Category Archives: Obsessed WIth Star Trek

To Boldly Blog Where Lots Of Blogs Have Blogged Before …

Things I Think About When Reading Old School Star Trek Books If  outer space doesn’t look like these 1970’s painted covers, I’m not sure I’m interested in going. I like the idea of being a “friend of Star Trek” even more than being a fan. Being a Trekkie in the 70s WAS like being in a fun, friendly cult. Without all the Kool-Aid and going clear. I was always a Trekkie, not a Trekker, much to the dismay of my Trekker friends. It felt like Trekkies were so…

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“Surely, ‘the best of times’?”

So, in a week where a new generation’s Spock comes out of the closet (and bravo, Mr. Quinto! Welcome aboard!) my mom sends me a totally awesome birthday card: What makes it awesome, you have to understand, is that my obsession with Star Trek was partly fueled by the fact Mom thought I was wasting time watching such a “silly TV program.” Sci-fi has simply never been her thing. She was far more into sitcoms and prime-time soap operas like Dallas (and now pro wrestling,…

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In Which I Get Red-Shirted …

So, many eons ago (or Yesteryear, if you have access to the Guardian of Forever) I worked for the design company doing designs for Star Trek trading cards and the Original Series Collectible Card Game. In the development process, we came across images of crewmen extras who weren’t credited as having names in the show. But we couldn’t put “Ensign Joe” on the cards. So, to be fair, we threw employees of our company, Fleer/Skybox and Viacom into a drawing and would pick random names…

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