(written from a Production point of view)
|Super 8 release|
|Series:||Star Trek: The Original Series|
|No. of reels:||3|
|Release date:||unknown (1970s)|
"Shore Leave" was an unlicensed Super 8 home media format release of the Star Trek: The Original Series season one episode "Shore Leave". Released in the 1970s, it, together with its contemporary Super 8 Original Series releases, ranks among the very first Star Trek home media format releases.
- The release was produced and distributed by New York City based company "Canterbury Films".
- The episode was spread over three 400 feet, 7 inch film reels, packaged together in a single cardboard box endowed with photocopied imagery, glued on the box as cover art.
- Not being an official franchise release, Canterbury Films had, according to author Richard W. Haines, made use of a contemporary loophole in the then applicable copyright laws; "Canterbury discovered that some episodes of the Star Trek TV show did not contain a copyright in the credits and released dupes to collectors." (The Moviegoing Experience, 1968-2001, February 2003, p. 183)
|Star Trek: The Original Series|
"The Squire of Gothos"