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

Jefferies Tubes #2: Italians and Star Trek

Kirk: “I love Italian…and so do you.”Spock: “Yes.”Star Trek IV: The Voyage HomeFrom its beginnings, Star Trek emphasized racial, ethnic, and gender diversity through both its narratives ...

September 02, 2012

Jefferies Tubes #1: The Rules of Acquisition

Please join StarTrek.com in welcoming our newest guest bloggers, Maria Jose and John Tenuto. They're sociology professors at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois, specializing in popular culture and subcu...

June 29, 2012

Newer