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

Collecting Trek: Toys, Cards & More Depicting Deleted Scenes

Welcome to the first of a new series of article we are writing for StarTrek.com examining fun and interesting collectibles. While our other articles will continue to explore the history of Star Trek production, these ...

December 23, 2013

GUEST BLOG: The Evolution of "Space Seed," Part 5

Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan’s director and writer, Nicholas Meyer, proffers a thesis that art thrives on limitations: that time, budgetary and technological issues, and even censorship may spur a kind of creati...

December 17, 2013

GUEST BLOG: The Evolution of "Space Seed," Part 4

It is about one week before filming is about to begin on “Space Seed” and there is a serious problem. There still is no workable script. The December 7th script by Gene Coon, based on the imaginative propo...

November 24, 2013

GUEST BLOG: The Evolution of "Space Seed," Part 3

Last time on Star Trek: “The Evolution of “Space Seed”… Producer Gene Coon had issued “Space Seed” writer/creator Carey Wilber a challenge: “In other words Carey, build us a...

September 26, 2013

The Evolution of "Space Seed," Part 2

The Importance of MemosFor the past five years, we have had the happy privilege of being able to study the archives of both writer/director Nicholas Meyer at the University of Iowa and those of Star Trek creator and v...

July 31, 2013

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