Royal Mail boldly goes ahead with release of new Star Trek stamps featuring iconic characters

THE Royal Mail is boldly going ahead with a set of 12 stamps to celebrate Star Trek.

It features past and present characters, including Spock, Kirk and Jean-Luc Picard.

There have been more than 780 episodes and 13 films of the space saga since 1969.

Philip Parker of Royal Mail, said: "For more than 50 years Star Trek has enthralled and inspired generations of loyal fans with extraordinary adventures and an optimistic vision of humanity's future.

"We celebrate the Star Trek Universe with stylish new stamps of its iconic characters."

The 12 stamps depict the captains from the six main TV series of the hit franchise, plus additional crew members.

The new illustrations have been done by London-based artist Freya Betts.

The images portray the characters alongside reflective details, including starships.

The stamps go on sale on November 13.

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