Category Archives: Obsessed WIth Star Trek

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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Hailing Frequencies Open, Part II

Another radio interview posted online, from Barry Morgan at CJAD. Thanks Barry! I have had such a great time talking to people, not just about the book, but about Trek in general. I know some people have problems talking on radio or TV. Self-absorbed ham that I am, I have NEVER had that problem. So all these interviews have been so much fun. I hope I do get to revisit with a lot of these people with another project, Trek-related or not, again.  

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Win a copy of Obsessed With Star Trek @ Wired.com!

Wow! How cool is that? Wired and Chronicle Books are offering Trekkies a chance to win a copy of the book on their site!   Answer three questions from the book and you’ll be entered in a random drawing to win. You have until October 11, so click on the picture to go there, quick like an Andorian bunny! Mornings like this, when you wake up a little sore from a hard night of kung fu and shopping for dress shirts (come on – I…

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My favorite Star Trek character?

One question they are asking me a lot on radio shows is “Who’s your favorite Star Trek character?” In 45 years, there were a ton of characters I related to, or admired. I wanted to be as badass as Kirk (or alternately, the outrageous Okona), smart as Guinan or have three arms like Lieutenant Arex. But in reality, I was mostly like Broccoli – I mean, Barclay. Reg did with the holodeck what we all would. Admit it! We would have made our co-workers the…

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How many Pop-Tarts did it take to write this book?

Jiminy Christmas! A lot. 2500 questions is a lot. And I keep jokingly telling people, the only answer I can remember is how many Pop-Tarts I ate during the writing of the book. I don’t even know that, really. I was probably going through at least a box of 6 toaster pastries every couple of days. Considering it was about 6 months start to finish – that could be somewhere in the neighborhood of 2160. I doubt it was that many, but during the crunch…

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