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The TV & Radio Shows That Weren't, And Other Near Misses

We’re all fascinated with what might have been. If we had just made another choice or events had come to some other conclusion, then everything would be different. Not necessarily better, just strangely differen...

December 18, 2014

Roughing It with Mark Twain (& Deep Throat)

Would you buy a used car from Deep Throat? Or a new one? How about from Mark Twain? Initially, all that car jazz saturated this memory play starring actor Jerry Hardin. But, as I wrote and rechecked names, dates and ...

November 19, 2014

Four Tips To Dressing Up Star Trek

The moment the woman I was interviewing started taking off her clothes, I should have known it was a set-up. It was May 1986, and I had just been informed by Starlog Press Assistant Publisher Milburn Smith that we we...

October 24, 2014

Six Strange Star Trek Covers

Let’s play publisher! It’s April 1988—and Starlog #130 -- spotlighting Denise Crosby as Tasha Yar -- hits the newsstands. It’s a bestseller for the company. And now, the question is… Why...

September 07, 2014

Gul Dukat Down Under

I spent two weeks on a perilous Away Mission in Australia with Gul Dukat, and all I got was a lousy T-shirt. And my life. In my view, Dukat—the Cardassian warrior portrayed by Marc Alaimo on Star Trek: Deep Spa...

August 13, 2014

The Best of William Windom

I love character actors. They’re the real strength of any TV show or movie -- the gruff authoritarian bosses of the story’s protagonists, the wise old men of a certain age (often crusty doctors, businessm...

July 26, 2014

STARLOGGING: "The Man Who Killed Spock" Title Sequence

Fade from black. Zoom in. And begin Titles. They're usually at the beginning. And as we employed them on articles published in Starlog Magazine, they were there to capture your attention. Ideally, a title should grab...

July 05, 2014

The Motion Picture, A Convention and Persis Khambatta

Do you remember where you were when you first saw Star Trek: The Motion Picture? I’ll pause for a paragraph while you reflect. I scurried to a theater in my then-Pennsylvania locale to see it in December, 1979...

June 22, 2014

Road Trips with Colm Meaney

Colm Meaney put his money down on the bar and bought me a drink. We're Irish. It's what we're supposed to do. Or, rather, did. (Now, it's hot tea, cold water or sometimes Dr. Pepper for me). But that was long ago. An...

June 06, 2014

Grading The Star Trek Movie Tie-In Magazines

Lurking among the archive copies of some 475+ issues of the various magazines I edited, I recently unearthed the nine licensed Star Trek movie publications created at Starlog Press from 1984 to 1994. It was the first ...

May 06, 2014

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