USPS’s ‘Star Trek’ Stamps Help You Boldly Pay Your Bills in 2016

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USPS’s ‘Star Trek’ Stamps Help You Boldly Pay Your Bills in 2016

With “Star Trek Beyond” arriving in 2016, and the Trek franchise celebrating five decades of sci-fi storytelling, Gene Roddenberry’s beloved franchise will be honored with a series of commemorative stamps by the United State Postal Service.

The series of four stamps feature iconic imagery from the long-running sci-fi staple, including Spock’s “live long and prosper” hand gesture, the U.S.S. Enterprise and a crewman transporting planetoid on a fittingly red background.

The official description for the Forever Stamps is as follows:

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the television premiere, the new Star Trek Forever stamps showcase four digital illustrations inspired by classic elements of the television program:

• the Starship Enterprise inside the outline of a Starfleet insignia against a gold background;
• the silhouette of a crewman in a transporter against a red background;
• the silhouette of the Enterprise from above against a green background; and,
• the Enterprise inside the outline of the Vulcan statue (Spock’s iconic hand gesture) against a blue background

The words “SPACE… THE FINAL FRONTIER,” from Captain Kirk’s famous voice-over appear beneath the stamps against a background of stars. The stamps were designed by Heads of State under the art direction of Antonio Alcalá.