A detailed examination of the viewer can be seen at A Piece of the Action. The plastic Acme movie viewer was invented by Harry B. Shapiro and patented in 1935. There are several variations of the viewer and the card that backs the blister packed toy. The photograph on the front of the card has a copyright date of 1967, but dates on the back side of the blister pack card are 1967 or 1969. The viewer comes with two black&white 16mm filmstrips reprinting the first half of the first Gold Key Star Trek comic, The Planet of No Return, Part I. Other filmstrips published over the years for this viewer featured Superman, Lone Ranger, Dick Tracy, Green Hornet, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Hopalong Cassidy, Daniel Boone, Bonanza, The Virginian, Beverly Hillbillies, US Army, The Three Stooges, Little Joe, Smiling Jack, Tiny Tim, Ben Casey, and Land of the Giants.