED)
2 Topps 79 #2 Toward the Unknown
PUZZLE C - PART 18
32 Topps 79 #32 Betel's Attendant
PUZZLE C - PART 24
61 Topps 79 #61 Stamina of the Alien
PUZZLE C - PART 7
3 Topps 79 #3 Space Intruder
PUZZLE A - PART 5
33 Topps 79 #33 Andorian Close-up
PUZZLE A - PART 6
62 Topps 79 #62 Filming the Shuttlecraft
DeFOREST KELLEY
In Paramount's spectacular new presentation, "Star Trek - The Motion Picture," De Forest Kelley is again seen in his popular co-starring role as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Chief Medical Officer of the Starship, U.S.S. Enterprise . Kelley created the role in the "Star Trek" televsion series that spawned a show business phenomenon.
4 Topps 79 #4 Fate of the Klingons
HERE IS WHAT YOUR COMPLETED
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34 Topps 79 #34 The U.S.S. Enterprise
PUZZLE A - PART 19
63 Topps 79 #63 Star Explorer
MAJEL BARRETT
Majel Barrett became one of the "Star Trek" favorites with her portrayal of Nurse Christine Chapel in the enormously successful television series, and now recreates the role, but with a "promotion" to Dr. Chapel, in Paramount's "Star Trek - The Motion Picture."
In her acting career, Majel has performed with notable success on the stage, in motion pictures and in televsion dramas.
5 Topps 79 #5 Warning from Space
LEONARD NIMOY
In "Star Trek - The Motion Picture," Leonard Nimoy returns to the role that brought him three successive Emmy award nominations and made him the idol of millions. "Mr. Spock," the half-human half-Vulcan First Officer of the Starship U.S.S. Enterprise, became a central figure of the "Star Trek" television series and of the unprecedented phenomenon it inspired.
35 Topps 79 #35 Back In Operation!
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64 Topps 79 #64 Alien Menace
JAMES DOOHAN
Veteran screen, television , stage and radio actor James Doohan returns to his favorite role — as "Scotty," Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott of the U.S.S. Enterprise — in Paramount's "Star Trek - The Motion Picture". Doohan has appeared in more than 100 movie and TV roles since coming to Hollywood. Previously, in his native Canada, he performed on more than 4,000 radio shows and 400 live taped TV programs.
6 Topps 79 #6 Our Starcrafts ... Annihilated!
PERSIS KHAMBATTA
Persis Khambatta, the olive-skinnedbeauty who formerly reigned as Miss India, became a film star winning "Best Actress" honors in her native country and went on to become the first Indian actress to gain international recognition, makes her Hollywood big-screen debut in Paramount's "Star Trek - The Motion Picture" as an exotic alien named Ilia (Eye-lee-ah).
36 Topps 79 #36 Refurbished Starship
PUZZLE B - PART 3
65 Topps 79 #65 Star Challengers
PUZZLE A - PART 14
7 Topps 79 #7 Enterprise In Drydock
PUZZLE B - PART 8
37 Topps 79 #37 Enterprise - Rear View
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66 Topps 79 #66 Beam Me Down, Scotty
STORY SUMMARY No. 2 of 5
Starfleet scientists discover that a mysterious, murderous alien intruder will enter Federation space on a direct heading at Warp 7 speed for the Earth! U.S.S. Enterprise, totally rebuilt since last seeing action, now with the finest weapons system in the fleet, is ordered back into immediate service to meet this emergency.
Once again Captain James T. Kirk assunes command of the famous starship and begins assembling his former crew . . .
(CONTINUED)
8 Topps 79 #8 Rebuilding the Enterprise
PUZZLE B - PART 1
38 Topps 79 #38 Return to the Bridge
PUZZLE C - PART 15
67 Topps 79 #67 The Landing Party
PUZZLE C - PART 8
9 Topps 79 #9 Filming 'Drydock' Sequence
GEORGE TAKEI
Since becoming an international favorite for his portrayal of Sulu, the Helmsman of the starship Enterprise in the "Star Trek" television series, a role he now repeats in Paramount's "Star Trek - The Motion Picture," George Takei has added an active life in civic and political affairs to his busy acting career.
39 Topps 79 #39 The Senior Officers
PUZZLE C - PART 16
68 Topps 79 #68 Portrait of a Vulcan
PUZZLE A - PART 17
10 Topps 79 #10 James T. Kirk
PUZZLE C - PART 23
40 Topps 79 #40 View from the Bridge
GENE RODDENBERRY
Gene Roddenberry, producer of Paramount's new STAR TREK - THE MOTION PICTURE, created and produced the original "Star Trek" television series, thus launching a phenomenon without precedent in show business. With it, he attained a celebrity status unique among his peers — the creative leaders who normally function only behind the Hollywood scenes.
69 Topps 79 #69 Beyond Infinity
PUZZLE C - PART 5
11 Topps 79 #11 Captain Kirk's Mission
PUZZLE C - PART 21
41 Topps 79 #41 Scotty's Domain
PUZZLE A - PART 3
70 Topps 79 #70 The Encounter
PUZZLE A - PART 1
12 Topps 79 #12 Dr. "Bones" McCoy
PUZZLE C - PART 9
42 Topps 79 #42 Fantastic New Devices
WILLIAM SHATNER
William Shatner, previously established as an outstanding performer in motion pictures, television and on the Broadway stage, became an international favorite with his portrayal of Capt. James Kirk in the phenomenal "Star Trek" TV series,a colorful role to which he now returns to star in Paramount's important theatrical presentation, "Star Trek - The Motion Picture".
71 Topps 79 #71 Its Secret Revealed
PUZZLE A - PART 18
13 Topps 79 #13 Executive Officer Decker
PUZZLE B - PART 9
43 Topps 79 #43 The Engineering Deck
PUZZLE C - PART 1
72 Topps 79 #72 On Spock's Native World
PUZZLE A - PART 24
14 Topps 79 #14 Navigator Ilia
PUZZLE B - PART 12
44 Topps 79 #44 Investigating a Malfunction
PUZZLE A - PART 12
73 Topps 79 #73 Spectacular Starship
PUZZLE B - PART 2
15 Topps 79 #15 Uhura
PUZZLE A - PART 4
45 Topps 79 #45 Heart of the Starship
STORY SUMMARY No. 3 of 5
Only Mr. Spock and Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Kirk's good "right arm" and "left arm" on past missions together, are absent when the rest of Kirk's old crew answer the call back to duty. Just before the Enterprise leaves its orbital drydock high over San Francisco, however, McCoy, grouchier than ever at having been re-activated, is bemaed aboard . Then, a short time later and under surprising circumstances, the pointed-eared half-Vulcan Mr. Spock arrives . . .
(CONTINUED)
74 Topps 79 #74 Welcoming Dr. McCoy Aboard
PUZZLE A - PART 2
16 Topps 79 #16 Helmsman Sulu
STAR QUOTES
Thoughts of a once and future Starship captain . . .
"I somehow always have felt that we woulod be back together. Regardless of what I was doing, of where my career was taking me at the moment. I knew Captain Kirk was not behind me. He would still be very important in my future life, and work."
— WILLIAM SHATNER
46 Topps 79 #46 Incredible Explosion!
PUZZLE C - PART 6
75 Topps 79 #75 Kirk's Last Stand
PUZZLE C - PART 20
17 Topps 79 #17 Engineer Scott
PUZZLE A - PART 21
47 Topps 79 #47 Starship Under Attack!
PUZZLE A - PART 11
76 Topps 79 #76 Landscape of Vulcan
PUZZLE C - PART 17
18 Topps 79 #18 Security Chief Chekov
PUZZLE B - PART 10
48 Topps 79 #48 Assault on Chekov!
PUZZLE A - PART 20
77 Topps 79 #77 Klingon Warship - Rear View
HERE IS WHAT YOUR COMPLETED
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19 Topps 79 #19 Dr. Christine Chapel
PUZZLE C - PART 22
49 Topps 79 #49 Half Human
PUZZLE A - PART 13
78 Topps 79 #78 The Final Frontiersmen
PUZZLE C - PART 10
20 Topps 79 #20 Janice Rand
PUZZLE A - PART 16
50 Topps 79 #50 Spock's Fight for Life
PUZZLE C - PART 11
79 Topps 79 #79 Klingon Warship
PUZZLE C - PART 3
21 Topps 79 #21 The Vulcan Mr. Spock
PUZZLE A - PART 10
51 Topps 79 #51 Into the Nameless Void
PUZZLE A - PART 7
80 Topps 79 #80 Vulcan Starship - Overhead View
PUZZLE B - PART 6
22 Topps 79 #22 Spock on Planet Vulcan
PUZZLE B - PART 16
52 Topps 79 #52 Terror in the Transporter Room
STAR QUOTES
The lst time we were together, I think we all sensed a very rare chemistry among us — great care must have been taken in choosing each individual for his or her role. When we met again for the motion picture — and I'm sure I can speak for all of us — we felt that same warmth for each other, and strong attachment for our roles."
— LEONARD NIMOY
81 Topps 79 #81 Pride of the Starfleet
WALTER KOENIG
The son of Lithuanian immigrants, Walter Koenig was born in Chicago and raised in New York. He now returns to the U.S.S. Enterprise as Navigator Pavel Chekov in Paramount's exciting new movie version of the classic science fiction video series. In addition to his acting skills, Koenig also writes, directs, produces, and teaches.
23 Topps 79 #23 The UFP Assembled
STORY SUMMARY No. 1 of 5
Patrolling in their own space sector, three enormous Klingon cruisres suddenly encounter a strange and awesome intruder. Their own advanced weapons prove useless against an enemy unlike anything ever seen in the 23rd century.
One by one, the Klingon spaceships are attacked . . . and instantly destroyed. Their annihilation stuns viewers at Starfleet monitor station Epsilon 9. Even more disturbing is the information urgently transmitted to Starfleet command in San Francisco
(CONTINUED)
53 Topps 79 #53 The Surak Craft
PUZZLE B - PART 7
82 Topps 79 #82 Duo for Danger
PUZZLE C - PART 12
24 Topps 79 #24 Being from Beyond
PUZZLE A - PART 8
54 Topps 79 #54 Transporter Malfunction
PUZZLE C - PART 14
83 Topps 79 #83 The Unearthly Mr. Spock
PUZZLE B - PART 11
25 Topps 79 #25 The Face of Terror
PUZZLE B - PART 14
55 Topps 79 #55 Zero Gravity Adventure
PUZZLE C - PART 13
84 Topps 79 #84 Woman from Planet Delta
NICHELLE NICHOLS
Nichelle Nichols, known to video buffs as Communications Officer Uhura, began her career as a night club singer and dancer, then progressed to the stage and motion pictures. With "Star Trek", she also became a dedicated student of space and the world around us, an involvement, that led her into playing an important part in the U.S. space program with a campaign to recruit women and minorities as future astronauts.
26 Topps 79 #26 Lizard-Like Diplomat
PUZZLE C - PART 4
56 Topps 79 #56 Symbol of Her People
STEPHEN COLLINS
Stephen Collins, in another step upward in one of Hollywood's fastest rising film careers, won the plum role as Commander William [sic] Decker, Executive Officer of the Starship Enterprise in Paramount's "Star Trek - The Motion picture".
As the newest, leading member of the famed space craft's crew in its greatest adventure in outer space, Collins joins stars William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy and co-star De Forest Kelley in the Gene Roddenberry production.
85 Topps 79 #85 New Starfleet Uniforms
STORY SUMMARY No. 5 of 5
New on the Enterprise crew are Captain Willard Decker, far from happy over loss of the Enterprise's command to Kirk, and Navigator Ilia, exotically beautiful . . . and, as is physically chracteristic of women from her Delta planet, completely hairless.
As the crew familiarizes itself with the new, techologically-advanced equipment and weaponry of the Enterprise, Kirk orders the starship into Warp Drive. Ahead, speeding toward them and toward Earth, is an alien entity with the most incredible, most destructive power ever encountered!
27 Topps 79 #27 Not of This Earth
ROBERT WISE
Directing Paramount's new science fiction epic is Robert Wise, one of the most respected artists in the business. Wise became a double Oscar winner twice, both as "Best Director" and as producer of the year's "Best Picture", for two films that have become recognized as classics . . . WEST SIDE STORY and THE SOUND OF MUSIC. He also helmed the often praised science fiction film of 195, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL.
57 Topps 79 #57 Exotically Beautiful Ilia
PUZZLE A - PART 9
86 Topps 79 #86 Men With a Mission
PUZZLE C - PART 19
28 Topps 79 #28 Alien Insectoid
PUZZLE C - PART 2
58 Topps 79 #58 Spock's Discovery
PUZZLE A - PART 15
87 Topps 79 #87 The Deltan Beauty
PUZZLE B - PART 15
29 Topps 79 #29 The Unearthly
PUZZLE A - PART 22
59 Topps 79 #59 The Phaser Battle!
PUZZLE A - PART 23
88 Topps 79 #88 Klingon Commander
PUZZLE B - PART 4
30 Topps 79 #30 The Andorians
PUZZLE B - PART 13
 
Stickers (1 per pack)
1 Topps 79 Sticker #1 Scott
Detail from card #17 HERE IS WHAT YOUR COMPLETED
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9 Topps 79 Sticker #9 Spock
Detail from card #68 PUZZLE D - PART 5
16 Topps 79 Sticker #16 Decker
Detail from card #13 PUZZLE D - PART 8
2 Topps 79 Sticker #2 Rand
Detail from card #20PUZZLE D - PART 1
10 Topps 79 Sticker #10 McCoy
Detail from card #12 PUZZLE D - PART 7
17 Topps 79 Sticker #17 Alien
Detail from card #32 PUZZLE D - PART 10
3 Topps 79 Sticker #3 Spock
Detail from card #72 PUZZLE D - PART 3
11 Topps 79 Sticker #11 Uhura
Detail from card #15 PUZZLE D - PART 9
18 Topps 79 Sticker #18 Alien
Detail from card #26 (reversed) PUZZLE D - PART 2
4 Topps 79 Sticker #4 Chekov
Detail from card #18 PUZZLE D - PART 5
12 Topps 79 Sticker #12 Ilia
Detail from card #87 HERE IS WHAT YOUR COMPLETED
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COLLECT ALL 20 CARDS of PUZZLE D.
19 Topps 79 Sticker #19 Enterprise
Detail from card #81 PUZZLE D - PART 4
5 Topps 79 Sticker #5 Ilia
Detail from card #14 PUZZLE D - PART 7
13 Topps 79 Sticker #13 Alien
Detail from card #25 PUZZLE D - PART 2
20 Topps 79 Sticker #20 Klingon warship
Not on any other card! PUZZLE D - PART 6
6 Topps 79 Sticker #6 Sulu
Detail from card #16 PUZZLE D - PART 9
14 Topps 79 Sticker #14 Alien
Detail from card #24 PUZZLE D - PART 4
21 Topps 79 Sticker #21 The Surak craft
Detail from card #53 PUZZLE D - PART 8
7 Topps 79 Sticker #7 Kirk
Detail from card #63 PUZZLE D - PART 1
15 Topps 79 Sticker #15 Alien
Detail from card #31 PUZZLE D - PART 6
22 Topps 79 Sticker #22 Enterprise
Detail from card #73 PUZZLE D - PART 10
8 Topps 79 Sticker #8 Chapel
Detail from card #19 PUZZLE D - PART 3
           
PUZZLES
PUZZLE - A (24 cards)
PUZZLE - A
  PUZZLE - C (24 cards)
PUZZLE - C
PUZZLE - B (16 cards)
PUZZLE - B
  PUZZLE - D (10 stickers)
PUZZLE - D
Autographed Card (marketed separately; there may be others)
10   Captain James T. Kirk -   Certificate of Authenticity      
                 
 
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