The other day I beamed down to my local post office and was greeted by a vast display featuring stamps, posters, booklets and postcards, all bearing a Star Trek theme.
2016 marks the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, so Canada Post is celebrating Trek’s “Canadian connection.” Captain Kirk hails from Montreal, Scotty’s from Vancouver and the guy who played Klingon Captain Kor is from Toronto.
But why pay mega-licensing fees to an American studio to produce Star Trek swag given that the post office has a state-sanctioned monopoly on printing stamps?
Also, if they're wooing stamp collectors to buy extras for their collections, why not print stamps that don’t require licensing fees from rights holders?
Is this Star Trek promotion just some cosmic vanity trip?
An arrogant state-sanctioned monopoly ventures into space to boldly blow money like no one has ever blown money before.
Photo Credit: Canada Post