Star Trek And Newspapers, Part 3

By all accounts, the 1969 cancellation of Star Trek should have relegated the show to the same fate as any other program ended after only three years: syndication and the occasional wave of nostalgia (think the fate o...

July 24, 2014

Star Trek And Newspapers, Part 2

Today, John and Maria Jose Tenuto continue their four-part look at how the making of the futuristic Star Trek was charted through the prosaic and down-to-earth technology of newspapers during the past 50 years. The se...

July 16, 2014

Star Trek And Newspapers, Part 1

Fans of Star Trek are familiar with the various methods of time travel available in the 23rd and 24th centuries. There is the use of red matter to create a temporal and spatial black hole pulling you into another time...

June 28, 2014

Rescuing Star Trek Treasures

In 1967, Gene and Majel Barrett Roddenberry, along with Bjo and John Trimble, began a company called Star Trek Enterprises, known more commonly by its later name, Lincoln Enterprises, which brought fans exclusive merc...

June 14, 2014

Collecting Trek: The Irony of Star Trek Banks

Jake Sisko: "I'm Human, I don't have any money."Nog: "It's not my fault that your species decided to abandon currency-based economics in favor of some philosophy of self-enhancement."Jake: "Hey, watch it. There's noth...

May 26, 2014

What If The Original Star Trek Had Debuted on Friday Nights?

One of the joys we have while researching the archives of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and writer/director Nicholas Meyer is uncovering small details and trivia we did not know before. The other joy is sharing t...

April 30, 2014

Trek Collect-edibles

One of the lessons of sociology is that there are subcultures within subcultures. For example, within the subculture of sports fans, someone may be exclusively a football fan, and then, also, only an arena football fa...

April 12, 2014

Remembering The Gym Dandy Starship Enterprise

Toy collectors are likely familiar with the name Gabriel Industries. The company, founded in 1913, and eventually purchased by CBS Toys in the 1980s, was famous for its ERECTOR sets and the wildly popular 1970’s...

March 10, 2014

COLLECTING TREK: 20th/21st Century Vehicles In The Star Trek Universe

Being set centuries from now, it is interesting to note how often 20th and 21st century land vehicles make an appearance in various Star Trek adventures. Indeed, real-world vehicles are used to create exciting action ...

February 21, 2014

The Evolution of "Space Seed," Part 6

Please join us for our last chapter on the making of “Space Seed” as we discuss the amazingly talented artists who filmed the episode, a few deleted sequences and characters, and the legacy of the episode....

January 13, 2014

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