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Dan Madsen Remembers Leonard Nimoy

Since we lost Leonard Nimoy this past February, I have been thinking a great deal about his legacy and the special place he holds in my memory for many reasons. Leonard’s death came as a shock to me even though ...

June 13, 2015

Trek Legislative Caucus Honors Dan Madsen

April of last year I was honored with a Certificate of Commendation by Colorado State Representative Paul Rosenthal for my contributions and work on the Official Star Trek Fan Club over the years. As many of you know,...

February 25, 2015

My Lunch With Harry Mudd

The other day I happened to catch a rerun of one of the original Star Trek episodes and it just made me smile the whole way through. It was “Mudd’s Women” and it is one of my favorites for a lot of r...

April 14, 2014

GUEST BLOG: Dan Madsen On The 45th Anniversary of "Plato's Stepchildren"

HAPPY 45TH TO THE STAR TREK EPISODE THAT CHANGED MY LIFE Today is the 45th anniversary of a very special Star Trek episode for me. In fact, it literally changed my life. It was on this date, 45 years ago, that the th...

November 22, 2013

Guest Blog: Dan Madsen Touts "Year of the Fangirl"

As many of you may know, I founded the Official Star Trek Fan Club back in 1980 and launched the Star Trek Communicator magazine as well. I published over 150 issues of the official magazine over the course of 30 + ye...

March 01, 2013

Guest Blog: Dan Madsen - Alexander and Me

“Alexander, where I come from size, shape or color makes no difference.” Believe it or not - those words rocked my world! When I was 14 years old, I had never watched a Star Trek episode. One day, as fate...

November 03, 2012

Guest Blog: Dan Madsen -- Star Trek’s Real Legacy

How many lives have been profoundly changed or positively affected as a result of Star Trek? I have met legions of fans who have remarkably uplifting stories of how Star Trek pulled them out of despair and gave them a...

August 30, 2011

Guest Blog: Star Trek and the Hero Within

I’ve been thinking about heroes lately. With news of the death of terror mastermind Osama Bin Laden last week, I was reminded of the sad  tragedy of September 11th, 2001 when the world witnessed the horrifi...

May 13, 2011

Guest Blog - Star Trek Lives!

I’ve been a Star Trek fan since the early 70’s, when fans were lobbying Paramount to “Bring Back Star Trek!” It was impossible for me then to imagine Star Trek as anything other than the Origin...

November 05, 2010