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Autograph Trek

It’s truly surreal to be asked for your autograph. Especially when your signature doesn’t actually have any real value. But hey, after I started guesting at science fiction conventions i...

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, emblazone...

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 abo...

November 28, 2015

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 the show's two "breakout" characters would be, the ones audiences would immediat...

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

Kirk vs. Picard: An Enduring Debate

It’s a fannish heroic tradition dating back millennia.In Ancient Rome, I’d bet toga-clad citizen nerds play...

June 09, 2015

A Bad Beginning with Walter Koenig

Walter Koenig wasn’t happy with me. And who could blame him? He was calling from the set of Star Trek IV: The Voy...

May 07, 2015

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