Michael Ansara: Good Guys, Bad Guys & Guys in Between

Our heroes keep passing away at an increasingly alarming rate, but so too do our villains. Neither, it seems, triumphs in the end. Michael Ansara -- who would have turned 95 years old today; he died ...

April 15, 2017

Happy 80th Birthday, Walter Koenig

Walter Koenig, Star Trek's original and iconic Pavel Chekov, turns 80 years old today. The actor/writer was born in Chi...

September 14, 2016

Forever Scotty

Where in the world was Jimmy Doohan? You name it! That's where you could find the beloved James Doohan, who portrayed M...

August 29, 2016

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Autograph Trek

It’s truly surreal to be asked for your autograph. Especially when your signature doesn’t actually have an...

June 26, 2016

A Kiss from Uhura

Every year, in every way, Nichelle Nichols becomes even more beloved than she was before (if that's possible). She's re...

May 14, 2016

Ethan Phillips, Standup Guy

For someone who never followed the game, I sure do have the hats. I own somewhere north of 200 baseball caps, emblazoned with non-sports logos of all description---movies I traveled far to personally...

January 09, 2016

Creating Official Trek Magazines (1983-2000)

My life, for 17 years (1983-2000), was haunted by licensed magazines. During that fabled era, I served as Editor of about 110 of them (84 of those Star Trek-related). I also assisted colleagues who e...

November 28, 2015

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Starlog Cover Circle Blues

You can’t tell a book by its cover, the whole adage goes. That’s particularly true of Starlog where the art...

October 25, 2015

Life, Death, & Tasha Yar

Weeks before the fall 1987 premiere of Star Trek: The Next Generation, one of its publicists assured me as to just who ...

August 13, 2015

No Tribble at All: My Many Interactions with David Gerrold

On my very first day at Starlog in October 1982, I had to make some daunting phone calls. Editor Howard Zimmerman deleg...

July 17, 2015