30 Aug 2015 @ 2:50 PM 
 

Original 1979 Bally Star Trek pinball machine, formerly in Gilley’s honky-tonk

 


Original 1979 Bally Star Trek pinball machine, formerly in Gilley's honky-tonk


Original 1979 Bally Star Trek pinball machine, formerly in Gilley's honky-tonk


Original 1979 Bally Star Trek pinball machine, formerly in Gilley's honky-tonk


Original 1979 Bally Star Trek pinball machine, formerly in Gilley's honky-tonk


Original 1979 Bally Star Trek pinball machine, formerly in Gilley's honky-tonk


Original 1979 Bally Star Trek pinball machine, formerly in Gilley's honky-tonk


Original 1979 Bally Star Trek pinball machine, formerly in Gilley's honky-tonk


Original 1979 Bally Star Trek pinball machine, formerly in Gilley's honky-tonk


Original 1979 Bally Star Trek pinball machine, formerly in Gilley's honky-tonk


Original 1979 Bally Star Trek pinball machine, formerly in Gilley's honky-tonk


Original 1979 Bally Star Trek pinball machine, formerly in Gilley's honky-tonk


Original 1979 Bally Star Trek pinball machine, formerly in Gilley's honky-tonk


The back glass is signed in the lower right by Kevin OConnor, one of the most famous and favorite pinball artist. Featured on the back glass are brightly colored depictions of the key Star Trek characters from the first movie and the TV series William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk, Leonard Limoy as Commander Spock, DeForest Kelley as Lt. Leonard Bones McCoy, and Nichelle Nichols as Lt. Bally made 16,842 units of this Star Trek machine, which is considered a solid state electronic machine. It is a licensed theme Star Trek being the topic of the license. This Star Trek was originally installed in the bar/honky tonk known as Gilleys in Pasadena, Texas. The company obtained it with a lot of other pinball machines pulled out of the original Gilleys Honky Tonk in Pasadena, Texas, outside Houston. Gilleys was a huge nightclub, famously home to mechanical bulls, and the site of the 1980 move called Urban Cowboy which starred John Travolta and Debra Winger. The pinball machine is in its original wooden cabinet on original steel legs, approximately 24 inches wide, 54 inches deep, 72 inches high including the back glass, and 40 inches high where the player stands. The legs are adjustable. The original graphics on the cabinet are intact and in good condition. The cabinet itself has seen a lot of wear, but is very stable. The legs are adjustable in height The table top is glass encased in aluminum, and removes easily by opening the locked cash box at the front of the machine below the coin slot. The machine plays fast and loud and accurate. I have just replaced the CPU in the machine. I have just replaced all the rubber on the playing field, which speeds up the game considerably. The vast majority of the lights and the sounds work like just they are supposed to (and the bulbs are easily replaced). Heres what the pinball guidebooks, websites, and promotional material say about this original Star Trek machine. In 2004, Michael Shallhoub wrote. The author writes this about the Bally Star Trek. Bally Manufacturing now was dominating the pinball market: the new age of electronics had them in front of all the others. Their celebrity theme pinball machines attracted players and were very successful today, these machines are still desired and are increasing in value. The company released eight pinballs this year; half of them had a celebrity theme. STAR TREK was released in April, designed by Gary Gayton with artwork by Kevin OConnor. The characters on the backglass depict the renowned Star Trek characters Kirk, Spock, and the crew. This game is still popular today, especially with the Trekkies who are addicted to the television series and the movies. Completing the sequence B-A-L-L-Y scores the lit value score and advances to the next position; the score starts at 10,000, then 25,000, then 50,000, then special. The top two rollovers spot the A & B, the three side targets on the right spot the L-L-Y, the top eject hole spots the lit letter. The drop targets on the left, when all knocked down, score2x bonus; 3x bonus; the third time lights up the special. By Bill Kurtz, published in 1994, the author writes about the original Star Trek pinball machine: STAR TREK was unveiled in 1978, shortly before the release of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. This machine is sought after by both pinball collectors and Star Trek fans. In the Internet Pinball Machine Database (ipdb. Org), the writers note that Star Trek began as an American science fiction TV series which ran from 1966 to 1969. It was canceled due to low ratings. In syndication, the series’ episodes enjoyed a renewed and sustained following which eventually led to a 1979 Hollywood movie of the same name, the first of six movies using the same actors from this TV show. More from IPMD: Early versions of the backglass showed the Enterprise crew dressed in the uniforms from the TV series. To promote the Hollywood movie that was coming out at the same time as this game, the backglass art was changed early in the production run to show them dressed in single-color clothing. In addition, two playfield plastics were changed to feature the bald-headed woman from this first movie. Artist Kevin O’Connor’s signature is also shown in white. According to artist Kevin O’Connor, the original backglass art had the character on the left shooting a humanoid, but that had to be changed to a ball of energy due to demands by the show’s producers that no one be shown being killed. On YouTube, there are a few videos of the original Star Trek pinball machine so you can see the action of the machine. Installation and General Game Operations Instruction manual for this Star Trek machine in. Ive also include a manufacturers promotional piece about the Star Trek machine. I played the pinball on a regular basis with no problems. I also had a new central processing unit installed (visible in the one picture with the top of the cabinet opened). The pictures tell the story. The imperfections, age and beauty marks, appropriate wear and condition for a 36-year-old machine of any kind, are among the things that distinguish this desirable vintage pinball machine from a new one. You can also get the machine properly prepared and packed by a pinball dealer here in Austin for the mover. I will not, however, be responsible for any cost, problems, or damage caused by the transport of the pinball machine. All of the opinions Ive stated in this description and they are my best opinions as an amateur collector, not a pinball expert or service technician are just that, opinions. An older, electronic and electro-mechanical pinball machine like this one needs servicing occasionally. As a result, I cannot guarantee that the high level of play tomorrow will work or its precision will be as good as it is today. This pinball would make for a great addition to a collection of vintage or space-themed or Bally or endorsed/licensed or celebrity or 70s Era or Star Trek pinball machines. The fact it was used in the famous Gilleys honky-tonk is another collectible aspect. The item “Original 1979 Bally Star Trek pinball machine, formerly in Gilley’s honky-tonk” is in sale since Monday, August 24, 2015. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Arcade, Jukeboxes & Pinball\Pinball\Machines”. The seller is “bb1997″ and is located in Austin, Texas. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.

  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Brand: Bally Manufacturing Corp.
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
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