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

Khan Was Almost... Harald Ericsson

For 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 visionary Gene Roddenber...

July 16, 2013

Jefferies Tubes #7: Remembering the Trek Letterzine, Interstat

“Intersat? That's been out of use for two centuries.” Uhura, “The Terratin Incident,” Star Trek: The Animated SeriesThis month, as we crawl around the U.S.S. Enterprise’s Jefferies Tubes,...

June 06, 2013

Jefferies Tubes #6: A Look At Trek Audionovels

During the 1940s, radio sitcoms such as Life with Luigi and weekly adventure programs like The Adventures of Superman entertained audiences in the proverbial theater of the mind. Without visuals to help thenarrative, ...

March 02, 2013

Jefferies Tubes #5: Convention Pioneer Joan Winston

Crawling around the Jefferies Tubes this edition, with our palm beacons in hand, sociology professors and Star Trek fans John and Maria Jose Tenuto examine one of Trek's most important nonfiction books.In 2006, we con...

January 09, 2013

Jefferies Tubes #4: Trek On Demand, 70's & 80's Style

Before the era of VHS and DVD, Star Trek fans had various “on demand” home entertainment technologies by which to enjoy the adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and crew. As we crawl through the Jefferies T...

November 16, 2012

Jefferies Tubes #3: Radio Trek

“After a whole century, what will a Romulan ship look like, Mr. Stiles? I doubt if they'll radio and identify themselves.” James Kirk, “Balance of Terror”As we continue to crawl around the cor...

October 05, 2012

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