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Canada 2016 Star Trek™ 50th Anniversary Classic Episodes #2 - Mirror, Mirror - Evil Mr. Spock Vulcan Mind Melds Dr. Leonard Bones McCoy $20 Pure Silver Proof Coin with Color

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A phaser blast from the past! Get this Canada 2016 Star Trek™ 50th Anniversary Classic Episodes #2 Mirror, Mirror Evil Mr. Spock Vulcan Mind Melds Dr. Leonard Bones McCoy $20 Pure Silver Proof Coin, struck in one troy ounce of pure silver with full color and a low mintage limit!
 
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Star Trek Mirror Mirror BoxThe Design
The design recreates a key scene from the 1967 Star Trek episode, Mirror, Mirror. Vibrant color enhances the engraved image of an alternate, evil version of Mr. Spock (portrayed by actor Leonard Nimoy) performing a Vulcan mind meld on Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy (portrayed by actor DeForest Kelley). McCoy bears a fearful expression while Spock sports an uncharacteristic goatee and altered uniform - evidence that the away team is in a mirror universe where their fellow crew members are behaving very differently, and, dare we say it, evilly?

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Classic Episode: Mirror, Mirror
This classic episode of Star Trek: The Original Series is justifiably famous for a number of reasons:
 - Mirror, Mirror was the first introduction of Star Trek's Mirror Universe, but it wouldn't be the last; decades later, the concept was revisited in spin-off series, books, and more.
 - As head of security, "Mirror" Sulu is seen wearing a red uniform in this episode, which made him the first Star Trek character to appear in all three colors of the Starfleet uniform. He typically wore the gold uniform associated with command, but he briefly wore the blue uniform of science and medical personnel in an early episode.
 - Mirror, Mirror also marks the first episode in which Scotty (played by Canadian actor James Doohan) addresses Captain Kirk by his first name, Jim. Otherwise, McCoy and Spock were the only few to speak familiarly to Captain Kirk.
 - Throughout the series, McCoy is frequently at odds with Spock over the Vulcan tendency to favor logic over emotion. Despite their bickering, Spock and McCoy shared a mutual respect and a deep friendship.

Actor DeForest Kelley, who portrayed Dr. Bones McCoy, had originally been offered the role of Mr. Spock in 1964. Incredibly, he turned it down. He later made up for that dismissal, taking the role as Enterprise's ship's doctor, whose famous catchphrase was "Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor, not a…"

Star Trek 50th Anniversary
Star Trek Mirror Mirror Silver Proof in BoxThe Royal Canadian Mint celebrates the 50th anniversary of Star Trek - a television series that is beloved by generations of fans, and whose vision of the future helped inspire scientific innovation!

Star Trek's imaginative story lines have brought fans on an incredible journey through time and space. Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Uhura, Sulu and Chekov have been our fictional trailblazers in this new frontier. Guided by the Prime Directive and a spirit of discovery, U.S.S. Enterprise and her crew have taken us to more than 70 different worlds while encountering nearly as many alien species. Their fictional mission inspired many to pursue careers in science and engineering, while futuristic, fictional Star Trek technology has inspired the smartphones and tablets that have transformed our everyday life.

Did you know that Star Trek actually made its Canadian television debut on CTV two days before the series' U.S. premiere on NBC?!?!

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Star Trek Mirror Mirror $20 Silver ProofGene Roddenberry’s visionary Star Trek original television series debuted in 1966, and ran for three seasons until 1969. Set in the future, the science fiction program followed the 23rd century adventures of Captain James Tiberius Kirk and the Constitution-class starship U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, a powerful interstellar spacecraft dispatched by the Earth-based Starfleet Command to explore the galaxy. Who can forget the opening lines of the title sequence (narrated in voice-over by Canadian William Shatner himself!)?

    Space: The final frontier.
    These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise.
    Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds,

    to seek out new life and new civilizations,
    to boldly go where no man has gone before.


Since its debut nearly fifty years ago, Star Trek has developed into a cultural phenomenon, with spin-off television series and feature films being released on a regular basis. The original series explored a wide variety of significant themes and issues including war and peace, imperialism, economics, racial equality, religion, human rights, feminism, and the role of technology in society and the future.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue   2016
   
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38 mm
Mintage Limit 11,500
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (reeded, milled)
   
Artist CBS Studios Inc.
Certificate Individually Numbered

Even today, we continue to associate the Enterprise with extraordinary discoveries, unforgettable first contacts and some memorable opponents - from the fearsome warships of the Imperial Klingon Fleet to the cloaked Romulan Birds-of-Prey. Repeat airings of the series' 79 episodes have cemented Star Trek's status as a cultural icon that is celebrated by fans around the world, including in the official Star Trek capital of Canada, Vulcan, Alberta.

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Fun Facts About the Starship U.S.S. Enterprise!
    - Two models of Enterprise were used throughout the series' production: an 11-foot studio model and a smaller "3-footer" used mostly for promotional shots.
    - The studio model was significantly modified eight times since its creation in 1964. The last alteration came in 1967 during the production process for the famous episode The Trouble With Tribbles.
    - Within the Star Trek universe's fictional timeline, Enterprise served as a Starfleet vessel for 40 years and achieved her greatest fame under the five-year command of Captain James Tiberius Kirk (famously portrayed by Canadian actor William Shatner).
    - Throughout the franchise's history, several incarnations of the ship were also named U.S.S. Enterprise. The Enterprise from The Original Series bears the (fictional) registration number NCC-1701, while subsequent Enterprise ships are distinguished by a different letter (e.g. NCC-1701-B).
    - A replica of Enterprise was erected in 1995 in Vulcan, Alberta, where the annual "Spock Days" draws Star Trek fans from around the world!

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Celebrating Fifty Years of Star Trek!
Star Trek
is an American science fiction entertainment franchise created by Gene Roddenberry and under the ownership of CBS and Paramount. Star Trek: The Original Series and its live action TV spin-off shows, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise as well as the Star Trek film series make up the main canon, while the canonicity of Star Trek: The Animated Series is debated. The expansive library of Star Trek novels and comics whilst still part of the franchise, are generally considered non-canon.

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The first series, now referred to as "The Original Series" or TOS, debuted in 1966 and ran for three seasons on NBC. It followed the interstellar adventures of James T. Kirk and the crew of the starship Enterprise, an exploration warship of a 23rd-century interstellar "United Federation of Planets". In creating the first "Star Trek", Roddenberry was inspired by Westerns such as Wagon Train, along with the Horatio Hornblower novels and Gulliver's Travels. These adventures continued in the short-lived Star Trek: The Animated Series and six feature films. Four spin-off television series were eventually produced: Star Trek: The Next Generation, followed the crew of a new starship Enterprise set a century after the original series; Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, set contemporaneously with The Next Generation; and Star Trek: Enterprise, set before the original series, in the early days of human interstellar travel. Four additional The Next Generation feature films were produced. In 2009, the film franchise underwent a relaunch with a prequel to the original series set in an alternate timeline titled simply Star Trek. This film featured a new cast portraying younger versions of the crew from the original Enterprise. A sequel to this film, Star Trek Into Darkness, premiered on May 16, 2013. A thirteenth theatrical feature, the next sequel to Into Darkness, has been confirmed for release in July 2016, to coincide with the franchise's 50th anniversary.

Star Trek has been a cult phenomenon for decades. Fans of the franchise are called Trekkies or Trekkers. The franchise spans a wide range of spin-offs including games, figurines, novels, toys, and comics. Star Trek had a themed attraction in Las Vegas which opened in 1998 and closed in September 2008. At least two museum exhibits of props travel the world. The series has its own full-fledged constructed language, Klingon. Several parodies have been made of Star Trek. Its fans, despite the end of Star Trek episodes on TV, have produced several fan productions to fill that void.

Star Trek is noted for its influence on the world outside of science fiction. It has been cited as an inspiration for several technological inventions such as the cell phone. Moreover, the show is noted for its progressive civil rights stances. The original series included one of television's first multiracial casts. Star Trek references can be found throughout popular culture from movies such as the submarine thriller Crimson Tide to the cartoon series South Park.

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List of all Star Trek Movies and Feature Films
    Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
    Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
    Star Trek V: The Voyage Home (1989)
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
    Star Trek: Generations (1994)
    Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
    Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
    Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
    Star Trek (Relaunch - 2009)
    Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
    Star Trek Beyond (2016)

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